1970 Plymouth Barracuda
3-Speed Torque-Flite Automatic Transmission
Power Convertible Top - White & Convertible Top Boot
In-Violet "Plum Crazy" Metallic Paint
Original Build Sheet - Intact & Excellent Condition
Original Owner's Certi-Card
HIgh Back Bucket Seating - White Vinyl
14-Inch Factory Wheels & Wheel Covers - Goodyear Integrity Whitewall Radial Tires (205/75R14s)
Body Side Mouldings
Remote Racing Driver's Mirror & Standard Passenger Mirror
Door & Glovebox Buzzer
Center Console w simulated wood
Simulated Wood Steering Wheel
Day / Night Mirror
Fender-Mount Turn Signal Indicators
Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to showcase this remarkably original & complete 1970 Plymouth Barracuda convertible. This is a true one-owner car purchased by a lady who spent some time looking for this specific car. This is a documented car from day 1 with the original intact build sheet, certi-card and more. The story is the purchaser desired this particular color combination specifically with a power operated convertible top. She had a difficult time finding the vehicle with her specifications until locating this car. She purchased it and drove it home where it has remained in her possession its entire life. There were only around 800 Barracuda convertibles with the 318 V8 built in 1970, very very few were ordered in In-Violet Metallic. This car displays much of the original In-Violet Metallic paint, original sheetmetal, interior, and drivetrain. It has the fender tag untouched and in place along with the VIN plate and original stampings in known locations. The mileage of 53,232 is correct according to the owner and documentation provided. This is a great old survivor car that runs strong and drives down the road smoothly. The car wears its original wheels & hubcaps, however the tires have been updated over the years, currently wearing Goodyear Integrity radials.
The Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum is the fitting location for this vintage '70 Plymouth Barracuda. Be sure to visit the historic Flight Museum if you find yourself in Dallas, Texas. Texas Classic Cars of Dallas' showroom is located only minutes away. We have the original Certi-Card & the Build Sheet. This car was recently inherited by the son of the original lady owner. Copies of these documents are shown above. The exterior presents much of the original Plum Crazy metallic paint. At some point in the late 1970s, the car had some repair work done to the driver side quarter panel and blended in with the rest of the finish. There has also been some paint touch-ups on the original finish over the years.
The body condition is exceptional. The side moulding is a factory option featured on the trim identification plate. The paint is showing its age with fading and imperfections throughout, however this car does NOT suffer from the typical severe corrosion issues of the E-Body cars. There are some isolated rust areas, detailed in the photographs below. The engine compartment displays the original 318 cubic inch 2bbl. V8, factory rated at 230 horsepower. Power steering was the only option checked for underhood.
The original fender identification plate is intact and fully legible. Here is what we have determined from the fender tag ;
E44 - 318 2bbl. 230HP V8 // D31- A904 3-Speed Automatic Transmission // FC7- In-Violet aka "Plum Crazy" Metallic Paint // M31- Belt Mouldings //
P37- Power Top // L31- Fender Turn Signals // G33- LH Racing Mirror // G31- OS Manual Standard Mirror // C55 - Bucket Seating // C16- Console
w woodgrain // A25- Elastomeric Color-Keyed Front Bumper (Now Chrome) // A01 - Light Package // V3W - White Convertible Top // High Price
Class Barracuda Convertible // Oct 1st Build Date // H6X- High Trim & Buckets
This interior is practically frozen in time. It smells & looks like 1970 in this car. The upholstery shows wear but is intact front to back. There are several decals on this car from long ago, with a story behind each one. Several original factory decals are also in place as well as chalk markings. The original VIN plate is intact and legible as is the door tag decal. VIN- BH27G0B142731 The dash displays all original gauges and the original steering wheel is in place. The Chrysler Solid State AM Radio is still in place. The trunk is shown above, nicely detailed and complete with the original trunk lid decal, correct trunk mat, spare tire/wheel & jacking equipment.
Again, further inspection of the paint and body reveal a number of flaws and imperfections on this old survivor. The paint has some fading as well. A professional detail and polish could do a lot for this finish. You can see a scratch on the driver front fender and a small ding on the fender, near the hood edge, photographed above. The undercarriage displays exceptional original flooring and framework throughout. The rocker panels, inner fenders, and inner quarters are in good condition. You can see where some work was done on the driver's side quarter panel, inner area had some corrosion. This is a dry climate Texas car and it shows. The 318 engine underside is in great shape as is the TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission and 8 3/4 rear end. This car has manual drum brakes & is optioned with power steering. The base 318 V8 was the powerplant of choice in this Barracuda, although you could even order this car in a slant-six engine configuration, few did.
The door undersides are solid and intact, left and right. The white vinyl convertible top is power-operated and intact throughout. It shows very well as does the rear window and frame work. The convertible top boot is also included and intact.