This 1969 Plymouth Barracuda makes an awesome classic coupe impression. The glossy red paint is sporty. The upgraded cam lets the V8 deliver a terrific rumble. And the bucket seat interior has a vintage and driver-oriented feel. Plus, the hardtop style is pretty desirable. It's rarer than the fastback, and yet, also points the way towards the 'Cuda muscle cars that were on the horizon. So the pillarless hardtop has a terrific look that also appears a bit meaner.
*Desirable but rarely-seen hardtop body
*Good body panels (1968 front fenders with new marker lights)
*Clean-looking black interior
*Upholstery looks terrific
*Driver-oriented setup with bucket seats and a sports steering wheel
*Door panels, headliner, and carpeting show good fundamentals
*Bluetooth stereo controlled by your smartphone
*Interior keeps a vintage style, right down to unique economy gauge
*Hardy 318 cubic-inch V8
*Holley four-barrel carburetor, Weiand Intake, and long tube headers
*Power cam upgrades (likely Comp Cams Mutha Thumpr)
*New three-core aluminum radiator
*Three-speed automatic transmission
*Newer BF Goodrich T/As (May 2022)
The enhanced rumble is one of the most irresistible parts of this car. It ties in the other investments like the bright red finish and bucket seat interior to make this hardtop feel like the kind of car that could have owned a Saturday night back in the day. And today they didn't upgrade it so much that it loses the classic car feel on the road. Still, features like the power brakes and new wide BF Goodrich tires give you the right confidence to properly drive it.