The Barracuda was a compact muscle car that was offered by Plymouth from 1964 till 1974 and featured potent engines and dramatic styling. The third generation model shared its platform with the Dodge Challenger and was offered for just the 1970 and 1971 model years. A large number of different engines were offered in a coupe and rare convertible body styles.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this unique 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Gran Coupe for your consideration. The rare Gran Coupe was the top of the line trim package and very few were ordered with the convertible body style. The package was an upscale option and included features such as more bright exterior trim, wood grain trim, dual chrome mirrors, Rallye instrument cluster and a chrome luggage rack. This particular car was optioned from the factory with a a 383cid V8, 4bbl carb, and a 4-speed manual. The options list means that this is extremely rare and according to documentation from Chrysler, only 17 were made in this specification. The car was fully restored by Aloha Automotive in 2002. The car underwent a full restoration and used only factory parts. The car was painted In-Violet purple during the restoration. The engine is rebuilt to original specifications and is numbers matching to the vehicle. A Keisler transmission kit is currently installed with a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission, hydraulic clutch, and the original Pistol Grip shifter. Factory Power disc brakes, power steering with Rimblow-woodgrain steering wheel, cruise control, AAR rear sway bar, and fog lights complete the options list. A factory shaker hood was added and is functional. The exhaust is upgraded with Headman Headers and a TTC dual exhaust with flowmaster mufflers. An Edelbrock manifold and carb, as well as an MSD ignition were installed to increase drivability. A lot of the original parts such as the numbers matching transmission will be included in the sale.
There are countless amounts of paperwork and documentation that will accompany this rare bit of Mopar history. Numbers matching and a full restoration mean that this is undoubtedly a collector piece that also happens to be an excellent driving car. Inquire for more information!
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