1966 Plymouth Barracuda
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340 Powered Barracuda
1966 Plymouth Barracuda
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“Fiery Fastback” – 1966 Plymouth Barracuda brochure headline
Offered here is a sleek 1966 Barracuda (one of 38,029 manufactured) in light-blue-metallic over black. Its VIN documents a (B) Barracuda), (P) Sport, (29) 2-Door Sport Hardtop, (D) 273-cubic inch engine, (6) 1966, (2) built in the Hamtramck plant.
This Barracuda's sleek body is finished in light blue metallic paint. Overall refreshed-paint quality is good with excellent gloss. Chrome bumpers are in great condition; chrome body trim—including the design element on the rear deck, door handles, window trim, mirror caps, twin grilles, and headlight trim—has been nicely kept. Glass, including the expansive rear window, is in excellent condition, clear and undamaged; lighting lenses across the car are similarly well kept. “Plymouth” badging—rendered in individual letters front and rear, and script on the front fenders—remains in place. Other badging includes the front and rear Barracuda “fish” emblems, Barracuda-script and “V Eight” front- fender badges, and “340 S” rear emblem. Cragar chrome, 5-spoke, mag-style, 14-inch wheels are mounted with BFGoodrich Radial T/A 265/70 raised-white-letter tires.
Inside, black vinyl upholstery with a horizontal pattern covers the front bucket and foldable rear bench, seating-surface condition is excellent throughout. Refreshed cabin carpeting is black and continues through the cargo area under the rear glass (the same carpeting graces the separate rear trunk compartment). Door trim incorporates black vinyl which matches the seats as well as a script “Barracuda” emblem; windows are crank-operated. The car's black steering wheel with three-quarter chrome horn ring frames the comprehensive analog instrument cluster. Included are the original 120-mph speedometer and odometer as well as replacement gauges for fuel, coolant temperature, oil pressure, and battery-charging status. A Sun Pro tachometer is also mounted below the dash. A Kenwood audio head unit has been installed in the factory radio location (with twin speakers mounted behind the rear seat). Factory air-conditioning vents are mounted below the dash. The automatic-transmission shifter is located on the chrome-trimmed center console.
Under the hood, the car's replacement 340-cubic-inch, 4-barrel V8 wears red engine-block paint, Mopar-Performance-branded, black, finned, cast valve-covers, and a red air cleaner cover with proper engine-identification decal. The engine bay is clean, complete, and well-organized. Viewed from below, the Barracuda's chassis is undamaged and complete. Visual focal points include the clean lower-engine surfaces, chrome oil pan, and full-length dual-exhaust system with chrome oval tips.
The Barracuda's original factory identification and build tags remain mounted. Maintenance records and specifications for various systems are also included.
While the more than 190 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '66 Barracuda in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
MOPAR fans are a dedicated breed, and within that group there are arguably even-more-dedicated fans of specific models. The “early Barracuda” crowd is especially fervent. In fact, we're pretty sure one of them is reading this right now and envisioning this blue '66 'Cuda in their own driveway.