1965 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S
One of 4,500 Made
Offered here is a rare and extremely clean 1965 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S Two-Door Coupe for consideration. This is a New Mexico car and remains in excellent condition. 1964 marked the first year of the Barracuda model, and 1965 was the first year the Formula S trim package was introduced. Just as an “S” today means the sporty, faster version of the base model, the same went for the Barracuda in 1965. The Formula S was the Sports Package, and it offered a bigger motor, upgraded suspension, tachometer, and bigger wheels. Only 4,505 examples were made with an automatic transmission.
From the factory, the car is powered by Chrysler's legendary Commando 273ci 4bbl V8 motor with 10.5:1 compression, high lift, high overlap cam, dome-top pistons, dual breaker points, and solid lifters. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission and sure grip rear axle. The exterior has been restored in Medium Blue Metallic over a beautifully laid out Black interior that has been redone to factory specifications, minus the upgraded Vintage Air Conditioning system - a creature comfort worth defying originality. Other noteworthy features include bucket front seats, console shift, factory tachometer, factory radio, fold down rear seat, three spoke steering wheel, new seat upholstery, and new carpet. The exterior paint, bright work, engine bay, and undercarriage are all just as clean as the interior. It has clearly been owned, driven, and stored with care.
This 1965 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S started the MOPAR muscle era and you don't find many of them for sale. It is a rare find and a testament to Plymouths “Roaring '65s:” Fury, Belvedere, Valiant, and Barracuda. Be sure to check out over 150 photos and walk-around video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
V - Car Line: Barracuda or Valiant 8-Cylinder
8 - Car Series: Barracuda
5 - Model Year: 1965
7 - Assembly Plant: St. Louis, MO
197270 - Production Sequence