The Classic Car Appraisal Service carefully examined this 1964 Plymouth Barracuda to prepare it for auction. All information has been copied from their appraisal, received January 2023. Vehicle has been stored in a climate controlled museum. Vehicle starts and runs well.
The odometer on this white exterior with red vinyl interior Barracuda shows 66,121 miles. Amenities include, but are not necessarily limited to the following: original 225cid / 145bhp slant-six engine with Holley 2bbl carburetor; PUSH-BUTTON Tourqueflite automatic transmission; power steering; AM radio; and red vinyl bucket seat interior with fold-down rear seat. The newer Milestar Touring P175/80R13 whitewall radial tires are mounted on original steel wheels with standard wheel covers.
HISTORICAL: There were 23,443 Plymouth Barracudas manufactured in 1964, with a base price of $2,512. This classified this rust-free car, with a newer paint job, in good to very good condition. The Plymouth Barracuda is a two-door pony car that was manufactured by Plymouth from 1964 to 1974. The first-generation Barracuda, a two-door hardtop fastback, was based on the A-body platform that was shared with the Valiant. The first generation featured distinctive wraparound back glass and was marketed from 1964 to 1966.
MECHANICAL: It runs very well. The engine starts easily, the transmission and clutch work well, and the car is used every year.
EXTERIOR: The body is in good to very good condition with no rust, dings, or dents. The body panels are all original and the fit and gaps are very good. The car has been professionally repainted in its original color, but has some “orange peel” in the surface, and needs to be wet sanded and buffed. The exterior stainless/chrome trim pieces have small pits, surface scratches and some minor dings. All the glass is original and in very good condition.
INTERIOR: The original red vinyl upholstery is in good condition, but showing some wear with the driver’s seat. The original carpets are faded in the front, but are in very good condition in the rear. The dashboard and gauges are in very good condition as is the wiring, but the rubber seals and gaskets are old. The original headliner is in very good condition. The interior stainless/chrome trim pieces all appear to be original with normal wear.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The engine and engine compartment are very clean. The inner fenders and firewall have been painted. The engine looks original, very clean, but the paint is flaking off the valve cover. The block is in fair condition.
CHASSIS: The chassis is clean and has some of its original undercoating. There is a small amount of surface rust on the edges and corners of the frame, and on the suspension parts. There is no rust in the floor pans.