Saturday, January 13, 2007

1970 Plymouth Barracuda Grand Coupe

1970 Plymouth Barracuda Grand Coupe
At Auction on eBay till Jan-20-07 15:30:00 PST

Plymouth : Barracuda Grand Coupe
Beautiful 1970 Cuda- # Matching 383 4-BRL-38,000 Miles
Miles: 38525 - Body Type: Coupe - Transmission: Automatic
Engine: 8 - Cyl. - Warranty: No Interior: Black - Title: Other - Year: 1970
Condition: Used - VIN Number: BP23N0B146507 - Fuel Type: Gasoline - Exterior: Orange

Vehicle Description
Up for bid is a beautiful 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Grand Coupe accented to look like an AAR/Cuda. The BP series cars, also known as Gran Coupes that were built with the 383 big block in 1970, used the 2 barrel (L-code) and high performance 4 barrel (N-code) car version. There were a total of 1073 BP cars built in 1970 with the 383 big block high performance (N-code) car version. 341 of these were stick shift versions and 732 used the Heavy Duty 727 Torque-flight transmission.
This car comes with the original numbers matching 383 hi-performance 4 barrel motor, HD 727 auto transmission, 8 3/4 rear end, rally gauge package (Tic-Tac Dash), dual exhaust, quick ratio steering, Am-Radio, upgraded interior, wood trim, factory tinted glass, dual chrome sport mirrors, power steering, power disc brakes, and more. There is a copy of the original title showing 38,000 miles. The engine block rail number (VIN number), the fender tag, the partial broadcast sheet (build sheet) that will verify the last 12 digits of the VIN, the VIN number on the dash, door sticker and factory stamped body panels on the cowl & radiator support all match. The motor runs strong, and sounds nice, however, the exhaust isn’t hooked up to the polished ceramic coated headers and will need to be put on the car before it can be driven daily as it is to loud for street use. There are a set of new AAR exhaust mufflers that come in a box with the car.
The car retains the original factory EV2 paint color (Hemi Orange/Tor-Red Irid) and was painted about 4-5 years ago when the AAR hood and decals were added, however, the hood should be readjusted to give it a nice fit. Although the car looks sharp, it could use a wet sand as this was never done. A new grill, headlight bezels and Go-Wing were just put on the car. It will still need the parking lamps & chrome trim surround to be complete. I think the Go-Wing makes the car look more aggressive. The car comes with a new tinted windshield as the original had some cracks and a new vinyl top was put on because the original was faded. The car also comes with the side body moldings (fish gills) and will have to be installed since I couldn't locate the correct clips as this was a one year only item. The body is in great shape, very clean and the body lines are straight. The undercarriage and trunk area are clean (see pictures).
I had a local trim shop replace the original interior seats, package tray and add a dash cap since the original dash had a small crack near the speaker. The door panels & carpet are in nice condition. The headliner has some sag in the area above the driver seat, however I don't think it needs replacement. The overhead console is in good condition and works well. The car has brand new beautiful deep dish Crager SS rims with new matching Kelly Charger tires that give it a nice stance. I have a new trunk divider that goes with the vehicle along with the original spare tire.
Fender Tag Decodes as:
E63 - 383 4-barrel
D32 - Heavy Duty A-727 Torque-flight Trans
B - Plymouth Barracuda
P - Premium
23 - 2 door hardtop
N - 383 (330HP or 335 HP) 1-4 BBL 8 CYL
0 - 1970
B - Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI, USA
146507 - Sequence Number: 146507
EV2 - Paint Code: Hemi Orange / Tor-Red Irid
PRX9 - Trim Grade/Style/Color
P - Premium
R - Vinyl and Leather Bucket Seats
X9 - Black
000 - Upper Door Frame: Full Door Panel
A06 - Date Built: 10 / 06 / 1969
005959 - Order Number: 005959
V1X - Roof Type OR Color: Full Vinyl Top - Black
A01 - Light Package
A04 - Basic (Radio) Group
A62 - Rally Instrument Cluster
B51 - Power Assist Disc Brakes
C26 - Over Head Roof Console
C55 - Bucket Seats
G31 - Right Hand Outside Mirror - Manual / Chrome
G33 - Left Hand Outside Mirror - Remote/ Chrome
L31 - Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signal
M21 - Roof Drip Rail Moldings
M25 - Wide Sill Molding (Fish Gills)
M31 - Belt Molding 69-70
N41 - Duel Exhaust w/o Tips
N35 - Unknown At This Time
R11 - Music Master Radio AM
Y05 - Built to U.S. Specifications
EN1 - End of Codes Assembly Line 1

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