1964 Plymouth Barracuda Survivor

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  • Item location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Barracuda
  • SubModel: Barracuda
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 79,646
  • VIN: 1442725238
  • Color: Gold
  • Engine size: 225 6 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gold
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Plymouth Barracuda 1964 Description

I tried to buy this car in 2007 after the original passed away. His widow said she had heard Barracuda's were selling for $800,000.00 She couldn't understand that her car was not a '70 Hemi 'Cuda Convertible! So it sat. Fast forward to spring of 2016, she contacted me. Her and her daughter's health weren't the best so she sold me the car. I had to buy it! A real "Survivor" Mopar. The Rodney Dangerfield of Barracuda's..the first generation that never got any respect..... It was sitting in her garage untouched since about the middle 80's. No mice, no rats, just dust and time, along with semi flat tires, a full tank of 80's fuel, and aging parts. However, it was truly a "Diamond in the rough"!
Her and her husband ordered this car, and picked it up From Williams Bros Plymouth in Shenandoah Iowa July 10, 1964. They had the dealer install air conditioning in their service dept. Mr. Nielson was radio personality and in 1970 they moved to Omaha where he began his career at KFAB Radio doing the Noon time Farm Market Reports. They had a beautiful home with a two car attached garage where "Goldie" sat as well as a Plum Crazy '70 Duster. The duster got driven every day. He drove the Barracuda when he wanted "Air Conditioning" Mrs. Nielson told me! The Duster rotted away. The Barracuda remained inside as their daughter became their UBER Driver!
First off, this car is as original as your going to find. The paint appears to be all original with the exception of the top part of the body right at the base of the rear window. It looks to have been blended to about midway down from that point. Looks fine. I'm not a paint expert. The body has it's shares of dings, chips, brush touched and scratches. There is minimal rust way way down low behind the rear wheel. and some on the rear valance below the rear bumper. Some minor corrosion behind the wheel well, and rocker chrome. I dont have the heart to fix it. It is in such nice original condition. See pictures. The glass is perfect! Even that huge rear glass! PERFECT! Chrome is very nice. All lights work, horn, dash lights etc! The rest of the paint is very nice. I polished it last spring and still looks fantastic. Remember these cars weren't perfect even new from the factory.
The interior is unbelievable! It has that simulated wood steering wheel that is near perfect! The seats and carpet and headliner are all 100% factory excellent shape. The interior carpeting has been always covered and is in mint shape. The carpet under the big rear window is mint. a bit sun faded but still mint! As well as the trunk area carpet too. It too was kept under rubber mats. See pictures. The headliner is perfect. The dash is excellent. All chrome on the dash, the gauges, are crisp and clear. All the dash lights work and glow beautifully at night time. All gauges work.The A/C unit, when turned on, lights up an aqua color that is very cool! It needs charged. The dash pad is a bit faded but very nice. The Valiant radio works and changing stations is a breeze. The rear seat folds down as well as the trunk wall. Very cool!!
The engine is a 225 Slant six cylinder. The transmission is a three speed manual. I've read that 90% of the Barracudas in '64 where 273 V8's and either a push button Automatic or a four speed manual. I cannot find any info on 3 speed standards that this car has. A V8 and four speed would of been nice, but it is what it is. And I love it!
As far as work I've done to it...A new gas tank and sending unit, Complete tune up. Points, plugs, cap, rotor, wires. Rebuilt carb and my mechanic went through the brakes. Only did what it needed., he also installed a new master cylinder. I put on a new water pump and fuel pump. I have 4 new tires ordered for it. Whitewall Radial 13's. I will install them when I get them. The tires on it now are old. The wheel covers are very neat! They are a magnesium type rally cover with factory chrome lug nuts.The radiator should be cleaned out. I didn't do this. Brain Fart on my part. Temp runs about 3/4 when hot, but has never over heated. The water pump had a rotted propeller or two. The heater core is by passed. I have a new on in the box. I'll put in the trunk. Exhaust is quiet. She rides down the road very smooth. Hard to hear it running!
Overall this is a true time capsule that's been very well cared for and loved. It is 52 years old. Shows some age. Don't expect a perfect restored show car. Expect a nice clean "Survivor" with flaws. I found the build sheet and I have some original receipts. Not a lot but enough.
0 or negative EBAY FEEDBACK members must contact me PRIOR TO BIDDING or I will delete your bid. Bid retractors.....go on the the next car as these auctions cost money... The car is sold "AS IS". You are welcome to have someone look at it if your able or come see yourself is possible. I have a few Mopars and have always been a Mopar fan. I have a dealer license, Superior Auto 4521 So 88th in Omaha Ne. I'm a one man operation and only have this license to fund my hobby. Not a used car lot type business. A garage with all units inside. My feedback is 100%. I get a bit windy in my descriptions because I don't want there to be any surprises. It's scary dealing on the World Wide Web. But my descriptions are accurate and sometimes critical. My Feedback speaks for itself.
I will assist in loading the car on your transport truck. I wouldn't recommend driving long distances. It is 52 years old. The car is in my garage about 1 mile off Interstate 80.
If you have any questions call me any time at 402 733 7760

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