1971 Plymouth Barracuda

Documented Restored Numbers Matching Barracuda Convertible 383 V8 Torqueflite PS
Stock #
135601
Body Style
Convertible
Engine
383 Super Commando V8
Exterior Color
Rallye Red
Interior Color
Black
Miles
3896

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Why Buy
  • Original 383 cubic inch Super Commando V8
  • Correct power steering / Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Correct Black vinyl interior
  • Sale includes: Original loan paperwork / Vintage service records / Vintage photos & restoration photos
  • Correct A727 3-speed automatic transmission / Sale includes full documentation of 1976 installation
  • Correct 14-inch Rallye Wheels
  • 3-year rotisserie restoration completed in late 2015
  • Chrysler 8.75-inch rear axle / Sure Grip differential / Correct 3.23 gears
  • Mostly-original body / Correct Rallye Red paint / Correct power convertible top
  • Sale includes: Two original Broadcast Sheets / An original Window Sticker / An original sales invoice

SUMMARY

  • 3-year rotisserie restoration completed in late 2015
  • Original 383 cubic inch Super Commando V8
  • Correct A727 3-speed automatic transmission / Sale includes full documentation of 1976 installation
  • Mostly-original body / Correct Rallye Red paint / Correct power convertible top
  • Correct Black vinyl interior
  • Sale includes: Two original Broadcast Sheets / An original Window Sticker / An original sales invoice
  • Sale includes: Original loan paperwork / Vintage service records / Vintage photos & restoration photos
  • Chrysler 8.75-inch rear axle / Sure Grip differential / Correct 3.23 gears
  • Correct power steering / Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Correct 14-inch Rallye Wheels

The best thing about being a Plymouth fan is: through 73 years of cars, the division continuously provided a variety of purpose-built packages that were brimming with charisma. And today, when it comes to high dollar classics, you simply can’t go wrong with anything branded with the letters C, U, D and A. Pedigreed E-Bodies continue to be some of the hottest selling metal on the market. And this investment grade Barracuda has all the right ingredients to bring big value and even bigger appeal. For starters, it’s a rotisserie restored show queen that features correct Black and Rallye Red aesthetics. It also packs an original Super Commando 383. AND the car is extensively documented all the way back to its original Chrysler Broadcast Sheets. If you’re in the market for a professionally restored collector car that you can enjoy and build equity in, this slick MoPar demands your full attention!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Assembled in May of 1971, and delivered to Roxbury Chrysler-Plymouth of Succasunna, New Jersey, this awesome Barracuda is the beneficiary of a professional rotisserie restoration that was completed in late 2015. Purchased from its original owner in 2006, the car was stashed in storage while its new family tracked down a few hard to find parts. Then, in 2013, work officially began when its all-original body was fully stripped in anticipation of small fender and quarter patches. When those pieces were smooth and tightly aligned, a correct coat of PPG Rallye Red 2-stage was capped with a correct power top. And today, roughly 1.5 years after that paint was dried, sanded and buffed, this drop-top rolls as one top-notch classic that preserves the better attributes of Motor City history!

When Chrysler redesigned the Barracuda line to better compete with Ford’s Mustang and the GM F-bodies, they really turned up the heat. Gone were the days of narrow, economical looking fastbacks that had to lean on engine displacement to have any kind of street presence. In their place was a new age of MoPar muscle car that seamlessly balanced a cool personality with flashy good looks. At the front of this drop-top’s broad shouldered body, a 1971-exclusive grille hangs correct, black-trimmed headlights above ornate parking lamps and a polished bumper that’s finished with correct guards. At the top of that grille, a correct Sport Hood anchors correct stainless lanyards and a small “PLYMOUTH” script in front of like-new glass and fresh stainless frames. At the sides of that hood, subtle “Barracuda” and “383 FOUR BARREL” emblems ride between correct mirrors and traditional satin door handles. And at the back of the car, a second polished bumper, complete with correct guards, frames bright taillights, ‘cuda-style exhaust tips and a cool “Barracuda by PLYMOUTH” emblem.

ENGINE

Under the car’s blistered hood, you’ll find 383 cubic inches of original Super Commando V8. More popular than Chrysler’s famed Hemi, and almost as feared, the Super Commando was designed to be Plymouth’s best combination of comfort, streetability and performance. And, naturally, this tough B block, branded with a correct 2468130 casting number and matching partial VIN, was fully rebuilt during its shell’s detailed restoration. At the top of the stout mill, a coated Edelbrock 4-barrel breathes through a dual-snorkel air cleaner that’s covered in a striking combination of fresh Organisol and traditional lettering. Below that carb, a spotless orange block hangs glossy steel valve covers over factory heads that have been reconditioned with hardened valve seats. Inside that block, a smooth hydraulic valvetrain muscles spent gases through fully restored exhaust manifolds. The reliable engine’s fires are lit by reproduction Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables, a Chrysler electronic voltage regulator and a proven points distributor. And cooling is provided by a correct, Chrysler-branded radiator, which is augmented with pliable hoses and authentic squeeze clamps. Take a second to refocus your eyes on the clean engine bay and you’ll find correct horns, a fresh master cylinder and a familiar red cap battery. And the entire set up, from its fenders to its firewall, is coated in the same FE5 red as the car’s glossy exterior panels.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

As expected, this Barracuda’s fully sorted chassis is every bit as clean and road-ready as its solid body and bright engine. A rugged A727 3-speed, installed in 1976 and fully overhauled during the car’s recent restoration, churns power to a correct 8.75-inch axle, a proven Sure Grip differential and correct, 3.23 gears. Included in that restoration was a completely rebuilt suspension that, thanks to correct power steering, helps the car hook up quick and perform great. Braking, which is surprisingly competent for a 45-year-old design, comes courtesy of a correct combination of power assisted discs and drums. Spent gases are eschewed rearward by aluminized, true-dual pipes, which roar through big resonators and Chrysler-branded mufflers. And, at the corners, 14-inch Rallye wheels spin fresh 205/70 Goodyear Eagle GTIIs around stainless trim rings and charcoal center caps.

INTERIOR

The correct Black interior hiding behind this Plymouth’s doors is an analog throwback to the days when cars were about driving above all else. The front bucket and rear bench seats are covered in crack-free vinyl that displays hardly any signs of wear. Below those seats, stain-free carpet frames a correct, wood-trimmed console and traditional T-handle shifter. At the sides of that carpet, sculpted door panels are dotted with integrated handles, traditional cranks and cool chrome locks. In front of those panels, a monochromatic dash hangs correct telemetry above an old school stereo. In front of the driver, a simple steering wheel mixes subtle form with major function. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk hangs a correct courtesy lamp and fresh decklid decal above a new mat, a correct jack and a space saver spare tire.

PROVENANCE

Here’s a detailed look at this Plymouth’s VIN, Trim Tag and Chrysler Broadcast Sheet:

BROADCAST SHEET:

  • 2178782: Sequence number
  • 527: Scheduled for production on May 27th, 1971
  • 069889: Vehicle Order Number
  • B: Plymouth Barracuda
  • H: High
  • 27: Convertible
  • N: 383 cubic inch V8 that utilizes one 4-barrel carburetor to create 300 horsepower
  • 1: 1971 model year
  • B: Assembled at Chrysler’s Dodge Main facility in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number
  • U: Built to USA specifications
  • E65: 383 cubic inch V8 that utilizes one 4-barrel carburetor to create 300 horsepower
  • D32: A727 TorqueFlite heavy duty automatic transmission
  • D53: 3.23 gears
  • T34: F78x14 white sidewall tires
  • H: High trim grade
  • 6: Vinyl bucket seats
  • X9: Black interior
  • 000: Full door panels
  • V01: Monotone paint
  • FE5: Rallye Red paint
  • V3X: Black convertible top
  • V5X: Black body side moulding
  • C16: Woodgrain console
  • C55: Bucket seats
  • C93: Carpet
  • B41: Front disc brakes
  • B51: Power brakes
  • A01: Light Package
  • G36: Dual exterior racing mirrors
  • F33: 6-inch driver’s spotlight
  • J11: Glovebox lock
  • J15: Cigarette lighter
  • J25: 3-speed variable wipers
  • J31: Dual horns
  • J45: Hood pins
  • J54: Sport Hood
  • L05: Map lamp
  • L11: Glovebox lamp
  • L15: Ashtray lamp
  • L25: Trunk lamp
  • L31: Fender-mount turn indicators
  • M85: Bumper Guard Package
  • L65: Timed ignition switch lamp
  • L74: Timed Title Switch
  • L76: Heater control lamp
  • N41: Dual exhaust
  • P37: Power convertible top
  • R35: 10-watt AM/FM stereo
  • S13: Rallye Suspension that’s complete with a sway bar
  • S25: Heavy-duty firm ride shocks
  • S77: Power steering
  • W21: Rallye Wheels

VIN: BH27N1BXXXXXX

  • B: Plymouth Barracuda
  • H: High
  • 27: Convertible
  • N: 383 cubic inch V8 that utilizes one 4-barrel carburetor to create 300 horsepower
  • 1: 1971 model year
  • B: Assembled at Chrysler’s Dodge Main facility in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number

TRIM TAG:

  • E65: 383 cubic inch V8 that utilizes one 4-barrel carburetor to create 300 horsepower
  • D32: Heavy duty A727 3-speed automatic transmission
  • B: Plymouth Barracuda
  • H: High
  • 27: Convertible
  • N: 383 cubic inch V8 that utilizes one 4-barrel carburetor to create 300 horsepower
  • 1: 1971 model year
  • B: Assembled at Chrysler’s Dodge Main facility in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number
  • FE5: Rallye Red paint
  • H: High trim grade
  • 6: Vinyl bucket seats
  • X9: Black interior
  • 000: Full door panels
  • 527: Assembled on May 27th, 1971
  • 069889: Order number
  • V3X: Black convertible top
  • U: Built to USA specifications
  • A01: Light Package
  • B51: Power brakes
  • C16: Woodgrain console
  • C55: Bucket seats
  • G36: Dual exterior racing mirrors
  • J25: 3-speed variable wipers
  • J45: Hood pins
  • J54: Sport Hood
  • L25: Trunk lamp
  • L31: Fender-mount turn indicators
  • N41: Dual exhaust
  • P37: Power convertible top
  • R35: 10-watt AM/FM stereo
  • V5X: Black side stripes
  • EN2: End of codes

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

  • Two original Broadcast Sheets
  • The car’s original Owner’s Manual and accessory booklets
  • The car’s original Window Sticker
  • An original invoice from Roxbury Chrysler-Plymouth
  • Six pages of original loan paperwork from Tennessee Eastman Credit Union
  • New Jersey registrations spanning 1970-1979
  • Vintage service records
  • Full documentation for the car’s replacement transmission (Installed in 1976)
  • Vintage warranty and insurance literature
  • Two polaroid photos of the car snapped sometime in the 1970s
  • Restoration photos

“IMPRESSIVE” is merely one word to describe this Plymouth. Given the swaths of pro-tourers and resto-mods that have popped up as American muscle continues to gain popularity, having a documented, era-correct E-Body is what separates the enthusiasts from the fans. If you want a classic that’ll draw a crowd for reasons other than neon paint and aftermarket badges, this investment grade MoPar is exactly what you’re looking for!

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Plymouth
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Barracuda
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
3896

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
383 Super Commando V8
Engine Number
2468130
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
A727 Loadflight
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Rallye Red
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
8 3/4 3.23 Sure Grip
Front Wheel Specification
14"
Rear Wheel Specification
14"
Front Tire Specification
205/70R14
Rear Tire Specification
205/70R14
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Spare
Spacesaver 14"
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Two original Broadcast Sheets. * Original Owner’s Manual. * Original accessory booklets. * Original Window Sticker. * Original sales invoice. * Original loan paperwork. * New Jersey registrations (1970-1979). * Vintage service records. * Documentation for replacement trans. * Vintage warranty and insurance lit. * Two vintage polaroids. * Restoration photos.

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