Rough estimates indicate that Plymouth built over 46,000 Barracudas for this model year, and close to 29,000 units came with V8 engines. The rest of them were fitted with six-cylinder units, so finding one today shouldn’t by any means be mission impossible.
One of these six-cylinder 1968 Barracudas is right here, trying to find a new home after previously being moved to long-term storage back in 1990.
eBay seller drivelineworks says the car was abandoned after the owner got divorced, and despite sitting for over three decades, it still comes in a condition that seems to allow for an easy restoration.
Unsurprisingly, the rust has already invaded part of the metal, and the trunk and floor pans seem to require major patches. A respray is also required, but the seller insists the body is completely original, with no modifications or repaints whatsoever.
Certainly, the six-cylinder engine under the hood could make some buyers walk away, but while this Barracuda isn’t a Formula S, it could easily qualify for a restomod if another big-block unit is in the house. The car seems to tick just the right boxes for such a project, though the main roadblock appears to be the selling price.
The owner expects to get no more, no less than $8,500 for their project, and given this is a very ambitious expectation, it’s really not a surprise that the listing is likely to expire without anyone willing to pay that much.