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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Kern Dog] #3088243
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It always amazes me to see someone put this much time, effort and money into something that turns out this bad. I can't see how anyone thinks those high side windows look good in proportion to the lower windshield. A for craftsmanship but F for design and execution.

Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Satilite73] #3088257
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Originally Posted by Satilite73

From the build notes..........



Look at the 1972 Road Runner and/or Sebring and you will see the lower windshield configuration
in the design of that Factory 2 door vehicle. Our 4 door Barracuda appearance is almost identical.



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With all due respect, its not identical, almost or otherwise.

I can more than appreciate the work that went into this, but as so many others have said, the side glass ruins it.


Duly noted, but why not use a 4-door Coronet rather than a 2-door fuselage B-Body? shruggy


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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Rhinodart] #3088265
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Why even bother wasting time on something like this. realcrazy Rather see a two door conversion of a 4 door instead. Note to self: 4 door cars are not as desirable as 2. Today's auto makes forgot all about that! Look what they did to that thing they call a charger. tsk

Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Moparite] #3088275
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He tried something with his own money, at least he tried. Interesting project, not what I would have done, but I do plenty of things others wouldn't do. To each their own. I think it will do better than pure mopar think it will. Likely to be bought by a broad collector who has a museum that wants an centerpiece to pull people in. I was on the bad end of that a year or two ago. I was after a car that I felt like I had a good shot at winning. Concept car, but really ugly. It went stratospheric, 3x over any realistic estimate. I spoke with the auction house later as they know me well and asked where it went. It was this exact situation. This was going to be their center piece so the price wasn't relative for them.

Will be interesting either way. There are a ton of wing cars going as well, but all of these cars have reserves I believe. Which means we'll see bids to within 10% of that reserve In hopes of grabbing someone so they can lift the reserve. Will be a fun auction.

Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: McCandlessboy] #3088316
10/22/22 12:47 PM
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Doesn't display ANY attractive traits of the 2 door Barracuda. Four door Malibu, Nova, Satellite, Lemans Skylark etc had the good looks of their 2 door brethren. Looks like a home made taxi cab in Cuba.


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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: 2boltmain] #3088318
10/22/22 12:50 PM
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Dave would have been better off making a 4 door Barracuda CONVERTIBLE.

Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: DaveRS23] #3088326
10/22/22 01:43 PM
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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: 3hundred] #3088339
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All this brings me to think about the MOD TOP CUDA.

Is it sitting in some ultra wealthy art-ish collectors private compound weather here in the USA, Europe or some Arab State?

Many odd people in this world with loads of money that want the one thing others cant have with little re guard to societies rules that most of us live by.

This thing is fugly but one of a kind and done well and I agree the selling price might shock us all. A lot of collectable "Art" is not attractive but sure has value.


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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #3088357
10/22/22 05:00 PM
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I like it but also do think many will get to enjoy it . I am one that hopes that it works out to where a museum gets it so that can can happen.
Be interesting to see how the dollars a pile up when bidding starts

I also liked the few station wagon Challengers that guys built back in the day.
I know some hated Challenger Wagons guys built. But would be a cool car to take to Home Depot or Sams Club for a few items.


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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: not_a_charger] #3088385
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Originally Posted by not_a_charger
I don't like it.

no-sir-i-dont-like-it.jpg

I raise chickens, so I am literally a chicken tender.

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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Guitar Jones] #3088395
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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: DaveRS23] #3088409
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Just remember, if the superbird or Daytona was never made and 50 yrs later someone made "the car Mopar should have made to win NASCAR", I'd venture to say folks would have laughed at the attempt.

I don't think it looks bad when you compare it to 4 door versions of other cars like a 70 b bodies. The rear roof line is actually pretty similar, so I'd think you would have seen some consistency across the different models.

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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: A39Coronet] #3088438
10/23/22 12:52 AM
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While I wholly appreciate everything that went into this build, too much of it just doesn't work. I can think of a couple other one-of-nones that could have been built, that would have been way cooler. A four door 71 Satellite Sebring Plus with buckets, console, rally dash, and a 340 auto would have been pretty skookum.

Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Greenwood] #3088546
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With the door handles and such it reminds me more of an AMC Matador. I can appreciate the build and effort into this one though.

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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Kern Dog] #3088549
10/23/22 12:37 PM
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Screenshot 2022-10-23 at 11-30-44 1970 Plymouth Cuda 440 6 84414 Miles Rallye Red 440 cubic inch V8 3-speed auto.pngScreenshot 2022-10-23 at 11-30-59 Controversial one-of-none four-door 1970 Plymouth Barracuda heads to auction.png

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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Greenwood] #3088555
10/23/22 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Greenwood
While I wholly appreciate everything that went into this build, too much of it just doesn't work. I can think of a couple other one-of-nones that could have been built, that would have been way cooler. A four door 71 Satellite Sebring Plus with buckets, console, rally dash, and a 340 auto would have been pretty skookum.


While not a 4dr, you get the idea......

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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Satilite73] #3088578
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Pretty obvious that incline on the rear quarter body line that makes the Cuda so attractive killed any chance of a decent mo door car.


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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #3088588
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I don't know the height difference between buckets and bench seats, but the pics 'tater posted show the huge difference of space from seat back to roof between the two. The more I look, the more I see......... runaway


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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: Satilite73] #3088591
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Re: '4 door Barracuda' goes to auction [Re: CMcAllister] #3088602
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The guy had a vision, albeit one that only he shared. He spent years and a small fortune bringing it to fruition only to pass away two years later. Sad as the car is hideous. I would have rather spent that time with my family and dogs (not necessarily in that order laugh2) rather than creating an abomination.


I raise chickens, so I am literally a chicken tender.

The Scamp is sold, now just two old trucks and one newer one.
'92 D250 Club Cab CTD, 47RH conversion, pump tweaks, injectors, rear disc and hydroboost conversion.
'74 W200 Crew Cab 360, NV4500, D44, D60 and NP205 divorced transfer case.
2019 1500 Long Horn Crew Cab 4WD, 5.7 Hemi.
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