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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 06, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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What's a 1966 Barracuda Worth?

Here's the deal, I had a guy stop by last night (with another friend). He has a 1966 Cuda, all there (glass, trim, interior, stock radio, etc...) One small dent on the fender, original paint, no rust. It is a non running slant 6 car. He said he would sell it to me for $600. Is this something I should jump on? I bought a 1964 Dart GT a few months ago and there was no demand out there for it, but it was not half as clean as this Cuda. A little advice/help on this would be great. I would like to pick it up tomorrow if it's a great deal. If it's just a fair deal, I may pass on it. I have not seen it in person, I only saw a few photos. Original interior, with a couple tears in the front seat, the back seat is original and in good condition. It was an older ladies car and they gave it to him. He's not working and needs the $$$.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 06, 11:49 AM
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Re: What's a 1966 Barracuda Worth?

I think it is worth $600 running or not. But, just how much $$$, time and effort do you want to put into it? Not sure what they're going for fixed up, but I think it would be worth $600.

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That is the attitude I had. I wouldn't go crazy on it just get it running and sell it to make a few bucks. I just did a little research and it doesn't look like the Cudas came with slant 6 engines. I didn't see a picture of the engine so I was going on his word. If it is a Cuda it should have a 273 V8 in it. Now if it's a Valiant it could have the slant 6. They have the same body style.

I don't need or really want another project, I am up to my neck with my current one. Cars are like puppies to me, I always want to bring them home (or they follow me home). I'll take a look at it tomorrow and see if it looks like it's worth my time and effort.

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My budy had a barracuda with a 6 in it and what I remember as a 3 speed manual.Not sure what exact year but it was that mid/late 60's body style....he had it hopped up a bit and it was actually a fun little car . This was 27 years ago so I could n't imagine someone put a 6 in it in favor of a 8....

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Here's a guys story where he replaces the slant 6 in his '66.. http://www.geocities.com/lars_an_artist/cuda_.html I've seen restored big window barracudas go for around $20K, Here's one for $19K... http://www.dealsonwheels.com/search/...utos__ID/82295

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Royce, I would definately jump on it! I know a few local guys with barracuda's. They are worth pretty good coin with a v-8 in them. As for a 6-popper? You could turn it for a profit without doing much to it I would imagine. I used to work with a guy who paid 5k for one several years ago. He replaced the drivetrain and drove it for a while till he sold it for more than what he paid for it! You need more to do anyway don't you?!

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Yeah, I'd say the rear glass by itself it worth that!

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Re: What's a 1966 Barracuda Worth?

I just sold my '66 Barracuda to my uncle for $1200. I had it for ~10 years. Just never had time to mess with it. They did come with slant 6s. They also came with two different V8s, both were 273 cid. One a two barrel, the other a four barrel. The four barrel came with the "Formula S" model. They're cool little cars. If in good condition, it's certainly worth the $600.
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Re: What's a 1966 Barracuda Worth?

Thanks for the update. I looked over a Valiant/Barracuda site and the listings they had, made it look like Barracudas only had the 273. I am now a little more interested in the car. I will update this post after I go look at it in the morning. Sounds like I can't go wrong for $600. The wife is going to love this, LOL.

How bad are they to work on? My first car was a Duster and it wasn't bad to work on. I see there are a lot of parts on E-bay for them and they are a lot cheaper than Chevy stuff. I'm surprised to see that.

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I don't think you can go wrong;with the current mopar craze, even the pre-ponie cars are starting to move up in value. Let's see, how much is a 572ci hemi crate????



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My first car was a Duster and it wasn't bad to work on. I see there are a lot of parts on E-bay for them and they are a lot cheaper than Chevy stuff. I'm surprised to see that.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 06, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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LOL, Dan, no it wasn't jacked up, but it was a copper/gold color with a fake snake skin half vinyl roof. I sounded grea with the little 318 and single Thrush muffler, clamped on (never run back and grab your muffler right after it falls off, it's hot and will blister your hand/s). I don't know that for sure, but that's what I heard

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Royce, my 'hush thrush' muffler used to fall off my old '65 Barracuda (had the 273), finally I put several clamps on it instead of one so I didn't have to stop on the road so often to pick it up...and a couple coat hangers wrapped around it and looped up somewhere on the underside of the body worked wonders! I actually liked the sound of the exhaust better without the muffler on, but my neighbors didn't...


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Does anyone remember the " Hemi Under Glass " from the 60s , wasn't that a 66 Baracuda ?

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Well I am now the owner of a 1966 Barracuda. It is in decent shape. I would call it a project. Needs a new fender on the drivers side. No rot, interior is in decent original shape, It has the original paint (what's left of it) it is very thin. All the glass is good, the doors open and close perfectly. I found a guy in my town that is selling a 273 V8 complete with tranny, 40K miles on it still in the car running for $400. I think I will buy that and drop it in this car. Replace the fender and see what I can get for it. Are the 273's decent engines?

I had a 79 El Camino which I ended up selling to my buddy for $400 so I only had to cough up $200 cash for the Cuda. It was a three way deal.

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