Yeah, Its Got a Hemi: 1973 Plymouth Barracuda Restomod – Sold?
September 12th Update – The private seller of this ’73 Plymouth Restomod allowed their Craigslist post to expire, so with no new listing found, we’re calling this Barracuda “Sold!”
August 3rd Update: After originally featuring this modern Hemi-Powered ’73 Barracuda restomod back in March, we just weren’t sure how quickly this would sell at $55,000. The private seller pulled the post just two weeks after listing the car, so we assumed it went quickly. Well, a fresh listing we just came across over the weekend confirmed the same seller continues to offer their quality Barracuda, albeit for a lower ask of $47,000.
Question: When is a Hemi ‘Cuda not really a Hemi ‘Cuda? Answer: when its a 1973 Plymouth Barracuda restomod fitted with a 5.7 Liter Hemi donated from a 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack car. That’s exactly what the seller of this Lime Light Green over white vinyl interior recently listed on Craigslist in Exton, Pennsylvania for the revised asking price of $47,000, which is $8,000 less than the original offering at $55,000 in March 2020. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a stock ’73 Barracuda confirms this private seller now has his restomod priced $900 higher than the the current #1 “Concours” estimate of $46,100. The restomod treatment tends to see the asking prices of quality builds command a premium over stock as the asking price is typically still lower than the actual try-and-replicate-it-for-this-asking-price.
The limited pictures and concise description have us believing this is a restomod that will not disappoint when seen in person. Just remember to follow proper social distancing guidelines when you do. Good luck with the purchase!
This is the seller’s current description:
“1973 Plymouth barracuda in excellent award-winning condition. Hemi motor from a 19 Hemi motor from A 2010 challenger RT with an automatic trans. Gorgeous limelight paint and beautiful white interior. Brand new 17 inch wheels and BF good rich GeForce tires. Functional shaker hood and go wing. Wilwood Master cylinder and power disc brakes. Power steering as well. This car runs and drives perfectly. This car is extremely reliable and has never overheated. I may consider a trade for a late 40s or early 50s pick up truck or possibly a Bronco, blazer or international scout. This Cuda is a no disappointments car.”
And here’s the seller’s original description:
“1973 Plymouth barracuda/Cuda Beautiful paint and interior. It has a 5.7 L hemi from a 2012 Plymouth challenger scat pack with an automatic trans with pistol grip shifter. The motor is set up with dual quads and a functional shaker hood. Brand new 17 inch wheels and tires. The paint is absolutely gorgeous and the car is super clean all over. Wilwood Power disc brakes and power steering. All electrical components work perfectly. This car runs great and is leak free. It’s a driver and very reliable. I may be willing to except a trade and cash for a late 40s or early 50s pick up truck. Not looking for a project!
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