1969 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 4 SPEED 340 1 OF 2 KNOWN NOTCHBACK ULTRA RARE
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Tujunga, California, United States
Features and Specifications
|SubModel:||FORMULA S 4 SPEED NOTCHBACK|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1969 Plymouth Barracuda FORMULA s
Genuine 1969 Barracuda 340 Formula S 4 Speed. VIN# BH23P9B224577
THIS CAR IS A 1 OF 2 KNOWN! AN ABSOLUTE MUSEUM LEVEL RARETY. ALL OTHER 340 FORMULA S 4 SPEED CARS ARE EITHER FASTBACK OR CONVERTIBLE. GALEN DID CONFIRM THIS A TRUE A53 CODE NOTCHCBACK CAR AND A TRUE FORMULA S. THE ONLY OTHER ONE KNOW IS A SPECIAL ORDER FROM OUTSIDE THE US
POSSIBLY THE RAREST CUDA EVER BUILT AS NO OTHER 1 OF 2 BUILT 4 SPEED CARS EXIST. NO OTHER CUDA IS 1 OF 1 DUE TO MODEL BODY ENGINE AND 4 SPEED TRANSMISION ONLY.
TOTAL PROFESSIONAL MECHANICAL RESTORATION to include. 340 motor rebuilt to sixpack specs and makes lots of power. Currently has an Edelbrock intake and carb for higher RPM power. The upgrade electronic distributor is hand built balanced, blue printed and custom curved to the engine by Hemi George who also timed the engine. Though this is not the original block for this car, I do believe it is a factory warrantee replacement block. It is dated 1971and as I can find no VIN on this block it has to be an original factory over the counter replacement block . This car was raced in its early days and I suspect it used up the original motor racing and was replaced with a factory replacement engine. The trans is original matching numbers.
A833 Formula S 4 speed trans fully rebuilt matching numbers to include New clutch, bell housing, Shifting fork, shifter and linkages etc. All in brand new condition.
Original factory 8 ¾ rear end with original 489 case 323 Sure Grip Differential.
Fully rebuilt original Formula S high performance heavy duty swaybar suspension with new ball joints, bushings, shocks, motor mounts etc. All totally rock solid.
Brand New Formula S high ratio 16:1 ratio manual steering gear box. Headman ceramic headers with aluminized dual exhaust with cross over and Flowmaster mufflers with factory chrome dual exhaust tips. New gas tank and filler tube and fuel lines. New brakes with some brake lines replaced.
ABOUT THE CAR ITSELF.
This car is rust free except for the most minescule surface rust under the spare tire that would pretty much wipe off with a rag. There are a few pinhead size bubbles in the paintby the back tail lights and a couple small pits at the apron fender connection and that is all I could find. All floors, the trunk, frame suspension etc are rust free. The car has a repaint about 20 years ago. Still looks great for a driver but of course isnt show grade. The car has had some dents in its past and some filler was used at the time of the repaint and it is not show grade blocked. To be show grade it will need to be reblocked from the upper detail line on down and re-shot. Still looks great from 5 feet away and is an excellent looking driver as is. Just a couple tiny paint chips at the edge of one tail light bezel. The trunk finish panel though in very nice shape needs to be sent out for repaint to look new as it has a number of spots where the paint is coming off.
INTERIOR: New carpets, headliner, package tray. Seats have been reupholstered. The dash is in overall good shape but again not show grade. A few paint chips in the dash shell paint and a couple marks on the dash cover. The pad is excellent.All the gauges work well. Though you dont see the original Formula S tach in the pictures I do have it. The needle moves freely but it really should be sent out for re-calibration before being re-installed. There is a dash blank in place on the tach opening so it will still look great until the tach is re-installed. The seatback inserts were restored but the wrong kind of adhesive was used and its all loose and needs to be redone properly. Very minor work.
Mopar A body Rallye wheels and center caps all the way around with beauty rings and on the spare with BFG radials. Original jack is in the trunk with new trunk cover. The taillight lenses are brand new. The front turn signals are intact but original and should be replaced for show issues. The radiator shroud is cracked though perfectly functional but really should be replaced.
A LOT OF MONEY has gone into this ultra rare unique REAL 340 Formula S 4 Speed car. Though its not concourse show grade it is as good as a driver gets. It has tons of power and is totally fun to drive. It only has a few hundred miles on the mechanical restoration and everything works well. Ideally it should be driven another 7 or 800 miles and check the suspension and shifter linkages for any break-in adjustments and that's it.
The Notchback 340 formula S 4 speed is the RAREST of all the Formula S Barracudas and may be the rarest cuda all times. TOTAL INVESTMENT GRADE CUDA!.
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Shipping is at buyers expense but I'm happy to try to help find a deal on shipping but it will be you who deals with and pays the shipper, any shipping insurance etc.
As this is being sold to pay my daughters university tuition all sales final so please ask me anything prior to bidding as there is no returning it once sold.