Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1968 Plymouth Barracuda S Convertible – A Rare And Serious Fish

I can’t remember the last time I saw an A-Body barracuda convertible. But Cohort poster J.C. did, and what a fine example of the species it is. Black seems an unlikely color too, but it does make it look even more serious than it already is. This is very much not a Plum Crazy 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible.

It looks to me like something a European would have ordered up in 1968. With its high-winding 340 V8 backed by a four speed, this would have embarrassed quite a few expensive and even some exotic European GTs and high end sedans. And had the handling to match. Just the thing to take over the Stelvio Pass with the top down.

They might have also been tempted by the Dart GTS convertible, which of course shares the same top and greenhouse, as well as a few other things.  That was of course the issue with the Barracuda: it was a Valiant or Dart with different front and rear ends and a bit of new side body sculpting.

A serious car for a serious buyer.


My full CC on the 1968 Barracuda Formula 340 is here