1973 Plymouth Barracuda from "Fast And Furious" Is Up For Grabs
The classic Muscle car took part in Furious 6 and 7, and is the sole surviving carby Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 03:16
It seems there is a recurring trend of movie cars being listed for sale. Last week, we talked about the Porsche 996 Carrera from the 2001 “Gone in 60 Seconds” remake, which was actually a stunt car, based on the 1978 Porsche 911. This time, we are talking about the Plymouth Barracuda used in the Fast and Furious franchise, more specifically, Furious 6 and Furious 7. As expected from movie cars, things aren’t always what they seem.
While the main characters of the franchise are portrayed as driving nothing but the best versions of their respective cars, this seemingly 1970 Barracuda is actually a 1973 model. Make no mistake, it may look like the 1970 AAR ‘Cuda, which was, essentially, Pymouth’s factory race car, but it packs a neutered 318 cubic-inch (5.2-liter) V-8. While in stock form, the car would make a measly 150 net horsepower (112 kilowatts) and 265 pound-feet (359 Nm), this one has an Edelbrock, four-barrel carburetor, and a Weiand intake.
Not much else is mentioned as far as performance modifications go, but it is mentioned that the car “sounds like it has 1,000 horsepower.” According to the ad, the car is an automatic, and it is believed to be the drag-friendly, Torqueflite three-speed unit. The black glossy finish adds to the AAR aesthetics, which include a matte gray spoiler and matte AAR graphics. Inside, there’s a B&M ratchet shifter with a pistol-grip handle. The 1973 Barracuda also features a chrome delete treatment, with the front and rear bumpers being body-colored.
The car’s first appearance in the Fast and Furious franchise is at the end of Furious 6 where Luke Hobbs officially pardons the crew. The classic MOPAR is seen parked in front of Brian’s 2012, wide-body Nissan GT-R Benspora. In Furious 7, the Plymouth gets a bigger role as it is seen in the beginning of the movie with Dom and Letty attending the Race Wars event where the Barracuda goes up against an Audi R8. The car was featured again towards the end of the movie, where it (or one of its stunt-car clones) is taking fire from a UAV drone. It is unknown how many cars were destroyed in the making of the movie, but this one is said to be the only Plymouth Barracuda that survived the seventh movie.
The car is listed on Classic Cars.com and offered by Max Motive, which is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and specializes in classic and collectible custom vehicles. The dealer is asking $129,900 for the car with VIN number BS23G3B466582, which may seem a bit steep given that it’s not the most desirable model year, nor one of the more potent, 440 Magnum or 426 Hemi versions. The classic Plymouth comes with various movie memorabilia and documentation that proves it is a genuine movie car. While not one of the rarest cars, featured in Fast and Furious, it is an interesting proposition that has set the tone for more classic Muscle cars to be used in the franchise.
Source: Classic Cars