1968 Barracuda Formula S Convertible Existing?

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    I think I'm going to sell my 68 Barracuda FS drop top. I know that a total of 193 were built.
    Mine is a 340 and there were BB also built, I think a few Hemi also. How can I find out what the actual amount of these Formula S cars are still out there?
     
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    You cannot, nobody can tell you how many are existing. And they didn’t make any formula S or convertibles with a hemi. It was BO29 super stock fastbacks only.

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    • toolmanmike

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      @ZMan67S may know some numbers. He has a 67 big block drop top.
       
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      • ZMan67S

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        How many exists no one knows for sure. I'd say with 193 built 53 years ago there's probably not many.
         
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        • toolmanmike

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          Yep, "existing" is a impossible number to come up with.
           
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            I would ping Zman he may very likely know? His 67 is a seriously concourse type car. He has a wealth of knowledge on those few years right there. I bring no value to the party as I would put in a roll bar and a toggle switch dash with a stroked 440!
             
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            Something like "11" BB 383 "S" Verts in 68 to my memory. Very rare!

            340 surely more, but rare as well.. Doing the research know!
             
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            It’s been estimated that the number is around 30%
             
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            I have Galens white book that states how many were made. Left existing? Find someone who is running a registry.
             
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            • Jim Lusk

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              The registries are only some of those left. There really is no good way to tell how many are left.
               
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                Probably less than 1/2. Kim
                 
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                  Higher that the survival rates of the Fastback and coupes.

                  the more unique and expensive the car typically, the higher survival.

                  wing cars have very high survival rates. They were always special and many thought collectible from start. Many have low miles.

                  Charger 500’s have much lower survival rates cause they are not as unique as a wing car. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th owner in the 70’s treated them like any other Charger R/T. Maybe even lesser since no R/T badging. Just a stripe that fades away or get repainted over.

                  corvettes have high survival too. In the rust belt, many treat them as summer cars. Same with convertibles. They are slow to warm the interior on a cold below freezing winter day.
                   
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                  And to add to that, convertibles were rarely owned by a "kid" who was going to tear it up. They were always more expensive than the comparable hardtop.
                   
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                  As far as winged cars and low mileage, the gas crunch kept most of them stashed and a few were converted back to Road Runners or Chargers when the nose was removed because they didn't sell. As far as convertible 2nd gen Barracudas, in the last couple of years the ones I've seen for sale that sat due to whatever reason were rotten once the top went and water got inside. A few years ago a badly beaten 69 340 Formula S pilot car was found.
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                    Cool car George, got any more pics?
                     
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                    I've only seen 5 Formula S droptop cars total which included 67-69. Only one was a 68 at a Mopar car show (Capital City Mopar's in Sacramento). Own this car for 15 years. Thanks for the replies.
                     
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                      They're out there. I'll have to check Galens white book on 68's.

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                        Here ya go Steve

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                          Supposedly this is 1 of 83 convertible '69 Formula S 340's. This is a 4 speed. Galen Certified. No pictures of the fender tag.
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                            Thanks for pics George! Great cars! If the red 69 is as stated, probably fewer #'s then that if Galens book is correct?
                            Heres #'s for 68 as well.
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