Possibly a Canadian Cuda ?

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  1. chryslerfat

    chryslerfat Well-Known Member

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    Interesting! Look at the vin # too. Might be a pre-production or non- US build. Nice looking car.
     
  3. discharger1332

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    alot seems wrong with this car to me
     
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    I have to agree, the center grill seems like it is missing and replaced with a valiant 100 grill, I don't like what I am seeing under this cool car, The emergency brake is zip tide to the fuel line , but hay, I am just looking and I don't ever remember seeing a barracuda with out a center grill emblem.. It should possibly have one.... no telling what ells
     
  5. Bad Sport

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    64 was the only year that the Valiant, Plymouth and Barracuda was used on them, I almost bought one. The Valiant lettering was phased out for 65. The 64 I looked at had the push button auto, last year for it.

    318 wasn't available in 64, I think 67 was the first year for them. 273 was.

    Lots of irregularities but nice car nonetheless.
     
  6. chryslerfat

    chryslerfat Well-Known Member

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    True Badsport but the early 64 that said Valiant it was in script below the trunk on the right side not as this car says valiant in letters on the lid where it should have been Plymouth letters.
     
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    Yup, now that you mention it that's the way the one I looked at was.
     
  8. chryslerfat

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    I just noticed also that the front hood emblem says Valiant as the Canadian cars did. It has a MPH speedo in it but I am not sure if Canadian had KPH at that time.
     
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    The grille is correct for a 65 Cuda. Tha brake cable you mention looks like they wrapped the cable around the fuel line when they put the 8 3/4 axle under it. A close look the bumpers need a re-chrome and for some reason it is missing the left rear wheel well chrome trim.
     
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  11. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    As 'bad' as it is, I would take it in a heartbeat! Looks export to me, VALIANT on the trunk? Weird number plate, Dart dash and interior? ...whack air cleaner...wrong side mirror..but the paint and chrome is pretty freaking nice. Plymouth license should be Valiant as they were different divisions in the export market, right? I like it for what it is.
     
  12. chryslerfat

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    Thanks for the link. That pretty much sums up what I thought. It seems to be pretty rare as that is the 1st Canadian Barracuda I have seen.
     
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    I would ditch the dual exhaust and get a repo hi-po single tip. But it is a nice looker. The exhaust manifolds don't look like the originals to me. I thought that only the early a manifolds fit in the engine bay. Looks like I was mistaken.
     
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    Also the interior has been redone and where is the jack.
     
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  17. 64_Barracuda

    64_Barracuda Virginia Beach VA

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    Yup its Canadian. There not rare, a lot of them out there. There is plenty wrong with this car though with the interior mirrors etc.
     
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