Published February 28, 2013
If only your Voyager appreciated like this.
A 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, which cost about $4,300 when new, is currently listed on Ebay with a buy it now price of $2.75 million.
But it’s no ordinary ‘Cuda.
The alpine white coupe is the very first Barracuda built with a 425 hp, 426 cubic-inch Hemi V8 engine, and one of just 284 produced with a four-speed manual transmission.
Considered by many as one of the greatest muscle cars in history, the 1970-1971 Hemi ‘Cuda has become one of the most sought-after collectibles of the era in recent years.
An even rarer ‘71 convertible, one of just 11 built, was recently sold at auction for $1.3 million, while a similar one took in $2.2 million back in 2007.
The fully-documented example on offer is a base trim level Barracuda complete with 8-track player, leather seats and only 17,750 miles on the odometer.
The Hagerty Price Guide lists the value of a top condition ‘Hemi Cuda at $228,000, but the first from the factory is certainly worth more than that.
How much more?
Well, this same car was listed in 2011 for $3.2 million, but apparently there were no takers.
The Ebay auction ends on Saturday, so we’ll have to wait until then to find out what the market thinks about it this time around.