1973 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA TIME CAPSULE ORIGINAL VEHICLE " CUDA " 340

  • Location: Defiance, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Barracuda
  • SubModel: CUDA
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: AIR CONDITION
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 84185
  • VIN: BS23H3B486815
  • Color: Blue B5
  • Engine size: 340
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1973 Plymouth Barracuda AIR CONDITION description

1973 Plymouth Barracuda
" 340 CUDA "*COMPLETE NUMBERS MATCHING*


History of the 1973 Plymouth Barracuda

1973 Plymouth Barracuda buyers were faced with a far smaller range of choices, and might have wondered if Chrysler was just clearing out the warehouse. The slant-six engine was no longer offered, which was a step in the right direction. Barracuda sales actually rose in 1973, perhaps because the cars represented memories of better days.

Though only two Hardtops were offered, 11,587 Barracudas and 10,626 'Cudas were sold for a total of 21,713, which was well ahead of 1972.

The Barracuda appeared identical to 1972 except for the 5 mph front bumper and 2.5 mph bumper at the rear, required by new regulations. Bumpers were pushed away from the body, increasing overall length by nine inches.

The Barracuda still looked like a sports car, but stickers and stripes had replaced performance. The base 318 cid V-8 engine developed only 150 bhp while the 340 cid V-8 produced 235 bhp. Press mentions were restricted to options, such as the A51 Sport Appearance Package, which included the 1970 twin-scooped 'Cuda hood and side stripe on the base car. However, front disc brakes were now standard, as was electronic ignition. Base gearbox was a 3-speed manual, but the optional 4-speed still had the 1970 pistol grip and an automatic was preferred by most buyers, anyway.

Interiors had been limited to vinyl buckets with bench rear in 1972 and the seats were redesigned this year with full foam shaping, though the gold interior was no longer available. Remaining colors were Blue, Dark Green Black and White.

Plymouth did not track the popularity of paint colors in the 1973 Barracuda, but 14 were available. They were: Silver Frost Metallic (A5), Blue Sky (B1), Basin Street Blue (B3), True Blue Metallic (B5), Rallye Red (B9), Mist Green (F1) Amber Sherwood Metallic (F3), Forest Green Metallic (F8), Autumn Bronze Metallic (K6), Sahara Beige (L4), Spinnaker White (W1), Formal Black (TX9) and three High Impact colors for an extra $13: Lemon Twist (Y1), Honey Gold (Y3) and Golden Haze Metallic (Y6). Vinyl roofs, were available in Black, White, Dark Green and Gold.

When the Arab oil embargo struck in October 1973, Chrysler was caught completely flat-footed. The Duster and Dart had been selling well, but the company was overhauling their big cars to be even bigger. It couldn't have come at a worse time and they lingered on lots for months, as gas prices tripled (once gas was available again). The Plymouth Barracuda and Doge Challenger twins were already on life-support and those gas price increases helped doom both models.

1973 Plymouth Barracuda Info

  • Body Styles
  • 2dr Hardtop Coupe
  • Engine Types
  • 8-cyl. 318cid/150hp 2bbl
  • 8-cyl. 340cid/240hp 4bbl Hi-Perf
  • Additional Info
  • Curb Weight: 3140 lbs.
  • Vehicle Length: 193 in.
  • Wheel Base: 108 in.

1973 Plymouth Barracuda 2dr Hardtop Coupe Info

  • Number Produced
  • 11,587


***** NUMBERS MATCHING VEHICLE WITH FULL DOCUMENTATION ****

FENDER TAG INFO:

Description

340-4 Barrel 69-73

TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission

B = Plymouth Barracuda

S = Special

23 = 2 Door Hardtop

H = 340 240HP(net) 1-4BBL 8 CYL

3 = 1973

B = Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI, USA

Sequence Number '486815'

Paint Code: Unknown At This Time

Trim Grade/Style/Color

A = A Class

6 = Vinyl Bucket Seats

B5 = Medium Blue

Upper Door Frame: Full Door Panel

Date Built: 5 / 09 / 1973

Order Number: 489473

Roof Type OR Color: Full Vinyl Top - White

Built to Specifications for USA Order

Front Disc Brakes Some Yrs. Power

Console w/ Buckets

Bucket Seats 1972 up

Left Hand Remote, Right Hand Manual Chrome Mirrors

Single Air /w Heater

Hood Insulating Pad

Roof Drip Rail Moldings

Wide Sill Molding

Belt & Hood Molding

Quater Panel Tape Treatment

Duel Exhaust w/o Tips

Chrome Duel Exhaust Tips

Music Master Radio AM

White Longitude Sports Stripe

26 in. Radiator

End of Codes Assembly Line 2


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