A 1970 Plymouth Barracuda has sold on eBay for almost £200,000

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A rare 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, finished in a gleaming blue fire metallic paint has sold on eBay for the incredible sum of £187,391.72 ($265,000).

The 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda 4 Speed boasts a virtually untouched engine compartment and all original VIN numbers, claims the seller in the listing, which expired on Monday April 11. The lucky auction winner was required to collect the vehicle from Rushford, in the American state of Minnesota.

Listed as only having had three owners in its lifetime, the classic American muscle car is reportedly an original California car, and retains many of its original fitments, including the exhaust, belts and hoses and its painted steel wheels.

Unfortunately, the car suffered a scrape in the late 1970s, and as a result the second owner installed a NOS passenger quarter panel and NOS passenger front fender.

Shortly afterwards, the car received an exterior repaint, and was parked up and left. It was last registered in the late 1980s and is listed as having a current mileage of 49,747.

A 1970 Plymouth Barracuda has sold on eBay for almost £200,000

A 1970 Plymouth Barracuda has sold on eBay for almost £200,000


While almost £200,000 may seem like a lot for a crash-damaged Cuda, it is remarkably little compared to a convertible model of the same year that sold in January for $2.7million (£1.9million).

The convertible is one of just five examples with the code E74 V8, which is connected to the A833 4-speed gearbox. With a mileage of less than 27,500 miles, it won the title of "Best in Class" at the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance in Ohio, in 2006.