Cuda Twofer Impresses Upon Us The Need For a Larger Driveway

1966 Plymouth Barracuda1966 Plymouth Barracuda
It’s a good thing the Mad_Science Laboratory is located in a relatively dense section of LA’s original suburbs. Aside from the preferable aesthetics of a nearly 100 year old house, our neighborhood is dense enough to limit driveway capacity to a “just right” 5 vehicles. Were we to move out to the exurbs, might be blessed/cursed with the ability to pick up cars every time a good deal came along, leading to a massive car collection/salvage yard/auto dealership. Case in point: Cuda Twofer!
This pair’s been showing up in our saved ebay search for a few months now, as apparently a pair of project Plymouths tends to elicit the click reflex from people with no intention of buying. We sympathize, but out of courtesy, one needs to figure out how they’ll get their prizes home prior to committing to buy. We suggest towing the roller with the runner.
$2750 at eBay Motors

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  1. jeremy![™] Avatar

    i say you knock down the fence and pave over the kumquat tree[?]
    easily adding space for six more in the fleet

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Mulberry tree, actually. Those f-ing berries (and the associated bird crap) are murder to paint in the spring.
      I'd have to get rid of the Rats of NIMH bush, too.
      I'd just be happy to have a non-leaking garage and a properly paved driveway.

  2. muthalovin Avatar

    Combined, that is probably like 3 miles of rear windshield. Nice Price.

  3. CptSevere Avatar

    That red one could be a real sweety with not too much hassle, as long as you weren't trying to win a concours. I've always liked these early Barracudas, they're like Valiants but much cooler.
    The white one is so far gone that you could do whatever with it. Remove and store that priceless back window, and you could gasser it and go drag racing (early hemi, straight front axle, radiused rear wheel wells with big slicks), build it into a Carrera car with a cage and built 360 and race it in the Mexican Road Race, or a cage and junkyard 318 and off you go to LeMons. Somewhere out there is probably some meatball technology genius who could pull off doing all three.

  4. PowerTryp Avatar

    You know, space in the driveway seems to be an issue. I'm just buying my first home. What's the over under on me having a couple project cars parked on the back lawn by the time fall rolls around?

  5. salguod Avatar

    Nice, but the '65 is the nicer looking of the early Barracudas. Dad had a '65 that he bought new in El Paso TX just before being discharged from the Army. He then bought a '37 Ford 4 door project car before returning to Toledo OH. He used the 'Cuda to flat tow the Ford home. Dad's got pictures of the two together.
    So, flat towing the roller home is definitely a possibility.

    1. CptSevere Avatar

      I would love to see those pictures. Your Dad has great taste in machinery, as far as I'm concerned.

      1. salguod Avatar

        I'm working on getting them scanned and on the web somewhere. He's got a bunch of great old car pics.
        The Ford never got done, he sold it after 20+ years in his garage. He drove the Cuda daily until 1982 when it was totaled. Now, he's got a '56 T'bird and the '57 Eldorado that he and Mom dated in when it was my Grandfathers daily driver.

  6. scroggzilla Avatar

    I want to find a Valiant-based or A-body fastback Barracuda and install a Hemi-6.
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    Now you can buy a crate Hemi 6 from Hemi Performance of Australia for AU$5180 + shipping.

  7. scroggzilla Avatar

    I suppose this link would interest some of you.

    1. CptSevere Avatar

      Oh yeah, that's interesting, to say the least. Man, that white Cuda needs one of these. I like the website's option clicky list, my engine's gonna cost fifteen grand. Appropriate for a beater Cuda like that white one? Hell yeah.

  8. superbadd75 Avatar

    Why does all this great stuff pop up at the worst possible time?!? I desperately need to get a couple of acres and a few bucks back in the bank before ever reading another Hooniverse Too Cheap To Pass Up, or I'm going to do something that will threaten either my marriage, my life, or both.

  9. LTDScott Avatar

    I feel your pain. I currently have 5 cars registered in my name (although one belongs to my ex wife – long story) and I'm considering getting a truck too. 6 cars for one person who lives in a town home is just silly!
    Luckily I have my dad's house to park at least one of them. The Porcubimmer is at his house now.

  10. Aaron Lazar Avatar
    Aaron Lazar

    do you still have the two barracudas?