The Barn Find 1969 Plymouth Barracuda muscle car was once a gem, now lying dormant in a suspended state covered with dust and rust.


Over in North Carolina YouTube channel Hagerty is in search of barn finds for its Barn Find Hunter series. They have gotten wind of a place where there are some interesting old machines in a barn, and among them is a muscle car with an interesting history.

The owner plans on restoring the classic cars, but due to financial priorities the vehicles have sat still in a state of suspended animation collecting dust and rust.

Tom, hunting barn finds, ends up at Phil’s place, who has some old cars under a mountain of clutter and the camera team follow the duo inside to see what there is to discover.

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The Best Barn Finds Are The Ones With A Great Story

Aside from the headlining muscle car barn find, there is also a 1963 Ford Fairlane and a 1966 Ford F100 short bed truck. The truck, with a 5.9-liter 6-cylinder engine is an heirloom that got passed down from his uncle’s construction business to his father and then to him.

It needs work but is complete and original – a 1966 Ford F100 is worth around $20,000. Nearby is the ’63 Ford Fairlane, a car which comes with its original 3.6-liter 6-cylinder motor. These classic cars are worth a similar amount of around $22,000 at auction.

Interestingly, a year after, in 1964, there was a limited-edition, high-performance version of the Fairlane called the Thunderbolt, which came with a 7-liter V8 and made 425 hp – those are worth $150,000 at auction on average with only 100 built.

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Here’s How Much The 1969 Plymouth Barracuda Is Worth In 2023

Red 1969 Plymouth Barracuda parked
Via: Mecum

This brown ’69 Barracuda has to be one of the unluckier barn finds – it had a hard life collecting 367,000 miles until it got parked up for good in 2000. But that early retirement only came because the car got damaged in the same place, at 5 o’clock on Christmas Eve, in the same parking lot, three times in a row by Phil’s ex-wife.

Even in the beginning, this classic car got bought new in 1969 by a young lady who then swapped it in for a Ford Mustang as the ‘Cuda lacked air conditioning, power brakes and power steering. It got snapped up by Phil for $2,400 (around $19,000 today) then driven until it ended up under clutter in its current resting place.

The Barracuda barn find here is an automatic too with the 5.2-liter V8 that used to make 230 under the hood. As for its price in good condition, the average auction value for all 1969 Plymouth Barracudas is about $71,000 making them valuable. It would be good to see this classic car back on the road.

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