1969 Plymouth Barracuda - Classic Car Price Guide

History of the 1967-1969 Plymouth Barracuda

The second generation Barracudas were what the originals should have been right from the start, three years earlier. While still based upon modest Valiant mechanicals, the body was differentiated with exclusive sheet metal and body styles now included the requisite convertible, coupe and fastback variants. In addition, “some” luck was with Chrysler in that their corporate torsion bar front suspension system allowed for wider big-block engines to easily be fitted into relatively small cars, and that’s just what their engineers did. 1967 Barracudas could be had with powerful 383 V8’s of 280 hp, but Ford did an end-run around Chrysler again, and offered the Mustang with a 315 hp 390 V8, while GM offered up to 375 hp in their new Chevy Camaro with 396 V8, and up to 325 hp in their new Pontiac Firebird 400. “Curses, foiled again!” was probably the cry in Chrysler HQ. Even so, Barracuda sales did increase to 62,500 in 1967 from 54,500 in 1966, even with the introduction of new competitors from the “800 pound gorilla in the living room” GM. 1968 saw a modest power gain for the 383, to 300 hp, still not “up there” on paper with the competition, and 1969 saw another gain for the Barracuda 383, to 330 hp. In reality, the 383 was a very strong, torque-infused engine and performance was scorching. Torque counts for acceleration, horsepower for top speed. The limitations of the small body width which wouldn’t allow the tall deck big-block or Hemi engines to be fitted were about to be addressed in the next generation, but could not be addressed given the limitations of the base car used in this generation. These cars are widely considered to be some of the cleanest looking of the “trim” sized Barracudas, and are fully capable machines especially if massive power is not demanded. The small bock 318 engines were available, and by this time, these engines were based upon the more modern architecture of the 273 engines introduced in 1964. Handling for these small block cars was handily better than the equivalent cross town rivals, but in this era, it was largely straight line performance which counted. Convertibles are very rare, and likely to continue to appreciate handily, especially in 383 guise.
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Year Make Model Submodel Body Type Engine Average Value Trend
1969 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible 8-cyl. 318cid/230hp 2bbl
$19,504
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible 8-cyl. 340cid/275hp 4bbl
$25,444
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible 8-cyl. 383cid/330hp 4bbl Hi-Perf
$33,011
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback Coupe 8-cyl. 318cid/230hp 2bbl
$15,798
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback Coupe 8-cyl. 383cid/330hp 4bbl Hi-Perf
$20,646
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Hardtop Coupe 8-cyl. 318cid/230hp 2bbl
$13,800
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Hardtop Coupe 8-cyl. 383cid/330hp 4bbl Hi-Perf
$17,718
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda 340 Fastback Coupe 8-cyl. 340cid/275hp 4bbl Hi-Perf
$19,632
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda 340 Hardtop Coupe 8-cyl. 340cid/275hp 4bbl Hi-Perf
$18,136
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda 383 Fastback Coupe 8-cyl. 383cid/330hp 4bbl Hi-Perf
$21,690
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda 383 Hardtop Coupe 8-cyl. 383cid/330hp 4bbl Hi-Perf
$23,916
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda 440 Fastback Coupe 8-cyl. 440cid/375hp 4bbl Hi-Perf
$42,414
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda 440 Hardtop Coupe 8-cyl. 440cid/375hp 4bbl Hi-Perf
$34,664
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