Meet the world’s only four-door Plymouth Barracuda. Created by the late owner of restoration products supplier ECS Automotive Concepts, Dave Walden, the inspiration for this build was the idea of what a new-for-1970 E-Body would look like as a four-door sedan.
Walden began with all-steel bodywork, much of it hand-fabricated, creating a uniquely configured roof line to allow for the new door frame configuration. Importantly, his expertise in the Mopar hobby allowed him to properly position these details as the factory may have done. The VIN is legal and ends in 1000000, versus the normal convention. Displayed at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, the tires had never even touched pavement until 2022.
Under the hood les a 5.0-liter (340 cubic-inch) E55 V8 engine rated at a modest 275 horsepower in 1970. The 340 is equipped with a 4-barrel carburetor, high-flow exhaust manifolds, dual exhaust, and is mated to A727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission. Walden also equipped the car with power steering and power front disc brakes.
Painted in the awesome FE5 Rally Red, the car is complemented by a Black vinyl roof and Black interior.
Inside, Walden added various accessories like the bench seat with center armrest, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, an in-dash clock, AM radio, and rear courtesy lights. The door panel upholstery is one-off, and the car wears chrome wheel-lip moldings, and Barracuda script trim tags. Final touches of a set of 5-spoke chrome wheels wrapped in Redline tires help complete the look.
The car comes with a reproduction window sticker stating options and redelivery to Chrysler itself, as well as a faux broadcast sheet that might have accompanied the car’s assembly at a Chrysler/Plymouth facility. A Mopar products catalog and plates are also part of this sale.
Scheduled to cross the auction block on Friday, January 13th, this custom one-off four-door muscle car is expected to fetch $200,000 to $300,000.
We will definitely be keeping a close watch at it when it bidding starts. For more information on how to bid on this clearly unique one-off Barracuda sedan, you can visit Mecum.com.
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