This 1969 Plymouth Barracuda, presently up for public auction on Hemmings.com, is not just significant for its remarkably brought back problem yet a lot more so since it has among one of the most uncommon alternatives of the late ’60 s/early ’70 s: a Mod Top plastic top with matching inside.
That the flower-power political activity of the later 1960 s was co-opted right into consumerism is not as well unexpected, although the reality that stated consumerism encompassed the car sector may be. For 1969 as well as 1970, Plymouth as well as Dodge provided mod, floral-print styles on plastic tops as well as indoor furniture. Otherwise called Mod Tops, Pop Prints as well as Floral Tops, they were readily available on the 1969 Plymouth Satellite as well as Barracuda; the ’69 Dodge Dart, Coronet, as well as Super ; as well as the 1970 Barracuda/Cuda.
The patterns, which appear like blankets from an adolescent lady’s space in “Better Residences as well as Gardens,” were readily available in 3 colors/patterns. The Barracudas had the yellow/black/green variation seen right here. Plymouth Satellites obtained a various pattern in environment-friendly as well as blue. Dodges had an extra pop-art pattern that additionally blended blue as well as environment-friendly. In total amount, less than 3,000 autos were so complete, with the ’69 Satellite standing for over half of the total amount. This Barracuda is among 937 constructed that year.
The automobile was initially had by a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership’s household as well as was a lot more lately bought by a household buddy. The Sunfire Yellow outside is a respray of the initial shade, as well as the plastic leading product is recreation. The matching product inserts on the seats as well as door panels of the environment-friendly plastic inside is stated to be initial. Under the hood is a rebuilt 318- cubic-inch V8 coupled with a column-shifted three-speed Torqueflite automated.
In marketing for the Mod Top Barracuda, Plymouth asked: “That requires it? Anyone with a fondness for the various. The amazing. The initial.” Fifty-one years later on, that’s still real.
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