The company toyed with the concept right before the third-generation Barracuda arrived in late 1969. And at least two sources claim that Plymouth even built a prototype.
The magazine claimed that the Barracuda “has a new look for 1970 that includes two- and four-door hardtops and a convertible.”
Until some 47 years later when Dave Walden put together the four-door Barracuda that Plymouth never sold.
Perhaps inspired by the story of Roger Johnson, Walden built a slightly longer 1970 Barracuda with an extra pair of doors and enhanced rear-seat legroom in 2016. The Mopar not only looks surprisingly authentic inside and out, but it also comes with a broadcast sheet, a reproduction window sticker, a legal VIN, and a title that says “Plymouth 4-Door Barracuda.”
Unfortunately, this intriguing Mopar didn’t get as much attention as it deserves. And that’s mostly because the car was placed in storage after being paraded at a few events in 2016. It didn’t resurface until 2022 when its owner decided to part ways with it.
The Barracuda crossed the auction block at Kissimmee 2023, where it made a few waves due to its unique body layout. Yes, that’s a bit more than the usual 340-powered 1970 Barracuda but surprisingly low for a truly unique build in Concours-ready condition.