Though it's shocking enough to see any E-Body in such distress, this once-proud '73 318 Barracuda packs manual disc brakes and the rare A-230 three-speed manual transmission option. Check out the mangled remains of the dual-bulge hood and weep.Though it's shocking enough to see any E-Body in such distress, this once-proud '73 318 Ba Do we have your attention yet? We literally gasped when we stumbled onto this '70-'71 'Cuda Shaker hood tucked beside an old laundry truck. Still wearing its original FY4 Citron Mist Metallic paint, hood pins, and weathered Shaker decal, the only flaws were minor rust and a missing adapter ring. We scoured the yard for hours but there was no trace of the 'Cuda the hood once belonged to.Do we have your attention yet? We literally gasped when we stumbled onto this '70-'71 'Cud BEACHED BARRACUDAS The skyrocketing prices and red-hot collectibility of Mopar E-Bodies makes the fate of these particular second-generation Barracuda goodies hard to fathom. No doubt they'll be fished out of harms way before the crusher moves in ... or will they? Missing only its gargantuan chrome air cleaner, the 401ci, 325hp Wildcat GS mill still wears its original Carter AFB carburetor, fast-idle solenoid, and exhaust manifolds. The modernized 350-400-430-455 Buick V-8 family arrived on the scene for '67.Missing only its gargantuan chrome air cleaner, the 401ci, 325hp Wildcat GS mill still wea Squint and you'll see the GS-specific chrome hood vents and trunk-panel blackout treatment. The heavy-duty 3.08:1 limited-slip rear axle has been scavenged, as have the 14-inch styled steel wheels. This GS sports the Super Turbine two-speed automatic transmission, a $205.24 option. A much cooler four-speed manual transmission was optional for less at $184.31.Squint and you'll see the GS-specific chrome hood vents and trunk-panel blackout treatment 'BANDONED BUICK It's a little-known fact that the '66 Buick Gran Sport 400 was a lawbreaker. That's right, it violated the GM 400ci displacement limit for corporate A-body offerings. Was Buick cranking out supersized ringers while the Chevelle SS396, 389 GTO, and 400-cube Olds 442 towed the corporate line? Yes and no. The venerable Buick nailhead V-8 used in the GS400 measured 4.187x3.640 and actually displaced 401 cubes. Management obviously flexed the limit rather than wrangle with Buick engineers over one stinkin' cube. This GS400 is one of 9,934 '66 hardtops (along with another 3,882 sedans). The 440/TorqueFlite driveline is missing, but the front suspension and Girling disc brakes are intact and may still be salvageable. The fender vent and chromed racing mirror also look temptingThe 440/TorqueFlite driveline is missing, but the front suspension and Girling disc brakes JENSEN OXIDIZER You're looking at the remains of no less than three Corvettes. You see, this decomposing '73 Jensen Interceptor Series III sold new for a dizzying $15,500. By comparison, its original owner could have paid $5,561.50 (base price) each for a trio of '73 plastic fantastics. Now do the math. The Interceptor must have been a pretty good car, eh? Like the DeTomaso Pantera, Iso Griffo, Monteverdi, Sunbeam Tiger, and AC Cobra, the British-built Interceptor combined Continental style with brutal American V-8 power, in this case a big-block Chrysler. A few thousand '66-'76 Interceptors were built with 383/400 power (pre-'72), then with 440 power ('72-up). A few '73 and '74 SP models were built with 440 Six-Pack power before Chrysler's supply of the discontinued tri-carb wedge dried up. A single 426 Hemi-powered Interceptor was built around 1968 (the Ferguson FF) to test the Ferguson all-wheel-drive system. This isn't it. SOURCES Curboy's Auto Wrecking Sturbridge MA « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | View Full Article Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!