1965 Plymouth Barracuda "Poly 318"

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Barracuda
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 50
  • VIN: V857148455
  • Color: Habanero Orange Metallic
  • Engine size: 396
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Whitney, Texas, United States


This is a beautiful 1965 Plymouth Barracuda with a "Poly" 318 engine.

The car was never intended to be a show car however it is an exceptional street machine that looks great, runs strong and drives very well. It has a clear Texas title and is licensed and inspected. Going with the car are the original front and rear bumpers with mounting brackets, rim mounted 10" pie crust cheater slicks, shop manual, original steering wheel and other misc. parts. The car sells as is.

The Machine work and assembly were done by "Performance Automotive Machine" out of Axtell, TX. They are a long time High Performance engine builder. The block was cleaned, sonic tested, surfaced and bored .060 over using a four inch stroker crank the cubic inches were increased to 396. Internal components used were:

K1 Technologies - Forged 4340 Steel four inch stroker crank

Ross - Forged 9 to 1 flat top racing pistons

Molnar - Forged H beam connecting rods

Bullet - Pro/Street racing Cam ground for street use

TRW - Rings

Vanderbilt - Bearings

Meling - Oil pump and pick up

Fel Pro - Gaskets

Roller Rocker assemblies were not available for the Poly Heads therefore the refurbished original valve train was used. The combustion chambers were relieved and new hardened valves with three way grind were installed with new bronze valve guides. Comp Cam double valve springs and new seats, seals, locks and keepers were used. New high performance Push rods had to be made. A Mopar dual Quad intake and two 600 CFM Edelbrock carburetors with progressive linkage, high volume electric fuel pump and 3/8" fuel line from new fuel tank to the carbs. New high performance water pump with 180 degrees thermostat and new three chamber aluminum radiator.

New MSD Billit electronic distributor

New MSD Street Fire ignition

New MSD Blaster 2 coil

New MSD High Performance plug wires

The engine is balanced and blue printed and Dyno tested to 325 HP with325ft lbs of torque at 5250 RPMs. The car runs on regular gas but will perform better with higher octane. I use Valvoline 10 w 40 racing oil and Champion RJ 12 YC spark plugs.


Passon Performance - Totally rebuilt Chrysler A- 833 heavy duty four speed with new bell crank, center force clutch, high performance pressure plate and throw out bearing. The original"Hurst" shifter was rebuilt by Hurst and used in car.


Quick performance - Ford 9" Posi Trac with 370 gears, new third member, custom housing and 31 spline axles. New air bags, adjustable rear end height control. New four link traction control system. 10" Disc brakes and extended boxed frame rails. The original gears were 411 but changed to 370 for better street ability. The 411 gears go with the car.


The front end was completely rebuilt with new heavy duty parts new torsion bolts, new oversized Anti sway bar, new steering box and 11" Disc brake conversion. Front end alignment. The windows were fitted with new Felts and gaskets, and the windshield and gasket were replaced. The rear window retained. All new gaskets and rubbers for the doors and trunk were installed. New floor pans and trunk pan were installed along with sound proofing front to back. New carpeting throughout.


New Interior door and quarter panels. New preformed foam was used on the bucket seats. New seat covers front and back and new head liner. New sun visors, arm rests and rear view mirror. New wiring harness, new Bosch Tach and gauges and electrical components throughout. A new Flaming Star adjustable steering column was installed.


Car was professionally prepped and painted using PPG paint- Habanero Orange Metallic and clear coat. New tires and five spoke mags.

If you have any questions that I have not covered then please give me a call or leave your number and I will call you back. The car is currently in Whitney, TX 76692. I go by C.R. and my number is 254-205-1333

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