YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, November 13, 2012
Passed by this 1966 Plymouth Barracuda on a Niagara Falls city street over the summer, and noticed the For Sale sign in the window. Then I noticed the $2500 asking price scrawled on the windshield, and wondered if anyone would bite. Well, I went by last week and noticed that it’s gone. Did the guy get his $2,500? It wouldn’t surprise me, as it wasn’t in too bad of shape (not accounting for taste). The ’66 models saw a modest facelift from the inaugural ’65s (which actually hit the showroom two weeks before the first Mustangs, in the middle of March 1964). A total restyle came in 1967, but none of this business helped sales much. The ’66 models sold just over half as many as the ’65s. And the ’67s, in three different body styles, didn’t even reach the first year’s numbers. Things were even bleaker if compared to Ford’s Mustang sales. Oh well, I really enjoyed my ’67 notchback hardtop anyway.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know…