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1971 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible

1971 Plymouth Barracuda in The Brady Bunch, TV Series, 1969-1974 IMDB Ep. 3.04

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1971 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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vilero ES

2009-11-06 12:27

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tv boy wrote alt. shot from 3.10
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tv boy US

2009-11-06 13:54

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If this is truly a '71 (and it does have the correct grille for one), then it's an ultra-rare car.

jettalover US

2009-11-07 05:04

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Looks plain, perhaps lowest trim level with the slant six?

Axl_Rosenberg US

2009-11-08 01:03

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It's a '71, if memory serves I believe this was a 318 car, but there's nothing visually to indicate that, and you really could make the same argument that any E body convertible is an ultra rare car.

tv boy US

2009-11-08 02:10

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Axl, I keep getting conflicting info on how many Barracuda convertibles actually rolled off the assembly line in 1971. That's why I said "ultra rare." I've even heard rampant speculation that it's really a '70 with a '71 front clip attached, though why they would do that, I have no idea.

Axl_Rosenberg US

2009-11-26 03:30

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Well the number usually tossed around for 1971 Hemi 'Cuda convertibles is 7, plus two that were built for export. I don't recall the exact number of '71 Barracuda convertibles built, but it's likely under 1,000. Most Mopar convertibles of this era had production of ~1,000 or less, the vast majority of those had the smaller or low-performance engines. I've got a couple of interesting Mopars, but I'm no longer the numbers guru that I was at one point in my life.

55 Futura US

2009-11-27 08:05

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It was and still is very common for studios and/or Mfg's to update older models to then current ones for practical purposes of production. Most vehicles used on sponsored shows did not belong to the studios, they had a lend/lease agreement with the sponsor/Mfg. Since these vehicles were used for this purpose, most of them were never intended to be titled and many did not even have VIN numbers. When the vehicles (or the show)had run their course, they were either scrapped or sold to movie rental companies, who would basically run them into the ground or cannibalise them for parts when others were damaged during production. I bought a few cars (Checker cabs)from Star Cars in CA with only a bill of sale and no title. If you're lucky enough to do this, they may provide you with a salvage title, but registering them for the street is next to impossible.

tv boy US

2009-11-27 20:17

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Axl, I think those two sets of numbers are the ones that keep getting confused. I hear some people argue they only made about 7 Barracuda convertibles, Hemi 'Cuda or not, but I think your numbers make more sense.

bugsydog US

2010-07-24 01:19

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Approx 132 six cylinder barracudas convertibles built
721 eight cylinders barracuda convertibles built
17 440-6 cuda convertibles built
9 hemi cuda convertibles built

mzacc US

2010-08-15 14:46

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Where the heck do you guys get your production figures? Between 1970 and 1971, there were approximately 5000 Barracuda / 'Cuda / Gran Coupe convertibles built. About 2550 in 1970 and 2450 in 1971. They ranged anywhere from the slant-6 to the Hemi. Bugsydog is off on the 440-6 and hemi cars - in 1971, there were over 30 440-6 and 14 hemi cars. Some of the hemi cars were converted to hardtop for dragracing (what a waste). Many were exported. There were a similar number of these high end cars in 1970, but the 1971's are more desired due their radical styling.

This Brady Bunch car is a true 1971 Barracuda B5 blue car with a 318 automatic. The interesting thing about this show, is that the next season they had a custom 1971 converted into a 1972 (which never existed from the factory). The show The Mod Squad did the same with their Mopar.

Skid US

2011-04-29 11:52

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Has the number of '71 Hemi 'Cuda convertibles inflated to 14 now? The most accurate number I've ever read is 11.

7 for US sale:
BS27R1B269588
BS27R1B315367
BS27R1B126869
BS27R1B187066
BS27R1B327882
BS27R1B396774
Plus 1 Rallye Red car, the VIN of which I haven't been able to document.

2 for Canadian sale:
BS27R1B295949
BS27R1B373185

2 for overseas sale:
BS27R1B175215
BS27R1B409004

That's it, as far as I know. I'm still trying to find the VIN on the seventh U.S. car, though.

-- Last edit: 2011-04-29 11:54:58

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