Real Wheels: ‘72 Plymouth Barracuda caused quite a row


By Merri Hanjora - [email protected]



Larry Eber, of Van Wert, is the proud owner of this beautiful Plymouth Barracuda. He has owned it for eight years.

Larry Eber, of Van Wert, is the proud owner of this beautiful Plymouth Barracuda. He has owned it for eight years.


Eber’s car contains a 340, four-barrel V8 engine.

Eber’s car contains a 340, four-barrel V8 engine.


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VAN WERT — One man’s problem was certainly Larry Eber’s gain. Eber, of Van Wert, called a guy at the right time and got this beautiful, all original 1972 Plymouth Barracuda for a great price.

Eber had been looking for a car. He had been to Indiana at the Mecum Car Show and found nothing. He got back home and looked on the Internet. He found the listing for this 1972 Plymouth Barracuda and called the guy.

“He had gotten in trouble with a woman. The guy had gone out and bought a Harley, much to her disdain. It was February in Buffalo, New York, and her Cadillac was not going to sit outside in the weather,” explained Eber.

It was February of 2014. The gentleman had to get rid of something, as his garage was full.

“When he told me the price, I thought it was too low. He informed me he had only one week to get rid of the car,” said Eber. “We had a lot of discussions because I asked a lot of questions. I had the inspection list in front of me and he said, ‘ask them all.’

Eber is now the proud owner of this beautiful Plymouth Barracuda. He has owned it for eight years. He brought the car to the Downtown Lima Car Show and Chicken BBQ, held in the parking lot of Children Services.

Eber’s car contains a 340, four-barrel V8 engine.

The Plymouth Barracuda was a Pony car manufactured by Plymouth from 1964 through 1974. The sales brochure for the 1972 model year read: “The best looking sporty cars made in America.”

Eber had room in his garage and luckily found just the right car to fill that space.

Larry Eber, of Van Wert, is the proud owner of this beautiful Plymouth Barracuda. He has owned it for eight years.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/01/web1_IMG_2303-1.jpgLarry Eber, of Van Wert, is the proud owner of this beautiful Plymouth Barracuda. He has owned it for eight years.
Eber’s car contains a 340, four-barrel V8 engine.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/01/web1_IMG_2304-1.jpgEber’s car contains a 340, four-barrel V8 engine.

By Merri Hanjora

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