My dad bought a mint '72 Barracuda in the late 1970's. It was finished in "Evening Blue Poly" and it had the 318ci and automatic TorqueFlite trans,. I think he said he only paid $600 for it off the original owner (a friend of his at work), and it only had like 30,000 miles.
Anyway, my uncle wanted it badly and kept asking to buy it. Finally in 1981, my dad sold it to him for like $800. My dad was injured badly at work and needed the money. My uncle drove it sporadically for a decade but in like 1990 he gave it to my idiot cousin (his brother's son). This damn fool then traded it to someone for a rebuilt transmission for his ratty mid 70's Camaro (that wasn't nearly as nice as the '72 Barracuda). His rationale was "I hate Mopars; I'm a Chevy guy."
He didn't even ask my dad, me, or my older brother first, or we would've bought it to keep it in the family. We would've bought it.
This was a rust-free west coast numbers matching original car that was in great shape. I hope at least it ended up in someone's hands who is still enjoying it to this day.