Update: With readers help, KCQ pieced together some of the car’s journey from the past 50 years. Read about it here.
Fifty years ago this month, the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. This year, they’re back in the thick of things — and Kansas City fans are revved up and ready for a possible title run.
Lewis Jones recalls that sometime in the fall of 1969, a Plymouth Barracuda, autographed by everyone on the team, was given away at a Chiefs game. He’d like to know what became of the valuable sports collectible.
So we went to work. The assignment sounded easy enough. We found a few photos WDAF-TV had posted on Facebook that show the Cuda Chief on display outside the station. And an article from what appeared to be a Chrysler/Plymouth dealers newsletter extolled the promotion’s success — but didn’t include the winner’s name.
After poring through the pages of old publications, and making countless calls to sports historians, automotive archivists, museum curators, writers and photographers, we’ve failed to find any more details.
So we’re seeking help from the sidelines. This KCQ is going to take a team effort.
Do you know what happened to the Chiefs autographed Barracuda from 1969? Help us track it down and tell us what you know by visiting KansasCity.com/kcq.
Clarification: A previous version of this story referred to the Plymouth Barracuda as a convertible. It is a hardtop. The story has been updated accordingly.