Chrysler Barracuda

January 5th, 2017 | 0 Comments | Chrysler

The Chrysler Barracuda is a two-door car that was produced by Plymouth of the 1964-1974 model years. The 2nd-generation of Chrysler Barracuda, but still brave-based, heavily redesigned. Second-generation A-body cars were the fastback, hatchback, and convertible versions. In 1969, Chrysler put a greater emphasis on performance. A new option was the Mod Top, a vinyl roof covered with a floral motif, in 1969 and 1970 Chrysler sell it as a package with seat and door panel inserts done in the same pattern. The 1969 version of the 383 engine was upgraded to 250 kW), and a new trim package called ‘Cuda to increase power output to 330 bhp. The Cuda, based on the Formula S option, available with either the 340, 383 and, new for 1969, the 440 Super commando V8.

The redesign for the 1970 Barracuda removed all its previous agreements with the Valiant. The original fastback design has been removed from the line and the Barracuda now consists of the coupe and convertible models. The all-new model, style by John E. Herlitz, was built on a shorter, wider version of Chrysler’s existing B platform, called the E-body. Part of this platform was the newly launched Dodge Challenger; However, not swapped out sheet metal between the two cars, and the challenges, at 110 inches, has a wheelbase two inches was more than the Barracuda.

Chrysler Barracuda 1969

Chrysler Barracuda 1969

The E-body of Chrysler Barracuda was now “able to shake the stigma of an economy car.” Three versions are offered for 1970 and 1971: the base Barracuda (BH), the luxury-oriented Gran Coupe (BP), and the sports model CUDA (BS). Starting mid-year 1970 and ending with the 1971 model, there was also the Barracuda Coupe (A93), a low-end model that included the 198ci Slant Six as a base engine, a lower grade interior, and the solid quarter glass instead of roll-down rear passenger windows. The high-performance models are marketed as’ Cuda flow from the option 1969. The E-body’s engine bay was larger than that of the previous A-body, facilitating the release of Chrysler’s 426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi for the regular retail market.

Chrysler Barracuda 1970

Chrysler Barracuda 1970

The Chrysler Barracuda is an antique car today with high-performance variant and convertible commanding the highest prices. The few remaining barracuda existence is the result of low buyer interest when the vehicles were new. The cars of any condition are rare and superlative examples fetch high appraisal values today. Original Hemi Super Stock barracuda (and similar set as Dodge Dart) is now valued collector vehicles, with the factory cars commander inflated prices.

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