1970 Plymouth Barracuda

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Overview


In the fall of 1969, the similar 1970 Plymouth Barracuda and Dodge Challenger were introduced; the Dodge was three inches longer in wheelbase than the Plymouth.


The cars, despite being built on the same E-body platform, shared not one exterior panel! The E-bodies had a huge range of power plants - from the slant six engine to the 426 Street Hemi, with just about every other engine in between, and a choice of four-speed sticks and tough three-speed TorqueFlite automatics.

The E-body Plymouth Barracuda was created by merging A and B body components to fashion a sporty, attractive car that could handle any engine Chrysler had. The new Barracuda was nearly the opposite of the original, capable of fitting a 440 or 426 Hemi, but not providing the same sports-car cornering as the older models.

Production Numbers


2-DR Fastback Coupe10,594
2-DR Convertible10,919
Total Production21,513

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
Slant Six 225 ci 1x1 bbl 145 hp 215 lb-ft - -
Base V8 318 ci 1x2 bbl 230 hp 320 lb-ft - -
340 Six Pack 340 ci 3x2 bbl 290 hp 345 lb-ft - -
340 V8 340 ci 1x4bbl 275 hp 340 lb-ft - -
383 V8 383 ci 1x4bbl 330 hp 435 lb-ft - -
383 V8 383 ci 1x2bbl 290 hp 390 lb-ft - -
426 Hemi 426 ci 2x4 bbl 425 hp 490 lb-ft - -
440 Six Pack 440 ci 3x2 bbl 390 hp 490 lb-ft - -
440 V8 440 ci 1x4 bbl 375 hp 480 lb-ft - -

Transmission


  • TorqueFlite Auto
  • 4-Speed Manual

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Blue Fire Metallic
Deep Burnt Orange Metallic
Rallye Red
Black Velvet
Ice Blue Metallic
Ivy Green Metallic
Alpine White
In Violet (Metallic)
Limelight
Lime Green Metallic
Sandpebble Beige
Burnt Tan Metallic
Citron Mist Metallic
Jamaica Blue Metallic
Yellow Gold
TorRed
Lemon Twist
Vitamin C

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