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.
|2-DR Fastback Coupe||10,594|
|2-DR Convertible||10,919||Total Production||21,513|
|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||-||-|
- TorqueFlite Auto
- 4-Speed Manual