The Plymouth Barracuda, sold from 1964 to 1974, is the first pony car ever built. The iconic first generation of the Ford Mustang was in fact presented a few weeks after the Barracuda. Available only in a two-door version, the Barracuda inherits its chassis from the Dodge Dart and, just like the latter, features a traditional yet aggressive design. The first generation of the Barracuda uses the same engines as its predecessor, the Valiant: two straight-six cylinders, one 2.8 with 101HP and one 3.7 with 145HP, and two V8s, both 4.5, which respectively develop 180 and 235HP. The latter, named “Commando”, went into production in 1965. In the same year, the optional sports package called “Formula S” was introduced with redesigned speedometer, wheels, and suspension. In 1967, the advent of the 2nd gen. marked the arrival of a convertible version, as well as two new engines, ranging from the 145HP of the basic 3.7-liter six-cylinder version to the 425 of the exceptionally powerful 7-liter Hemi V8. Marketed in 1970, the 3rd gen. is smaller and includes minor improvements as well as a new 100HP base engine.
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🏎️ Plymouth Barracuda III
🛠️ Six-cylinder 3.2 100HP
💶 No longer on sale
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