The Plymouth Barracuda is undoubtedly one of the best-looking cars to come out of Detroit, during the “muscle car” era. But when it comes to the most desired muscle cars on the planet, nothing outweighs the HEMI ‘Cuda. And this particular one will cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block this weekend.
With the launch of the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, the Plymouth brand launched their third generation of the Barracuda in 6 years. Something that seems unprecedented in today’s automotive industry. The introduction of the E-Body Barracuda was special. Based on the popular mid-sized B-Body platform the E-Body was wider and shorter, giving the Plymouth Barracuda and its corporate sibling the Dodge Challenger some of the most identifiable muscle cars of the era.
Despite being related the Barracuda never shared any exterior sheet metal with the Challenger. The third-generation Barracuda aimed to get rid of its economy car stigma that the first two generations brought with it being based on budget-oriented Plymouth Valant. The performance-oriented version of the Barracuda was formally called ‘Cuda beginning during the 1970 model year.
Finished in its original Limelight Green (FJ5) high-impact color, this car is powered by its original matching-numbers 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI V8 engine mated to its original A833 4-speed manual transmission. The HEMI was known for being underrated and produced at least 425 horsepower and 490 lb.-ft. of torque.
The car features power disc brakes and a Shaker hood with an added “Hockey Stick” stripe. The black interior features bucket seats, Rallye gauges, rim blow steering, AM radio, and a center console with a woodgrain top.
The car includes a Wise vehicle report, build sheet, and owner’s manual.
This beautiful HEMI ‘Cuda is part of the Lindley Collection and will be sold with No Reserve. To bid on this awesome HEMI ‘Cuda, you can visit the Barrett-Jackson website for more details.
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