Designed to compete with the Mustang and Camaro, the third generation Barracuda was a little late to the game having launched in 1970. Trying to shake the economy car stereotype of the previous generation car, Plymouth decided this new Barracuda was going to bring the muscle to the pony car wars. The sportiest version being known simply as the ‘Cuda.
This 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda was retrofitted with a big block 440 Super Commando, 4 barrel carb, and 3 speed torqueflite automatic. The original owner opted for a 6 cylinder engine, but was swapped for a 440 at some point. This car has power steering and power brakes, making this car fast, but also easy to handle. This thing really scoots down the road with 375 horsepower and 480 ft-lb of torque. If you can resist roasting the rear tires, it will do the quarter in 14 flat.
This particular car has recently undergone a complete frame-off restoration so it looks and feels like a brand new ‘Cuda. The exterior is finished in “lemon twist yellow” and black hockey stripe that lets everyone know it’s a 440. Hood pins, lower fog lights, and blacked out spoiler complete the look.
The interior had black vinyl seats which are well sprung and comfortable. Almost everything in the interior is new or refreshed. The wood steering wheel feels perfect and shows the attention to detail in the restoration of this car. The previous owner chose to install a modern stereo head unit as well.
The Plymouth Barracuda is one of the most desirable muscle cars ever created. It’s different than the common Mustang or Camaro and will be sure to draw attention wherever it goes. If you are interested in this ‘Cuda, give us a call or email today!