The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Plymouth Barracuda. We make the process of selling your Plymouth Barracuda quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Plymouth Barracuda was built by the American automaker Chrysler between 1964 and 1974. It was a 2-door fastback car based on the A-body Plymouth Valiant. It had similar body styling to the Ford Mustang, its direct competitor. The Barracuda was known as a “Pony” car, but the Barracuda was actually released before the Mustang.
The Barracuda used the same 106 in (2,692 mm) wheelbase as the Valiant and shared other components with its sister car, such as the hood, headlamp bezels, windshield, vent windows, quarter panels, doors, A-pillar, and bumpers. The rest of the sheet metal panels and glass were fresh. It was known stylistically for its large back wraparound glass. At 14.4 ft², the back window was the largest ever put in a production automobile.
First generation engine choices included the 170 cu in (2.8 L) Slant-6 I6, 225 cu in (3.7 L) Slant-6 I6 producing 145 bhp (108 kW), and the 273 cu in (4.5 L) LA V8 rated at 235 bhp (175 kW). It used the "TorqueFlite 6" automatic transmission that was controlled by a push button.
A special edition came out in 1966 that was called the Formula ‘S’ package. Commando V8 engine, a stronger suspension, bigger wheels and tires, special paint and logos, and a tachometer. Air conditioning and disc brakes were also options.