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The Barracuda was a two-door compact/midsize car manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964 through 1974.

The original Plymouth Barracuda was built upon the A-body chassis, which was also common to several other vehicles manufactured by Chrysler, including the popular Dodge Dart. It was directly spun off of the existing Valiant series to appeal to a sportier market, and it is also considered the first pony car, because it preceded the Ford Mustang to market by two weeks.

The first generation Barracuda's main claim to fame was its enormous fastback wrap-around rear window, considered the largest piece of automotive glass ever installed at that time. Powertrains were identical to the Valiant's, including two versions of Chrysler's legendary inline 6 — a 170 in³ (2.8 L), 101 hp (75 kW) version and an optional 225 in³ (3.7 L), 145 hp (108 kW) version offered. A two-barrel carbureted 180 hp (134 kW) 273 in³ (4.5 L) V8 was the top engine option for 1964, so performance at first was modest. The 170 in³ six was later eliminated as an option, leaving the 225 in³ 145 hp version as the smallest engine option. The Barracuda sold for a base price of US$2,500, and unlike any other year, all automatic 1964 Barracudas had a push button shifter on the dashboard.

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Top Three Plymouth 'cuda Books From Amazon


Dodge Challenger & Plymouth Barracuda (Enthusiast Color Series) This is a cool little book, I really like it. I enjoyed the way the story of these cars is told in this book and there are some nice photos, but at less that 100 pages its over too quick. It's not a necessity for all but the the most diehard fans of these models. Its still a good value considering the cheap price tag, and if you are like me, you cant get enough of the Mopar E-Body. (Amazon Customer Review)

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Challenger & Barracuda Restoration Guide, 1967-1974 (Authentic Restoration Guides) This book provides valuable illustrations and photos of these beautiful automobiles, and also some of the little known details that can help make your restoration complete. (Amazon Customer Review)

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Barracuda & Challenger (Motorbooks International Muscle Car Color History) Excellent book for visual identification of 1964-1974 cars. Text is somewhat general in content, but clear and easy to read. Book also gives production figures broken down by models for each year--a nice extra!!! I was looking for a color visual guide----one with lots of pictures...and this one was exactly what I was looking for. It has more pictures than text.  (Amazon Customer Review)

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