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Friday, July 29, 2011

The Origin of 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

1971 Plymouth Barracuda Green-Front Left View

Plymouth Baracuda car was a two door compact / midsize manufactured by the Plymouth division of Chrysler Corporation from 1964 to 1974. The Hemi Cuda 1970 is today one of the most sought after Muscle Cars Classic. Hemi Cuda production was limited: 652 coupes were built in 1970, falling to just 108 in 1971. Convertible production numbers approach of some of these classic European sports cars, with 14 Hemi Cudas droptop 'built in 1970 and only seven in 1971.
1971 Plymouth Barracuda Green-Front Right View

Hystory Barracuda began in 1964 with a bizarre style, a huge back window, and a small 273-cubic-inch V-8 engine as its maximum performance package. In 1968 was built with a super lightweight version of Barracuda "race" high-compression engine 426 Hemi. The style has changed dramatically these 50 cars were built. The only problem was that this was not where the car street legal. They had no safety equipment for street use and without exhaust systems.

1971 Plymouth Barracuda Green-Rear View

But things were about to change in 1970 when a new design, different than before, and more powerful version was used. It was badged and advertised as the Cuda. "Baracuda The 1970 version was built on a new, slightly shorter, wider, and a sporty Chrysler's existing B platform, E-body. This new generation eliminated the fastback, but kept the two-door coupe and convertible versions.

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Dark Green Front View Picture

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Dark Green Left View Picture

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda "was first shown to the press in June 1969 at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan. Back then it was the greatest expression of Detroit Muscle Car ever built. The latest model only until the 1971 model in both coupe and convertible versions.

The street version of the Hemi was developing closer to 450 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, with a choice of four-speed manual transmission or three-speed automatic TorqueFlite.

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Picture

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Red-Front View

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