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1972 Barracuda

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The Plymouth is a 2-door car that was manufactured by the division of the Chrysler Corporation 1964 through 1974.

The Barracuda, a fastback A-body based on the Plymouth Valiant, had a wraparound back glass and was from 1964 to 1966.


The 1967 – 1969 Barracuda, still Valiant-based, was heavily Second-generation A-body cars available in fastback, notchback, and versions.

The 1970 – 1974 Barracuda, no longer Valiant-based, was as a coupé and a convertible, both of were very different the previous models.

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The redesign for the 1970 Barracuda all its previous commonality with the The original fastback design was from the line and the Barracuda now of coupe and convertible models. The model, styled by John E. was built on a shorter, wider of Chrysler s existing B platform, the E-body.

Sharing this was also the newly launched Challenger; however, no sheet interchanged between the two cars, and the had a 2-inch (51 mm) longer wheelbase.

The Barracuda was now able to shake the of economy car . Three versions offered: the base Barracuda the luxury oriented Gran (BP), and the sport model (BS). The high-performance models marketed as Cuda deriving the 1969 option. The E-body s bay was larger than that of the A-body, facilitating the release of s 426 cu in (7 L) Hemi for the regular retail

Two six-cylinder engines were — a new 198 cu in (3.2 L) version of the slant-6, and the 225 — as as six different V8s: the 318, 383, 440-4bbl, 440-6bbl, and the 426 The 440- and Hemi-equipped cars upgraded suspension components and reinforcements to help transfer the to the road.

Other Barracuda included decal sets, modifications, and some unusual impact colors such as C , In-Violet , and Moulin Rouge .

Savage and Dan Gurney raced factory-sponsored AAR (All American Cudas in the 1970 Trans-Am The cars qualified for three positions but did not win any Trans-Am races; the finish was 2nd at Road America.[citations

A street version of the AAR Cuda was powered by the 340 cu in (5.6 L) six pack two-barrel carburetors) engine.

The was changed slightly for 1971, a new grille and taillights, seat, and differences. This would be the year that the Barracuda have four headlights, and the only year of the fender on the Cuda model.

The 1971 engine options would the same as that of the 1970 except the 4-barrel carbureted 440 was not available; all 440-powered Barracudas had a carburetor setup instead. The 426 remained available, and the Hemi-powered Barracuda convertible is now considered one of the valuable collectible muscle Only eleven were seven of which were domestically, and examples of these have sold for US$2

In 1970 and 1971, the shaker and the Spicer-built Dana 60 rear were available. The shaker was available with 340, 440-4bbl and 440-6bbl, and 426 Hemi The heavy-duty (and heavy) 60, with a 9¾ in ring gear, was equipment with manual and 440-6bbl and 426 Hemi engines, and was on those with the automatic

After another grille and redesign in 1972, the Barracuda remain unchanged through with dual headlights and circular taillights. Big Block (383, 440, 426 Hemi) no longer offered; and the 318 was added to the (BS) as the base engine. continued through 1974 the 340 being dropped in lieu of the HP

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As with other American of the time, there was a progressive in the Barracuda s performance. To meet stringent safety and exhaust regulations, big-block engine were discontinued. The remaining were detuned year by to reduce exhaust emissions, also reduced their output.

There was also an increase in as bumpers became larger, and for doors were equipped heavy steel side-impact beams. By 1974, only the 318 and 360 were available. Higher prices and performance-car insurance deterred many buyers as the in high performance cars

Sales had dropped dramatically 1970, and Barracuda production April 1, 1974, ten years to the day it had begun.

1972 was a sad year for fans as the mighty Hemi and the 383 were retired because couldn t meet the new emission The remaining engines had to be detuned and now rated in net horsepower numbers, on the surface seemed like a drop in power. Unfortunately, the top choice for the Barracuda was the 340 cid V8 and the convertible was no available.

Production:

Cuda Hardtop 7,828

Engines:

318 V8 150 bhp.(SAE

340 V8 240 bhp. (SAE Net)

340/240: 0-60 in 8.5 seconds, 1/4 in 16 seconds.

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