100 Cars That Changed History

tn_80-'67_Plymouth_Barracuda’67 Plymouth Barracuda” by Bull-DoserOwn work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.


80. Plymouth Barracuda 1964-1974 United States

The Barracuda or ‘Cuda, as they were known, was a two-door pony car manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation. It was Plymouth’s answer to the Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, and Pontiac Firebird. The fast-backed A-body coupe was based on Plymouth’s Valiant. The originals featured a distinctive wrap around back glass window which made the vehicle seem futuristic while staying true to its American pony design. In the third generation, Plymouth offered a ‘Cuda powered by a Hemi engine, known as the Hemi ‘Cuda. Hemi ‘Cudas were a high end variant that defined the line. To this day they are arguably the coolest car every produced by Plymouth. Rumors of a comeback of the Barracuda keep making their way into prominent auto magazines, but as of yet nothing has been announced.


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