1969 Plymouth Barracuda
The "Slickback" a Barracuda Fastback with Vinyl roof.

1969 Plymouth Barracuda

Serious about performance in 1969, Plymouth was upgrading the Barracuda as a serious contender to be reckoned with. Boosting engine horsepower to 330 on the popular 383 V8 engine option, Plymouth also introduced a cosmetic package built around the Formula S option, which they called the 'Cuda. The 'Cuda could be had with either the 275 hp 340 V8 or the 383. Still not as powerful as hoped, Plymouth began stuffing the triple carb 440 V8 under the hood, the largest engine yet available in the pony car. Available with automatic only and manual steering as well as too much weight over the front wheels, handling and braking suffered. The ’69 Barracuda optioned with the 440 was recorded as running the ¼ mile in 14.01 seconds and the 383 in 15.5 seconds. Engine options consisted of a 340 V8 with 275 hp, 383 V8 with 330 hp and a 440+6 V8 with 390 hp.  

1969 Plymouth Barracuda Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price (6 cyl) Factory Price (V8) Shipping Weigh (6 cyl) Shipping Weight (V8) Total Production
EB1/2-H BH23 2 Dr Hardtop - 5P $2,674 $2,780 2,731 lbs 2,899 lbs 12,757
EB1/2-H BH29 2 Dr Fastback - 5P $2,707 $2,813 2,816 lbs 2,987 lbs 17,788
EB1/2-H BH27 2 Dr Convertible - 5P $2,976 $3,082 2,846 lbs 3,034 lbs 1,442

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Barracuda 108 in 192.8 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 6.95 x 14

1969 Plymouth Barracuda Gallery

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