|Now moved over to the "E-body" platform, the Barracuda came with more options and body styles and competed as a real performance car.|
1970 Plymouth BarracudaIn 1970 the Barracuda became real "performance" as it was moved over to the E-body platform, which it would share with the new Dodge Challenger, although the Barracuda rode on a two-inch shorter wheelbase than Challenger. The performance models were called 'Cudas and featured five different V8s, including the 340, 383, 440, 440+6, and the famous 426 Hemi. The 440s and the Hemi cars rode stock with a special high performance suspension. Standard Barracudas came with a flat hood, while 'Cudas came with standard dual hood scoops. With a cost of $871.00, its no wonder there was only 666 cars with the Hemi option.
1970 Plymouth Barracuda Production
|Model Number||Body/Style Number||Body Type & Seating||Factory Price (6-cyl)||Factory Price (V8)||Shipping Weight (6-cyl)||Shipping Weight (V8)||Total Production|
|FB1/2||BH23||2 dr Hardtope Coupe - 5P||$2,764||$2,865||2,790 lbs||3,025 lbs||25,651|
|FB1/2||BH27||2 dr Convertible - 5P||$3,034||$3,135||3,045 lbs||3,100 lbs||1,554|
|Gran Coupe Series|
|FB1/2||BP23||2 dr Hardtope Coupe - 5P||$2,934||$3,035||2,934 lbs||3,040 lbs||8,183|
|FB1/2||BP27||2 dr Convertible - 5P||$3,160||$3,260||3,160 lbs||3,115 lbs||596|
|FB2||BS23||2 dr Hardtope Coupe - 5P||$3,164||Not Available||3,395 lbs||Not Available||18,880|
|FB2||BS27||2 dr Convertible - 5P||$3,433||Not Available||3,480 lbs||Not Available||635|
|Model||Wheelbase||Overall Length||Width||Front Tread||Rear Tread||Tires|
|Barracuda||108 in||186.7 in||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||E78-14 (6-cyl & V8) F70-14 (Cuda)|
1970 Plymouth Engine CodesC - 225 ci 1V (1 barrel carburetor) 145 hp G - 318 ci 2V 230 hp H - 340 ci 4V 275 hp J - 340 ci 3x2V 290 hp L - 383 ci 2V and 4V 290 hp and 330 hp N - 383 ci 4v 335 hp U - 440 ci 4V 375 hp V - 440 ci 3x2V 390 hp R - 426 ci 2x4V 425 hp (Hemi)
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