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The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

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The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda and the similar Dodge Challenger were both introduced in 1969 on the E-body platform.

The Barracuda was 3 inches shorter in wheelbase than the Challenger and came with a range of engines from a 198cu. (3.2 L) slant six up to the 426(7.0 L) Hemi engine. Three transmissions were available in a three and four speed manual and a three speed TorqueFlite automatic as below.

1970 Plymouth Barracuda engines.
198 cu in (3.2 L) Slant-6 I6
225 cu in (3.7 L) Slant-6 I6
318 cu in (5.2 L) LA V8
340 cu in (5.6 L) LA V8
360 cu in (5.9 L) LA V8
383 cu in (6.3 L) B V8
426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi  V8
440 cu in (7.2 L) RB V8
Transmission 3-speed manual
4-speed manual
3-speed TorqueFlite automatic

Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
426 ci 5.6 sec 13.5 sec @ 105.0 mph High Performance Car
440 ci 5.9 sec 14.0 sec @ 100.0 mph Motor Trend
340 ci 5.8 sec 14.3 sec @ 99.5 mph Car & Driver
340 ci 6.4 Sec 14.5 sec @ 96.0 mph Motor Trend
426 ci 6.9 sec 13.7 sec @ 101.2 mph Motor Trend
Hemi 5.8 sec 14.0 sec @ 102 mph Motor Trend

A range of options were available for the 1970 year, which included a range of high impact colors –

Factory Exterior Colors
Blue Fire Metallic
Lime Green Metallic
Deep Burnt Orange Metallic
Sandpebble Beige
Rallye Red
Burnt Tan Metallic
Black Velvet
Citron Mist Metallic
Ice Blue Metallic
Jamaica Blue Metallic
Ivy Green Metallic
Yellow Gold
Alpine White
In Violet (Metallic)
Lemon Twist
Vitamin C

Racing versions included the AAR (All American Racers), which included street produced versions , housing the 340CI (3, 2-barrel carburetors) six pack.

Production Numbers
Barracuda: 2-Dr Hardtop 6 cyl: Total productions 5,668
Barracuda: 2-Dr Hardtop 8 cyl: 17,819
Barracuda: 2-Dr Hardtop Gran Coupe 6 cyl: 210
Barracuda: 2-Dr Hardtop Gran Coupe 8 cyl: 7,184
‘Cuda: 2-Dr Hardtop: 17.242
Barracuda: 2-Dr Convertible 6 cyl: 223
Barracuda: 2-Dr Convertible 8 cyl: 1,169
Barracuda: 2-Dr Convertible Gran Coupe 6 cyl: 34
Barracuda: 2-Dr Convertible Gran Coupe 8 cyl: 518
‘Cuda: 2-Dr Convertible: 550

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