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The redesign for the 1970 Barracuda removed all its previous commonality with the Valiant. The all-new model, styled by John E. Herlitz, was built on a shorter, wider version of Chrysler’s existing B platform, called the E-body. Sharing this platform was also the newly launched Dodge Challenger; however, no sheet metal interchanged between the two cars and the Challenger, at 110 inches, had a 2 in (51 mm) longer wheelbase than the Barracuda, at 108 inches.
The E-body Barracuda was now “able to shake the stigma of ‘economy car’.” Three versions were offered for 1970 and 1971. The high-performance models were marketed as ‘Cuda deriving from the 1969 option. The E-body’s engine bay was larger than that of the previous A-body, facilitating the release of Chrysler’s 426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi for the regular retail market.
Other Barracuda options included decal sets, hood modifications, and some unusual “high impact” colors such as “Vitamin C”, “In-Violet”, “Sassy Grass Green” and “Moulin Rouge”.
This 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda has only 18,900 original miles as verified by DMV documents.
It was featured in: Muscle Car Review September 2010
Muscle Car Milestones 2009
Muscle Car Enthusiast 2006
It is one of only one with it’s options as documented by Galen Govier and it is one of of seven finished in Fire Blue Metallic with blue interior per Galen Registry as documented in Galen Inspection Report, Appraisal Inspection, and authentication in 2006. Note: There are 7 VIN’S determining Matching Numbers verified by Galen Govier: Dash VIN, Primary Body Codes, Secondary body codes, Body code plate aka fender tag, VIN stamping on engine, VIN stamping on transmission, and Door VIN decal. In addition the 9.75 ” Dana 60 along with other parts were also verified to their originality by Galen in this report. These were all verified as original to the car.
The original documentation includes: Build Sheet, Window Sticker, Starting Instruction, Owner’s Manual, In-Process Quality Assurance Inspection sheet, Jacking Instructions, door tire label, original owner documented interview log/old Polaroid pictures, showroom antenna flag and Department of Motor vehicle mileage reports.
The vendor has the original Polyglass white lettered tires with wheels that were on the car as it sat in the showroom at Vastine Motors in 1970.
The engine specifications are: 425 horse 426 dual quad Hemi V8 with Shaker hood scoop
Transmission: 727 TorqueFlite automatic with Slap-Stik shifter
Interior: HB65 blue vinyl bucket seats
Wheels 15 x 7 Rallye
Tires: Goodyear Polyglass GT F70 x 15
Special Options: Super Track Pak (4.10 Dana rear with Sure-Grip differential, power front disc brakes, Hemi suspension, and Max-Cooling Package), black vinyl roof, Rallye gauges (wood grained panel fitted with extra clock and tachometer, 150 mph speedometer, oil/temp/ammeter gauges), EB5 Fire Blue metallic paint, A01 Light Group package (includes fender mounted turn indicator signals visible inside the car, trunk light, glove box light, ash tray light, time delay ignition light, time delay instrument panel light, flood light, map/courtesy light, variable speed wipers with electric washers, G11 tinted glass in all windows, G31 chrome racing mirrors, G33 chrome racing mirror remote control left side and D1x black vinyl roof.