The redesign for the 1970 Barracuda removed all its previous commonality with the Valiant. The original fastback design was deleted from the line and the Barracuda now consisted of coupe and convertible models. 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.
Three versions were offered for 1970 and 1971: the base Barracuda (BH), the luxury oriented Gran Coupe (BP), and the sport model 'Cuda.
The high-performance models were marketed as 'Cuda deriving from the 1969 option and with the E-Body providing a larger engine bay, the vaunted 426 Hemi was made available.
Hemi-equipped cars received upgraded suspension components and structural reinforcements to help transfer the power to the road. The heavy-duty Dana 60, with a 9.75 in. ring gear, was standard equipment with manual transmissions and 426 Hemi engines.
This amazing Plum Crazy example has been fully restored and is absolutely perfect and correct. The story behind this amazing Mopar is as amazing as the car itself. After being purchased new in a small town in Wisconsin, the owner sold the vehicle when he found out he was expecting his first child and needed money to buy a house. The car was sold locally to a farmer where it remained for the better part of 30 years. As the years past, the original owner kept in touch with the second owner and for decades attempted to purchase the car back. The farmer declined even though the car was no longer running and effectively turning into a Barn Find. Finally, the time came when the second owner agreed to sell the 'Cuda back to her original owner.
The car was restored by the original owner and his now much older son prior to coming into our inventory.
Fully Authenticated by Galen Govier, this car is fully documented with restoration receipts, original newspaper clippings from 1970 when the car was originally purchased and newspaper articles when the car finally returned to its original owner. The original window sticker and manuals are included.
One of the rarest and most sought after muscle car collectible that will continue to rise in value. This Plum Crazy Hemi is stunning and will make a valuable addition to any collection.
Fender tag decode:
- E74 426 2-4bbl 425hp Hemi
- D32 A727 Torque flight automatic
- BS Plymouth Cuda
- 23 2 dr hardtop
- R 426 Hemi 2-4bbl 425hp
- 0 1970 F-series
- B assembly Hamtramck, MI
- 146730 sequential #
- FC7 Violet paint- hi-impact
- H trim grade high
- 6 front seat vinyl buckets
- XW interior white and black
- 000 upper door frame color- non- full door panels
- A06 scheduled production date Oct 6,1969
- 035982 vehicle order #
- FC7 Roof paint, Violet hi-impact
- A04 Radio group
- A32 super performance axle package
- A62 Rally Instrument cluster
- B51 Power brakes
- C16 Woodgrain console
- C55 Front bucket seats
- G33 Mirror, left side outside remote chromed
- J45 Hood pins
- M21 drip rail moldings
- M25 body sill moldings
- M31 body belt moldings
- M88 rear deck molding treatment
- N41 Dual exhaust
- N42 chrome exhaust tips
- N85 tachometer
- N96 carb fresh air package Shaker Hood
- R11 Radio music master AM
- V6X Stripes: black longitudinal sport tape
- Y05 built to usa order spec
- 26 radiator 26 width
- EN1 end of fender tag codes,designated line 1 build 34 Inspector's stamp
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