1971 Hemi 'Cuda The Barracuda was a two-door car manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964 to 1974. The first generation Barracuda (a fastback A-body coupe) based on the Plymouth Valiant was available from 1964 to 1966, the second generation though still Valiant-based was heavily re-designed (available in fastback, notchback and convertible versions) and was available from 1967-1969.

1971 Hemi Cuda

This particular car is a matching numbers, well optioned 4-speed manual Hemi 'Cuda (with build sheet}, one of only 59 4-speeds built, out of a total of 108 Hemi 'Cudas built in 1971. With its TX9 Black exterior and Billboard stripe, with a white interior, bucket seats, Shaker hood and hood pins this is a distinctive looking car. When this car came off the production line at Hamtamck, MI (scheduled production date 30 March 1971), it was fitted with the A34 SuperTrak Package giving it the Heavy Duty 4.10:1 Dana 60 and SureGrip axle, Heavy Duty suspension, Power disk brakes, dual-point distributor and a Heavy Duty cooling radiator and shroud.

The rear spoiler and front spotlights are not factory fitted options and were fitted prior to 1991. Since the car has been in the UK (about 1997) the manual steering has been replaced with correct date coded Power Steering and 3.54 gears, in order to make the car more "street" friendly. We looked after this car at RPM when it was part of a UK collection, it is now part of the Tom Lembeck collection of Hemi's and 'Cudas in Chicago.

There's a short video shot while we were out for a drive here