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1965 Plymouth Barracuda

1965 Barracuda

The 1965 Barracuda was essentially a fastback version of the Plymouth Valiant. Originally introduced in 1964, the Barracuda was targeted squarely at the youth market. The car featured a huge glass rear window the created the fastback appearance Plymouth was looking for in it's new sporty car. The interior was tastefully outfitted with chrome gauges and embossed seats and door panels. The 1965 Barracuda saw the introduction of a performance oriented 273cid Commando engine rated at 235hp.

For those who opted for the 273 Commando they also received Rallye suspension with bigger torsion bars, heavy duty shocks, and sway bars. The pinnacle in Barracuda performance was the Formula S model. This combined the 273, Rallye suspension, and special 6000rpm tach along with badging and 14 inch blue streak tires.

Models:


Hardtop, Formula S

Engine options:

Cid Comp. HP TQ Note
225   145   6cyl
273   180    
273 10.0 235 280

Commando

 

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