In the mid-1960s, Dodge and Plymouth took decidedly different paths to meet the threat posed by Ford’s revolutionary Mustang. While Plymouth grafted a glassy fastback roof onto its A-Body Valiant to create the Barracuda, Dodge relied on the relatively large B-Body Charger, which was essentially the intermediate Coronet with a fastback roofline. Chrysler’s E-Body project began in earnest during the fall of 1966, with the resulting Dodge Challenger and third-generation Plymouth Barracuda introduced for the 1970 model year.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
450 bhp, 8.0-liter V10 engine with light-alloy block and cylinder heads, sequential multipoint electronic fuel injection, six-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with torsion bars, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and power-assisted, hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 110".
Source: RM Auctions