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Plymouth Barracuda 1964-1974

1964 Barracuda 1969 Barracuda

Year Total Produced

Engine availability in cubic inches/Horsepower

1964 23,443 225six/145hp, 273V-8/180hp
1965 64,596 225six/145hp, 273V-8/180-235hp
1966 38,029 225six/145hp, 273V-8/180-235hp
1967 65,534 225six/145hp, 273V-8/180-235hp, 383/280hp
1968 45,412 225six/145hp, 318V-8/230hp, 340/275hp, 383/290hp
1969  31,987 225six/145hp, 318V-8/230hp, 340/275hp, 383/290hp

1970 Barracuda

Year Total Produced

Engine availability in cubic inches/Horsepower

1970 55,499 225six/145hp, 318V-8/230hp, 340/290hp, 383/335hp,               426/425hp (Can you believe what this Street Hemi could do?), 440/390hp (Are five V-8 engines enough to choose from?)
1971 18,690 198six/125hp, 225/145hp, 318V-8/230hp, 340/275hp, 383/275-335hp, 426/425hp
1972 18,450 225six/100nhp, 318V-8/150nhp, 340/240hp
1973  22,213 318V-8/150nhp, 340/235hp
1974 11,734 318V-8/150nhp, 360/245hp
Note: Starting in 1972, the "net" horsepower rating system went into effect and meant that the motors were tested with all their equipment attached, which resulted in lower horsepower numbers, making them appear to have less power than they actually had.  The auto makers had to start lowering compression ratios in 1971 and this resulted in some horsepower loss, but it wasn't until 1975 that muscle cars were dealt their final blow.  Compression was lowered even more to allow cars to run on unleaded fuel.  Big block engines became extinct, and the smaller engines were so underpowered it was pathetic. 

 

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