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1971 Plymouth 'cuda : In Detail No. 2 (Paperback) (Ola Nilsson)

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When the Barracuda arrived in the Plymouth lineup in mid-1964, it was given an unbearable task: compete against the new Ford Mustang. Out the gate, it was outsold by a 6 to 1 margin. Barracuda could always compete with Mustang in the performance category, but aesthetically it just wasn't accepted like its Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro counterparts. That was until 1970, when a complete re-design in the E-Body platform turned the tide. In terms of performance, the 1970–1974 'Barracudas and Challengers were every bit the measure of the Ford and GM offerings.

By 1971, the handsome Barracuda had established itself as one of the best-performing cars in the marketplace. Optioned in the ’Cuda package, owners could lay waste to Mustang and Camaro owners with such stout engine packages as the 440-6 and 426 Hemi. Sales numbers never did match that of its cross-town rivals, but in the end, the 1971 ’Cuda won the war. No other mass-production Pony Car can consistently claim asking prices of $2,000,000 its top model (in today's prices).

As in all In Detail Series books, you get an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

Number of Pages: 96
Genre: Transportation
Series Title: In Detail
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers
Volume number: 2
Author: Ola Nilsson
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2017
TCIN: 51712468
UPC: 9781613252970
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-0430
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