A collection of the best Plymouth pics from the 1950s to the 1970s including the 426 Hemi, 383, 440 and 340 V8 powered muscle cars, and the Rapid Transit System. Models include the Barracuda and Cuda, Satellite, GTX, Duster, Road Runner, Valiant and Fury.
The original Plymouth Barracuda of 1964 was a fastback Valiant with huge wraparound rear window. In Formula S guise, the Barracuda received bucket seats, floor shift, GT stripes and a hotter version of the 273 Commando V8, with 4bbl carb, hot cam and twin system. Later came a handsome standalone body that emulated the Mustang with coupe, fastback & convertible variants. Formula S moved up to a potent 340 V8 before the horsepower wars got in to high gear - Plymouth first offering the 383, then stuffing the monster 440 under the bonnet. From 1970 some variants became known as ‘Cuda but offered the same range of potent 340 small block, 383 and 440 big blocks, and of course the big daddy of them all - the mighty 426 Hemi V8
Plymouth’s Rapid Transit System was their response to Dodge’s Scat Pack and Ford’s Total Performance. It was all about Muscle with a capital M!