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1970 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda
Date Issued: 2013-02-22
Postage Value: 0 cents

Commemorative issue
Muscle Cars
1970 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda

The Plymouth Barracuda is a two-door car manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964 to 1974.The 1970 to 1974 E-body Barracuda, no longer Valiant-based, was available as a coupe and a convertible, both of which were very different from the previous models.

The redesign for the 1970 Barracuda removed all its previous commonality with the Valiant. The original fastback design was deleted from the line and the Barracuda now consisted of coupe and convertible models.

The 1970 Plymouth Hemi \'Cuda was raced by the Chrysler France works team in 1970-1973. The 440- and Hemi-equipped cars received upgraded suspension components and structural reinforcements to help transfer the power to the road.

Swede Savage and Dan Gurney raced identical factory-sponsored AAR (All American Racers) \'Cudas in the 1970 Trans-Am Series. The cars qualified for three pole positions but did not win any Trans-Am races; the highest finish was second at Road America. Four 1970 Hemi \'Cudas also were successfully raced by Chrysler France, from 1970 until 1973. The works team director Henrí Chemin piloted the first car, and then sold it on to friend and privateer J. F. Mas, who went on to race it for another two years. This Hemi \'Cuda won four French Group 1 class championships, three on track and one in hill-climbing.

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