1970/1 Plymouth Barracuda 426 Hemi
Two of the biggest Chrysler legends from the classic days of muscle cars are the Barracuda and the 426 Hemi engine. All throughout the 1960s, those icons of the industry didn’t mix. However, in 1970, Plymouth offered this legendary engine in the Barracuda body style.
And this move immediately created one of the fastest, most desirable muscle cars ever made. The mighty Hemi engine was an expensive, top of the line option for 1970 and 1971. But it was available in a coupe or convertible form. And it cost around $900 over the price of the standard Barracuda.
Plymouth installed it in approximately 600 coupes and only 17 convertibles during its two-year production run. They rated the power at 425 HP. However, everybody knew the orange monster delivered more than 500 HP straight from the box.