18. Plymouth Barracuda Hemi
Two of the biggest Chrysler legends from the classic days of muscle car culture are the Barracuda and the 426 Hemi engine. All through the ‘60s, those icons of the industry didn’t mix, at least not in street legal cars. So in 1970, Plymouth offered this legendary engine in the Barracuda body style, immediately creating one of the fastest, most desirable muscle cars they ever made.
The mighty Hemi engine was an expensive, top-of-the-line option and in 1971 was available in coupe or convertible form. It cost around $900 over the price of the standard Barracuda. The power was rated at 425 HP, but everybody knew that the orange monster delivered more than 500 HP straight from the box. Unfortunately, they dropped the Hemi for 1972, never to return to the Plymouth lineup.