Wednesday, April 1, 1964: Plymouth Barracuda

Previewed for the press on April 1, the Plymouth Barracuda makes its public debut on April 4 at the International Auto Show in New York. Though touted as a rival to the Ford Mustang (which would be introduced two weeks later), Barracuda sales in 1964 were less than one-tenth that of the Mustang.
* "New Model Cars Pop Out Like Buds of Spring" (Associated Press, April 2, 1964): @
* "Family Car Taking on Sporty Look" (New York Herald Tribune, April 4): @
* Advertisement (Life magazine, May 15): @
* Brochure (from The Old Car Manual Project): @
* Entry from "The Complete Book of Dodge and Plymouth Muscle" (Mike Mueller, 2009): @
* "Happy 50th Birthday, Plymouth Barracuda" (from Hemmings Daily): @
* Entries from allpar.com: @ and @
* "Fish Story: The Plymouth Barracuda" (from Ate Up With Motor): @ 


  1. I've always had a love for the Plymouth. The Fury in the 1950s, the Road Runner in the 1960s, the Satellite in the 1970s. What great memories. The Barracuda wasn't bad, but ...

  2. Thanks for finding your way to the post. From what I understand, the Barracuda was fairly comparable to the Mustang, but just got left in the dust.


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