4.01.2014

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): @ 

2 comments:

  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 ...

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  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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