Make : Playmouth
Model : Cuda
Year : 1970
Owner : Abdullah Hakim
Country : Saudi Arabia
Member of : El Mafia
The muscle cars era defined from 1964-1974 has produced so many powerful and iconic Classic American Sports cars which are known today as Classic Muscle Cars. The competition was severe between the giant automotive manufacturers that created a battle between Mopar and non Mopar.
This time we have selected one of the most legendary Moparian cars ever built which is the 1970 Plymouth Cuda owned by Abdullah Hakim member of El Mafia Group muscle cars.
Here’s a brief history about the progress of Playmouth Barracuda Muscle Cars throughout the years:
The Plymouth Barracuda is a two-door car that was manufactured by Plymouth from the 1964 to 1974 model years.
The first-generation Barracuda, a fastback A-body coupe based on the Plymouth Valiant, had distinctive wraparound back glass and was available from 1964 to 1966.
The second-generation 1967 to 1969 Barracuda, though still Valiant-based, was heavily redesigned. Second-generation A-body cars were available in fastback, notchback, and convertible versions.
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 final model year for the Barracuda was 1974.
Three versions were offered for 1970 and 1971: the base Barracuda (BH), the luxury oriented Gran Coupe (BP), and the sport model ‘Cuda (BS).
So how was the name Cuda born and is it a shortened name for Barracuda?
“Cuda is not slang for Barracuda”. Pre-1970 there was not a Cuda option it was just a nickname. The Cuda term was coined on the street, similar to the “Goat” for GTO’s, and the factory tuned in quickly and made it an option for 69. Also for 69, both the Barracuda and Cuda shared the same first two digits of the VIN with the Model and Price Line “BH” with B for Barracuda and H for High for both Barracuda and Cuda.
1970 brought the introduction of the third generation E-body Barracuda and first generation Challenger. The Cuda option continued with the VIN changing to “BS” (B for Barracuda and S for Special). The option remained until the demise of the model in 1974. On the other hand the Challenger R/T with VIN prefix “JS” with J for Challenger and S for Special ended with the 1971 model year.
“Cuda” is a performance package on a Barracuda as Trans-Am is to a Firebird or S.S. is to a Camaro or GT. is to a Mustang or RT. is to a Challenger.
- Engine: 6-cylinder 383 ci with Four-Barrel Carburetor and Dual Exhaust
- Transmission: 727 TorqueFlite
- Rear-End Differential
- Posi Transaction 3.55 Gears
- Hot Orange Twist Cuda
- 330 Horsepower
- 380 Nm Torque
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