1964 Plymouth Barracuda.

February 23, 2014

7 comments
1964 Plymouth Barracuda fastback.
1964 Plymouth Barracuda fastback.
1964 Plymouth Barracuda fastback.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a great car...It's on Jessup off Greely and it sounds AWESOME!!! When I walk my dog in the mornings sometimes I can hear it coming down Jessup, where the owner stops and turns right onto Omaha. I get the dog to sit and just listen to it. It really sounds that good!

Ben Piff said...

Yeah Anon, you stole the comment right out of my mouth. I only live a couple blocks away but have been blown away the handful of times I've heard this. Each time I've wondered about the power lurking, I like to think 400+.

Anonymous said...

Well, ok, maybe.

I've always thought these cars looked extremely clunky and heavy. And nowadays, after 50 years they still look heavy and ponderous. The idea of having a big, powerful engine in a car like this just seems ludicrous. Like a bad idea. A bunch of engineers were sitting around looking at the design for the Valiant and received an order to "sex it up", but they couldn't really spend any money. The easiest thing they could do was to glomb the fastback on there. But it really looks weird. Nowadays we recognize this as nostalgic charm and think it looks cool. I'm just sayin'

A different Anon -

Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice the slight bubble bulge to the rear window (seen from the side profile)? They were still working out the manufacturing kinks for such a complex window shape. They fixed it in the '65 model. Kinda interesting (to me, anyways)

Anonymous said...

Another diff Anon...

My great grandpa had one like this, in red. White interior. I was a very little boy and the only thing I can remember is having sit below that huge glass.

Calvin said...

Anon criticizing the car's looks: I agree on the profile. It looks good from the front and back (especially the back) but the combination of almost slab sides and a greenhouse that doubles the height of the car looks slightly awkward. That said, I'm more than okay with Mopars looking slightly awkward.

Jakob hartel - schwarz said...

'A different anon' said it straight.
I always thought of these, and valiants, as Ladies' cars. They have a kind of 'shrugged off' look.