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'74 Plymouth Barracuda - One Mean Fish

Barracuda_74_Carlos_8126831 We've always been big fans of the Plymouth Barracuda, especially in its final 1970-74 iteration. The sleek lines, wide stance, variety of potent engine choices, and vibrant color options made it a strong contender in the muscle car era. So, when we saw this lean, green resto-modded Barracuda pull into our showroom parking lot, we knew we had to check it out.

Barracuda2_74_Carlos_8126831 The '70-'74 E-body Barracuda distanced itself from its humble Valiant-based roots, becoming something much more menacing.

This particular Barracuda belongs to Carlos Dominguez, of Tustin, California, and represents the end of the line for this model. The 1973 energy crisis made it hard for Plymouth to justify the big, thirsty car, and this 1974 model soon became the last of its kind. However, all is not lost—thanks to some carefully selected restoration parts and plenty of elbow grease from Carlos, this Barracuda is looking better than ever. Carlos tells us he has owned the Plymouth for almost two years, and has restored it himself for use as a daily driver. The Barracuda is powered by a 440ci V8 paired with a 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission, a combination which provides more than enough thrust to smoke the tires at will. Carlos has also added disc brakes at all four corners, and a set of American Racing Burnout wheels for an aggressive look. The entire body was resprayed in a fresh coat of Envy Green, a color which fits the car perfectly and turns heads everywhere it goes.

Barracuda3_74_Carlos_8126831 The 440 underhood is clad with paint-matched and airbrushed valve covers, creating a clean custom look.

We're always glad to meet customers like Carlos and check out their classic cars. If you've got a car or truck that needs restoration parts, go to our web site for a free catalog or come by our Huntington Beach showroom.