The Plymouth Barracuda went down in history as one of the greatest muscle cars of all time, and Jay Leno agrees.
Although it only had two-doors, the 1970 Barracuda measured 186.6 in (4,739.6 mm) in length, 74.9 in (1,902.5 mm) in width, and 50.9 in (1,292.9 mm) in height, making it a massive, low, and intimidating coupe – especially as it came powered by humongous big block engines, including the 338, 440, and 426 Hemi.
The variant visiting Jay Leno’s Garage is the 440, hiding a 330 hp V8 under its “shaker” hood. Visually and mechanically, it’s in top-notch condition, retaining all its stock elements, Moreover, the ‘Cuda only has ~42,000 miles (67,592 km) on the clock and one single owner – bought from new by the American pop musician Richard Carpenter (when he was 23 years old) and his father.
The E-body Barracuda shared the same platform with the 1970-1974 Dodge Challenger, but Chrysler managed to give it a totally new and unique look. If you want to find more about the model, Jay Leno has some interesting insights, but don’t expect it to be a full-fat sports-car compared to today’s modern vehicles.