Challenger & 'Cuda

Challenger & 'Cuda

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Chrysler entered the pony-car market with the capable but unlovely Barracuda in the early 1960s. The car was refined over the years, becoming a true muscle car, and a rather handsome one at that, but it wasna€™t until the advent of the E-body pony cars from 1970-1974a€”Barracudas, the Dodge Challenger, and Plymouth a€˜Cudaa€”that Chrysler became a true player in the pony-car market. This book tells the story of Chryslera€™s pony car series, from the advent of the original Barracuda in 1964 to the final days of the smog-motored Challengers and a€˜Cudas of the mid-1970s, focusing on the seriesa€™ heyday in the early 1970s.In 1970, Dodge and Plymouth offered three horsepower versions of the 383 in their E-body cars: 290, 330, and 335. ... This engine came standard with a three- speed manual transmission, but the four-speed manual and automatic transmission were optional. ... on the 1970 Challenger R/T. Opposite: One way to easily distinguish the 426 Hemi from any earlier Hemi is by the front mounted distributor.

Title:Challenger & 'Cuda
Author:Robert Genat
Publisher:Motorbooks International - 2005


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