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 wasnat until the advent of the E-body pony cars from 1970-1974aBarracudas, the Dodge Challenger, and Plymouth aCudaathat Chrysler became a true player in the pony-car market. This book tells the story of Chrysleras pony car series, from the advent of the original Barracuda in 1964 to the final days of the smog-motored Challengers and aCudas 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|
|Publisher||:||Motorbooks International - 2005|