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1971 Plymouth Barracuda dealer promo film

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1971 Hardtop (parts car)
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
But....it's still a MOPAR!!!!


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1973 SportsRoof
351C bored .040
Crank .020  and Stock cam
Flattop pistons
Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE
Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

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Wow this is so awesome stuff Regards Lars

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
I wonder what the sales numbers for mustang vs barracuda were back in 71-73.
Mustangs didn't come in coupes? Since when?

Let me check your shorts!

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basstrix;271177 Wrote:I wonder what the sales numbers for mustang vs barracuda were back in 71-73.

This is what I could come up with, it was kind of hard to nail down the Barracuda numbers, they were all over the place on different websites. I included 1970 and 1974 for comparisons:

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It would appear their video didn't have much effect...

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basstrix;271177 Wrote:I wonder what the sales numbers for mustang vs barracuda were back in 71-73.

A. Embarrassing.

Here ya go!

Another excerpt>>

"The Plymouth Barracuda/Dodge Challengers for 1970 - 1974 were developed as performance cars, not sedans with performance options. They were not identical : the Plymouth was slightly smaller than the Dodge. But the market for performance cars was diminishing, and sales fell below expectations."

1971-1973 production
Plymouth Barracuda vs. Ford Mustang

1971 18,690 vs. 149,682
1972 18,450 vs. 125,093
1973 22,213 vs. 134,867



1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1971 Hardtop (parts car)
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
Wow! No wonder the barracudas sell for so much now days!

I've always liked the looks of the mopar muscle cars, but from my experience as a mechanic, they came across as cheap...lots of rattles and loose parts in the dash and doors....body panels seemed light...under the hood, it seemed like there were a lot of "after-though" designs, and IMO they had a weak front end...replaced lots of lower ball joints in mopars back then. That's what detracted me from them back then...wish I had a crystal ball.... would have bought a few and stored them away (as if I really had the means to have done that lol)....but don't we all Smile
midlife;271185 Wrote:Mustangs didn't come in coupes? Since when?

In theory they are all hardtops no B post behind door.
Roadster had soft top with no roll up side windows usually the cheapest model.
Sedan convertible had windows and window frame around the front door.
Hardtop convertible had no B pillar or window frames.
You had the same variations in 2 door and 4 door.
When BMW called their Z-3 a roadster I called them out on that one. They did not know there was a difference between roadsters and convertibles. The Viper even came in true roadster without roll up windows.
All the Mfg's twisted terms and names to try and come up with a new variation.
I use to race my buddies that had cudas on the road and autocross and they never won. One had a AAR cuda and it was a dog also. Their window mechanisms were junk, interiors very cheap. But everyone has an opinion of their own.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
My seat of the pants opinion from back then is that in addition to having lower sales numbers, the Mopar products rusted out the worst of the big three auto manufacturers. Had a friend with a low-mileage '71 Cuda 383 with pistol-grip 4 speed, beautiful car with original paint and the 383 billboard decals on the sides. They use a torsion bar front suspension if I recall correctly, and it felt like there was no suspension. I helped him install new gas shocks all around, in addition to other things. Agree that the interior had a lot of rattles. His windows worked fine but the insides of those big doors sounded really loose. Can be a problem however with Mustang, Camaro, Firebird, etc. Badass looking car though with factory rallye wheels on it and a black vinyl top that was original and still looked great. It was white and if you looked really closely along the lower body you could see a tiny rust-colored spec here and there, just a few of them. I remember wondering how soon those would take over entire panels. hehe Yes if we had only saved a few of these cars in climate-controlled storage for all those years it would be an easy early retirement. I never personally saw a Hemi car for sale, but I saw a number of 440 6-pack Mopars and even 340 6-pack AAR and T/A cars for sale. At the time a few thousand bucks was out of reach for me, and I didn't even have dry storage for my own car!
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