When Plymouth initiated the ‘Cuda’ series back in 1964, it was a fastback coupe based on the valiant known as the Barracuda. The first-generation was famous for its distinctive wraparound rear glass. But Plymouth made a facelift, with a switch to an all-out muscle-car, the Hemi Cuda. The move was well-received, but looking back, maybe fans shouldn’t have.
WHILE THE HEMI CUDA PROBABLY HAD GOOD LOOKS WITH 425 HORSEPOWER AND DECENT RACING PEDIGREE, IT HAD STEERING ISSUES AND TONS OF BODY TOLL. LOOKING AT IT TODAY, THE LOOKS WEREN’T THAT GOOD, AFTER ALL.
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda