When Chrysler Corporation’s answer to the Ford Mustang came along in the spring of 1964, it was no secret that it was a rush job. The first Plymouth Barracuda, save the grille and the 2070-square-inch rear window, was otherwise a lowly Valiant. The glass-backed creation awkwardly yet valiantly (!) carried the Mopar flag in the pony-car wars until the debut of the second-generation Barracuda three years later. The 1967 car was not only a much more fully realized design than its predecessor but was offered in three distinct body styles: a graceful fastback, a convertible, and a notchback coupe.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2003/03/14/Collectible-Classic---1967-69-Plymouth-Barracuda