“Our angriest, slipperiest-looking body shell wrapped around ol’ King Kong hisself.” That’s how one ad described the bold and powerful 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda. We are pleased to announce that this performance-oriented alter-ego of the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda is the third of five vehicles featured on the soon-to-be-released Muscle Cars stamps.
Part of what Plymouth called “The Rapid Transit System,” the 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda featured a 426-cubic-inch Hemi engine that was a 425-horsepower beast. The car oozed power.
One of its more audacious features was a Shaker hood scoop, which vibrated as air flowed through to the engine’s two four-barrel carburetors. The car’s styling was an extension of its bold ethos. It was available in a variety of eye-popping color choices, such as Lemon Twist, Lime Light, and Vitamin C. Hockey-stick shaped stripes denoting engine size, a shifter handle shaped like a pistol grip, and bucket seats were also offered. The model is also a rare specimen: Fewer than 700 were produced.
Can you guess which two cars will round out this exciting set of five stamps?