1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Revealed on Third of Five Muscle Cars Stamps

“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.

Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda are trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC.

Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda are trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC.

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?

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