Mopar E-Body Model Identification
In 1970 the Pony Car War reached a flashpoint with the introduction of the Dodge Challenger and the redesign of the Plymouth Barracuda…
In 1970 the Pony Car War reached a flashpoint with the introduction of the Dodge Challenger and the redesign of the Plymouth Barracuda. This new E-Body class was created to compete directly with the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang. Competition took place not only stoplight-to-stoplight or on the quarter-mile dragstrip, but also in the Trans-Am road racing series. Dodge and Plymouth each fielded race cars in this series and were relatively successful for their first year with a factory-backed racing team – earning 4th in the standings by the end of the season. The E-Body represented the golden era of the muscle car, born immediately before emissions and safety standards all but removed these models from existence.
Model Identification Guide courtesy of Classic Industries. Downloadable version here: http://www.classicindustries.com/controller.cfm?type=catalog&action=catalogDownload&catalogId=12