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Need a little help from the MOPAR/PROMO guys, I'm a little confused

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Need a little help from the MOPAR/PROMO guys, I'm a little confused
Posted by 195X on Monday, March 2, 2020 10:35 PM

I purchased a 'Cuda promo, vintage 1965. I also have the Hurst '66 kit. While the '66 kit has the proper barracuda logo in the rear window chrome, the '65 has what looks like a "V" and the tail end says "Valiant". WTH?!

 

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:23 AM

Cool. It must be model of the Canadian variant. When I was a kid, this was how many 1:1 'Baracudas' were (we still called them a Baracuda).

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Posted by Painted Black on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:35 AM

By no means an expert, this is from the page linked here, "The first Barracuda actually carried Valiant emblems and was in fact called the Plymouth Valiant Barracuda."

https://musclecars.howstuffworks.com/classic-muscle-cars/1965-1966-plymouth-barracuda-273.htm

 

 

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:27 AM

That actually cleared it up nicely. Thank you very much. :)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:27 AM

The entire first model year the Barracuda was built under the Valiant name and on the same assembly line as well. For 1966 Chrysler made the Barracuda a stand alone model, and switched plants for this car in the 1970 model year, when the two cars had no cosmetic features in common at all anymore.

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:27 PM

I was thinking about this while riding around paying bills today. I was looking at it as similar to the Dodge Charger "Hellcat" edition. This would be the Plymouth Valiant "Barracuda" edition. Glad they made it a stand alone. I mean if I know anything about Barracuda's, they are anything but Valiant! (Referring to the actual fish).

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:02 AM

Okay, just found a '65 'Cuda instruction sheet I didn't even know I had. It shows the tag "Valiant" and the "V" on the deck, even in the instructions.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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