This ’71 Plymouth Barracuda Ad Is a Savage Takedown of the Mustang Going Soft

The Ford Mustang invented the pony car of the 1960s, but by 1971, it had become a different animal. Fatter, larger, less sporty, the Mustang of the early 1970s was more of a semi-luxury “personal coupe” than an all-out pony car. And Plymouth wanted you to know it. This Plymouth promotional film, intended to educate dealership sales staffs on the 1971 Barracuda, gleefully points out how fat, heavy, oversized and under-muscled the Mustang had become. You got more power and style for your money in a ‘Cuda, the sales pitch…

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