Oooh … Barracuda.

If you’re an enthusiast, you’re no stranger to the Plymouth Barracuda. Some call it the very first pony car in the industry. When the European market made the switch to compact vehicles in the 1950s, the United States followed suit. Brand after brand began to release their own version of a compact car, and the Plymouth Valiant was born – a six-seater with a risky European design and a dependable engine. To spice things up, the Valiant was available with an optional upgrade package called the Hyper-Pak to boost performance. The A-body Valiant was so successful that it inspired the design of the Barracuda that was to become one of the most popular muscle cars of the era. Watch the video below for the full history of the Plymouth Barracuda and every detail that you didn’t know you didn’t know.