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1968 Plymouth Barracuda Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1964 - 1969
Price : $2,580-$2,900
Weight : 2715 lbs | 1231.503 kg

Power

Inline 6
Displacement : 3687 cc | 225.0 cu in. | 3.7 L.
Power : 145 BHP (106.72 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Bore : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Stroke : 4.1 in | 105 mm.
Main Bearings : 4
Valvetrain : 12 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter Type BBS 1-barrel Model 3839S
V 8
Displacement : 4474 cc | 273.0 cu in. | 4.5 L.
Power : 190 BHP (139.84 KW) @ 4200 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 92 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 84 mm.
Compression : 8.8:1
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
V 8
Displacement : 5210 cc | 317.9 cu in. | 5.2 L.
Power : 230 BHP (169.28 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Torque :340 Ft-Lbs (461 NM) @ 2400 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 99 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 84 mm.
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
V 8
Displacement : 6276 cc | 383.0 cu in. | 6.3 L.
Power : 290 BHP (213.44 KW)
Bore : 4.3 in | 108 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Transmission:
3 Manual , 4 Manual Floor shift , Automatic

Production Figures

Total Plymouth Production for 1968 : 790,239
Total 1968 Barracuda production : 45,412
1968 Plymouth Barracuda
Convertible 2 dr. 5 P : 2,840
Fastback Coupe 2 dr. 5 P : 22,575
Hardtop Coupe 2 dr. 5 P : 19,997

Dimensions

Hardtop Coupe
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 192.8 in | 4897 mm.
Wheelbase : 108.0 in | 2743 mm.

Fastback Coupe
Price : $2,740
Weight : 2810 lbs | 1274.595 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 192.8 in | 4897 mm.
Wheelbase : 108.0 in | 2743 mm.

Convertible
Price : $2,900
Weight : 2870 lbs | 1301.81 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 192.8 in | 4897 mm.
Wheelbase : 108.0 in | 2743 mm.

Handling

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 6.95 x 14

Recall

Component

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

NHTSA Campaign ID67V072000
NotesPOSSIBLE INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE FLOOR PAN AND THE TRANSMISSION KICKDOWN ROD.THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE THROTTLE TO RETURN TO IDLE.(INSPECT AND REWORK TRANSMISSION LEVER.)

Component

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

NHTSA Campaign ID67V121000
NotesPOSSIBLE INCORRECT LEFT LOWER CONTROL ARM IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY.IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, IT IS UNLIKELY FRONT SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT COULD BE SET TO SPECIFICATIONS.THIS COULD RESULT IN POOR DIRECTION- AL STABILITY.ALSO, THE INCORRECT CONTROL ARM MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO BRAKE, STEERING AND FRONT SUSPEN- SION PARTS.(INSPECT AND REPLACE THE LEFT LOWER CONTROL ARM AS NECESSARY.)

Component

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Mfr Report Date19680301
NHTSA Campaign ID68V025000
NotesPOSSIBILITY FRONT SUSPENSION UPPER BALL JOINTS MAY NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS.SEVERE IMPACT ON SUS- PENSION SYSTEM COULD CAUSE UPPER BALL JOINT TO FAIL AND CAUSE ERRATIC STEERING CONTROL.(CORRECT BY RE- PLACEMENT WHEN NECESSARY).

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021
1968 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $2,822
Avg. Household Income : $7,850
Avg. Home : $14,950
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.34

The 1968 Plymouth Barracuda measures 192.80 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 108.00 inches.

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