About Us

Since 2000, The Early Valiant and Barracuda Club has served the internet community, with members all over the world, who own or have an interest in Plymouth Valiants, Baracudas made from 1960 to 1966. We even appreciate the Dodge Lancer and Darts of the same era.

Membership and access to all areas of the website is FREE! Yes Free. Why? We are an internet based, online community who we feel by simply having an interest in these cars, you're already a member of The Early Valiant and Barracuda Club. Those of us who have an interest in these cars are spread out all over the world and this site allows us to have a central gathering point providing support, advice and camaraderie.


Q. What is my Valiant/Barracuda worth?

A. In theory: Values vary widely upon condition of the car, location, and model/year. It is very difficult to put a price on a vehicle without inspecting it. For a ballpark idea, look through some classified ads on our Links page. Join our mailing list. See what similar vehicles sell for on eBay auctions. Go to the Hemmings Motor News website to view ads, or for a price guide. Or see the classic car section of NADA online. (Be aware that the average marketplace pricing may or may not match any of those ballpark guides. The final price will depend on whether you're anxious to buy or anxious to sell.)

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As the 1960's began, most "performance" cars were big, bulky, and heavy. Customers wanted something smaller, but with the same performance. So, Chrysler came up with a simple solution. The already popular valiant model had several levels of luxury, so they took the top model, cut the roof & rear trunk area off & added the largest rear window ever seen on an automobile. Thus the Barracuda was born.

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