This is a Barracuda. I always wanted my Dad to buy one but we had a Valiant instead. The difference between a Barracuda and a Valiant is the difference between driving around town with the prettiest girl in school and driving around town with a buddy. Fricking Valiant.
Many years ago, TV car commercials were fun to watch. They’d start with the Barracuda flying down the highway and a big Lorne Greene-style voice saying “the 1972 Plymouth Barracuda: You will get the girl and lose the acne if you buy this car!” I think that’s pretty close to the exact line.
The 07-08 Oilers are starting to look like that brand new Barracuda of my youth ripping up the blacktop. This team has plenty of power under the hood, speed to burn and terrific curb appeal. Added features include much of the torque coming from amateur procurement, along with a nice group of small (Garon, Glencross, you know the list) deals. Fuel efficiency is a problem and there’s some wasted space but who cares? There only has to be enough room for you and the girl.