The flathead was not the first V8 engine on the market, but when it first appeared in a 1932 Ford, it was by far the most affordable power plant in the USA. The flathead or flatty was mass produced over its twenty-one year production run, making it the engine of choice for hot rod fans and muscle car enthusiasts. The Ford flathead engine is still sought after by nostalgia buffs and is one of the premier automotive achievements of the twentieth century and another first for the Ford Motor Company.
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Four generations spanning eleven years, the Barracuda was repeatedly at the top of the list for a large number of muscle car fans. The most valuable year is a 1970, but any Barracuda in good condition will unquestionably remain a coveted car and will bring a trend setting price anytime one is sold.
1966 Generation one
1967 Generation two
1970 Generation three
1971 Generation three
1973 Generation four