1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD - 184419Sold* at Palm Beach 2015 - Lot #419 1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRDhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/184419/184419_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD
Palm Beach 2015
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #419 - Dubbed the "Aero Warrior" and known to be one of the most storied muscle cars of all time, the 1970 Superbird was designed to race in NASCAR, but series rules dictated that the automaker produce at least one car for every two dealer franchises to qualify a particular model for racing. Based on a modified Road Runner 2-door coupe, the Superbird is best known for its high rear spoiler and extra-long nose, which added 19 extra inches of length to the front of the car in an effort to be more streamlined and aerodynamic. Having the headlights faired into the body further reduced wind-drag. Plymouth won the Daytona 500 with Peter Hamilton driving a Superbird in 1970, and Richard Petty's Superbird became one of the most recognizable race cars in history. Despite NASCAR's discontinuation of high-powered aerodynamic designs in 1971, the Superbird still remains legendary due to its success. Production Superbirds sold new for $4,298, approximately $1,000 more than other muscle cars. Purchasers could select from three engines: a basic Super Commando 440ci and 375hp, a 440ci Six Pack engine with 390hp, or the 426ci HEMI V8 with 425hp. Transmission options included a 4-speed manual or a 3-speed automatic. Finished in Lemon Twist Yellow, this 1970 Plymouth Superbird features fresh paint, a correct 440 Six Pack 390hp engine, and original 4-speed manual transmission with pistol-grip shifter, bench seat, original fender tag and new tires.
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