As any car guy worth his salt knows the Mopar Winged Warriors that raced the NASCAR circuit in 1969 and 1970 made some real racing history-most notably for their slick aerodynamic design (low drag coefficient) and adjustable rear wings that allowed these fighter-jet-shaped bodies to reach comparatively higher track speeds against the competition. One of the two of these cars offered were the 1970 Plymouth Superbirds (Road Runner based) as seen here. For 1969 Dodge offered the winged Charger Daytona. This particular Plymouth Superbird was restored 13 years ago by Joe Swinson in Washington State and has clocked just over 80,000 miles since it was showroom-new 50 years ago.
Of the 1,920 Superbirds in total that were built for 1970, this one is a later production example and is number 1,840 of the 1,920 sold new. Under the hood, this Plymouth Superbird features the 440 Commando Six-Barrel Wedge and is attached to a Chrysler 833 4-speed complete with the coveted Pistol Grip Hurst Shifter. In factory trim, this 6-bbl 440 produced 390 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque.© Hot Rod Network Staff
The eye-catching exterior hue is called High Impact Lemon Twist Yellow, and the original Superbird still contains a matching drivetrain, VIN, and fender tag and body tags. Plus, this Superbird is Winged Warriorregistered.
The good news is you can BUY this car through Russo and Steele!© Hot Rod Network Staff
The estimated pre-auction value for the 1970 Plymouth Superbird is $250,000 to $300,000.
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