After winning 38 of the 48 major races during the 1970 NASCAR season, the 1970 Plymouth Superbird was outlawed from NASCAR the following year, making the car very notorious and highly desirable. Only 1,935 cars were produced for customers and prices have skyrocketed, making the cars unattainable for the everyday enthusiast.
This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird tribute offers all the performance and style of the original car, the seller says in the ClassicCars.com listing, but is more attainable for the everyday enthusiast, making it the Pick of the Day.
This tribute car is being offered from a dealer in Lithia Springs, Georgia, for $59,995, which is about one-third the value of an original Superbird, according to Hagerty’s price guide. And there are no major deviations from the real thing, the seller states.
This replica has the look and feel of the original car due to the elongated steel nose cone and towering rear wing, as well as other details that are spec-correct and include the vents on the fenders and the extended hood. The paint, Petty Blue, is one of the original color options for the Superbird. Enhancing its identity are the correct badges and decals throughout the car.
A noticeable discrepancy, though, is the roof; authentic Superbirds all came with vinyl tops.
This car features a standard Road Runner interior with bucket seats and a console. The listing also says the seat covers are new and the interior features a “woodgrain on the console that matches the steering wheel.”
Powering this Superbird replica is a 440 cid V8 that was rebuilt to stock specs, and according to the listing, it “generates the kind of big torque that makes this Superbird a blast to drive on the street.” The motor has been worked on with an attention to detail and features dual-snorkel air cleaner up top with reproduction decals, plus Hemi Orange paint and a set of finned valve covers for dress-up. Mated to this is a 3-speed automatic transmission.
And for some real pieces of authenticity, take a look in the trunk, where the seller says you will find the signatures of NASCAR legend Richard Petty and hockey great Dave Inman.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day