Barrett-Jackson countdown: 1970 Plymouth Satellite Superbird re-creation

Barrett-Jackson countdown: 1970 Plymouth Satellite Superbird re-creation

This is the 29th car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction

Editor’s note: The ClassicCars.com Journal will be covering all of the action during Arizona Auction Week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Check out our other coverage here.


One car on the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction docket is what the consignor affectionately refers to as the “White Monster” — a 1970 Plymouth Satellite Superbird re-creation that also took an interesting detour, an above-and-beyond restomod process that produced a vehicle with more than 1,300 horsepower.

The consignor’s collection includes the only authentic, 426 HEMI-powered No. 22 Coca-Cola NASCAR racer driven by Bobby Allison.

He liked the stance of the race car and wanted to be able to drive one of his HEMI Mopars on a daily basis, so he instructed his builder to create a car that would be a reliable and fun daily driver. Instead, the builder proved to be as much an artist as a car builder. Over the course of three years, says the consignor, “He built this incredible piece of art that turned out to be a driver.”

Well, maybe for the right owner in the right location.

“I drove it once and it is insane,” the consignor reports.

The car is an absolute, over-the-top, no-expense-spared build with a list of features too long to note here. Highlights that make it a daily driver are an Art Morrison Max-G chassis, 4-point roll cage, and 18-inch front and 20-inch rear Budnik wheels with Mickey Thompson tires. It also has an Octane on Demand dual fuel system feeding its twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum Nelson Racing 572 HEMI “Elephant” either 91-octane or racing fuel to the engine. The engine makes 1,337 horsepower on the dyno.

The engine has dry dump lubrication and Ron Davis custom radiator and dual SPAL fans. Water-to-air intercoolers are concealed inside the nose cone. There are 13-inch Wilwood brakes at each corner. The rear end is a custom 9-inch Currie Enterprises unit. Strange axles and 3:55 posi-traction are part of the set up.

The paddle-shifted transmission is a race-prepped 4L80E 4-speed automatic.

All body panels were handcrafted. For example, the rocker panels are extended and wrap around for a smooth junction with the frame rails. The underbody has been “cookie” sheeted.

Halogen headlamps hide behind electric-actuated doors. In addition to a Vintage Air heating and cooling system, the interior has a RetroSound audio and Dakota Digital gauges.

 

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