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1970 Plymouth Superbird
Produced as a race car for NASCAR, the Superbird was sold to the public and was only made for one year and thus have become a highly sought after vehicle among classic car collectors.

1970 Plymouth Superbird

In 1970 Plymouth produced a "Winged Warrior" of it's own. The Plymouth Super Bird was created as a high speed race machine designed for the NASCAR races, but yet available to the public. The Superbird was based on the Plymouth Road Runner with a special nose that added 19 inches to the overall length and the trunk spoiler was angled and raised higher with a two foot high spoiler. In 1970 NASCAR required a manufacturer to build one unit per dealer, instead of the previous year which was 500 units total. Plymouth built a total of about 1,920 - 1,970 Superbirds. Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500, with a Plymouth Superbird. The base price was almost $4300.00. The Superbirds were available with three different engines, including:

- Basic Super Commando 440 V8 with a single four barrel carb rated at 375 hp.
- 440 Six Pack rated at 390 hp.
- 426 Hemi, rated at 425 hp. (Ordered in Only 93 cars)

Despite the success of the Superbird on the tracks, 1970 would be the only year it was made.

 

1970 Plymouth Superbird Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price
Shipping Weight Total Production
FR2 RM23 2 dr Superbird - 6P $4,298 3,785 lbs 1,920

 

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