If you look at your classic car collection and think it’s missing something that wouldn’t look out of place in The Dukes of Hazard, the guys at RM Sotheby’s have got just the thing for you in the shape of this stunning 1970 Plymouth Superbird which is going under the hammer as part of their Auburn Fall auction. Visually arresting to say the least, this majestic looking Plymouth Superbird is offered from The North American Motor Car Collection and it is the 637th of 1,920 examples produced so you’ll be in some pretty exclusive company if you’re the one lucky enough to get your hands on it when the hammer goes down.
The 1970 Plymouth Superbird was previously owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham so it has so impressive pedigree and it boasts the original, numbers-matching 440 cubic-inch “Super Commando” V-8 engine that delivers a impactful performance out on the open road. It has done just under 33,150 original miles and the lot comes accompanied by its factory broadcast sheet. If you’re a fan of eye-catching, classic cars then you’ll be in your absolute element with this one from RM Sotheby’s.
It’s not every day you see a car quite as visually mesmerising as this 1970 Plymouth Superbird and it will instantly become the stand out vehicle in any vintage car collector’s line up. To both enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike, the 1970 Plymouth Superbird, with its extended, wedge-shaped nose and almost ridiculously tall rear wing, is one of the wildest, most daring car designs of all time and it’s not often they come up for auction so prepare to get your wallet out when this one goes under the hammer in Auburn Fall.
The 1970 Plymouth Superbird was built when “King” Richard Petty ruled the “anything goes” world of NASCAR racing and it does an amazing job of evoking this golden era of motor racing. The Superbird combined solid Mopar engineering and horsepower with wind tunnel-tested aerodynamics to deliver an absolute racing powerhouse that went on to completely dominate the superspeedways in the 1970 racing season and when you take a look at what’s going on under the hood, it’s not difficult to see why this was the case.
This utterly magnificent TorRed over white vinyl Superbird is the number 637 of less than 2,000 examples made and it is an impressive and exceptionally well-preserved example to boot. Although it wears a single refinishing in its factory-correct color, this Superbird is still powered by its original and numbers-matching 440 cubic-inch “Super Commando” V-8 engine fueled by a four-barrel carburetor. It also boasts the uncommon and highly sought after console shifted automatic transmission. A must have addition to any race fan’s classic car collection.
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