In 1970, muscle car manufactures were trying to figure out new ways of squeezing out more speed, which lead to the birth of the aero cars. Plymouth’s entry into the aero competition was the Superbird. The Superbird was a special aerodynamic version of the Road Runner and less than 2,000 were ever built. This 1970 Plymouth Superbird is an original survivor and has been garage kept its entire life. The third owner has decided to move it on and it can be found here on eBay.
There were three engine options available in the Superbird. This one came with the base 440 Super Commando V8 with a four barrel carburetor. While the Hemi and the 440 Six put out more power, this engine still puts out 375 hp. The combination of aerodynamics and horsepower, allowed it to reach a top speed over 150 mph and a zero to sixty time of less than six seconds.
Of the 1,935 Superbirds that were built the majority came with a slush box. This one is one of the few to come with a four speed manual. The interior is immaculate and the seller claims it is original. This car has obviously been well cared for its entire life and is very original. There are about a thousand of these still around, but only a handful that are in original and unrestored condition.
The Bird is an icon of the Muscle car era and whether you love it or hate, you have to respect the effort to increase top speeds. These cars are highly collectable and nice examples are trading hands for well over $100,000. It will be interesting to see how high bidding on this one. We know there are a few of you out there that have owned Superbirds and we would love to hear about your experiences with them.