In the ’60s and ’70s nearly all the Muscle car manufactures were in a race to build the fastest and most powerful car. The battle for bragging rights grew even more intense as NASCAR gained in popularity. Chrysler set out to be the fastest with the introduction of the Plymouth Road Runner Superbird in 1970, which had radical new aerodynamics. When these new aerodynamic features were paired with the a high output V8, it allowed for a top speed of 200 mph. This 1970 Plymouth Superbird is a well documented survivor car and is being offered here on eBay with a starting bid of $104,000
This car has been immaculately kept over the years and as a result looks amazing. The original 440 Six-pack V8 is still sitting in the engine bay and also looks great. This engine was rated at 390 hp and allowed the car to accelerate to 60 mph in about 5 seconds. The 440 six pack was the mid-range engine option, with the 426 being the next step up and the 440 Commando being one step down. There were only 135 built with the Hemi, 665 with the 440 Six-pack, and 1,120 with the Commando. These cars were truly super cars in their day and given their weight, are still impressive today.
This car looks just as great on the inside as it does on the outside. The entire interior looks as good as new, but given that the car only has 5,411 miles on it, it’s no surprise. All of the car’s original Road Runner decals and badges look to be in great shape. We would love to take this muscle car out for a spin, if not to experience all that power, at least to play with the Road Runner horn.
This rare Road Runner is in incredible shape and we are glad to see that a few of these cars still remain in original condition. This car has been certified by Bloomington Gold Survivor Collector Cars, Meadowbrook Hall Concours, and FIVA Preservation Award judges as being at least 95% original, so there shouldn’t be any question as to the originality of the car. We only wish we could afford this car, but maybe someday we will come across a long lost example that we can actually afford. Until that day we will just have to drool over this one and keep dreaming.