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Winged Warrior: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

For lovers of winged machines like myself, there’s no such thing as a bad example, just good ones and it only gets better from there.  This 1970 Plymouth Superbird here on eBay is a beauty, and it shows that even non-numbers-matching Birds with a column shifter and standard-level engine aren’t showing many signs of declining in desirability or value, as this one’s already up to a dollar shy of a quarter-million bills with 49 bids.  The Mopar is in Bee Springs, Kentucky, and can also be viewed here on the seller’s website, S&S Classic Cars.

Make no mistake, this one’s extremely nice and has plenty of positives going for it, such as a well-preserved and legible build sheet.  However, we don’t get a whole lot of specifics about its history, just sort of a laundry list of what the Superbird has to offer which is certainly impressive.  It’s probably gotten a fresh coat of Tor Red paint at some point as the underside is also wearing the same color, with things around the platform looking solid and ready for action.

There’s no word on whether or not any significant body repairs or panel replacements have been done, but this one appears top-notch outside from every angle, with an excellent finish and equally impressive vinyl top which all of these cars came with, since Plymouth reasoned it would be less expensive to add this as opposed to smoothing out body imperfections around the back window since the glass was changed out from the factory Road Runner piece.

Most of the Superbirds were equipped with the standard powerplant, but when it’s a 440 Super Commando making 375 horsepower I’m OK without stepping up to the 6-barrel version or the Hemi, the latter of which just 135 of the 1,920 or so made came with originally.  The 440 here is said to be a date code correct engine and matched with a TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission.  The odometer is showing just over 53,000 miles, and the seller’s website states that the car is offered on a Pennsylvania actual-mile title.

Finding a bench seat and column shift inside isn’t unusual, as many were equipped with these components, and while there’s no mention if the interior is original things inside are looking to be in nearly immaculate condition.  We also get to view a drive-by and walk-around video, which further reflects just how good this car appears outside and the sweet sound that 440 makes going down the road.  Any idea how high the bidding will climb here before the gavel falls?

Comments

  1. Avatar photo JCA Member

    The last bid is almost $250k from $150k. These are the last 2 bids from the same seller 30 seconds apart.

    2***3 $249,999.00 21 Feb 2024 at 9:45:46pm PST

    2***3 $150,000.00 21 Feb 2024 at 9:45:28pm PST

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    • Avatar photo Robert Gunn

      59k miles and the car is being sold as new, I must say I have never seen any other used car sell as NEW.

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  2. Avatar photo Billy

    Holy Moly! . . .might get excited if there was a mention of “hemi”.
    This dealership should stick to their love affair with the carnival casino mega overrated auction barns.. . .IMHO.
    Price of admission – what ever you won on the lottery.

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  3. Avatar photo "Edsel" Al leonard Member

    Hmmmm.

    .bidding from 2****3 went from $85,100 at 9:43:46 on 02-21-24 to $249,900 at 9:45:46 2-21-24!!!!..must have a sore pointer finger in those 2 minutes along with lots of bread!!!

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    • Avatar photo Billy

      No man, he’s a schill bidder jacking the price up waiting for a virgin to come in on the bidding when it gets next to the price that they will sell for. Look back at the first bids made by the same person. Whole thing smells funny to me.
      Have fun and enjoy yur weekend!

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  4. Avatar photo utahdiablo

    A real “Dreamer” on ebay at $249K……yeah, okie dokie pokie

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  5. Avatar photo Chris Cornetto

    I am so tired of these things. They had to basically give them away to get rid of them. I knew a guy that was a diehard Mopar chap and in 1971 he rolled into the dealership to order or buy a wagon to tow his travel trailer 5 plus grand for wagon or 1,500.00 bucks for a 440 automatic disc brake power steering one of these. The Reese was welded to the back and Sears hung an AC unit under the dash. Rubber plugs went in the tops of the quarters and the wing went in the rafters. Beat the crap and tired some do do offered him 20k 35 years ago and bye bye, rust, fogged cracked windshield, cracked dash and all. These excite me as much as watching ice melt. 250k for this or the Demon Challenger, not a hard choice.

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  6. Avatar photo PRA4SNW Member

    I’m not sure what the current value is for a 440 column shift Superbird, but the constant “correct” comments in the description does not amount to 250K, at least not to me.

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  7. Avatar photo Billy

    Well, by all of the observations made about this car, from some pretty savy individuals from all walks of life.

    I don’t think that this bird will fly. At least not on this forum.

    The End.

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