The 1970 Plymouth HEMI® Superbird is a rare and iconic muscle car that collectors and enthusiasts highly sought after. With only 77 produced with an automatic transmission, this particular Superbird is a true gem. And with a professional frame-off rotisserie restoration, it is a rare find and a showstopper.
A total of 1,723 Superbirds were built in that time to allow the car to meet NASCAR’s wing car homologation program.
Under the hood of this Superbird is the “ELEPHANT,” the 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI V8 engine that is original to the car. This engine is paired with a matching numbers 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission, making it a highly desirable combination. The HEMI was good for 426 horsepower and 490 lb.-ft. of torque. In addition, the A36 Performance Axle Package with 3.55 gears ensures that this Superbird is fast and a joy to drive.
At the moment there is only 31,040 original miles on the odometer.
The exterior of this Superbird is finished in Alpine White and is complemented by a black vinyl top and interior. The fender-mounted simulated air scoops give this car a distinctive, recognizable look, while the Rallye wheels give the vehicle complete that classic muscle car appeal.
The inside of this Superbird is just as impressive as the outside. It has a bench seat and a column-mounted shifter that show the car’s racing roots. The 3-speed wipers and the Rallye instrument cluster are original to the car. Even though the AM radio isn’t the most modern technology, it is a charming throwback to a simpler time.
Various documentation that increases this Superbird’s value and authenticity is also included. For instance, the owner’s manual, the original broadcast sheet, and IPM punch card are all there. Additional details about the car’s past and provenance can be found in two Chrysler Registry reports and the Dave Wise report, which was finished in 2022. Additionally, this Superbird is a well-documented piece of automotive history with known ownership history and old photos.
As a prized and uncommon muscle car, the “winged warrior” is a valuable addition to any collection. This Superbird will draw attention at any car show thanks to its matching number engine, professional restoration, and copious documentation. Its expected to be sold at the Mecum Indy auction next month. According to Mecum, they estimate that the car might sell for $700,000 to $750,000.