If you’re a fan of Chrysler Corporation’s “winged warriors,” you’re in for a treat because there’s a stunning Blue Fire Metallic 1970 Plymouth Superbird currently up for grabs on BringATrailer.com. This isn’t just any Superbird; it’s a rare gem with a fascinating history that’s sure to make any car enthusiast’s heart skip a beat.
Built at the Lynch Road Assembly Plant in Detroit on November 30th, 1969, this Superbird is one of approximately 1,935 Superbirds produced between October and December 1969. Of those 1,935 units, only 111 were produced in Blue Fire Metallic (EB5) paint and with the 4-barrel Super Commando V8 with the TorqueFlite automatic transmission. Today, it is estimated that only about 49 of these cars still exist.
Designed to be a follow-up to the Dodge Charger Daytona, the Superbird, a modified Road Runner, was given a more refined nosecone than the Daytona that added 19 inches of length to the car. A rear wing was mounted on tall vertical struts that put the wing in less disturbed air, causing an increased efficiency in the car’s downforce.
This particular car was once owned by John Vaughn, a Chrysler Corporation Space Division engineer assigned to conduct wind-tunnel testing during the development of the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and the 1970 Plymouth Superbird. Vaughn’s involvement adds a layer of engineering pedigree to this already impressive machine, showcasing the dedication and expertise that went into creating these legendary vehicles.
Under the hood, there is the mighty 7.2-liter (440 cubic-inch) Super Commando V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor setup. It is paired with a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. The Super Commando was rated at 375 horsepower from the factory. And with features like power-assisted steering and front disc brakes, the car can tackle the road with confidence.
Inside the cabin, you’ll find high-back white bucket seats, a black dashboard, and Road Runner-themed floor mats that add a touch of nostalgia to the driving experience. And with features like a push-button AM radio and heater/defroster, you’ll be cruising in comfort no matter where the road takes you. Even the “King” himself, Richard Petty has signed the glovebox.
This Superbird has undergone a thorough refurbishment, with attention to detail evident in every corner. From the rebuilt brake booster to the upgraded cooling system, no expense has been spared in keeping this classic in top-notch condition.
And if all that wasn’t enough, the lucky buyer will also receive a treasure trove of extras, including photos from the car’s development, a signed article by John Vaughn, and documentation from Galen Govier.
So if you’ve been dreaming of owning a piece of automotive history, now’s your chance. Head over to BringATrailer.com and place your bid before it’s too late. With bidding ending on Saturday, February 10th, at 3:07 p.m. EDT, you’ll want to act fast to make this Blue Fire Metallic Superbird yours. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a true classic with a unique engineering connection.