Get ready for an automotive blast from the past as a stunning 1970 Plymouth HEMI® Superbird gears up for auction at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale this weekend. This muscle car is not just any classic – it’s a meticulously restored beauty that packs a punch under the hood.
Under the Hood –
Powering this beast is a matching-number 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI® V8 engine, boasting 425 horsepower. It’s got all the classic features you’d expect, including dual 4-barrel carburetors, hemispherical heads, and that iconic black wrinkle valve covers. The engine is paired with a matching-numbers A727 automatic transmission and a Sure-Grip 8.75-inch rear axle with a 3.55 ratio.
Exterior & Interior –
Finished in eye-catching Lemon Twist with Superbird graphics, this car is a head-turner. The black vinyl top adds a touch of sophistication, complemented by chrome 15-inch Rally wheels and F70-15 white-letter tires. The “beep-beep” road runner horn, dual exhaust, and power steering, and brakes with front discs complete the exterior package.
Step inside to a black and Charcoal vinyl interior with silver piping on the front buckets and rear seat. The coordination extends to the door panels, headliner, carpet, and dash. Equipped with a factory 150-mph speedometer, full gauges, heater defroster, and AM radio, this Superbird offers both style and comfort.
History & Rarity –
This particular Superbird is no ordinary classic – it’s one of the 1,935 Superbirds produced in 1970, with only 135 featuring the legendary HEMI engine. Out of those, just 77 were automatics, and this gem is one of the two with this unique combination. With a mere 20,860 miles on the odometer (title reads exempt) and 50 miles since its restoration, it’s a true collector’s item.
The lucky buyer will not only take home a piece of automotive history but also receive a certification and Wise Validation Report from David Wise of MMC Detroit. The sale includes full documentation with the Broadcast Sheet, over 600 photos, and receipts detailing the car’s journey and restoration.
If you’re a fan of classic muscle cars, mark your calendar for Saturday, January 27th, 2024. This 1970 Plymouth HEMI® Superbird will be going under the hammer at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a casual enthusiast, this rare and powerful Superbird is sure to rev up your excitement.
1970 Plymouth HEMI® Superbird in Lemon Twist Image Gallery: