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1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird

For sale: 1970 Plymouth Other

Technical specifications

Item location:
Templeton, Massachusetts, United States
2 door
Tor Red
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manual 4 speed
Drive type:
rear wheel drive
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OLD 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird WOW!!!! What a RARE Mopar. Just in time for spring driving. Just two registered owners from new 1970. Super low 26135 original miles. Yes original motor from day one. all #s matching. Fully documented. One of 308 built with 440 big block triple carburetor 4spd transmission with Dana rearend. If you figure that only 308 were built with this configuration 45 years ago how many do you think still exist today? Most were rusted and brought to salvage yards or were in accidents. When you factor how many were built hemi orange tor red 6 pack 4 speeds back in 1970 you are talking only a handful. How many can exist today not too mention 2 owners and 26135 original mile survivors. This may be the only one to exist with these options and owner history. Muscle car 4 spds are always on the top of the list and always bring more money as an investment than automatic transmissions. Please view close to 100 photographs of this car. The body is beautiful rust free. The original floor boards. torque boxes and trunk panels are virgin untouched rust free original. The body is spotless rust free and mirror straight. The original interior is incredible. original seats. door panels. headliner and carpets. All the original glass is tinted and date coded. This car runs and drives like new. nice and tight. The original spark plug wires were changed with maintenance. This car was painted its original color of tor-red over 20 years ago and it looks beautiful with bright color and super nice gloss. This car was garaged its entire life and owners say it was never driven in the rain. I just had all new fluids just changed March 2nd 2015. with recent new exhaust. and shocks. This old bird is ready to fly. Please read the widow sticker for the option list. This is the Holy Grail of Mopar history. This is the only one and probably the last one you will ever see like this. A wonderful investment for any collector. Check out all the original documentation. I also have the original owners 1970 packet from the original selling dealer. I am selling several of my collector cars from my private collection this ebay. I have a clean open title for this Superbird that you can use in any state. Truly a real show piece in real life. Runs and drives like new. Please call for a full and honest description and to make an appointment to come view this great classic at my home. Runs and drive's great! You will not be disappointed!! Please call me for an EBAY BUY IT NOW OFFER. I highly recommend you bring your expert for full inspection. he will be amazed at the beauty of this classic. Please call me before bidding. Please call 978-939-5053 for full information before bidding. I have included a brief history from the Chrysler archives below. History Developed specifically for NASCAR racing. the Superbird. a modified Road Runner. was Plymouth's follow-on design to the Charger Daytona fielded by sister company Dodge in the previous season. The Charger 500 version that began the 1969 season was the first American car to be designed aerodynamically using a wind tunnel and computer analysis. and later was modified into the Daytona version with nose and tail. The Superbird's smoothed-out body and nosecone were further refined from that of the Daytona. and the street version's retractable headlights (made of fiberglass) added nineteen inches to the Road Runner's original length. The rear wing was mounted on tall vertical struts that put it into less disturbed air thus increasing the efficiency of the downdraft that it placed upon the car's rear axle. For nearly 30 years the mathematic formula used to determine the exact height of the enormous wing was thought to be a highly guarded Chrysler secret. However. in the 1990s a retired Chrysler project engineer admitted publicly that the height was determined in much simpler fashion: it was designed to provide clearance for the trunklid to open freely. It should be noted that by a co-incidence the height of the wing was at the optimum level for maximum down force. The rear-facing fender scoops were to hide cut outs. These cutouts were to allow wheel clearance due to the larger. wider wheels and lowered height of the vehicle for NASCAR. On Daytonas. the scoops were actually for ventilating trapped air from the wheel wells in order to reduce under fender air pressure and lift. For standard road going Superbirds the covers or "air extractors" were a cosmetic enhancement. for looks only. Ground clearance was 7. 2 inches (18 centimeters). Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird decal Superbird engine. NASCAR's homologation requirement demanded that vehicles to be raced must be available to the general public and sold through dealerships in specific minimum numbers. For 1970. NASCAR raised the production requirement from 500 examples to one for every two manufacturer's dealers in the United States; in the case of Plymouth. that meant having to build 1. 20 Superbirds. Due to increasing emissions regulations. combined with insurance hikes for high performance cars and NASCAR's effective ban on the aero cars. 1970 was its only production year. "Superbird" decals were placed on the outside edges of the spoiler vertical struts featuring a picture of the Road Runner cartoon character holding a racing helmet. A smaller version of the decal appears on the driver side headlight door. Superbirds had three engine options: the 426 Hemi V8 engine. the 440 Super Commando with a single 4-barrel carburetor. or the 440 Super Commando Six Barrel with three two-barrel carburetors. Only 135 models were fitted with the 426 Hemi. As the 440 was less expensive to produce. the "Street" version of the 426 Hemi engine used in competition was homologated by producing the minimum number required. On the street. the nose cone and wing were very distinctive. but the aerodynamic improvements hardly made a difference there or on the drag strip. In fact. the 1970 Road Runner was actually quicker in the quarter mile and standard acceleration tests due to the increased weight of the Superbird's nose and wing. Only at speeds in excess of 60 mph (97 km/h) did the modifications show any benefit. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW ALL THE AVAILABLE PICTURES BELOW. THIS vehicle IS SOLD AS IS WITH NO WARRANTY IMPLIED. This vehicle is being sold as is. with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. I can assist you with setting up pickup and delivery from my end. Buyer responsible for all shipping and delivery costs. We will not be held responsible for any damage incurred in shipping. PICK UPS ALWAYS WELCOME!!!! PLEASE CALL 978-939-5053 OR EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS. ** SORRY BUT RESERVES WILL NOT BE REVEALED. ** WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAY PAL FOR FULL PAYMENT. A $1000 DEPOSIT IS DUE VIA PAYPAL WITHIN 48 HOURS OF AUCTION END UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED AND AGREED UPON. THE BALANCE IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS EITHER VIA WIRE TRANSFER. BANK OR PERSONAL CHECK. BOTH CHECKS MUST CLEAR BEFORE CAR IS RELEASED FOR DELIVERY. MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY GREAT CLASSICS I HAVE LISTED THIS WEEK AND PICTURED BELOW. 1936 Ford Pick up 1935 Ford Phaeton Convertible 1938 Indian Big Chief Motorcycle 1937 Packard 1508 V12 Convertible

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