LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
For just one year, Plymouth produced one of the most storied muscle cars of all time. The short-lived Plymouth Superbird was a highly modified version of the Plymouth Road Runner. This muscle car was designed with one person in mind, NASCAR champion, Richard Petty. A long-time Plymouth driver the Superbird was meant to lure him from Ford back to Chrysler. The Superbird's smoothed-out body and protruding aerodynamic nosecone were race inspired while the street version retractable headlights added nineteen inches to the Road Runner's original length. The high-mounted rear wing was mounted on tall vertical struts that put it into less disturbed air thus increasing the efficiency of the downdraft placed upon the car's rear axle. There was no secret mathematical formula used to determine the exact height of the enormous wing rather simply designed to provide clearance for the trunk lid and by sheer co-incidence, the height of the wing was at the optimum level for maximum downforce. A smaller version of the decal appears on the driver side headlight door. The rear-facing fender scoops were to hide cut outs to allow wheel clearance and lowered height of the vehicle for NASCAR however for standard road going Superbirds, the covers or "air extractors" were a cosmetic look only enhancement. Superbirds had three engine options: 426 Hemi, 440 Super Commando Six Barrel, and the 440 Super Commando with a single 4-barrel carburetor. Transmission options included a 4-Speed Manual and 3 speed automatics. Only 1,920 Superbirds were produced and sold new for $4,298 or about $1,000 more than other muscle cars of the day.
This 1970 Plymouth Superbird is truly a very special example of its kind. In 1970, the original owner, Doug Cramer, purchased this car new from Canandaigua Motors, Inc and would use it to sparingly until 1975 when he parked it and preserved it until ultimately selling his prized position in 2005. As this Superbird has only accumulated 9,105 original and documented miles, it is a remarkable original example. This Plymouth is essentially like brand new and its looks and performance mechanically are true testaments to that. The numbers matching 440 4BBL engine has seen little use but has been correctly maintained so that it still runs as it should. The numbers matching D32 code Automatic Transmission has also seen little use but still shifts and performs exactly how a new Superbird should. There is a signed and sworn letter from the original owner, stating that the factory Alpine White paint is original aside from a few touch up areas. There are also signed and sworn letters from the dealership stating that the dealership did not repaint any of the Superbird before purchase the original owner's purchase. The interior of this Bird is like brand new and even the original trunk mat is like it was just put in. Other documentation that this Superbird has are three factory broadcast sheets, original titles verifying the mileage, and New York State inspection receipt.
Simply put, this original, numbers matching, beautiful 1970 Plymouth Superbird is like no other Superbird and you would be hard pressed to find another like it anywhere. . It is extremely rare to find such a wonderful original piece in such remarkable original condition and with such extremely low mileage and fully documented. This is a must have for any Mopar or Superbird enthusiast.