<b>1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird</b><br />  Chassis no. RM23U0A164599<br /> Engine no. 0A 64599
Lot 104
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
Sold for US$ 154,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
Chassis no. RM23U0A164599
Engine no. 0A 64599

440ci OHV V8 "Super Commando" Engine
Single 4-Barrel Downdraft Carburetor
375bhp at 4,600rpm
3-Speed Torqueflite Automatic Transmission
Independent Torsion bar front and Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring Rear Suspension
Front Disc and Rear Self-Adjusting Drum Brakes

*Three owners from new
*Recently completed 6-year restoration
*Numbers matching example
*A Mopar legend


THE PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD

The winged Mopars appeared first in 1969 with the Dodge Charger Daytona, carrying streamlining and aerodynamic downforce to new heights in NASCAR.

The 1969 regulations required that Dodge build only 500 of the pointy-nose high-wing Daytonas. When Plymouth decided to emulate the success of the Daytona with the Road Runner Superbird in 1970 NASCAR made it quite a bit more difficult, requiring that any model raced in NASCAR be built in sufficient quantity to supply all the manufacturer's U.S. dealers. For Plymouth that meant building nearly 2,000 of its bullet-shaped NASCAR Superbirds, just to qualify them for racing on NASCAR's two high speed ovals, Daytona and Talladega.

Even though the Dodge Charger and Plymouth Road Runner were built on the same mid-sized Chrysler platform the bodywork was substantially different. Plymouth was forced to develop its own variation on the extended nose, raised wing Charger concept. The Superbird's nose was 1" longer than the Charger's and had a raised entry angle. The rear wing stood on supports with much deeper chord which swept back farther and inclined gently toward the body's centerline.

Perfectionists sometimes ask what kind of aerodynamic research the designers at Plymouth did to arrive at the ideal placement height for the rear wing. The answer is somewhat simpler: they didn't do any. It is high enough to allow the trunk lid to open without interference with the wing.

The Road Runner Superbird became the most popular and well known of all the NASCAR specials built during the Sixties and Seventies, helped in no small measure by NASCAR's insistence that Plymouth build plenty of them so they created a high profile on the street. Most of the street Superbirds are very well equipped with luxury and convenience options in addition to the performance equipment which was included in the Superbird package. Those included the 375hp 440 Magnum V8, Torqueflite automatic transmission, performance axle, power steering, power disc brakes and hood hold down pins. A black vinyl covered roof also was standard.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The example offered here is comprehensively equipped including bucket seats, console, outside mirrors, AM radio, rim blow steering wheel and Rallye road wheels. Its original color is the Tor Red (Hemi Orange EV2) it still wears today.

A three-owner car from new, the penultimate owners—Dean and Joyce Luke from Wheeler, Indiana—had acquired the car from the original purchaser in 1972. Originally constructed in mid-November 1969, most recently the car was the subject of a six-year restoration during which only correct, original parts were used. Specific attention was paid to the original 440 "Super Commando" motor which was rebuilt with new pistons, rods, valves, rings, and bearings. The Torqueflite automatic transmission was also rebuilt while a freshly redone electrical system was installed.

Documentation includes a copy of the penultimate owner's title and photos of the hard to see engine number and date coding indicating that it was born with this car. Also included is the Chrysler-Plymouth 'Special Parts and Maintenance Schedule for Road Runner Superbird' booklet, an invaluable resource for Superbird owners.

Having covered precious little distance since the completion of the restoration, this Superbird will turn heads quicker than just about anything else on the road.
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