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Perfectly restored 1969 Plymouth Superbird is a dream weekend car

Looking for the perfect vehicle for your next weekend drive? Look no further

21w ago
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When you think about classic American muscle cars, a few come to mind: The Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Corvette, and - perhaps the most iconic of all - the Plymouth Superbird.

One of the most iconic profiles in automotive design, the exaggerated proportions of the Superbird means it is one of the most recognisable cars ever built. The long nose, seemingly excessive overhangs, and of course, that gigantic rear wing.

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Resplendent in its FY1 Lemon Twist Yellow, this particular example was built in 1969, and the current owner purchased it three years ago. Having undergone a full restoration, this is one of the best-condition Superbirds on the market currently.

The interior has been completely re-upholstered and reconditioned in black leather, featuring an original-style radio and lockable glovebox. The odometer reads 62,765km, but the current owner has only added approximately 20 miles to this tally.

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The original engine has been replaced, and upgraded to now boast a Six-Pack 3x2 setup, along with aluminum heads and a stroker crankshaft that has boosted displacement from 440 to 505 cubic inches. Power is put down to the rear wheels, via a four-speed manual transmission.

Shockingly, surviving examples of this icon of automotive design now fetch six figures for a well-restored car. This one on online auction site AutoHunter is a particularly clean example, and at the time of writing it sits comfortably above the $100,000 mark with two weeks left to run.

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Comments (20)

  • Had the Dodge Charger version with a hemi and auto back in hi school. Raced a Ferrari 512 bb and absolutely killed the 512 from 0 to top speed. The fezza ran out of horsepower at 160 mph and the Daytona charger kept pulling to 165.

      4 months ago
    • WOW! That's wicked. A 512BB and smoked em. Nice. This is the kind of stuff I like to hear about here. Thanks for sharing.

        4 months ago
    • Those nascar ones could pull up to 200 mph

        4 months ago
  • such a beautiful car!

      4 months ago
  • Dream?

    American Nightmare maybe

    Weekend?

    The entire weekend spent explaining to your mates why ya own this travesty; and another explanation to your parents on why ya suddenly want to marry your sister

      4 months ago
    • Very ignorant statement.

        4 months ago
    • I don’t really think that you understand that you don’t have one of those as a daily driver or for reliability you have it because it is rare and for a fun drive every once in a while. And they had to be good quality because they could go insanely...

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        4 months ago
  • In their day, they were unstoppable... literally. They suffered terminal brake-fade! It's hard to imagine that they had a period when, like every fast old banger, they were worth next to nothing! They've been in my 'dream garage' since I was first aware of their existence, many, many decades ago.

      4 months ago
  • Dream weekend car? No shit

      5 months ago
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