Perfectly restored 1969 Plymouth Superbird is a dream weekend car
Looking for the perfect vehicle for your next weekend drive? Look no further
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.
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.
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.