For Sale: 1970 Plymouth Superbird in Charlotte, North Carolina

$169,900

Vehicle Description

Ever have one of those moments when you find a rare classic with a price that seems too good to be true? The 'coolest of the cool' that's survived almost 50 years of vehicle downsizing, fuel thirsty gearheads and stoplight fisticuffs? Well, you don't have to worry about getting pinched back to reality this time because this killer Plymouth Road Runner Superbird is a fully documented, mostly original muscle car that's comfortable on either the strip or the show field! Not only is this awesome coupe a highly exclusive wing car that sports just 29,768 miles, it also wears 100% original sheet metal, features a correct 440 6 BBL powertrain and sports a fresh white on black color combination. If you're looking for a bad to the bone investment that's fun to look at, a blast to drive and ready to hit the show circuit as soon as it rolls out of our showroom; congratulations, you've found your next car!

With an original window sticker and two original broadcast sheets, there's no questioning this Plymouth's well-preserved authenticity. Here's a detailed look at how the car rolled down Chrysler's Lynch Road assembly line:

FENDER TAG

RM23:

- R: Plymouth Road Runner

- M: Medium

- 23: 2-door hardtop

V0A:

- V: 440 cubic inch V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to produce 390 horsepower

- 0: 1970 model year

- A: Produced at Chrysler's Lynch Road manufacturing facility

162346: Assembly sequence number

E87: 440 cubic inch high performance V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to produce 390 horsepower

D32: Heavy duty automatic transmission

EW1: Alpine White exterior paint

H2X9:

- H: High trim grade

- 2: Vinyl bench seats

- X9: Black interior

TX9: Black door frames

B30: Assembled on November 30th, 1969

J97583: Order number

V19: Special order full vinyl roof

V88: Transverse R/T stripe delete

26: 26-inch radiator

EQUIPMENT LISTED ON THE BROADCAST SHEET:

A13 – Superbird Package

A36 – High Performance Axle Package

B41 – Front disc brakes

B51 – Power assisted brakes

C23 – Rear armrests that are complete with ashtrays

C65 – Air Foam bench seats

C93 – Carpeting

D32 – Heavy duty A727 Torqueflite transmission

D56 – 3.55 gears

E87 – 440 cubic inch high performance V8 that's complete with three 2-barrel carburetors

F25 – Mopar red cap battery

F96 – Oil pressure and temperature gauges

G41 – Rearview mirror that's complete with day/night mode

H11 – Heater that's complete with a defroster

J11 – Glove box lock

J15 – Cigar lighter

J25 – Variable, 3-speed wipers

J45 - Hood pins that are complete with lanyards

L76 – Heater control lamp

M21 – Drip rail moldings

M81 – Front bumper guards

N41 – Dual exhaust

N42 – Chrome exhaust tips

N51 – Maximum engine cooling

N65 – 7-blade fan

R11 – Music Master AM radio

S15 – Hemi extra heavy duty suspension

S25 – Heavy duty firm ride shocks

S31 – Front sway bar

S77 – Power steering

S79 – Steering wheel that's complete with a lower half horn ring

W21 – Rallye wheels

U84 – F60x15 red-wall, polyglas tires

V01 – Monotone paint

V19 – Special order vinyl roof

V88 – Transverse R/T stripe delete

Y39 – Special order car

Throughout the '60s, Chrysler and Ford were heavily vested in the "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" sales mentality. And Dodge's Charger 500, despite its NASCAR-inspired tweaks, just wasn't getting the job done. In an attempt to one up Ford's slick and equally fast Torino, Chrysler went to the drawing board and began exploring aerodynamics. While aerodynamics wasn't a new concept, it had yet to be seriously studied by major auto manufacturers. And Chrysler's foray into the subject eventually culminated in testing full scale models at Lockheed Martin's North Carolina wind tunnel. Engineers quickly realized the benefits of a wind-cutting nose, but the real epiphany came when they employed a large rear stabilizer. Not only did that 'rocket nose' and 'park bench' spoiler combination create 'zero lift' downforce, it also produced immense directional stability, permitting speeds in excess of 200 MPH. Not surprisingly, Dodge's storied Daytona won the first race it competed in, and would eventually become one of the most successful NASCAR stock cars of all time. And Plymouth, looking to lure NASCAR star Richard Petty back into the fold, followed Dodge's impressive Daytona with the equally slippery, and some say better, Road Runner Superbird.

When you take a close look at this super clean coupe, it seems only fitting that the car's entire 43 year existence was spent in the hands of one very meticulous owner. Purchased new by Ronald North of Huntington, Indiana, it's the recent beneficiary of a modern, two-stage paint job. Thanks to very little exposure to the elements, that unique body was a solid, all-original piece that needed nothing more than prep work. A correct layer of Alpine White presents exceptionally well and, when combined with matte horizontals and correct Superbird call-outs, creates iconic muscle car looks. And today, this Plymouth is one stunningly straight showpiece that has no gremlins, suffers no thin spots and displays a high level of fit and finish.

As you step back and stare at this 'bird's sinuous body, many adjectives come to mind. Wicked... Astonishing... Dreadful... Infamous... But, in reality, Chrysler spent a lot of R&D time making sure the car fit one specific descriptor: functional. Every piece of this Road Runner was whittled to maximum efficiency in pursuit of one goal: lapping large race tracks at a very high rate of speed. At the front of the car, a downforce producing nose hangs sleek, flip up headlights between a small grille, standard hood pins, hidden parking lamps and a body-matched chin spoiler. Behind that nose, drag reducing air extractors lead the eye to a cool 'Hustle Stuff' tachometer, clean glass and a show worthy combination of straight stainless trim and pliable black vinyl. At the sides of those extractors, prominent fender lines and Superbird-specific C-pillars frame bright marker lights, a correct Chrysler mirror and familiar chrome door handles. And at the back of the car, a Superbird-specific wing rides above a small "road runner" emblem, clear tail lights, a prominent "P L Y M O U T H" script, bright exhaust tips and an original chrome bumper.

Raise this coupe's long hood and you'll find a correct, 440 cubic inch RB V8 that's fully detailed, completely sorted and ready to go. More popular than Chrysler's famed Hemi, and almost as feared, Plymouth's 390 horsepower, 440 6 BBL powerplant was designed to be the industry's best combination of comfort, streetability and big block performance. Oxygen whips through a correctly decaled cleaner to three 2-barrel carburetors, which are bolted over a glossy, Hemi Orange intake. In front of that intake, a familiar points distributor sequences fire through fresh Chrysler Electronic Suppression wires. Behind those wires, Hemi Orange valve covers perfectly contrast correctly restored exhaust manifolds. Cooling is supplied by a big, 26-inch radiator, which utilizes pliable hoses and simple squeeze clamps to send ...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-715429
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Superbird
  • Exterior Color:Alpine White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:29867
  • Stock Number:135298
  • VIN:RM23V0