Fully refurbished Plymouth Superbird to be auctioned

Fully refurbished Plymouth Superbird to be auctioned

October 12, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A rare Plymouth Superbird sports car will be sold at an overseas auction. The car will be sold in November. The price is unknown at the time of this writing.

The Superbird can be called one of the best Plymouth models of all time. The car was produced for only one model year and was created as a direct competitor to the powerful Ford Torino Talladega and was based on the Plymouth Road Runner, albeit with some significant changes. The car received some features from the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona.

It was originally planned to collect only 1,970 copies of the Plymouth Superbird, but according to published data, 2,783 were built.

Regardless of the exact number of units sold, the Superbird is clearly a very rare vehicle. One of them will be sold at the Mecum auction, which will take place from November 12 to 14 in Las Vegas (USA). This is a completely restored copy of a sports coupe and as the people who restored it assure, now the car looks like new.

The engine under the hood is a 440 Super Commando with a single four-cylinder carburetor. The maximum power is 375 horsepower. It is mated to a 727 heavy-duty automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. By the way, of all 1935 Superbirds built, only 135 were equipped with a more powerful 425 hp Hemi V8 engine.

As for the unusual body kit of this car, judging by various sources, the effect of a huge wing appears only when the car accelerates to speeds exceeding 97 km / h.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that a 1989 Lamborghini LM002 was put up for auction. The Bring a Trailer website sells a 1989 Lamborghini LM002 SUV with a range of 4000 km.