Presented by Collector Car Productions – Plymouth developed the 1970 Superbird specifically for NASCAR racing and was a follow-up to the Charger Daytona fielded by Dodge the previous year. NASCAR’s homologation requirement stated that vehicles to be raced must be available to the general public and sold through dealerships in specific minimum numbers. For 1970, NASCAR’s minimum production number was 1,920 units that had to be produced and as it turned out, 1970 was the only production year for the Superbird. For nearly 30 years, the mathematic formula used to determine the exact height of the humongous rear wing was thought to be a highly guarded secret.
However, in the 1990s, a retired Chrysler project engineer loosely claimed that the height was designed to provide clearance for the trunk lid to open freely. Coincidently, the wing height was at the optimum level for maximum downforce. The example offered here, refinished in its original shade of Limelight Green, is powered by the original matching numbers 440-6 Pack engine coupled to the original matching numbers TorqueFlite automatic transmission. It is one of only 716 V-Code 6-Pack Superbirds built for 1970.
Two Other Superbirds Being Auctioned
Sold new at Twin City Chrysler in Bryan Texas, the car eventually migrated to Florida before landing in Canada and has traveled only 53,000 miles since new. The car is in excellent overall condition with minimal faults to be found, and we had to look hard to find the 3 pin-head-sized chips in the paint on top of the driver’s door ahead of the mirror. The vent window chrome is showing some age and the fender-mounted air scoops should be refinished as the paint finish has turned dull (on air scoops only). The paint quality on the rest of the car is outstanding and the interior and chrome condition is equally as impressive.
This 6-Pack Superbird is highly documented including TWO “original” Broadcast Sheets, “original” Window Sticker, and original title from the state of Florida.
This is just one of approximately 100 great hand-selected cars to be offered at the Toronto Spring Classic Car Online Auction to be held on June 12, 2021 by CCP Auctions. There will also be two other rare and high-quality Superbirds offered in the auction