Plymouth roadrunner superbird




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    Conceived for NASCAR racing, the Superbird was a follow-up project from Dodge's Charger Daytona of , one of the so-called “aero cars” competing that.

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    Plymouth roadrunner superbird

    Plymouth roadrunner superbird

    The car's primary rival was the Ford Torino Talladega , a direct response to the Mopar aero car. Close ratio, don't know the exact ratio number. One repaint in the 's in its original Fe5 Red. I'll believe in the higher top speed when I read it from a more reliable source, many of the top speeds on this site are incorrect. Competition from other companies and new Chrysler products meant that the sales dropped considerably in to just over 40,

    Plymouth roadrunner superbird

    Plymouth roadrunner superbird

    Plymouth roadrunner superbird

    Plymouth roadrunner superbird

    Plymouth roadrunner superbird

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    OHV V-8 engine, three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, torsion bar independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and disc-front, drum rear power hydraulic brakes. Taking advantage of the Daytona experience, engineers worked from the Road Runner, itself a no-nonsense performance version of the Satellite.

    Further refining the nose cone and wing from the Charger Daytona, they were able to achieve greater efficiency. Three engine options were available: For Plymouth that meant 1, cars, and best estimates put the total production at 1, cars, all built in The specific objective of the Superbird was to lure Richard Petty back to Plymouth.

    Plymouth roadrunner superbird

    Larger engines were penalized by carrying more weight, which quickly deflated the whole aero effort. The cars quickly became orphans, and even the street versions were difficult to sell because of the extreme styling.

    Some were even converted back to Road Runners to make them more saleable. In recent years, however, soaring prices for original Superbirds has begotten a cottage industry in conversion kits for Road Runners and Satellites.

    Plymouth roadrunner superbird

    Formerly in the prestigious collection of John Staluppi in Florida, this genuine Super Commando Superbird has been verified with matching numbers.

    During a recent restoration, numbers on the engine, transmission, core support, trunk rail, title, and original fender tag were verified. The drivetrain is original to the car, including alternator, starter, and distributor.

    Every mechanical element was rebuilt, including the steering box. The rear quarters and trunk floor were replaced during the restoration, but all other sheet metal is original. The nose cone and wing are the originals from the car; they are not reproductions.

    Plymouth roadrunner superbird

    The front seats have been repaired, but otherwise the interior is original. The car is equipped with power steering, power brakes, windshield washers, and an AM radio with working eight-track player. It is painted in Hemi Orange, with black vinyl interior and carpet, all in exceptional condition. The body work and paint are excellent, and the engine compartment is correctly detailed. A rare example of a rare car with exceptional provenance, it signals its arrival aptly.

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