1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
May 28, 2016
This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird with its beautiful Vitamin C Orange paint was dubbed the ‘Aero Warrior’. The Plymouth Superbird was a sister car to the Dodge Charger Daytona. Both cars were sold with huge nose cones and rear spoilers that made them legendary among the competition. These were the first stock cars to be modified aerodynamically. The Superbird was made to dominate stock car racing and elevate Plymouth’s race credentials at the same time. These modifications helped the car beat the Ford Torino Talladega at NASCAR.
Due to homologation requirements, both Dodge and Plymouth had to produce the Areo Warriors in substantial numbers. In Plymouth’s case, 1,920 Superbirds had to be made and they were all built in 1970. It was based off the standard Road Runner which featured cartoon character stickers and a ‘beep-beep’ horn.
While the race versions got full blown Hemi engines, most of the Superbirds got 440 Super Commandos or 440 six-packs rated at 385hp. Of the 1,920 cars made, only 93 got the Hemi 426. These were conservatively rated at 425 bhp at 4500 rpm, but actually peaked at 5800 rpm producing 550 bhp.
This car has 16,900 original miles and is 100% original. A rare Colorado find! It has an automatic transmission and is a two owner car.
These cars have always impressed me. As a young boy I remember standing in a dealership with 2 of these in the show room. Vitamin C and Petty Blue. I am still impressed at the value of these cars as they have gone up and down in recent years.