Mecum has slated for one of its auction slots on November 16 in Las Vegas this beautiful piece of American muscle car history – an unrestored Plymouth Superbird that’s expected to capture the imagination and purse of car collectors everywhere.
First seen back in 1969, the Plymouth Superbird might very well be the most distinctive muscle car a classic car collector could have – low slung nose, that transformed into a hugely massive rear wing. The Superbird was actually a factory tuned, complete with high modifications of the Road Runner, and in its most powerful version also breathed fire through a 426 cubic-inch Hemi V8. Of course, six figure sales are standard for a pristine example, such as the one seen here for the upcoming Mecum Las Vegas sale. The model is also completely original and has only been loved by two persons during its lifetime.
The outside carries almost unchanged the original Tor Red paint job (with the exception of the nose cone), and has a stylish black top and rallye road wheels. The interior is finished in an original back vinyl, and features bucket seats, a fake woodgrain steering wheel, power windows, and a remote driver’s mirror. More so, under the hood is the original 7.0-liter Hemi V8 that was delivering 425 horsepower (317 kilowatts) back in the day, for a 0-60 mile-per-hour sprint (96 kph) in a mere 5.5 seconds. The car was sold new in Lexington, North Carolina in 1969, and has changed hands just once during almost half a century of existence.