1970 Plymouth Roadrunner
Lot : 450
1970 Plymouth Roadrunner 440-6
Auctioned on SAT, 2021-06-11
Auctioned at The Toronto Spring Classic Car ONLINE Auction 2021
Sold at $ 207,200
Exterior Color: Green
Location – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Photos and condition report prepared by CCP Auctions
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 1990’s, 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 Lime Light 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. Sold new at Twin City Chrysler in Bryan Texas, the car eventually migrated to Florida before landing in Canada, and has travelled 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 drivers 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 & chrome condition are 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.
High Quality . . . Highly Documented . . . and Low Production Numbers . . . hard to beat this combination.