1970 Plymouth Superbird 440-6pack 4-speed

Numbers Matching & Concours restored

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Basic
Year 1970
Make Plymouth
Model Superbird 440-6pack 4-speed
Engine and transmission
Engine Type V8
Engine Size 440cui
Estimated HP aprox.390 HP
Heads Mopar 906
Carburetor 4 bbl ( now 3x2 )
Intake 4bbl intake ( 3x2 now)
Ignition Mopar electronic
Transmission Type Manual
Transmission Spec 4 speed
Exhaust Type Dual original
Muffler Type
Interior
Interior Color Black
Seating Type Bench
Seat Material
Shifter Type Floor hurst
History
Restoration Status Rotisserie restored
Awards Summary Gold award car
Body
Body Style Coupe
Doors 2
Body Color FJ5 Sublime
Paint type 2 stage
Stripes Original style
Chassis
Front Suspension Type Original style & swaybar
Rear Suspension Type Leafs with shocks
Axle Specification Dana 60
Wheels Dogdish 15inch
Front Brakes Discs
Rear Brakes Drums
MISC
Miscellaneous The car comes with a full binder of original material and a galen govier inspection report that states this car is truly original and numbers matching. We also have many documents with the car about its history, as well as a factory original invoice and window sticker. THE CAR IS APPRAISED ( WERT GUTACHTEN) FOR 240000,- EURO AND COMES WITH A INDEPENDENT APPRAISAL REPORT, BUT OUR SALES PRICE IS WELL BELOW THAT. This car, like all PTTM quality cars, has received a complete check-up and engine and drivetrain tests, everything is in great shape and the car is ready to be enjoyed !!
Bodywork & Trim

Very original, unmolested body, chassis, and floors. Very straight and solid rust free car that was rotisserie restored inside and out. All the trim and chrome is as new and the car is painted in its correct Sublime green FJ5 paint inside, outside and underside! The fitment of the nosecone is perfect, and so are the rest of the cars panels and doors.The glass is all in perfect condition as well. A real high quality restored gold award car.

ENGINE

Original Magnum 440 cui Chrysler 4bbl performance engine, fully rebuild At the moment the car has an original 440 six-pack intake and carb set up under the hood, but the 4bbl intake and carb are with the car. The engine bay is detailed and the engine has its original exhaust manifolds and dual exhaust system. PTTM has completely tested and tuned the engine and it's in very healthy condition.

DRIVETRAIN AND SUSPENSION

Fully restored original style performance suspension and brake system with power front disc brakes and drums at the back. The car has its original track pack Dana 60 rear axle still in place which was rebuild as well. Everything here is highly original and very detailed.

INTERIOR

Very clean and all original, restored interior with bench seat and floor Hurst pistol-grip shifter. Rally dash with tictactoc tacho and all new door panels, headliner carpets, and trim. The rally dash is restored as well and the car has its original radio in place. All in all a very clean high-end interior in superb condition.

General discription

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The real deal original correct and documented, rotisserie restored 1970 Plymouth Superbird! 4-speed in the highly desirable FJ5 Sublime green paint. MIEP MIEP! Says the horn of this amazing and very rare Plymouth Superbird, it is one of only around 620 made 440 4-speed manual trans cars and one of only 60 or so, made in this high impact extra cost color FJ5 Sublime! In combination with the cars additional factory options. The fact that it appears to have all correct and numbers matching Vin stamps in place, and the fact that is a real factory U84/W21 optioned painted dog dish wheel car, makes it a possible one of one ever build Superbird! 


Owning a Superbird is one thing, but driving one of the most iconic and most extreme real factory 70's factory race cars is really extraordinary, especially in this color combination! The 1970 Plymouth Superbird was developed by Chrysler / Plymouth as a true race car for the Nascar races and its one of the first car's ever to hit the streets that were designed in the wind tunnel at NASA. This was done to get a car that would rule the tracks. And that concept was proven to be true as this car was the first car ever to break the 200 mph !! barrier on the race tracks. Plymouth decided to develop the car so the could get there famous and success full race driver, Richard Petty back home.


Richard left Plymouth earlier to race with Ford, but Plymouth wanted to get him back with this all-new extreme car so the would have a world champion winning combination. But the way to get there wasn't that easy as NASCAR rules changed from 1969 to 197) and the decision that all cars that were newly developed needed to be available to the normal consumer as well.


And the general rule of thumb was that each dealer a certain brand had, needed to have at least one of these cars in their showroom! With 1920 Dealers. Plymouth had to build at least 1920 of these cars to get it legally homologated by NASCAR so the could race it. Besides the fact that it was already a unique undertaking given the time frame the had, and the fact that this car was way ahead of its time. A truly revolutionary car, that was also really innovating, that made this car a unique event in the history of race and streetcars. So owning one of these cars is having the holy grail of all classic American muscle cars.


The Superbird was a huge success on the tracks, it won many, many races and championships and it broke record after record. The "street version" of the car was almost exactly the same as the race cars so the term "Race it on Sunday, sell it on Monday" in this case, was really a true fact. And although it was not easy to sell the cars at the dealerships, seeing the huge price tags and rarity, in the end, all cars were sold. The great thing about Superbirds is not only there unique appearance and race pedigree, but also the fact that the car was named after the roadrunner bird cartoon.


A name that Plymouth introduced on the Plymouth roadrunner's where the Super-bird was founded on. So the Superbird also carried the bird's logo and emblems and it to had the plum painted MIEP MIEP calling horn under the hood, just like the Roadrunners had. That combined with the great and really unique color pallet Plymouth offered its client ( High impact colors), gave some of the Superbird's a really flashy and unique appearance that would never be seen again in the later car markets. For the general public there were 3 engine and 2 transmission choices offered , the 440 cui - 375 hp big block, the 440 with six-pack carb's, rated at 390hp and the legendary Hemi 426 rated at 425hp, combined with either the automatic transmission or the ultimate of transmissions the manual 4 speeds with the Hurst pistol grip shifter.


Our car is a 440 big block car, rated originally at 375 hp and is equipped with the Hurst pistol grip 4-speed transmission combined with the strongest rear axles ever seen the light of day, the Dana 60 track pack rear axle with 3,55 rear end gears. This combination, one of the best you can buy, makes the car very fast and the 4 speed, we feel, is a must in a race -street car and brings much more fun as well as almost 35% more power to the rear axle than the automatic trans cars. This car, for instance, is faster than the original 440-sixpack automatic cars! Even with its original 440 intake and single carb. The Hemi might be the best of the best you can buy but a true Hemi-Superbird in today's market is priceless with cars being sold for way more than a million!


The extra great thing about this car is.., that it currently also has a correct SIXPACK intake and 3x2 carb set up on it! ( Yes we also have the original 4bbl intake and carb with the car as well) So this car is in fact now a factory 390+hp car with a 4 speed which makes it one of the fastest's Superbirds around !, Officially the street version of the sixpack 4-speed cars we're faster in top speed and 0-60 times than the HEMI! So this car means business! But if you like the car better with its original intake and carb set-up. No problem we can sell it either way, but with the car comes its original intake so you can always swap it back easily.


The car comes with original documents of the first owner who bought the car new, complete with the original sales invoices and dealer window sticker. The owned the car until 1976 when it was sold to its second owner that kept the car al the way till 2004 when it was found sitting in his barn. So this car is a documented two owner car and seeing its super original condition and body panels, matching engine and transmission the car never saw many miles in its life.


We have pictures of the cars 47000 mileage and we believe that was the correct mileage before the car was restored. The car was also inspected by G.Govier and he declared the car and its driveline to be all original and numbers match. All documents to prove this car pedigree and history. This car is restored by one of the best restorer's in the states for Superbirds and the engine was also pro-rebuild and fully balanced. The overall quality of the car is really high and the underside, engine bay, and the interior are really detailed with the correct factory markings and all numbers of the car and its important parts match. There is also a dealer letter/invoice with the car stating it came originally with the current painted dog dish wheels! And the wheels are correct stamped and date coded as well, really rare. Looking at this car is just a perfect combination in this color. 


The combination of the black vinyl top (that all Superbird's have) with the mean green color and wheels, the black tires and decal's makes this car stand out even more than it already does by itself. It really drives, handles and brakes as a new car and its ready for its new owner. All the body code's, Vin number code's and stamps, as well as the original fender tag, appear to be correct. It's not seen very often that a car is not only correct and original but comes with that much proof of its pedigree as well. These cars are great to own and drive and enjoy, but besides that its also a very good investment for your money, with prices going up constantly in the last 35 years, the will keep rising in the next 35 years and faster than you may think. With this car also being high end restored, combined with its 4-speed trans, Dana axle package, and the rare FJ5 high impact paint color and painted wheels it's highly desirable and probably the best you can buy in today's market.


According to several classic market car appraisers and market value specialist, in this completely restored condition should be worth around 250k easy, with some special ones like this car is, going for close to 300k. The price we're looking after, however, is far from that leaving room for a healthy purchase and your hard earned cash. You need to see this car to understand its quality and looks (just pictures don't do the car justice) and our sales staff will gladly inform you about the cars history and condition. And yes, there might well be some cheaper Bird's out there somewhere, however, keep in mind that this car is a genuine 4 speed- Dana 60 axle car and its completely restored already and has all the correct numbers, and it's in the best color combination there is.


That alone makes this car stand out way beyond most Superbird's. And also keep in mind that a complete rotisserie restoration on these rare cars can run close to 200k alone! so all that considered this car is for sale for a very interesting price, to say the least, and it's cheaper than any car that is not matching or still needs to be restored. A car of this magnitude is only valuable when its restored correct and original and has paperwork to back up its originality, and this car has all those strong points. 


And don't wait too long as these cars. especially in Europe are highly wanted and the last one we sold was not in our showroom for long! We can sell it only once and won't find the same car ever again, its a rare opportunity to see one for sale of this quality. PTTM has completely tested, serviced and tuned the car and everything is functional and the car drives flawlessly. This car does not just show, but can be driven and enjoyed as it was intended when it was built. It's a turnkey and drives the car. No work needed!


Some of the cars original factory options are :

- FJ5 high impact paint.

- A33 Track pack Dana 60 axle package & 3.54 gears.

B41 Power brakes.

B51 Front disc brakes

J45 Hood pins.

J25 3 speed wiper motor.

R11 Am Radio.

S77 Power steering.

W21 Painted wheels (dogdish)*

N85 Tacho U84 !


- Very rare steel 15 inch painted wheels car (dog dish) 


- on request, we can also provide the car with Rally wheels as shown in the sample pic's, although we personally think the original and correct painted wheels look amazing on the car. Al the goodies you would want on a Superbird and there all factory correct and original. The car comes with doc's to prove that.


But if you like additional information ahead then please contact our sales! If there are details on the car you want to change or add some personal details, we can assist you with that no problem!


- The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included

- All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.

- On request, we can transport the car door to door worldwide!

- On request we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H) For export price outside of the EU, please contact our sale.

- While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Prices and info in online ad’s or website might diver and are subjected to changes and or have mistakes in them. Please verify any information in question with PedalToTheMetal Holland/Europe.


And keep in mind that, the car you're looking at here today, was also looked at by others yesterday. And we can only sell it once!

Price in euros
€ 189500,-

Price includes all cost

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