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« on: July 01, 2022, 11:13:32 AM »

There are rumors of 3 of these Birds in existence. One well known model was shown at the Garlits Museum for quite some time and was briefly advertised for sale, with no price, in the Winged Warrior newsletter. That ad has disappeared, as has the car. Rumors are that it's price was way, way beyond market prices but I can't verify that. Rumors also exist of the owners "difficult to deal with" manner also exist, but I can't verify that either. Several pictures have been posted of that car but I have never seen a picture of a fender tag for it.

Rumors of a 2nd one exist out of New York that is in pieces. I reached out to the owner of that car (if it exists) after being provided a Facebook link and was pretty firmly told no interest in selling or discussing, with emphasis. I will keep trying gently on that one, possibly at Carlisle in two weeks where the rumor is that the owner will be in the parts for sale area.

Finally, I have heard rumors of a rootbeer Bird in Canada, but there are only rumors of its existence, with no leads.

But, I am unaware of any central thread of these cars. If anyone has pictures or information of the Garlits Bird, particularly with a fender tag shot it would be nice to have it in this thread since we do know it actually exists. Similarly, if anyone has pictures or information on the New York FK5 rumor, any info on this thread would be appreciated by all of us. And if the Canadian rumor is true, any info on it or unknown versions would be great too.

Please do not hijack this thread with other stuff-let's try to keep it as a central thread for FK5 Superbirds. I will be at Carlisle in July 2022 in the survivor tent with the Petty Blue 6 BBL Bird if you go there and want to share any private information or even better, contact information with price, or just want to shoot the bull.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2022, 02:43:42 PM »

 sure there was a picture of one wrecked in the front on here somewhere too , &  think mentioned one of 5 that color known or seen  shruggy could of been on moparts or the old site was sometime ago  .

just found these two on here

 http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?topic=17259.0
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?topic=54579.0;all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1occLgzsIQY


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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2022, 03:05:42 PM »

Excellent info Steve, with links! Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2022, 06:27:48 PM »

Excellent info Steve, with links! Thanks

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 first screen shot  found this on barrett jackson website but when clicking on it , nothing appears      https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Search/Home       shruggy

  fender tag of superbird in Big Daddys museum   RM23U0A177577
 picture taken by ( Steve Reyes)
not (tantop steve)


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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2022, 09:36:02 PM »

the 1st one to surface was owned by Dave Jones in Indy.
Im sure Danny knows the car well .

Best I remember was 3 known for sure to exist.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2022, 01:48:46 PM »

Where did Jerry Juenemanns FK5 Superbird end up? He owned one & had it displayed in his Wheels & Spokes Museum in Hays Kansas in the 80's & 90's. I have the Original Article on it in Magazine somewhere. Hope this question is not a highjack. LEON.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2022, 05:03:28 AM »

I was thinking that the car that was in the Garlits museum is the car that is now in New York owned by Steve N. So maybe 2 of the cars are now in New York ?
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2022, 07:31:18 AM »

Excellent stuff, thanks guys. I have now received privately a bit more info I am chasing too and will post if confirmed.
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2022, 08:33:59 AM »

I was thinking that the car that was in the Garlits museum is the car that is now in New York owned by Steve N. So maybe 2 of the cars are now in New York ?
The car that was in the Garlits museum is not the car owned by Steve.
The car from the museum is an automatic car and Steve's is a 4 speed car.
Both of these cars are well known in the hobby!
It is the third car that is often mentioned but little is known about?
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2022, 07:25:47 AM »

The FK5 bird that was owned by Dave Jones received a lot of print in muscle car magazines back when it first appeared on the scene.

Here's one of the articles. from "Guide to Muscle Cars" October 1989 issue.

Somewhere I have pictures (actual prints), of another FK5 bird that was at the Mopar Nats back in the 90's.
Not certain if its one of the other cars known to exist but, certain it was not this car owned by Steve. At that time several other FK5 birds had been found / identified to exist.




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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2022, 12:54:57 PM »

I’ve spoken to the gentleman from NY, at Carlisle on a couple of years, who has told me he owns a Rootbeer Superbird.  He and one of his buddies had a truck full of old parts for sale. A fair number of wing car parts among them. He had a center valance panel that he was claiming to be original. I showed him why it was a reproduction. Then he hauled a NOS one out of one of his trucks and said “oops”.

He seemed pretty knowledgeable about the cars. He told me he had an original Rootbeer car. He did not show me pictures. Put himself out as someone who had money, but who knows.
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2022, 09:49:09 AM »

Here was their booth at Carlisle in 2017.


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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2022, 11:26:44 AM »

NY FK5 Superbird. Steve N
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2022, 02:26:08 PM »

Where did Jerry Juenemanns FK5 Superbird end up? He owned one & had it displayed in his Wheels & Spokes Museum in Hays Kansas in the 80's & 90's. I have the Original Article on it in Magazine somewhere. Hope this question is not a highjack. LEON.


Im trying to find out if hes still local.  He had a place north of Toulon Rd off I-70 where the 70 Daytona, cars he kept were.  He had a huge Quonset out back.
Doubt hed remember me but if hes local I'm gonna try to get out there...or where ever hes at.



I have lots of video on an old 8mm and pix from when I came back to visit.  All the time I lived here, they were just cars, lol.
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2022, 03:58:00 PM »

Where did Jerry Juenemanns FK5 Superbird end up? He owned one & had it displayed in his Wheels & Spokes Museum in Hays Kansas in the 80's & 90's. I have the Original Article on it in Magazine somewhere. Hope this question is not a highjack. LEON.


Im trying to find out if hes still local.  He had a place north of Toulon Rd off I-70 where the 70 Daytona, cars he kept were.  He had a huge Quonset out back.
Doubt hed remember me but if hes local I'm gonna try to get out there...or where ever hes at.



I have lots of video on an old 8mm and pix from when I came back to visit.  All the time I lived here, they were just cars, lol.
last i knew he was in Gardner ks  just south of me  , He was building little honda trail bikes at Jerry Strickers place  .
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2022, 04:02:55 PM »

Where did Jerry Juenemanns FK5 Superbird end up? He owned one & had it displayed in his Wheels & Spokes Museum in Hays Kansas in the 80's & 90's. I have the Original Article on it in Magazine somewhere. Hope this question is not a highjack. LEON.


Im trying to find out if hes still local.  He had a place north of Toulon Rd off I-70 where the 70 Daytona, cars he kept were.  He had a huge Quonset out back.
Doubt hed remember me but if hes local I'm gonna try to get out there...or where ever hes at.



I have lots of video on an old 8mm and pix from when I came back to visit.  All the time I lived here, they were just cars, lol.
last i knew he was in Gardner ks  just south of me  , He was building little honda trail bikes at Jerry Strickers place  .


His family is from the same small town area as mine, up in nw Kansas.
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2022, 05:19:48 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2022, 06:32:54 PM »

Awesome pic.

Is that salt or dirt road grime on the Ford in background?
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2022, 01:50:04 PM »

Awesome pic.

Is that salt or dirt road grime on the Ford in background?


 i saw that straight away !!  looks it  to me too !  winter time dtriving &  dried salt spray  yesnod
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