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Author Topic: Happy new Superbird owner  (Read 1813 times)
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« on: April 21, 2018, 10:07:28 PM »

Hi everyone. Iíve been lurking on these forums for a very long time, dreaming about owning one of these amazing cars. Today I was blessed to fulfill that lifelong dream of and am a proud owner of a 1970 Plymouth Superbird! Itís hard to express how excited I am. To me this car has always been the ultimate classic musclecar, and I canít believe I get to own one.

Here are some specs. It is a true 1970 Plymouth Superbird VIN RM23U0A169442 with a 440 Magnum, 3 2 barrel carbs (6 barrel), 727 Torqueflight transmission, and a 3:55 rear end. The car has 75k original miles, and is all numbers matching. The was originally a 4 barrel carb, but the previous owner added the 6 barrel. He did keep the original carb and intake which he gave me with the car.

The previous owner had the car for 42 years, and only put 2,000 miles on the car during that time. The car even has the exact same wheels and tires it had 42 years ago! The car has been mostly off the radar for the last 40 years except for a few local car shows.

The car isnít perfect, but is in great shape overall. Iím really looking forward to driving it, taking it to shows, and sharing the fun with my friends!


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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 11:21:57 PM »

congrats, and welcome
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 12:11:55 AM »

Congrats 2thumbs
How many years have you waited?
I hope it will be me som day. icon_smile_big

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 01:28:04 AM »

CONGRATS  cheers

here's a thread on Moparts about the car ..... http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/2482645/black-superbird.html#Post2482645
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 02:04:35 AM »

Congratulations! I love the fact that the look hasnít been tampered with for decades. I like the (non-original) black paint job, pin stripe, and cragars! Something different... all of the cookie-cutter restored wing cars can only hold my attention for so long...
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2018, 05:59:39 AM »

Very nice....they look very different in black....changes the whole look of the bird....I like it.

Is that a small oil leak in need of attention I spy under the car? Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2018, 09:12:37 AM »

Excellent-cool car. Ignore what everyone is telling you to do-it is your car! It looks great as is, it would look great restored to original and it would look great if you changed something to fit what you want. Good luck, drive it and enjoy it. The Day 2 paint and Cragars add a neat history.

(I'm still not sure what is a cookie-cutter and why it is so bad in some eyes-I will take any Superbird of any level of restoration or non-restoration any time)

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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 09:19:02 AM »

Congrats and welcome!
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 12:55:07 PM »

black superbird nice reminded me of another one  http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?topic=50794.0 
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 01:27:27 PM »

100% jealous.  Congratulations...
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2018, 03:42:29 PM »

Thanks for the kind words everyone. I thought I'd share a few more pictures of the car.


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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018, 03:43:58 PM »

And here are some vintage shots of the car from around 1977.


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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2018, 03:54:06 PM »

 2thumbs Look'n good, ...and the spot on the driveway, it's just marking it's new Home and Territory.  yesnod

 Pretty well all my cars do that,...they say, been there done that.
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2018, 04:33:11 PM »

Congrats and Welcome!   Enjoy the car 2thumbs 2thumbs
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2018, 05:41:04 PM »

Sweet ride!,you may want to put some fresh tires on it before you really start racking up miles. I don't think I would trust 40 year old tires.
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2018, 06:40:55 PM »

Awesome  cheers
I really like the all black paint job.
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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2018, 10:03:48 PM »

 2thumbs  Congrats drive the tires off of it enjoy   2thumbs  most of all dont touch it look,s great the way it is
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2018, 11:13:07 PM »

Congrats on getting your dream
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2018, 06:35:08 AM »

Congrads !!!!! It is great to achieve something that one strives for so long to accomplish... Hats off to you for your resilience to continue the quest.. Now that you have it, what are your intensions of the car? Leave it, bring it back to normal, something else?

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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2018, 06:53:07 AM »

Beautiful car! Welcome! I am jealous, especially since I am still driving a clone.
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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2018, 07:31:52 AM »

Beautiful car! Welcome! I am jealous, especially since I am still driving a clone.

For 90% of people, you are not driving a clone.  Enjoy the car!
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2018, 11:14:27 AM »

Excellent-cool car. Ignore what everyone is telling you to do-it is your car! It looks great as is, it would look great restored to original and it would look great if you changed something to fit what you want. Good luck, drive it and enjoy it. The Day 2 paint and Cragars add a neat history.

(I'm still not sure what is a cookie-cutter and why it is so bad in some eyes-I will take any Superbird of any level of restoration or non-restoration any time)

Bob

I meant no offense by my use of the term "cookie cutter"; my own Q5 Daytona could be described the same way. Due to the rarity of all winged cars, most people tend to just stick with originality and often these cars are even somewhat "over-restored", and that is what I was referring to- no individualization/customization. I thought it was refreshing to see a nice, unrestored wing car, in a non-original color, with some period wheels, etc.  I hope he keeps it that way!   cheers
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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2018, 11:28:08 AM »

Congrats!  Love it, especially since it is unchanged since the 70's.   coolgleamA
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2018, 12:39:30 PM »

Very cool hope you leave it as it  ,  drool5 drool5 drool5 drool5 drool5 drool5
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2018, 12:43:57 PM »

Congratulations!! cheers
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