A rare 1970 Plymouth Superbird Hemi Barn Find will not drive itself | Albiseyler

A rare 1970 Plymouth Superbird Hemi Barn Find will not drive itself

It’s in the trusses, but all the important parts of the car seem to be present.

The Plymouth Superbird and its close sibling the Dodge Charger Daytona were NASCAR homologation specials to create models with top aerodynamics for the time. Their rarity makes these machines collectible today. This one lives in the rafters of a heavy machinery repair shop and awaits restoration.

The owner purchased this 1970 Plymouth Superbird in the 1980s from a used car dealer in Findlay, Ohio. At some point, “life got in the way” and he stopped driving the car. Finally, the owner set up scaffolding at the shop and placed the car there with a forklift.

“The previous owner drove the car all the way to Chicago for the first guy to buy it, and he saw the car, drove by, and he took it all the way home,” said the YouTube channel owner Auto Archeology. Motor1.com.

The owner usually keeps the car under a hood, but it’s gone for this video. In addition, the hood is up, so we can see a little into the engine compartment. There is a 426 cubic inch (6.98 L) Hemi V8. The Superbird was also available with a 440 cubic inch (7.21 liter) V8.

This one has bright green body paint and a black vinyl roof. Exterior has surface corrosion, dents and dings. The damage appears to be minor enough to be repaired, but is still visible.

“I just want to say that he put it in the beams to keep it out of the way and safe, that there are other things going on that I wasn’t able to show,” he told Auto Archeology.

The owner is currently restoring another Superbird with a 440 cubic inch V8 and six-barrel carburetor. Once that was done, he could start working on this.

Those aren’t the only cool cars in this guy’s garage. There is also a Hemi-powered Dodge Dart, which is a former drag racer. The body looks great and all the pieces seem to be there. Someone has to take the time to put all the pieces together.

Outside is a Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda. Even though there wasn’t much left of the car. It’s in the woods and nature seems to swallow this vehicle back to Earth. There doesn’t seem to be much left to restore without a lot of work.

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