Rare survivor 1970 Plymouth Superbird 'Six Barrel' up for auction and worth six-figures

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A uncommon 1970 Plymouth Superbird musculus car owned by the aforesaid household for astir a half-century is coming up for auction and expected to propulsion a immense price.

The Superbird was lone built for 1 year, but remains 1 of the astir iconic American cars of each time.

Its aerodynamic nosecone and precocious rear helping were designed to assistance Plymouth dominate connected the NASCAR circuit with the likes of Richard "The King" Petty down the wheel.


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Richard Petty raced with the Superbird successful 1970. (The Enthusiast Network via Getty Images/Getty Images)

It was truthful bully that the bid changed its rules to dilatory it down and marque its extremist plan obsolete.

Fewer than 2,000 of the thoroughfare versions were made, and they soon faded into obscurity, with many ending up astatine the junkyard.

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This 1970 Superbird has 57,000 miles connected the odometer. (VanDerBrink Auctions)

Interest successful the exemplary arsenic had a resurgence successful caller years, however, and the 1000 oregon truthful that are near person go highly sought aft collector cars, particularly the ones successful bully shape.

Top models often spell for implicit $500,000, and a perfectly restored Superbird with a 426 Hemi V8 motor was auctioned past twelvemonth for a grounds $1.65 million.

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The Superbird was based connected the much conventionally styled Road Runner. (VanDerBrink Auctions)

Now, 1 that is not cleanable but is astir perfectly archetypal is coming up for auction.

The car has the 440 cubic-inch "Six Barrel" V8 option, four-speed automatic transmission and belonged to a Kansas City household from 1970 to 2018, until it was purchased by Denver classical car specializer Soneff’s Master Garage.

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The car has not been restored. (VanDerBrink Auctions)

Owner Jay Soneff told Fox News Digital helium got upwind that the car was up for merchantability connected the classical car circuit and bought it arsenic rapidly arsenic helium could.

"It’s 1,000% original, perchance the astir archetypal Superbird near successful the world," helium said.

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The Superbird's signature helping was designed to amended its show connected speedways. (VanDerBrink Auctions)

The "Vitamin C Orange" coupe inactive has chalk marks wrong that were added by workers arsenic it moved down the assembly enactment a half-century ago. It shows 57,178 miles connected the odometer, has a fewer scrapes and dents and the overgarment connected its fender-top vents is faded.

"People ne'er got utilized to however agelong that chemoreceptor was," Soneff said.

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This car is equipped with a 440 cubic-inch "Six Barrel" V8. (VanDerBrink Auctions)

Even though his store does restorations, Soneff kept it arsenic helium recovered it and drove it for respective years, but has started trimming his fleet and is offering it with dozens of different cars with VanDerBrink Auctions done June 10.


Given its unsocial "survivor" condition, helium is not precisely definite what its worth. Fully restored examples with the 440 motor that are not needfully all-original often spell for $500,000, but it volition beryllium up to the bidders to find what the worth is for this one.

superbird side

That fig volition beryllium astatine slightest $110,000, however, which was the precocious online bid placed astatine the clip this communicative was written.


Already rather the appreciation from its archetypal terms of astir $5,000.

Gary Gastelu is Fox News Digital's automotive editor.

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