The rarest American car worth $1.5 million has been rusting in an old garage for more than 30 years
Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird is a rare collector’s model and one of the most expensive American cars. This is one of the world’s first mass-produced cars with a wing.
A very rare 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird has been unexpectedly discovered in the US. Valuable vintage car for over 30 years stood motionless in the garage. They told about the car on the DezzysSpeedShop Youtube channel.
The Plymouth Superbird has an owner, but he does not have the opportunity to restore the car. He has owned the car since 1971 and has raced it for 20 years. In the early 90s, a car damaged in competitions with a replaced engine was laid up in a garage and no longer went on the road.
The bodywork of the Plymouth Superbird shows numerous racing dents. A rare car is rusted and needs engine overhaul. Now it was bought and sent for restoration.
Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird is considered one of the most expensive American vintage cars. At auctions, copies in good condition sell for 1.5-1.6 million dollars.
First, the model is quite rare. Only 1935 Plymouth Superbirds were produced in total. The sports model was created for the NASCAR championship, and their rules required the release of a production version of a racing car. Therefore, the affordable Plymouth Roadrunner was turned into a streamlined Superbird.
Secondly, the Plymouth Superbird, along with its twin brother Dodge Charger Daytona, is considered one of the world’s first mass-produced cars with a rear wing. Improved aerodynamics helped him reach 300-320 km / h on NASCAR oval racetracks.
For the coupe, they offered a choice of several engines with a capacity of up to 425 hp. With. This particular car is equipped with a 7.2-liter 375-horsepower V8 and a 3-speed automatic transmission.