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Rusty Plymouth Superbird on Craigslist could be someone's $250,000 golden egg
FoxNews.com ^ | June 23, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News

Posted on 06/23/2019 11:49:46 AM PDT by ETL

It’s a 1970 Plymouth Superbird that could be would be worth $250,000 or more if it were in great shape, which it very much isn’t.

The rusted-out Nascar special gained attention on BarnFinds.com due to its rarity.

It’s one of about 300 that were equipped with a 440 six-barrel V8 and a four-speed manual transmission.

The seller says that the engine shows 48,000 miles and is original, but had the factory carburetor setup replaced with a dual quad unit at some point.

The ‘Bird’s B-5 blue paint and white interior combination make it even more uncommon, but the fact that its body is sketchy, it needs new floorpans and its signature nosecone is sitting across the yard from the rest of the car isn’t doing it any favors.

Knowing its potential value, the Massachusetts-based seller is asking an optimistic, yet arguably reasonable $70,000 firm to anyone up to the challenge of making it fly again.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: automotive; chrysler; plymouth; roadrunner; superbird
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1 posted on 06/23/2019 11:49:46 AM PDT by ETL
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2 posted on 06/23/2019 11:50:02 AM PDT by ETL (REAL Russia collusion! Newly updated FR Page w/ Table of Contents! Click ETL)
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3 posted on 06/23/2019 11:50:28 AM PDT by ETL (REAL Russia collusion! Newly updated FR Page w/ Table of Contents! Click ETL)
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To: ETL

If only I had $70K lying around, and had a workshop, and knew how to rehab cars.


4 posted on 06/23/2019 11:54:24 AM PDT by cyclotic
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To: cyclotic

Or you could pay a restoration shop $200,000 to do a full body-off and totally stripped-down engine restoration. You’d be in for $270,000 or so.


5 posted on 06/23/2019 11:56:08 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ETL

Nice BUT it’ll take 200k to fix it properly.


6 posted on 06/23/2019 11:57:16 AM PDT by devane617 (Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.~ George Orwell, 1984)
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To: ETL

Weren’t two of these found stored in an old garage like a year ago? I know I read it on FR and the photo showed them sitting side-by-side. They weren’t in the best of shape but had a leg up on this one. I think one was blue and the other white.


7 posted on 06/23/2019 11:57:29 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: ETL

Such a forlorn expression on that nosecone.


8 posted on 06/23/2019 11:58:41 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: ETL

just saw a “Boss’ Mustang sell for $250,000 on mecum auctions show last night-


9 posted on 06/23/2019 11:58:57 AM PDT by Bob434
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if people back then only knew what their muscles cars would be worth in later years- but then again, they probably would just bought them, stored them, and never driven them- I love watching the old movies and seeing all the old cars-


10 posted on 06/23/2019 12:01:29 PM PDT by Bob434
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To: ETL
That goofy thing is downright ridiculous. It certainly lacks the quiet dignity of the Plymouth Belvedere.

11 posted on 06/23/2019 12:02:11 PM PDT by Blurb2350
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To: ETL

Probably already has one.

12 posted on 06/23/2019 12:03:36 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
200K would get authentic restoration down to numbered parts as available. But then who would pay 250K for it?

30K would make it street-legal and then you're only in for 100K, and you might get offers for a buck-twenty to a buck-thirty for someone who wants to take it to the 200K level. Turn-and-burn.

13 posted on 06/23/2019 12:04:02 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Mueller personally delivered US uranium to Russia.")
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To: ETL

I worked with a guy back then who had one with a 440 but an automatic, because his wife couldn’t drive a stick. Man did we give him crap!


14 posted on 06/23/2019 12:06:27 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: ETL
I will likely never buy a high-performance vehicle or a classic, but for me my car fascination started with the 1976 movie The Gumball Rally. The opening scene where all the cars leave Manhattan and you hear actual engines was more compelling to a young kid than virtually anything else on cable back then.


15 posted on 06/23/2019 12:08:44 PM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: ETL

That’ll buff right out; no sweat.


16 posted on 06/23/2019 12:13:24 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: ETL
Joe Dirt-Mobile


17 posted on 06/23/2019 12:15:03 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: StAnDeliver

$30k wouldn’t get you much more than than piles of Bondo and plenty of spray paint cans from the local Ace Hardware store. Anything you do for that 30 would have to be undone by the next guy.

But it WOULD be fun to get it running.

Jay Leno would certainly pay for a primo restoration down to the numbered parts. That’s the sort of restoration he features all the time on “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

Our neighbor has restorations that are at the 99.7% original level. Remarkable workmanship on his collection.


18 posted on 06/23/2019 12:18:17 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ETL

I remember reading the story about how the original General Lee (featured in the stunt jump scene in the opening credits) was found in a junkyard in Georgia and restored. Apparently the labels “WB” with a number gave the car’s identity away.


19 posted on 06/23/2019 12:20:52 PM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: Vaquero

That was the first thing I thought of too. Joe Dirt.


20 posted on 06/23/2019 12:21:36 PM PDT by yarddog
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