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Whether you are an owner, potential buyer, restorer, or enthusiast of this era, this book will provide you with startling new insight on the 1970 Plymouth Superbird.

Use this resource to examine the 1970 Plymouth Superbird from nose cone to rear wing, review the factory options, and relive its glory days with Richard Petty and Pete Hamilton behind the wheel.

"Petty signs with Ford!" Those four words tore through the racing world like a hot knife through butter while loyalists threw their hands up in disbelief. King Richard's defection was in part because Plymouth hadn't built a Dodge Daytona counterpart for the NASCAR circuit, in addition to the fact that Petty Enterprises wanted to be the sole racing parts distributor for Plymouth at the time. Plymouth weathered the backlash publicly while privately scurrying to create a car to lure Richard back to Plymouth. That car? The 1970 Plymouth Superbird.

Production models languished on salesroom floors due in part to NASCAR having increased the homologation requirement from 500 units to 2,000. These cars were highly specialized, seen as being in excess in proportion to the hottest street cars of the period. Fast-forward to today, Superbirds are highly collectible and are a star attraction at car shows and auctions, pulling top dollar and generating real excitement. What a difference a few decades makes!

Each volume in the In Detail series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, and an examination of where the care is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

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Whether you are an owner, potential buyer, restorer, or enthusiast of this era, this book will provide you with startling new insight on the 1970 Plymouth Superbird.

Use this resource to examine the 1970 Plymouth Superbird from nose cone to rear wing, review the factory options, and relive its glory days with Richard Petty and Pete Hamilton behind the wheel.

"Petty signs with Ford!" Those four words tore through the racing world like a hot knife through butter while loyalists threw their hands up in disbelief. King Richard's defection was in part because Plymouth hadn't built a Dodge Daytona counterpart for the NASCAR circuit, in addition to the fact that Petty Enterprises wanted to be the sole racing parts distributor for Plymouth at the time. Plymouth weathered the backlash publicly while privately scurrying to create a car to lure Richard back to Plymouth. That car? The 1970 Plymouth Superbird.

Production models languished on salesroom floors due in part to NASCAR having increased the homologation requirement from 500 units to 2,000. These cars were highly specialized, seen as being in excess in proportion to the hottest street cars of the period. Fast-forward to today, Superbirds are highly collectible and are a star attraction at car shows and auctions, pulling top dollar and generating real excitement. What a difference a few decades makes!

Each volume in the In Detail series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, and an examination of where the care is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

Pages : 96
Size : 8.25 X 9 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 122 color, 18 b/w photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613253007
Product Code : CT578

Dedication 

Acknowledgments 

Introduction 

 

Chapter 1: The Evolution to Aero 

The Post-War Boom and the Townsend Era

The Need for Speed

Wind Tunnels 

Wings and “The Summer of ’69” 

 

Chapter 2: Building Bigger ’Birds 

Out Back 

On to Lynch Road 

Metal Shop 

Painting by Numbers 

Trim and Chassis Line 

Out the Door, Down the Street 

Conclusion 

 

Chapter 3: Marketing and Competition: How the ’Birds Flew 

Marketing in General 

The Real Deal 

Maryland: The Muscle Car “Killer” 

Road Runners Revisited 

Superbird . . . less 

Other Marketing Efforts 

Wings in Flight: The Superbird in Competition 

Wings in Other Flight Patterns 

Draggin’ Wings and More 

And Then onto the Salt . . . 

 

Chapter 4: Hardware and Factory Options: What Made the ’Birds Super 

General Specifications 

A13 Superbird Package, Standard Equipment 

A13 Standard Superbird Suspension Package 

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price  

Driveline Options 

Engine 

Transmission 

Axle 

Exterior Color Options 

Interior Color and Trim Options 

Optional Equipment Not Available 

Standard A13 Equipment Not Noted Above 

Running Production Changes 

Factory Optional Equipment List 

Interior Options 

A Few Final Notes on Quickly Identifying a Superbird 

 

Chapter 5: A ’Bird in Hand: Buying, Collecting, and Restoring Superbirds

Levels of Collector Cars 

Provenance Matters . . . a Lot 

Options Add Up 

Restoring a Superbird 

 

Appendix I: Superbird by the Numbers 

Decoding a VIN Tag 

Decoding a Fender Tag 

Decoding a Broadcast Sheet 

Window Sticker

 

 Appendix II: Replacement Parts List

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