Along with the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1970 Plymouth Superbird is one of the members of a supergroup of Chrysler muscle cars that are referred to as the “Wing Cars." Try as we might, we’ve got no idea where Chrysler came up with that name.
Perhaps even more outlandish looking than the Charger, the Superbird’s aerodynamic rear wing is so tall it has led many to speculate the reason for its placement is so the trunk can open. Not so, according to the rocket-scientist-turned-auto engineer who designed it, John Pointer.
As Pointer told Road & Track, all he was tasked to do was make the Superbird "go faster” and he placed the giant wing into "clean air” to accomplish it. The trunk was never his "problem."
Either way, rest assured that the trunk on the beautifully unrestored ‘70 Superbird you see above is in full working order — because we’re absolutely positive that was your major concern.
Superbird (4 images)
In addition to the operational boot, this Tor Red 1970 Superbird has its original dual-quad 426 Hemi engine, 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission and A36 performance axle package. Add in tinted glass, 15-inch wheels and chrome exhaust tips, and you’ve got quite a pretty package.
If you’d like it to be you, head to Vegas on November 16th or register with Mecum to bid online.