Would You Pay Half A Million Bucks For This 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird?

Due to its limited production number and impressive performance, the Plymouth Hemi Superbird has become a highly valuable collector’s item.

And since its value is determined by its history, condition and previous certified sales, it’s not uncommon to see some examples fetch some pretty high prices.

Take this particular car, for instance: it might be almost five decades old, but it still has most of the original paint applied to it, except for the nose, which was resprayed due to the problems with the initial lacquer coating, and still has the factory Hemi decals.

Pushing it into ‘exceptional territory’, as the vendor states, are the A13 Superbird package aero components, tinted glass, 15-inch Rallye wheels, chrome exhaust tips, power steering and power front disc brakes. This classic also benefits from a wood-grain sport steering wheel, power windows, deluxe seatbelts, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and a premium black/charcoal interior.

Since it’s one of the most original and highly optioned Plymouth Hemi Superbirds known to exist, and with two owners since new, it’s expected to fetch up to $450,000 when it hits the auction block at Mecum next month in Kissimmee, Florida.

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  • TheBelltower

    No. Perhaps yes, if Plymouth still existed and had continued making good cars. But looking at this is just depressing, considering the fate of Plymouth and Chrysler.

    • Bash

      and that’s exactly why I would pay the money and put my hand on it… and I assure you, in a decade or so, we couldn’t be discussing how much more it gonna worth..

      • psiqtas

        Yeep, the same thing happend to Pontiac and the prices for the classic examples went automatically higher…

        • Bash

          very true… that fire bird is a true classic and if you can get your hands on one,, go ahead and get while you still can…

  • NOPE.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Of course not.

  • europeon

    Yes.

    If I’ll ever start collecting cars, a convertible ‘cuda and a Road Runner will be first on my garage.

    • TheHake

      And a ’63 Stingray…

    • pureworx

      don’t forget the crane you will need top put them “on” your garage.

      • europeon

        Ha Ha

  • TheHake

    Definitely YES! The Roadrunner is such a cool classic.

  • Bash

    yes

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Pic 9 shows up the ungainliness of the nose.

  • Duke Woolworth

    I sold these in 70-71. At that time, insurance rates for hot cars had doubled, making the cars unattractive. We had one that sat on the sales floor for months. Finish quality was poor- it looked like a kit car. We had a gent who traded a Barracuda for a mechanically identical Duster to save $250 in insurance. Even the color was the same- a bright red.
    Every spring, Chrysler would bring out limited production specialty cars, usually just new paint colors, to boost sales. They also had a “sales bank” of unsold cars that were available for almost immediate delivery. And then there were spiffs for selling dead inventory or special equipment that was added on for higher profit. GM always ate our lunch.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I am aware it’s an extraordinary piece of history. I am also aware it’s a unique car. I am aware it’s rare. However it’s too ugly to drive for me. I wouldn’t buy it. I wouldn’t even like it for free. No kidding. I wouldn’t like to drive it around. No feeling of pleasure.

  • pureworx

    does that spoiler even do anything?

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Spoil?

  • psiqtas

    😀 my ’93 Pontiac Trans Sport has a similar nose…but not worth so much?! 😉

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