During the late-60s, NASCAR’s “aero war” was in full swing. In 1969, Dodge introduced the Charger Daytona to NASCAR racing and, in response, longtime Plymouth supporter, Richard Petty, urged Plymouth to produce a car that could beat the Daytona. This led to the creation of the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird was introduced.
Richard Petty had great success with the Superbird in 1970 but that success was short lived. In 1971, NASCAR made rule changes that had a significant effect on the power-to-weight ratios of these cars. The rule changes unfortunately rendered these winged cars uncompetitive, which ultimately ended their career in NASCAR.
Fortunately, Ray Evernham was able to obtain this original Plymouth Road Runner Superbird in 2011. The “Winged Warrior” before you is one of only 1,920 Plymouth Road Runner Superbirds ever produced and one of only 950 that still exist today. It features a Tor-red exterior and rare white leather interior, a 440 C.I big block engine with 4-barrel carb, and automatic transmission.