1970 Plymouth Super Bird Road Runner B5 Blue Original BARN FIND
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Road Runner
- SubModel: Super Bird pistol grip 4 speed
- Type: 2 door hard top
- Trim: Super Bird BARN FIND
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 27,419
- VIN: 9789395053
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 440 super commando 4 barrel
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 2wd
- Interior color: White
- Options: white bucket seats super trac pack
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Super Bird BARN FIND1970 Plymouth Super Bird Road Runner B5 Blue Original BARN FIND
Wow! Where do I start!
I just purchased a pair of 1970 Plymouth Super Bird's several weeks ago on August 23, 2018 after they sat for over 35 years in dry barn storage. You will see both listed in two separateauctions this week oneBay.I would like to sell them as a pair but I am open to your thoughts. Please be aware you are bidding on the Blue Super Bird this listing only and not the White Super Bird.
PLEASE ALLOW THE HUNDRED PLUS PHOTOS TO DOWN LOAD.
While I was attending the auction at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine this August 18th, 2018, I bid on a blue 1970 Plymouth Super Bird and was the high bidder for $187,000 with the buyers premium. You can Google the auction and see the Super Bird I won on August 18, 2018. It's a beauty.
Just after I won the blue 1970 Super Bird with white bucket seat interior a man approached me and sat down next to me and stated he has 2 Super Birds in storage thathe has owned for the last 40 years. He told me he purchased them from the original owners. He said one was B5 blue with white bucket seats like the one I just purchased at Owls Head Museum and the other Super Bird was an Alpine White with black bucket seats with console auto slap stick.
My heart was still racing after just winning the auction at Owls Head and now it looked like I had the rare opportunity to purchase two more Super Birds that have been hidden from thepubliceye for over 35 years. He told me he would like to sell both as a pair and that he could show them to me in five days. So I made an appointment to meet with him in five days to view both birds.
He stated that both cars were sold brand new in 1970 at Blouin Chrysler Plymouth Dodge in Augusta Maine just 10 miles from his home. He remembered both cars when they were new at Blouin Chrysler Plymouth Dodge. He knew both first original owners and when the time was right he purchased both Birds from each of the original owners, he said around 1978.
He kept them registered until 1985 and 1987 and you can still see the last registrations still on both windshields as seen in the photos.He told me he then prepared both cars for storage and put straight antifreeze in both original motors. He also filled the cylinders with Marvel mystery lubricating oil to keep both blocks fresh while in dry storage.
He also stated to me he was a Mopar mechanic and collector since he was a young boy and always loved Mopar's since he was a teenager.
The day I met with him to see both birds I was so incredibly excited to see them and still could not believe that these cars were hidden entombed for over 35 years. When I pulled into his yard he opened both garage doors and there staring me in the face were the two birds with their eyes looking straight at me, headlights open. I took photos of both cars as they sat before I even walked into the garage.
Wow! What a survivor barn find!
There was so much clutter surrounding both cars we had to move everything out just to look at them. They were covered with decades of barn dirt and dust with rubble all around them as seen in the photos. It appeared as though he did a quick clean up on the white Super Bird at some point prior to my purchase but it was still very dirty. The Blue Bird had not been cleaned for decades as photos show.
He guaranteed me the Blue Super Bird had 27,416 original miles from new, 1970 and the White Super Bird had 42,497 original miles from new, 1970. He also stated he had been around and worked on Mopars for a great part of his life and considered himself very knowledgeable on them and would also guarantee me both motors, transmissions, and rear ends in both cars were day one numbers matching factory for their 1969 original build for the 1970 production. He stated again that both motors were never out of the cars since new 1970. After verifying all build dates, fender tags, and VIN numbers on both cars, I looked over all the paperwork documentation from new with original owners names and dealership info and purchased both cars that day.
We called a ramp truck from his hometown of Augusta Maine and they picked both cars up one at a time and brought them to my island vacation home 35 miles away in Maine all in the same day. I wanted them home safe.
You can see in the pictures below the Blue Bird being picked up by a ramp truck and seeing outside daylight for the first time in decades.
You can see in the pictures below the white Bird being picked up by a ramp truck and seeing outside daylight for the first time in over 3 decades. As I mentioned earlier you can see that at some point he had cleaned the white car prior to my purchasehowever it was still very dirty. The Blue Super Bird was still covered with dirt and dust.
I followed the ramp truck driver to my home both tripsjust 35 miles from where these two birds sat for 40 years. So their first trip out was just a short haul away to my Maine home. I can not believe both these cars were entombed just 35 miles from my Mainehome and that I never new about them for the twenty years that I lived there. Found right in my back yard.
WOW!! Amazing survivorstory!!!
Here you can see these rare Birds out in the sunshine for the first time in decades just after being delivered to my Maine home still dirty.
From there, the very next day I had them delivered in an enclosed trailer to my home in Massachusetts just 3 hours away where you see them in front of my red barn delivered with out a drop of rain.
I put them into my barn at my home enclosed in dry storage until I could finally start the cleaning process.
The owner put 440 + 6 decals on the blue car put on decades ago. These decals caneasilybe removed. Please note this car has the 440 super commando 4 barrel motor with super track pac 4 speed,Danarear and not the 6 pack option. I have an extra pair of orange 440 valve covers as seen in the photos that will also go with the car. Also check out the old pioneer cassette stereos he put in both cars. I left the stereos in both cars which are classics in themselves.
Photos below show the Blue Bird before she was cleaned and polished. He also gave me the original steering wheel that will go with the car.
I washed both Birds, cleaned the interiors, and vacuumed the carpets, cleaned all the glass and polished the bright work. This took me many, many days.
Make sure you view the over 100 pictures I have posted of this Birdafter she was cleaned and polished further below.Please also note, I have not tried to get both these Super Birds running. I am selling both just as I purchased them in non running condition. Allowing the new owner to work his magic to properly take the right steps to get them up and running again.
The owner guaranteed me that both motors would run with no problems and were turning freely. Both motors are turning freely at my home and are ready for the next step. I have no time to take them to the next step of restoration and will have to leave that up to the next owner. This process should be exciting. I photographed both cars the best I could.
You can see all the motor block dates and VIN numbers and fender tags, odometer mileage and more in photos.The blue Super Bird has the super track pak with pistol grip 4 speed, Dana rear end. It has both original jacks and spare complete and is a very low production bird with this color and options. The white car is missing the jacks and spare tire, and the original air cleaner. The 1970 Mopar air cleaner on the white car now is very desirable and looks great, but is not original to the car.. The owner told me he has the original spare tire, air cleaner and jack's for the white car however his ex-wife has them at her home and due to his divorce he is going to have to wait a while before he can get them for me.
I can only sell the white Super Bird with no spare tire, jacks and original air cleaner at this time. If he gets these items for me they will go to the next owner, however, I can not promise I will ever get them from him. I am not sure why he painted both cars in the 70's. The paint jobs are not show room just very presentable as photos show.
The interior is original on both cars. Both vinyl roofs are very high grade original condition and both dash'sare as nice as you will ever find with no cracks or blemishes.Both trunks are spotless untouched rust free on both cars as seen in the photos and also as nice original as you could ever find. The floors and trunks were heavily under coated from day one with thick Ziebart under coat at the dealership in 1970 on the white Super Bird,and Rusty Jones on the Blue Super Bird in 1970 and are solid rust free floors and trunk. You can still see the 1970 tag on the door jam of the white car with mileage in 1970 when the Ziebart was applied.When you scrape the under coat off the floors on the under side the metal still looks like new.
Both cars will need the typical maintenance to get them running like any car that has been sitting in dry storage for 35 plus years. Brakes, exhaust, motor service, fluid changes, filters, transmission fluid's, etc. Its amazing the brakes still work fine on both cars.I used a spare battery I had in both cars and low and behold all the lights came on as you can see in the pictures. Head lights, side markers, interior lights brake lights etc. Please note both cars will need a new battery.
These cars are barn garage survivors 48 years old and not like new and will need the typical work to make them run and travel the highways again.
These cars are a super investment with only 1920 made in total production 1970. If you are a Mopar Super Bird expert you will be able to look at all the VIN#s stamped into both motors as well as the transmissions along with all casting #s, build dates and original fender tags and will agree these birds are the real deal. He stated the fender tags have never been removed from day one and are original to the car as you can clearly see in the photos. Also both cars have all their original glass windows #s matching in beautiful original condition with no cracks or lamination problems. Both these Birds are the real deal and true survivor barn finds. Google the Super Bird history it's truly incredible and too much for me to list.
One of the most collectible muscle cars with one of the most incredible automotive Aerodynamicdesigns in automotive history. When is the last time any of you dealers, collectors, or writers, ever seen a pair of 70 Super Birds offered after over 35 years of undriven storage. These cars are coming up to the 50th anniversary next year and Chrysler-Plymouth will have shows dedicated to this rare winged warrior all over the USA.
They speculate they will be going way up in value at the 50th anniversary auctions. Don't miss this rare once in a life time opportunity as Iam offering both cars at a very fair price with plenty of meat on the bone for new owner to invest in getting both cars road worthy again to enjoy and take to the car shows.
Please call me for full info on this pair of incredible Birds. Please note you will see my B5 Blue Super bird that I purchased at Owls head in the photos. This car I would like to keep. Please note you are only bidding on the Blue 440 Super Bird 4 speed super track pack car this auction. Please call for full honest description and come view these birds at my home before bidding. Please also note I have both cars fully insured and registered with antique plates in my name as photographed. You can see my new antique plates for 2019 I just received on both cars. Plate # 78-120 for the blue bird and Plate# 78-119 for the white bird.
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All inspections are welcome at my home.
I know I have most likely missed some info and you are welcome to call978-939-5053with any questions.
Too much to list!!
I have taken many photos for your viewing.
Please call978-939-5053for a full and honest description and to make an appointment to come view this great classic at my home. You will not be disappointed!! I highly recommend you bring your expert for full inspection....he will be amazed at the originality of these classics. Please call me before bidding.
PLEASE MAKE SURE
TO TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW ALL THE
AVAILABLE PICTURES BELOW.
Please note in the picture below the embossed block casting date
which appears to read 8-16-69 on the blue bird.
Please note in the picture below the stamped VIN numbers on the manual 4 speed transmission on the blue bird.
THIS VEHICLE OVER 50 YEARS OLD AND IS BEING SOLD AS IS WITH NO WARRANTY IMPLIED.
This vehicle is being sold as is, with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
I can assist you with setting up pickup and delivery from my end. Buyer responsible for all shipping and delivery costs. I also have a private hauler who can possibly within his schedule deliver this vehicle to your destination at his cost and fee. We will not be held responsible for any damage incurred in shipping.
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