The restoration performed by the previous owner was not perfect as observed in the pictures. I tried to include the pictures that show the worst aspects of the vehicle, as anyone can make something look "perfect". This car still needs some work to be "show material". The car is fully functional and runs great. We have overhauled the engine and added many components to improve performance and reliability. I will mention first and foremost that the steering seems a little loose and the speedometer is off by 5-8 MPH. Other than that, the car runs like a beast. It sounds great with the Flowmaster exhaust. I have additional pictures and video available upon request. Below is a list of the different things that have been performed.
-Front brakes replaced on both sides including: Calipers, pads, rotors, outer bearings, grease seals, and replaced master cylinder.
-Rear brakes replaced on both sides including: Wheel cylinders, brake drums, brake shoes, spring and hardware kit, and brake lines.
-Front suspension replacement of the following: Upper and lower ball joints, steering linkage, inner and outer tie rode ends, drag link, steering gear box, and performed front end alignment.
-Replaced front shocks with Monroe premium shocks, also replaced rear shocks with Monroe premium air shocks.
-New exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers and chrome tips.
-Replaced all tires with Cooper Cobra Radial G/T - P215-70R14 tires.
-Radiator has been replaced including upper and lower hoses as well as heater hose.
-Replaced battery, starter, and cables.
-Undercarriage and engine compartment has been undercoated with 3M undercoat.
-Fuel tank has been replaced with new float.
-Carpet was replaced.
-Transmission was rebuilt by Ross Moore Transmission in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
-Transmission lines were replaced.
-Engine was machined in Sturgis, Michigan. Engine was bored .30 over, cylinder heads reconditioned, crankshaft polished, new main bearings, rod bearings, and camshaft bearings. New high volume oil pump, new camshaft, lifters, push rods, timing chain and sprocket, added Edelbrock 4-barrel aluminum intake, Edelbrock 4-barrel 600 CFM carburetor, and high volume fuel pump.
-Replaced distributor, coil, ECM spark plugs, spark plug wires, ignition resistor, and voltage regulator.
-Replaced water pump and 180-degree thermostat, coolant set at -30.
**** Nothing has been performed on the rear differential as well as fluid.
****Headlamps, tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights work all around the vehicle.
****Wiper work as intended.
****Horn works with the classic meep-meep sound.
****Dash guages all function with the exception of the MPH being 5-8 off.
****Tire pressure has been set to 34 Psi.
****Rear air shocks set at 60 Psi.
****Engine oil level full with no leaks.
****Transmission fluid level full with no leaks.
Many of the parts were purchased through Summit Racing and Northern Auto Parts. We have many receipts available. Hopefully I have not forgotten anything. If you have additional questions or concerns, please message me. BUYER is responsible for shipping costs or transportation to the BUYER location.
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:01:00 EST
The Plymouth Superbird is one of those classic American cars from the muscle car era that has captured the imagination of all sorts of automotive enthusiasts long after its presence on roads and race tracks wore away. It's easy to see why. Where else but in the Swingin' Sixties and Seventies would a car leave the factory with an aerodynamics package that included a pointy beak and a rear spoiler that sat several feet above the rear deck?
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:00 EST
The example you see above, which was born in 1970, is one of the finest Superbirds we've ever seen. Combine its complete restoration with its original 426 Hemi engine, and it's no surprise that it managed to bring in a cool half million dollars (plus 10 percent in fees) at Barrett-Jackson. See it yourself in our high-res image gallery above, and scroll down below for the official auction description.
If you want to follow along with the coverage, check out the Hagerty Fantasy Bid online game here.
The old saying goes that if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. But being a criminal can involve more than just taking a trip to the big house; it can also mean losing possessions purchased from any ill-gotten gains. Still, one man's loss is another's gain, and if you're in Lodi, NJ, on September 12, you stand the chance to buy some of the ultimate muscle cars from the US Marshals in what is being gruesomely nicknamed the Blood Muscle auction.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:13:00 EST
The grisly moniker was earned because all of the vehicles belonged to the president of a blood testing company who is facing prison time for alleged bribery, according to Hemmings. After all, they are muscle cars bought with actual blood money. The seven-vehicle collection includes some of the ultimate muscle cars ever made, and the original buyer clearly had an eye for rarity.
This cornucopia of V8 power includes a teal 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang, an orange 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible and perhaps most prized of all - a trio of 1969 Yenko Chevys with a Chevelle, Nova and Camaro all represented. From the included photos, all of them look to be in fantastic condition.
The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners.
While we'd normally recap the stars of the show, in this particular auction, every car's sale was newsworthy. The full list of sale prices doesn't seem to be published, but according to The New York Times, the auction brought in a total of $2.5 million, or an average of about $277,000 per car.
The king of the contest seems to be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (above, right), complete with a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8, which brought home $575,000. The trio of Yenko Chevys, meanwhile, all easily cleared the six-figure mark, with the Yenko Camaro (above, far right) clearing $315,000, the Chevelle crossing the block for $237,500 and the supremely rare - one of just 37 - Yenko Nova (shown above, left) selling for an even $400,000.