1970 Plymouth Superbird formerly owned by the EPA going to auction

The Environmental Protection Agency are certainly an unlikely owners for one of the ultimate muscle cars ever made, but that is exactly who purchased this 1970 Plymouth Superbird in 1972. The EPA decided they needed a car for emissions testing and purchased this car—then an Alpine White example with a 440 and automatic … » 1/29/12 2:00pm 1/29/12 2:00pm

Railbird, The SSP Demon Dragster For '72!

As a young proto-hoon, I was more of a fan of the Smash Up Derby SSPs than of the "standard" SSP cars; since all SSPs were going to bash into baseboards, ankles, etc. at parent-enragin' velocity (which is probably the reason they're no longer made) the ones that featured parts flying off at impact were more entertaining. … » 4/04/08 11:00am 4/04/08 11:00am

Magnum Daytonas Do Not Fear Malaise

Lots of folks saw the junked '78 Dodge Magnum the other day and thought "What the heck is that thing?" But there's a man in Kansas City who knows his Magnums... knows them so well, in fact, that he understood the essential need to add Charger Daytona-style wings to two of them. And, crazily enough, they look way better… » 2/14/08 8:15am 2/14/08 8:15am

On A Wing And A Prayer: NASCAR Car of Tomorrow Becomes Car of Today At …

It ain't a Superbird, but hell, at least the new car's got a wing. Yeah, we know, it's still NASCAR, but whatevs, maybe today's race with the new Car o' Tomorrow will be more crash-tacular. We'll see. The race begins at 1:30 EST today at Bristol...I think it's the fast Food City 500 or something. » 3/25/07 2:06pm 3/25/07 2:06pm

One More Bile-Duct Popper: The Kelderman Superbird

Star commenter MurileeMarlin cracked us up last night with this description of the numbers-matching Mopar obsessive: "Once I saw two guys get into a spittin-bloody-chiclets fistfight over goddamn U-joint cap date codes for get this a Plymouth Belvedere." If the Poteet '68 Charger that inspired Marlin's comment will have… » 11/03/05 8:09pm 11/03/05 8:09pm