A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.
Some cars need no introduction.
The 1970 Plymouth Superbird is one such car.
Plymouth made about 1,935 (give or take) of the distinctive Superbirds for its lone model year, but company execs only had one person in mind during its design. The Superbird was built to lure Richard Petty back into the Plymouth’s NASCAR camp after the King left for the Ford stock car team. It worked as Petty won eight races with the Superbird in 1970.
Unfortunately, the ‘Bird had trouble winning over much of the public. Although many Superbirds sat unsold through the 1972 model year, and many were even converted into Road Runners, they are collectible today thanks to their rarity and NASCAR heritage.
This one was spotted by OnAllCylinders contributor Brian Kreuser at Summit Racing’s Atlanta location.
[…] bad sellers when new, our hearts break every time we hear stories of Plymouth dealers chopping off Superbird wings simply to get them off the […]