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.

Meep, meep.

 

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.