"Petty signs with Ford!" Those four words tore through the racing
world like a hot knife through butter while loyalists threw their hands
up in disbelief. King Richard's defection was in part because Plymouth
hadn't built a Dodge Daytona counterpart for the NASCAR circuit, in
addition to the fact that Petty Enterprises wanted to be the sole racing
parts distributor for Plymouth at the time. Plymouth weathered the
backlash publically while privately scurrying to create a car to lure
Richard back to Plymouth. That car? The 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
models languished on salesroom floors due in part to NASCAR having
increased the homologation requirement from 500 units to 2,000. These
cars were highly specialized, seen as being in excess in proportion to
the hottest street cars of the period. Fast-forward to today, Superbirds
are highly collectible and are the star attractions at car shows and
auctions, pulling top dollar and generating real excitement. What a
difference a few decades makes!
Each volume in the In Detail
Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation
of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at
marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available
options, and an examination of where the car is on the market today.
Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as
well as production numbers.
Size: 8.25 X 9 (inches)
Illustrations: 138 color photos