Here's what a sub-$100k Superbird looks like.
You never can tell what will pop up for sale on Craigslist, but a 1970 Plymouth Superbird is probably one of the last cars you'd expect someone to try selling on a $5 listing. According to the listing, this particular Superbird has been sitting for 10 years, and while the car appears to be all there, it looks to be in fairly rough condition in need of a full restoration. As such, the listing price of $70,000 seems like an absolute steal compared to the six-figure price tag these special cars normally command... when you can actually find them for sale.
The seller admits that this car is going to need a lot of work. Only remnants of the car's original B5 Blue paint job exist, while the white interior needs an equal amount of attention. The good news is that the car comes with a clean title, and it has 48,000 miles showing on the odometer. From what we can see of the pictures, the overall condition isn't as bad as what you'd expect from a vehicle left sitting outside in West Wareham, Massachusetts.
Gallery: 1970 Plymouth Superbird Project Up For Sale on Craigslist
Production numbers seem to vary, but it seems that around 1,935 Superbirds were produced from October 1969 through December 1969 making this one of the last to roll off the line. Hemi cars were the rarest, but this car's 440 CID engine still had plenty of power at its disposal. From the factory, this Superbird was equipped with the optional six barrel carburetor, but somewhere over the last 50 years, these carbs were replaced by an aftermarket dual quad setup. The original four-speed manual and Dana 60 rear end are still in place.
Despite its steep asking price, the asking price of this Superbird is still better than the $90,000 someone paid for a rough 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona barnfind at Mecum in 2016. Whoever takes on this Superbird project will probably see a supersized payoff in the end!