There are a lot of things you can buy for $3 million dollars. Heck, you can buy an all-new Bugatti Veyron and still have a little under a million tucked under your pillow. Paying $3 million for a car is understandable, given of course, if the car in question warrants such a lavish price tag. A 1970 Plymouth Superbird is not one of them.

Apparently, Brian Chaffee, a resident of Middlefield, Connecticut, disagrees with our sentiment given that he hopes to sell his ’70 Superbird for a cool $3 mil. According to Chaffee, he spent part of three years restoring this car back to its glory days in the ‘70’s when it was racing not just with cars, but with jets taking off.

Granted, the car looks good and it’s got some history attached to it, but $3 million may just be a tad overboard, especially when you discover that this particular Superbird does not come with a Hemi engine – a pretty big deal for a car to have to justify a $3 Million price tag.

Continued after the jump.

According to Phil Skinner, editor of the Kelly Blue Book Classic Guide, “A few years ago, a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda convertible sold for $3 mil, but that was a Hemi.”

While a Superbird did sell or around half a million two years, ago that had two things going for it: one, it came with a Hemi engine, and two, it was sold at a time when Hem-powered muscle cars were the rage.

As for this particular Hemi-less Superbird, Skinner priced it at around ‘$100 to $125 thousand, give or take”.

Not exactly the $3 million Chaffee is looking for.

Source: LA Times

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