Racing homologation has provided us with some incredible road-going cars over the past five decades. Be it the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, the 1986 BMW M3 E30 or the Porsche 911 GT2, homologation cars have brought racing to the streets and given birth to some of the rarest and most sought-after production vehicles the world has seen. In the U.S., NASCAR has also been responsible for a great batch of road racers, but none was as spectacular as the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and 1970 Plymouth Superbird. The latter was built in less than 2,000 units in 1970, but it has become one of America’s most iconic muscle cars.

Dubbed the "Aero Warrior", the Superbird can now fetch in excess of $300,000 if it comes with the 426 Hemi engine (only 100 units built) and it has been maintained in tip-top shape. The "lesser" Super Commando 440-engined Superbirds sell for significantly less than that, but some of them are known to cost more than a new Porsche 911 Turbo. Such is the case for this Lime Light-painted model that, according to its owner, is the very last one ever built.

The winged muscle car, which comes with complete documentation and registry information and only 57,800 miles on the odo, has just found a new owner on eBay for $165,000. Now that’s a rare bird and likely a future museum piece right there.

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Why it matters

While it might not be as hot and rare as a Hemi-powered Superbird, this homologation special is far from common. As the final bid goes to show, the privilege of buying either the first or last production unit of a car comes with that extra premium. As far as I know, this is the most expensive 440-engined Superbird yet, though a few other examples have been traded for more than $100,000 in the past. What matters here is that this rare Superbird has found a new owner that will probably do his best to preserve it for many years to come.

Plymouth Superbird

1970 Plymouth Superbird
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Find out more about the Plymouth Superbird here.

Source: Boldride

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