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1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird, 4spd, B5 Blue, White Interior

Imagine finding your dream car when it was considered "just a used car". That is precisely what the current owner of this original, factory documented 4spd, HEMI Superbird did when he purchased it in 1982 from the original owner. This was ordered new in Texas as a Chrysler Executive car. When the executive received a new car in 1971, Chrysler made the car available through the Race Car Driver's Program and made its way into Dave Wren's stable. Mr. Wren raced the car for a time, pulled the original race prepped engine and replaced it with a new 1970 date coded street HEMI and converted it to an Automatic as condition of sale to the first private owner. Who in their right mind would choose to do that?

The first owner, having lost the use of his legs, was glad to have the automatic transmission and fitted the car with hand controls, using this Hemi Superbird as a personal chariot of freedom and drove it extensively during his 11 years of ownership. The odometer currently reads 83,006 miles, which is not believed to be actual. The first owner probably put that many miles on it or more during his tenure. He also took care of it like you would a member of the family...that you like.

The current owner returned the car to its original 4-speed manual configuration and has driven and enjoyed the car thoroughly over the past 35 years. He likely logged more miles than that 83k again since 1982. The car is a legendary figure in the Pacific North West. If you have been to a car show out West, you've likely seen it in person. While this is likely the highest mileage Hemi Superbird of the 135 made, it is also one of the most loved and cared by its owners. The current owner restored the car to like new condition in 2010. During that time, the venerable HEMI was rebuilt, needing only 20 over pistons. According to the owner, this is the same engine that was put in the car by Dave Wren before selling it to the first private owner. Not bad for a marathoner, is it?

Now, this is a guilt-free ride with a non-original motor and transmission- so you don't have to bite your nails worrying about detonating the original VIN matching units. When only 58 of them were made in this powertrain configuration, this doesn't impact value or collectability. As prices for genuine 4-speed manual shift HEMI Superbirds have climbed into the stratosphere, it is rare to find one that is still driven and enjoyed every car show season. What this Hemi 'bird does have and is, in many a collector's mind, more important than an original motor. The car has the Original Broadcast Sheet, Original VIN Tag, Original Door Label, and Original Fender Tag. All the body numbers are also present and accounted for.


A restoration was completed in 2010. Quarters, trunk floor, rear wheel housing, and rear panel were replaced at that time. The front clip and nose cone are OEM metal. The paint and body are in very good condition. Panel fit and alignment is every good, as factory original. The vinyl top and and front windshield are also new. The paint work, as previously stated, very good. No bubbles, solvent pops, or any significant blemishes or defects. Any where and tear is consistent with seasonal driving, maintenance and enjoyment.


The interior was also restored as part of the 2010 restoration. The dash remains original to the car. The main wiring harness, carpet, headliner, front and rear seat covers are all new. Most Superbirds came with black interior. The factory white offsets the B5 Blue exterior, giving it a look that sets it apart from most any other color combo. The interior is in very good condition, patina consistent with the age and overall state of repair on the vehicle. The interior presents as factory original, with the exception of a set of under dash mounted accessory gauges. All lights and accessories are in working order.


The engine block is a 1970 date coded block, rebuilt with 20 over pistons and hardened valve seats to handle unleaded fuel. The engine bay appears factory correct in the broad sense of the word. Carbs, valve covers, and air-cleaner are all correct for the car. It features a stock appearing a super cooling 5 core radiator. This is a driver. Accessories and assemblies have been upgraded or altered to optimize reliability, performance, and driving enjoyment. The car is equipped with power steering, power brakes, and electronic ignition. The overall appearance of the engine is neat and clean, showing normal wear and patina congruent with a car that is driven, enjoyed, and well cared for.


The undercarriage is dry, rust free, with no evidence of active fluid leaks. The floorboards and wheel wells are treated with factory sound installation and stone chip guard. The transmission is an A833 overdrive transmission, which makes the car more fun to drive. The HEMI correct 18 spline box also comes with the car. The exhaust and fuel tank appear to have been replaced sometime in its history.

If you are looking for a genuine HEMI Superbird backed by a 4-speed transmission that you can actually drive and enjoy, this is it.

REV's 5 Keys to Investment Collectability

* Genuine 4-speed, 426 HEMI Superbird

* Same Owner for more than 35 years, restored in 2010

* Documented by original Broadcast Sheet

* Body Numbers, including original Fender Tag and Door Label are also intact

* In Very Good, turn-key drive anywhere condition


Engine Type
Engine Size
426 HEMI V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
B5 Blue
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $3,417 /year insurance
Engine Size
426 HEMI V8
Transmission Type
4spd A833
Body Style
Current Location
Arlington, WA 98223

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