The Plymouth Superbird was introduced in 1970 and shared many similarities in design to the Dodge Daytona. The Superbird was based on the Plymouth Road Runner except for the airfoil and nose. The Road Runner was based on the Belvedere but given Warner Brother cartoon figures and a horn that made a ‘Beep Beep’ sound. To inspire sales and to compete with the other muscle cars of the day, these vehicles were given large and powerful engines.
The spoiler on the Superbird was higher and more angled than the Daytonas. Part of the reason for mounting the wing so high was to allow better access to the trunk. Under 90 mph, the wing was basically useless.
This paper model racing Superbird was built by Nichols Engineering (Chrysler Corporation’s factory stock car builder). It was delivered new to factory-supported driver Ramo Stott of Keokuk, Iowa. Ramo immediately took the car to Daytona in February 1970, winning the ARCA 300 – the first win for the Superbird model.
Scale model 1:35.