In response to liberal NASCAR rules of the late 1960s, Chrysler Corporation built a run of aerodynamically styled Plymouth Road Runners and Dodge Chargers with swoopy noses and tall tail wings, naming them, respectively, Superbirds and Daytona Chargers. Now 10 of these cars, nine Superbirds (above, photo courtesy of Mecum Auctions) and one Hemi Charger, will be crossing the auction block next month, January 6-15, during Mecum’s annual sale at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.
The lone Hemi Daytona, one of only two built in Spring Green, and a Hemi Superbird that recently underwent a comprehensive restoration to original specs, come from the Tom Lembeck Collection. Two other unrestored Hemi Superbirds are also on the docket, one of which counts only 9,809 original miles on its odometer. Rounding out the wing cars on offer are six Superbirds with 440 cubic-inch wedge V8 engines. For complete information, please visit www.Mecum.com