Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by iceberg, Jan 13, 2009.
that is one, sweet car
wasn't that the same make and model that was used in the movie "DeathProof"?
not sure but it's one that it appears goldberg had built from a 70 satellite for charity. it's being sold at the barrett jackson auction this saturday.
i wonder what it will go for.
Don't know if it's a Hemi, or has the 440 6 Pack... by the sound of the exhaust, I'm guessing it's the Hemi...
Not a bad car, but its elongated shape adds to the overall weight, and slows it down... any Hemi 'Cuda or LS6 Chevelle or Buick GSX with the Stage 1 455 will smoke it... and the spoiler doesn't really DO anything, it just looks cool...
And for those who don't know, its twin is the Charger Daytona...
Sweet car and great background music
They built just enough of them to qualify the car for the NASCAR circuit. Richard Petty I believe cleaned up that year.
I could be wrong, but I don't think it came with a 440. Straight Hemi.
There are very few of these cars today, and they command insane money at auctions.
it's actually a custom engine, bear. this car was built custom for bill goldberg for a charity auction. it started off as a beat up 70 satellite and the shop did the rest.
Barrett-Jackson, Bill Goldberg and YearOne Unveil “Charity” Custom Superbird Tribute at SEMA 2008
1970 MOPAR to be Auctioned for Darrell Gwynn Foundation at Scottsdale Event
2008 SEMA Show
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, entertainer Bill Goldberg and YearOne unveiled a spectacular 1970 NASCAR Plymouth Road Runner Superbird tribute car today that will be sold at No Reserve Jan. 17, 2009, for charity. Mr. Goldberg revved up the crowd when he uncovered the Superbird tribute during the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and announced that the MOPAR will be auctioned during the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Ariz., which will take place Jan. 11-18, 2009. All proceeds from the sale of the Superbird tribute (Lot #1289) will benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, which exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses.
“This car represents an amazing era,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Someone will end up with a rare custom muscle car built to vintage NASCAR specifications by one of the premier shops in the world. From the ‘all-business’ engine to the distinctive lines, it’s a salute to an era when drivers like Richard Petty helped put NASCAR on the map. This Superbird tribute will be one of the stars of our 2009 Scottsdale event, with all proceeds being donated to our dear friend Darrell Gwynn and his wonderful foundation.”
The black and blue custom Superbird was built by YearOne in Braselton, Ga., in conjunction with Gillette Evernham Motorsports, Musclecar TV and former pro wrestler, actor and auto enthusiast Bill Goldberg. The car pays homage to the legendary muscle cars that dominated stock car racing in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. Period-correct NASCAR modifications include raising the transmission tunnel, moving the rear springs inboard, a stout X-brace to tie the sub-frames together, wheel tubs and a generous radius of the wheel openings. A full roll cage and NASCAR-style bare bones interior round out the Superbird tribute.
While the body is all retro, the power is ultra modern. Gillette Evernham Motorsports contributed a NASCAR-spec 358cid Dodge engine that produces nearly 800 horsepower. It includes a feather-weight Tex Racing 4-speed manual transmission feeding an 8 ¾-inch rear.
“Bill Goldberg approached us with an idea to re-create a Superbird that would be as close to a genuine racecar as possible, but streetable,” said Kevin King, president of YearOne. “After nearly 4,000 hours of labor and contributions from motorsports powerhouses like Gillette Evernham, the NASCAR Superbird was reborn. And we couldn’t think of a better way to top off this amazing build than to auction it off for a worthy cause.”
The Superbird tribute will be displayed in the Barrett-Jackson booth (#21239) throughout the 2008 SEMA Show alongside Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 DuPont NASCAR Monte Carlo (Lot #1274). The race car was driven by Gordon 14 times during the 2006 and 2007 seasons, winning the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway July 19, 2006, and the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway Oct. 13, 2007. It will also cross the block in January during Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale event.
not many stock cars will touch this version, bear. : )
and i think richard petty is going to drive it up on the block to sell also. if i cashed out everything i own and sell my home and a kidney, i'd still not get close to what this will likely go for.
bear is right about one thing i believe - the spoiler is just for show.
On the track it would have been used for down force in those days. But with the way cars are made now I doubt it would help. It would probably hurt it by creating drag.
The spoiler was put on the original superbird because it was basically a car built for the NASCAR circuit. It was critical for the car on the racetrack. On the street, yeah, it was basically pointless. Hard to believe you could have walked into a plymouth dealer back in the day and bought a car like that.
I wonder if it will fetch more money than say an original superbird, numbers matching, etc etc car. I'm guessing it won't, but you never know. All it takes it two people with more money than they know what to do with.
Any idea what time it goes on the auction block? The auction is on the speed channel right?
yea, i started watching it last night. just tired of rehashed movies and reality television i never got into anyway. these days it's dirty jobs, flip this house, mythbusters, bbca and now car auctions. but it's not a rehash aucton, it's live right now. it's the 17th when it goes on sale but no idea what time.
like you, i'd think it would never bring what an original would, but as you say, 2 guys with month, this car for charity only, it can get ugly. they had some prototype GMs sold last night and a 90 corvette with some weight changing engine and other massive prototype stuff on it was sold for $125k. the same dude took the only nascar monte carlo ever made that was signed by dale and had the #3 on the side. same price too.
i'd say it would go in that range. meaning maybe i could squeeze it into my budget but i'd never be able to retire. : )
and you and yeag are right about the spoiler. track was only benefit, street was pure show.
I'm with you. I can't stomach regular tv. Only two shows I actually watch.
Nip/Tuck. And I fully admit its trash TV.
Entourage. Something about it just does it for me.
The rest is either sports, Modern Marvels, anything on the history channel, or PBS.
As a kid, you would have had to chain me down to the chair to make me watch PBS. As an adult, I love it.
I'll tune into the auction, I used to watch those religiously.
You guys obviously don't have kids...
THAT is The King from Cars!
the auction tonight is selling a lot more GM prototype cars. a cool 95 monte carlo just sold for over $55k.
A radio personality down here in Tampa, Mason Dixon, had an original orange superbird. I remember that thing back in the early 90's from a car show.
My dad's 67 Camaro beat it out as Best of Show.
A great era for cars. Man I loved those days.
Gratuitous post for the sole purpose of showing off these babies.
As far as cars go there is nothing better on the eyes and ears than a good old muscle car. The sound of a finely tuned v8 is almost better than sex......almost.
The car in "Deathproof" was a '69 charger, FYI. That car is a road runner (Superbird).
FYI, the spoiler DID (does) do something. There's a reason they were outlawed (for racing) back in the day (late 60's, early 70's). The reason the wing is the BIG is cuz to be "legal" the trunk had to be able to be opened. The Wing is up high like that so it could clear room for the trunk lid to open.
No Cuda, Chevelle, or GSX would beat that car on the track. That car was designed specifically for circle track racing. Now, in the 1/4 mile, yeah those cars have the edge. The Daytona and Superbirds would blow the other three off the f'in track.