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This Plymouth Superbird Might Fetch $500k

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Only America could build something as awesome as this.

Richard Petty fans, pay attention. This is your type of car. A super rare 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird will be hitting the auction block later this month, and once it's gone another one is very unlikely to appear anytime soon. Built specifically because of NASCAR homologation rules, just 2,000 Superbirds were sold, and only 58 came with a HEMI four-speed. This is one of those 58. Powered by a HEMI V8, this "Winged Warrior" has only 16,300 original miles and it's been driven less than 300 miles since 1974.

It still has its original drivetrain and comes with that iconic pistol grip shifter. The condition of the engine is excellent and everything is superb cosmetically. A restoration was done in 2002. It truly doesn't get any better than this for NASCAR and muscle car fans. As always, there's a price to be paid for a car like this. RM Auctions predicts it'll sell for between $400,000 and $500,000 when the auction takes place on November 21. And for the record, this Superbird cost $ 5,503 when it sold new in 1970. Photos courtesy of Michael Furman/RM Auctions.

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