A few cars in automotive history have achieved a folk lure level of notariety that you might call legendary. The 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird is one of those cars. It was what brought Richard Petty back to Plymouth for the 1970 NASCAR season. Those high banked super speedways such as Talladega and Daytona were made for the winged Hemi Superbird. There will never be another quite like it.
It kinda takes your breath away to see it. This week a B5 Corporate Blue 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird was listed for sale by Classical Gas Motors. They are selling this 426 big block car for a client. This car has a known history with only two owners. It is among the rarest muscle cars in existence. Of the 1,935 Superbirds produced, only 135 were ordered with the 426 ci Hemi motor with dual four-barrel carburetors. The owner discloses that it is not the numbers matching Hemi motor which the car came with. But it does have a correct date coded 426 Hemi under the hood. Overhauled and built .20 over, Classical Gas Motors tell us it has just under 10,000 miles on the rebuild. The Superbird also has an 833 4-speed manual transmission. You can read a breakdown of the numbers on the ad page at the link above.
They say this Superbird began its life as a Chrysler Executive car in Texas. The first owner in 1971 was able to obtain it through the Race Drivers Program. In 2010 the Superbird was restored with new sheet metal from the doors back, trunk floor, wheel housings, rear panel, rear quarter panels. It was painted B5 Blue metallaic, and given new interior carpet including sound deadener, seat covers front and rear, headliner, and a new vinyl top.
History tells us that the aero cars, as the winged Mopars were called, would so dominate NASCAR in 1970 that they had to be restricted starting in 1971. Their 0-to-60 time was 4.8 seconds and their times on the Super Speedways set records. Richard Petty won eight NASCAR races with the Hemi Superbird in 1970. And Plymouth won ten more races with other drivers that year.
Classical Gas Motors says here is a chance to own a legend. And you can buy this one at half the price you’d pay at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale.
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Classic Car News This Week
Car Show Calendar
We are starting to look ahead to the June Calendar of Events with all the car shows, swap meets and auctions coming up in June, the most active month of the year for car show activities. You can check out our COL Car Show Calendar to bookmark the events that will interest you. We usually have the most important car shows in the U.S. and Canada on our calendar. It is one of the most popular pages on our website during the summer months. We’ll see you at the Back to the 50s Car Show in St Paul, Minnesota, June 23-25, 2023. That is one we never miss, with over 11,000 street rods and classic cars all in one place. It is amazing. They draw over 100,000 people to that event sponsored by the Minnesota Street Rod Associaton, one of the biggest car clubs in the country. Keep our COL Car Show Calendar bookmarked to stay abreast of the collector car events we will be covering.
Trans Am Inspection
People always ask us how to buy a car online. It is still a mystery to some collectors who are used to the “old school” way of buying cars, i.e. traveling to inspect it themselves. In the modern day world time is more valuable than money. We always tell buyers they need to concentrate on two things. 1. Have the car inspected before you buy. 2. Use a Bill of Sale to document the sale.
To help buyers with the first item on our “Must Do” list, we have created the Cars-On-Line Inspection Service with a network of inspectors all over the U.S. and Canada. You can read our inspection sample reports on the COL Inspection Referral Service page on our website. For example, you will see this report that was done on a 1970 Pontiac Trans Am. An Indiana man had been wanting a ’70 Trans Am all his life. When he spotted one for sale in Cedar Rapids, Iowa he ordered an inspection report through our service. He wanted us to help him verify if it could be original to the factory build, and he was worried about the body, bondo, suspension issues, etc. You can read the report here. For the most part this car was a strong runner and in better shape than most of the cars we are asked to look at. Our report calmed his concerns and verified that this car was worth his time to research.
This Weeks Featured Stories
1940 Lincoln Zephyr
It is hard to explain the fascination that street rod builders have with the Lincoln Zephyr. In recent decades some of the most creative and unique custom builds have been done on Zephyr bodies. But wait. What did a bone stock original Lincoln Zephyr look like? Here is a 1940 Lincoln Zephyr Continental Convertible which is being offered for sale at Ellingson Motorcars in Rogers, Minnesota. The rich burgundy red paint and matching burgundy leather interior are stunning to review. See dozens of detailed photos at the link here. Then watch the interesting walk-around video while Scott tells us some of its history. These days it is rare to find one in such stock original shape and in such stunning condition.
The Raleigh Classic Car Auction will be coming up in June. Have you seen their auction inventory? Pick out the ones you want to buy this week so you can have them inspected prior to the event, on June 2-3, 2023. There is an interesting lineup of collector cars to cross the auction floor in Youngsville, North Carolina on those days. Our readers know that the Raleigh Auction is one of those “hidden gems” of the collector car hobby. It is where some of the finest collections in the Southeastern U.S. bring their cars to “trim the herd.” Here is a quick preview of some of the cars we will be watching. You will find the link to more auction offerings below.
1969 Cyclone CJ
A very rare and desirable 1969 Mercury Cyclone CJ will be offered for sale at the Raleigh Classic Auction in Youngsville, North Carolina, on Friday June 2, 2023. It is one of only 2,175 ever produced by Mercury in an era when Mercury was outperforming Fords at the track. This one has the 428 Cobra Jet motor rated by the factory at 335 horsepower. It has Select-Shift automatic and 3.50 Traction-Lok rear axle. Note the Sports Appearance Group offered by Mercury that year. Seen here in a Wimbeldon White repaint, it is verified by its Deluxe Marti Report.
Cadillac lovers are enamored of the 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible for aesthetic reasons. It represents an era when Cadillac was the dominant player in the luxury automobile business. So this ’47 Caddy comes in an attractive color combination of medium blue finish with dark blue leather interior and a cavass convertible top. Look at all the power options on a ‘40s car, including power front windows, power seat, factory push button radio and a rare hydromatic automatic transmission. The odometer indicates the mileage is at 68,829. They believe it to be actual.
Lincoln Town Coupe
Ask any classic car dealer from the Southeastern part of the U.S. about the Raleigh Classic Auction and they will tell you it is the place to go to find really low miles collector cars. A case in point is this 1976 Lincoln Town Coupe which will be crossing the auction floor at the Raleigh Classic Auction in Youngsville, North Carolina on Friday, June 2, 2023. They tell us it is 100 percent original with only 14k actual miles on the car. As you might expect from a luxury Lincoln, it comes fully equipped with every luxury option available back then. It has a premium leather interior and a very handsome vinyl coach roof and rare factory alloy wheels. This is undoubtedly one of the finest super low mileage Lincoln Town Coupes in existence. Would you bid on this classic luxury car?
Click this link to find over a hundred more interesting vehicles to be auctioned off at the Raleigh Classic Car Auction the first weekend in June.
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
The story on this 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass is that it has undergone a recent body-up restoration, with beautiful Bright blue metallic paint, white striping, and all new Legendary white vinyl interior. You will get all that and more when you watch the well done video above. Click the video window to hear Southern Motors narrate a walk-around video and fill you in on the condition. That’s what video can do for you.
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Collector Cars with Low Miles
1976 Eldorado Convertible
Orlando Classic Cars in Orlando, Florida is famous for their uncanny ability to find low mileage cars for resale through their respected classic car dealership. This week they are featuring a highly desirable 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible with only 14k miles showing on the odometer. They say this is a two-owner car from Arizona. What could be better than that, right? The maroon finish and black convertible top makes for a nice color combination. Check out the photos because this is one to follow. Orlando Classic Cars will be running it through the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee in July. Or you could BUY IT NOW for a price. See the price noted in the ad.
Here are more recent Low Miles additions:
1986 Lincoln Town Car, Orlando Classic Cars, FL, 22k miles
2002 Ford Thunderbird from Duluth, GA, 23k miles
You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.
Project Vehicles for Restoration
1916 Metz Touring
If you’ve always wanted to own a true brass era vintage antique but thought you could never afford one, take heart. Ask yourself, “Could I restore one?” Oh, yeah, that’s a lotta’ work. It is. The advantage of restoring one over buying one already done is that you’ll know everything about it if it needs repair in the future. So here is an interesting one that you could consider. This 1916 Metz Model 25 Touring car is so rare I guarantee it will be the only one you see at a car show. This car came with the first CVT transmission called the Fibre Grip Gearless Transmission. This is the one to own. It does not start but they say it will turn over by hand. Challenge taken?
The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:
1947 Lincoln Zephyr, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY
1909 Ford Model T Touring, Classic Auto Mall, PA
1937 Hillman Minx Convertible, Classic Auto Mall, PA
1948 Ford Deluxe Coupe, Classic Auto Mall, PA
1953 Chevrolet 210 Sedan, Country Classic Cars, IL
1935 Ford 48 Series Tudor, Classic Auto Mall, PA
1967 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
1972 Porsche 911 Targa, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY
1936 Pontiac Master Series 6 Touring, Classic Auto Mall, PA
Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.
1972 Chevelle Street Machine
Built from the ground up, there comes an aggressive 1972 Chevelle Street Machine out of South Carolina.The private party seller says it has new paint, new glass and chrome, new Skip White 572 ci monster motor with built 400 Turbo and 3500 stall convertor. The seller originally was asking $70,000 for this custom muscle car. But just this week he reduced the price to $60,000.
Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:
|Vehicle For Sale||Original Price||Reduced To|
|1968 Corvette Pro Street||$49,500||$42,000|
|2002 Ford Thunderbird||$25,000||$20,000|
|1959 Ford Thunderbird Convt||$60,000||$55,000|
|1967 Camaro Indy Pace Car Convt||$155,000||$125,090|
Pro Touring and Resto Mods
See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.
Exotic Car Section
Rock n Roll 50’s
Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps
Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!
Air Cooled Porsches
You can see all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.
Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
Classic 60s Cars
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.
Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.
Ford Muscle Cars
Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.
Mercury Muscle Cars
Check the Mercury Muscle Car Section. Or you can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.
Pontiac Muscle Cars
Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.
Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.
Buick Muscle Cars
Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.
Late Model Sports Cars
You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.
Late Model Trucks
Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.
You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.
Volkswagen Beetle Wunderbug
Imported sports Cars
You’ll see more for sale in the Pro Street Section, or on the Cars On Line New Listings page.
See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.
Late Model Luxury Cars
See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.
See more great deals in the Mustang Section and on the New Listings page.
Muscle Car Clones
COPO Camaro Tribute
The hot Hugger Orange finish almost looks red in the photo here, but this 1969 Camaro has been redone as a COPO 427 tribute. This one has a big block 454 replacement engine, all the more fun. A giant big block in a little car this size. That will get your heart pumpin’. It is being offered for sale today at Streetside Classics in Nashville. The listing is so fresh that Streetside has not yet written a description. But you can see dozens of detailed photos. Enjoy.
The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:
1972 Chevelle Convertible, Flemings Ultimate Garage, MD, SS emblems
1969 Chevrolet Nova, Streetside Atlanta, GA, Yenko Nova tribute
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass, Streetside Phoenix, AZ, W31 tribute
1969 Camaro Convertible, Super Sport Classics, FL, RS/SS trim & badging
1968 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, SS 396 badging
1966 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, show stopper tribute
1966 Mustang Convertible, Streetside Classics, TN, GT350 Shelby tribute
1964 Ford Fairlane, Haggle Me, Thunderbolt tribute
1970 Chevelle, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS 502 tribute
1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, TN, SS tribute
1969 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS tribute
Make sure you watch our New Listings page for daily updates. There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.
Deals of the Day
2005 Porsche Carrera
We were so shocked to see this turnkey 2005 Porsche Carrera Coupe at such a low price point that we knew we had to feature it here. Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles is making this their price leader this weekend. They intend to blow it out for a great price. This Atlas Grey Metallic Porsche comes with a black interior, 6-speed manual transmission, four vented/perforated brake discs, dual exhaust outlets, and a sunroof. Read the description for a full account. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday because the askiing price is $29,950. See what I mean?
1947 Ford Super Deluxe
Beverly Hills Car Club also listed a well appointed Ford classic this week. This is a 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Tudor which looks really solid and complete in the photos. In the description it says it is an original California car that is finished in Gray complemented with a Blue interior. Equipped with a 3-speed column shifter manual transmission, it has a V8 engine, dual carburetors, and dual exhaust outlets. I think you will agree that it is extremely well equipped for a sedan. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is $16,750.
1953 Ford Crestline
If you want to hit the car shows in style this season you’ll need a ride like this 1953 Ford Crestline 2-Door Custom. It has a nice old school look with the whitewalls and spotlights. But don’t be fooled. This is a real hot rod. It is being offered for sale by Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. The interior is finished in red and black with a modern stereo head unit and custom gauges. Powering this Crestline is a small block Chevy 305 V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. You can own this classic look for a discounted price. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. Their asking price is $20,250.
1966 Dodge Dart GT
Beverly Hills Car Club also has a 1966 Dodge Dart GT Convertible at a great price. It is finished in a color combination of Mauve complemented with a black interior. Equipped with an automatic transmission, it has the inline 6 cylinder that was so dependable. The extras include forward-folding front seats, rear bench, center console, push-button radio and lockable glove compartment. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. They are asking $16,750.
1976 Cadillac Eldorado
The Cadillac Eldorado Convertible was thought to be extinct. In fact, this 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible was expected to be the last of the great luxury Cadillac convertibles to be produced. Back in 1976 they thought convertibles would never be built again. Today we know that is not true. But this one is still considered to be a desirable classic. It is being offered for sale at Cody’s Classic Cars in Stanley, Wisconsin. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $19,900.
1992 Mazda Miata MX5
When the Mazda Miata first came out they were great little weekend road racing cars. Today that racing heritage is still exemplified in this 1992 Mazda Miata MX5 being offered for sale at Old Town Automobile in Maryland. They describe it as a super clean, fun summer car. It has a powerful 1.6 liter dual overhead cam, 4 cylinder engine with 4-speed automatic transmission, power steering, 4-wheel disc brakes and custom alloy wheels. So it will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. Their asking price is $10,900. Hurry!
1981 Fiat Spider 2000
Finished in a color scheme of Cherry Red complemented with a tan interior, this 1981 Fiat Spider 2000 is a great example of Fiat’s most popular sports car. It is being offered for sale at Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. They say it is an extremely charming sports car which comes with service receipt copies and a clean CARFAX report. It is equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox, fuel-injected inline-four engine, single exhaust outlet, Veglia instrumentation, convertible soft top, three-spoke steering wheel and Pininfarina badging. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is only $12,750.
Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:
|1963 Ford Falcon Econoline Van||$12,900||Stanley, WI|
|1974 VW Super Beetle||$15,500||Staunton, IL|
|1977 Corvette||$21,900||Fraser, MI|
|1986 Alfa Romeo Spider||$13,500||Los Angeles, CA|
|1987 Chevrolet El Camino||$16,900||Staunton, IL|
|1996 Cadillac Sedan DeVille||$10,000||Morgantown, PA|
|1989 Cadillac Fleetwood||$13,500||Morgantown, PA|
|1984 Cadillac Seville Roadster||$16,000||Morgantown, PA|
|2007 Pontiac Solstice||$18,995||Nashville, TN|
|1985 Jaguar XJ16 Vanden Plas||$10,750||Los Angeles, CA|
|1990 Buick Reatta||$19,995||Mooresville, NC|
Cars for under $10,000:
|1959 Nash Metropolitan Convt||$9,900||Stanley, WI|
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