Eight 1970 Plymouth Superbirds and a 1969 Dodge HEMI Daytona will go under the gavel at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction in January, making next year’s edition of the annual collector car sale the perfect opportunity to pick up one of the rare aero muscle machines.
Of the various Mopar aero cars to cross the auction block next month, two are especially notable examples of the breed. The first and most obvious is the HEMI Daytona, which is one of just 70 HEMI Daytonas produced in 1969 and is showing just 21,126 miles on its odometer with its original powertrain. It’s also one of only two known HEMI Daytonas painted F6 Spring Green Metallic and boasts original paint in the engine bay and other interior locations. Mecum expects it to fetch between $900,000 – $1,100,000 when it goes up for auction on January 13th.
The second highlight is the 1970 Plymouth Superbird HEMI R-Code, which is one of just 135 Superbirds fitted with the sought-after 425 horsepower 426 HEMI V8. The engine, manual transmission and rear end are all numbers matching and the car was also recently the recipient of a painstaking restoration done to exact OEM specifications. It also came well equipped from the factory with the A33 Track Pak, Dana 60 3.54:1-geared Sure Grip differential, power steering and power front disc brakes. Mecum expects the Vitamin C Orange example to sell for anywhere from $600,000 to $750,000.
You can view the seven other Mopar aero cars to be sold at Mecum Kissimmee 2017 at this link.