When I first saw this car at the Russo & Steele car auction in Scottsdale, AZ I wasn’t too impressed. I was really into stock condition cars at the time, and as I walked by, the cartoon on the door didn’t impress me. It was a nice looking car, but I didn’t understand the Road Runner on the side.
There was a 3-ring binder with the car and as I started to go through it, I understood. The car had great documentation, starting with a copy of an original 1970 NASCAR race program showing the various VINs for the cars. This car was listed. As I went further into the book, I saw pictures of this car on the racetrack. Back in the day, it was driven by Roger McCluskey. It was painted with the Road Runner on the side so I understood why they left it. Even today, if you do a search on Roger McCluskey on the internet, you will see pictures of this car.
It also had half of a build sheet with it. That’s also rare. Most Superbirds didn’t have a build sheet. Also of note – this car was raced at Bonneville and was a 200 MPH Red Hat car. A very nice history.
It’s a 440 Six-Barrel car and has a 4-speed transmission. It’s notable that it is only 1 of 2 White on White cars that were produced. It was a very unusual combination on a Superbird. I love driving this car around town – it always gets stares!
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