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Photos and Text by Sue George Unless Otherwise Noted

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Mopar flower seeds?! Photos by Sharon Malcom.
1970 Road Runner - just wasting away.
1971 Road Runner and a couple of Challengers that have seen better days.
These shots were taken at a body shop in Florida. The first two photos (from left) show what's left of a SuperBird that was cut in half. The front was used to restore another SuperBird. The same is likely true of the 1973 Road Runner in the third photo.
This SuperBird golf cart was driven around Heartland Park by its builder/owner during the Mopar Super Weekend event in September, 2000. By the time I was able to get around to get photos of it, they had loaded it in the back of the truck to head for home. The builder of this little gem went to a lot of trouble to make it look like a SuperBird. It has real 1970 Road Runner tail lights mounted in the rear panel. When you look inside the fender scoops, you can see mounting stanchions just like the real ones! Note the correct shape of the nose and the front spoiler. The winged golf cart is now finished (as can be seen in the photo at far right provided by Bev Drake), with a Petty Blue paint job and all of the proper SuperBird decals. Needless to say, it got a lot of attention!

Photo by Wayne Perkins
Photo by Wayne Perkins
This is the only Chrysler side-entry ambulance in the world. The suicide doors allow a gurney to be easily placed beside the driver's seat. It is based on a 1962 Chrysler Imperial.
This is not one of the worst cases of neglect we've seen, but it ain't pretty! As you can see, the owner at least thought enough of the car to cover it while it was stored outside. These photos were taken in upper Michigan in the late 1980's.
This atrocious looking SuperBird - yes, it is a real SuperBird - was spotted by a member many years ago in the backwoods of Pennsylvania. Whoever removed the interior, rear window plug and trunk lid did so in a most crude manner. It appears the car had been smashed pretty hard from the rear also. Note that someone installed one decent fender and a Coronet hood. Otherwise, most of what's left wouldn't even be enough to fill a dumpster. Amazingly, the car wasn't for sale because "the owner is going to restore it someday"!
Photos and Text by Jamie Goodno

I've seen pictures in magazines of cars being neglected and in some odd places, but never hanging from rafters. In these pictures, you can see the SuperBird with the wing missing and the body of a Satellite, both of which I acquired. In some of these photos there is a 1969 Charger R/T 440 4-speed car with Dana (NOS fenders are being stored inside of it, waiting for someday to be restored), hanging next to a 1969 Barracuda convertible Formula S 340 4-speed. These two cars were lowered to get the Satellite out, but were hung right back up.

The SuperBird that I bought is a 440 4-bbl automatic on the floor with bucket seats. It's an original 50,000 mile car that I'm told was sold new in 1972 in Corning, NY. That same year, the wing was stolen. The original owner was a middle-aged woman, and she sold the car in 1978 for $375 to John, the fellow that I bought it from. John owns 200+ cars including a mint condition 440+6 SuperBird. Since John knew he wasn't going to be working on the Bird in the photos anytime soon and he needed the space, he hung them from the rafters, engine and tranny and all - approximately eight feet up. John paid more for just the wing at a swap meet in the early 1980's than he did for the whole car.

I had known about the Bird for about ten years, but he didn't want to sell the car and usually didn't sell to anyone. With a lot of perseverance and a little begging, I finally ended up with a numbers matching SuperBird. I'm looking forward to restoring the SuperBird - it's on the rotisserie right now.

You think your restoration is a big project?! This 1970 Charger was sitting outside the now defunct Wheels 'n Spokes Museum in Kansas. There was literally nothing usable left of it.
Photo and Text by Jamie Goodno
What a shame! The 1970 Charger R/T's frame is rotted beyond repair. It is a 440 automatic car.

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