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Old 12-14-2014, 07:55 AM   #41
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Two of the coolest Mopars ever.

The picture of the Superbird in front of the Sox & Martin facility is awesome.

What would that car be worth today?
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:04 PM   #42
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Topper: I may be able to answer some questions for you. There were 2 Superbirds at S&M. The one in front of the building at the top in post #32 was a street/show car. The lower shop photo shows Joe Fisher at rr, myself standing at front of the race car. The Paul Lance SS cuda is on the right and Chuck Neely's (SS racer from S Carolina) car is against the wall. The race car was sold to Norm Parha (sp?) from Baton Rouge LA some time late 70, early 71. The show car belonged to Chrysler and I believe was returned to them. The race car was searched for by MANY people since then and has never been found.
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Old 05-09-2020, 01:51 PM   #43
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Randomly came across this thread.

Funny story on Dad running the bird. He won first round of eliminations, came back up for 2nd and they had marked the sheet wrong. They wouldn't let him back in because he wasn't listed as the winner. Other guy was already gone.

Correct on being 2 and one being a street car. Car was butchered later in life, but hasn't been found, but plenty of people own it, as they keep trying to sell it to me.
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Randomly came across this thread.

Funny story on Dad running the bird. He won first round of eliminations, came back up for 2nd and they had marked the sheet wrong. They wouldn't let him back in because he wasn't listed as the winner. Other guy was already gone.

Correct on being 2 and one being a street car. Car was butchered later in life, but hasn't been found, but plenty of people own it, as they keep trying to sell it to me.
Don't really dedicate as much time to this as I should. lol.

Mike, you're kidding right?? PM'd you my contact info, just in case.
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Update: I found the shop that I think the old bracket car used to rot behind. Also found the owner that sold her after Katrina.

The shop looks like it would have been mostly underwater following the hurricane. The owner says he'll try to dig up some old photos, but can't help with who he sold the car to.

Post pics if anybody's got color pics of it following its trailer accident, nose removal, and repaint under Norm Pearah. Happy hunting.
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Old 10-29-2022, 12:39 PM   #46
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Bumping an old thread. We just finished filming a Buddy Martin documentary at my place. During the week of filming, we confirmed that the "race bird" had the vinyl taken off the roof and painted per Ronnie's instructions. It was then promptly corrected by the higher ups to have it put back on. This was confirmed by the man that painted the car at that time.
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Sweet find! So many questions:

Who painted the car, Red Gibson? Rumored that there was a Plymouth dealership Body shop that painted the SM cars and then they were lettered by Carl Clayton.

Any pics of the car before or after paint? Before pics would be the HOLY GRAIL of Superchicken pics.

Where can I see the documentary?
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