There is a certain style and image of a typical classic muscle car when you think back on that era of car culture history. The movies and other media representations of that time help to shape that image. If there was ever a car that is the classic image of a real muscle car, it is the Plymouth GTX Superbird. This was no accident. Plymouth put plenty of design effort into putting a muscle car on the road that could turn heads and make sales, and the Superbird had the right look of a seriously fast and cool car.
Plymouth had a number of serious muscle cars in their line, so they knew well how to add a lot of attitude and personality to the classic Plymouth GTX Superbird. The customization started with a new hood and grill. The air scoops on the rear of the classic muscle car are not functional, but they look very cool. The air grabbers that could be ordered optionally made the classic Plymouth GTX Superbird and served to intimidate other drivers just as you want a serious muscle car to do.
The driver of the classic Plymouth GTX Superbird has a sweet little trick he could use from inside the car. In a place below the dashboard, there exists a small vacuum servo switch. When the driver presses that, the scoops on the bonnet of the muscle car are raised and the teeth on both sides of the scoop are on display. While many muscle cars were only sold in one basic color, the classic Plymouth GTX Superbird could be ordered in some impressive finishes that included a stunning purple and other colors with such creative names like Vitamin C and Moulin Rouge. All of these touches give the classic Plymouth GTX Superbird some serious attitude.
Along with the Roadrunner, the classic Plymouth GTX Superbird enjoyed a huge popularity in the muscle car culture. These cosmetic improvements surrounded each year’s model with a new excitement, but muscle car owners knew that the power under the hood was unchanged. The eye-catching exterior design was complimented by luxurious leather bound seats inside the classic Plymouth GTX Superbird that also offered headsets built in like many of the Chrysler competitors offered.
The popularity of the classic Plymouth GTX Superbird began to taper off around 1970 and it was not that much longer before high insurance rates and an emphasis on fuel economy in the automobile culture due to the national gas shortage crisis spelled the end of the line for this unique muscle car personality and to the muscle car era in general. However, because the classic Plymouth GTX Superbird is such a unique and challenging style of muscle car, it enjoys wide popularity among muscle car restoration experts and at classic muscle car shows every year.