This is a 1970 Plymouth Superbird that was driven by Richard Petty, and I saw it at the 2019 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. The Plymouth Superbird is a muscle car that’s based on the Plymouth Roadrunner. The Superbird was only produced in 1970 and is very similar to the ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona. Like the Charger Daytona, the Superbird was used in NASCAR. The engine of this one is a 7 liter Hemi V8 that produces 425 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual.
This is Dale Earnhardt’s ’77 Chevy Nova, and I saw it at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the fourth generation, which was made between 1974 and 1979 (model years between 1975 and 1979). The engine is a 5.8 liter NASCAR V8 that produces 700 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This Nova was originally a Pontiac Ventura, but was converted to a Chevy Nova for better aerodynamics. This Nova was auctioned off for $209,000.
This is Martin Truex Jr.’s 2018 Toyota Camry, and I saw it at the 2018 Central Florida Auto Show. He was racing with this car in the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series. The engine is a 5.8 liter Toyota Camry Racing V8 that produces 850 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. The top speed is about 200 mph.
Today’s car of the day is Rick Mast’s ’95 Skoal Bandit Ford Thunderbird, and I saw it at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s based on the tenth generation of the Thunderbird, which was made between October of 1988 and September of 1997 (model years between 1989 and 1997). The engine is 5.9 liter Ford Racing V8 that produces 730 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This Thunderbird was auctioned off for $14,300.