1970 Plymouth Superbird to headline November auction in Anaheim

A 1970 Plymouth Superbird is among the highlights of Mecum Auctions' November 13-15 sale in Anaheim, California, which will feature an array of classic American cars.  

The lot was introduced for the 1970 stock racing season and is essentially a ridiculously overpowered Plymouth Road Runner - complete with a gigantic spoiler and a horn that goes "meep meep".

Plymouth Superbird
The 1970 Plymouth Superbird proved unpopular with buyers on release but is now considered a classic

Unsurprisingly its looks were divisive, resulting in very few customers paying out. This, and the fact that less than 2,000 were ever produced, make the model a sought after collector's item today.

There is no estimate available, but one example sold for $550,000 at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction earlier this year.

A 1957 Pontiac Bonneville convertible is also likely to perform well.

One of only 630 ever built, the car is one the most desirable Pontiacs available on the market. The model is incredibly high spec, with electric windows and seats, and a luxurious interior.

Comparable models tend to sell at around the $100,000 mark.

Also on offer is a 1954 Buick Skylark convertible - one of 836 built.

The Skylark was first introduced in 1953. The 1954 model was given a radical overhaul, with chrome fins and contrasting wheel wells.

Similar models have sold in the past for in excess of $100,000.

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