At some point, you'd think we'd run out of "barn finds," collector cars stored away for years and years, wasting away, waiting to be rediscovered. Then, two Plymouth Superbirds show up in a garage in Maine, having sat there for almost four decades. The only conclusion we can draw is that barn-finds are clearly a renewable resource.
The two 'Birds— with a 440ci V8 and a four-speed stick, and with a 426 Hemi and an auto—are listed separately on eBay, though the seller says they'd like to sell them as a pair. The seller acquired the pair after meeting the previous owner at an Auction in Maine. That guy, a Mopar mechanic and collector, bought the two cars from the original owner in 1978 and drove both until the mid 1980s.
Neither car runs, but the garage where they were kept must've protected them from many New England winters. Both appear to be rust-free, with no major damage to speak of, and the engines and transmissions are all numbers-matching. Additionally, the seller cleaned the two 'Birds after their acquisition, though they could use some additional detail work.
Since both cars have sat for decades, they'll need a decent amount of work before they're roadworthy—the next owner would be wise to go through all the drivetrain, suspension, electronics and brake components with a fine-tooth comb.
The B5 Blue 'Bird has a little over 27,000 miles on its odometer, while the Alpine White one has a little over 42,000. At the time of writing, bidding on each car is up to nearly $130,000, but we expect them to sell for much, much more.
With less than 2000 Superbirds ever built, this is an amazing find. It makes you wonder how much more stuff is out there, waiting to see the light of day.