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On 11/8/2019 at 9:16 PM, MrObsessive said:

Back when the Superbird was new, I got to see one up close and personal practically every other week for a few years. A couple years after my Mom and Dad split up, my Dad started seeing a lady whose next door neighbor bought one not long after they were intro'd. If Dad had my sister and I for the weekend, we usually had Sunday dinner at her house and a lot of times the car would be parked literally in front of her door.

I could sit and look at that car for what seemed like hours as I LOVED the high wing and the pointed nose. I don't know what was in the car............probably a 440. I do know it was a 4 speed car as I distinctly remember that pistol grip shifter. This one was white with the black vinyl roof and those Road Runner decals with it holding the helmet to my eyes are just CLASSIC auto art!

Interesting enough, in the later '70's when I was about to get out of school, I happen to pick up a Road and Track mag and in the back of the magazine in the classified ad, I happen to see the car for sale. I was in high school in the Ft. Washington MD area at the time, and it was listed in the Harrisburg PA area and the person selling it.........his name sounded awfully familiar. I figured it HAD to be the same car as there were VERY few in the area back then and the car was described as white with the black vinyl roof.

Asking price?? IIRC, he was selling it for $1800! :o

If only I had a time machine!

Love little stories like this !

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Got the mag just the other day and loved the article on these two beauties. Absolutely love what you did with the Superbird rims as I also thought the Fireball outer rim was lacking a bit of detail. The Daytona just looks impressive, very clean and accurate build. Does Replicas and Miniatures still sell those redline tires? They really do look good.

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On 11/13/2019 at 4:29 PM, cotto said:

Got the mag just the other day and loved the article on these two beauties. Absolutely love what you did with the Superbird rims as I also thought the Fireball outer rim was lacking a bit of detail. The Daytona just looks impressive, very clean and accurate build. Does Replicas and Miniatures still sell those redline tires? They really do look good.

Thank you guys and yes, Norm should still have them. Send him an e mail (replmincomd@aol.com)

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