By Patrick Rall
The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and the 1970 Plymouth Superbird are arguably the most sought after and most famous of all of the Mopar muscle cars. These cars were originally designed to race in NASCAR but due to production qualification rules, the Chrysler Group built a limited number of the “wing cars” in 1969 and 1970. The company stopped building them after 1970 because NASCAR banned the Daytona and Superbird so there was no longer a reason to keep the costly performance car in the dealership lineup.
The 2013 Mopar Nationals had a special display featuring the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and the 1970 Plymouth Superbird. This offered a great look at some of these historic American performance cars but it also gives us a good look at the subtle differences between the two. It was incredible to see a large tent filled with the original American supercars and for those who didn’t get to attend the Nationals this year – enjoy the gallery below showing some of the coolest Daytonas and Superbirds from the massive Mopar show.