History of the Superbird: (From Ford Literature)
The 302 V8 Superbird from Ford - an exiting package of Power, Comfort and Individuality.
Power: Superbird comes standard with a 240 BHP 302 CID V8 engine under the bonnet - and a 4-speed floor shift to make the most of it. (T-Bar automatic transmission with sports console is optional).
Other standard equipment include front power disc brakes, 185 SR x 14 radials, sport handling suspension, GT instrumentation - tachometer, volt meter, oil pressure, temperature and fuel gauges, speedometer and odometer, prismatic day / night rear view mirror.
Comfort: Superbird is luxuriously carpeted wall-to-wall and has high-backed, deeply-contoured front bucket seats with a choice of white or black vinyl trim.
Individuality: Styled rear window louvres ... a matt black front grille ... 6" x 14" styled steel wheels with GT chrome wheel trim rings, chrome centre cap and wheel nuts ... "Superbird" identification decals on glove box and on rear body panels ... and a unique, colour-keyed exterior paint treatment on bonnet, side and rear panels give Superbird a stand-out individuality that commands second looks.
You choose from three exclusive paint combinations - Polar White with Cosmic Blue accent, Yellow Fire with Walnut Glow accent and Lime Glaze with Jewel Green accent.
Special retail price: $3590
Optional T-Bar automatic and sports console $3735 A saving of $410 on normal retail price for the manual model, and $423 on the automatic model.
As you well know info on these cars is limited. In order to confirm your car
is genuine all you need do is send an email to Ford at the following address
asking for an 'Old Vehicle Report' making sure to ask for details on options
and the original selling dealer details (or dealer code - four digit number),
you will need to mention your build date and JG number and you should also
attach a photo of your compliance plate.
send to: firstname.lastname@example.org they normally reply within a week or so with any details
When the report comes back it will need to show a number of things the main
three are build date (should be March/April/May of 73) has to display Option 84
which is the rear window louvre and should show specs like colour engine etc
that confirm it's a bird.
When you are ready we'd love you to send some photos of your car and the details
from these reports plus any other info you have on your car. All info sent to
us is completely confidential and no personal details, like addresses etc will
be posted on the site, number plates can be deleted from pictures if you need
us to. The only info we post is apoproved by the owners first and normally
covers Name, State, Pics, and car details.