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the car junkie daily magazine

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1971 Superbird by Gary and Pam Beineke Gallery

beineke_71_mopar_super_bird_02_CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE There's a lot happening with the interior that only Mopar geeks will notice at first glance. The upholstery was provided by Legendary Interiors and is called the Halloween style due to the black and orange coloration, which was actually a 1971 option. The stir stick coming through the floor is attached to a Keisler five-speed OD trans. Fifth gear carries a .068 ratio for cruising. The dash is another interesting nod to history. John Herlitz, one of the Chrysler designers for the 1971 model year, was inspired by airplanes and frankly, hated the wood grain appliqué on the Plymouth dashboard. His suggested change was this Astrotone treatment that looks bitchin'.