It's Time To Celebrate America's Biggest Cars
While most of the cars on this list prioritize luxury rather than speed, the same can’t be said of the 1970 Plymouth Superbird. The rear wing will makes the one on a Subaru WRX STI look decidedly underendowed, and the extended cone nose is another legendary styling element of this Plymouth. In this period, automakers had to sell over 500 cars to the public to compete in the NASCAR series. This, together with pressure from Ford, contributed to the Superbird’s development. This example makes 390 hp, can reach 60 mph in under six seconds, and is 221 inches long.
Other models featuring at the exhibit include the 1950 Chrysler Windsor Newport, 1955 Packard Caribbean, 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code Convertible, 1956 Desoto Fireflite, 1961 Chrysler 300 G, a modified 1968 Buick LeSabre, and a 1966 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Tri-Power.
“Many of the cars in the exhibition are among the largest of all time and brilliantly communicate the postwar confidence and booming economy of the USA in the 25 years following World War II,” said Audrain’s CEO, Donald Osborne.