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Al Boughton paid $135,000 for his 1970 Plymouth Superbird seven years ago and what a kick it was, driving the high-winged, cone-nosed, eye-popping, breath-stealing muscle car ever fashioned in Detroit, with its 450-horsepower V-8 and beep-beep Road Runner horn. In fact, last September, he realized it was so good, he had to make it perfect, and perfection meant returning it exactly to original form, just as it had left the Lynch Road, Mich., assembly line in 1969.

Craig Rounding hand water polishes an original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird at Davies Autobody in Etobicoke on Tuesday June 30, 2015. The car is a rust-free all-original from the southern U.S. Fewer than 2,000 of this car were produced.

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An original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird being worked on at Davies Corvette in Etobicoke.

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Craig Rounding hand uses a spray bottle to water polish an original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird at Davies Autobody in Etobicoke on Tuesday June 30, 2015. The car is a rust-free all-original from the southern U.S. Fewer than 2000 of this car were produced.

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Craig Rounding hand water polishes an original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird at Davies Autobody in Etobicoke.

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Craig Rounding hand water polishes an original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird at Davies Autobody in Etobicoke.

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An original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird being worked on at Davies Corvette in Etobicoke.

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The semi-unitized body contrstruction, years ahead of the rest of the American auto industry, can be seen as Craig Rounding hand water polishes an original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird at Davies Autobody in Etobicoke.

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The nosecone sits at left as Craig Rounding hand water polishes an original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird at Davies Autobody in Etobicoke,

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The tail fin sits in the foreground as Craig Rounding hand water polishes an original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird at Davies Autobody.

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An original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird being worked on at Davies Corvette in Etobicoke.

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An original 1970 Plymouth SuperBird being worked on at Davies Corvette in Etobicoke.

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Tools and chemicals sit at Davies Autobody in Etobicoke.

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