WINGED WARRIORS/NATIONAL B-BODY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
SUPERBIRD TAKES A SWIM
by LARRY DEFURIA
In 1970, I was a police officer here in Pompano Beach, Florida, where I still serve. While assigned to the Motorcycle Unit, I was well aware of a young man who cruised about the city in a Lemontwist yellow Superbird. I loved that car, despite some of the driver's typical teenaged antics.
One night in 1971-1972, my partner and I were dispatched to a traffic accident in a residential area. Lots of residents lined the street as we rode up, and we were about to discover the reason for all the interest.
The driver of my much-admired Lemontwist Superbird had loss control at some absurd speed and ran the car up the side yard of a neighbor's house. It's final resting place was in the swimming pool, as shown in the newspaper clipping below which appeared in the next morning's paper. This is why some animals eat their young!
We labored all night with a towing service, and eventually had to have a crane brought in to lift the car from the pool. That night, I vowed to have a Superbird, to love and cherish and honor it, and never mistreat it. It took me 28 years to fulfill that promise, but I finally acquired a numbers-matching, 440 4bbl, TorRed Superbird
CAR GOES FOR A SWIM--When this car was driven into a 35-foot Pompano Beach swimming pool late last night, it apparently needed a bath. Proprietor of the estate, Mrs. George E. Thomas, said it really dirtied things up causing about $500 damage to the pool and even more damage to the automobile. The pool was filled with sludge and concrete broken at her home at 2840 NE 19th St. where the car driven by Scott James Carter, of 2971 NE 18th Street, rammed through a hedge and plunged into the pool.
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