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Posts Tagged ‘Plymouth Road Runner’

Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth — you can sum up the weighty legacy of these automotive heavy-hitters in one charged word: Mopar. Add in the Jeep and Fiat brands, and you’ve got an automaker with serious history and a serious vision for the future. Here’s a quick survey of Mopar highlights old and new, currently for sale on...

In the late ’60s, if you wanted to go fast for not a lot of money, Plymouth was your brand and the Road Runner was your car. Launched in 1968, the Road Runner catered to the bare-bones racer who wanted performance over options. For about $3,000, the Road Runner outran a lot of other higher-priced muscle of the day,...

When the Plymouth Road Runner hit the streets in 1968, Pontiac was caught off-guard. Their GTO had started the muscle car movement, but here was Mopar, taking up a large part of the market with a low-priced low-option entry that was a real performer. Pontiac needed something with a lot of flash that resonated with...

This Hemi Road Runner wasn’t an original 426 car, but originality doesn’t win drag races. It looks ready for some serious street fighting, thanks to a rebuilt Hemi, 4-speed manual, Dana rear with 4.56 gears and ladder bars, and massive 29×12.5 Mickey Sportsmans. The seller says the car has new front shocks, new Road...

This ’73 Road Runner is equipped with 340/235 V8 and original Pistol Grip 4-speed, and the seller says all numbers match, documented with build sheet and body tag. It’s a one-owner car that’s been driven less than 100 miles since 1984, and now wears a $7,000 paint job with fresh graphics. Many interior pieces are new as...

In 1969, the Road Runner was near the top of Plymouth’s intermediate-size muscle cars, following only the GTX in horsepower and standard features. The convertible featured here is rare, as just 2,128 convertibles were built that year, and only 773 of them came with a 4-speed transmission. Muscle car survival rates...

The Duke boys were famous for running around Hazzard County, thwarting Boss Hogg and Roscoe P. Coltrane’s scams in the famous 1969 Dodge Charger known as ‘The General Lee.’  Cousin Daisy’s ride, at least for the first five episodes of “The Dukes of Hazzard,” was a yellow Plymouth Road Runner much like the ’73 listed...

Rebuilt by a previous owner, this hard top ’68 Road Runner was originally delivered with a 383-ci V8. The “restification” (as the seller describes it) included one very powerful upgrade. The engine is now a 426 Hemi with a forged bottom end and (painted) aluminum heads. The transmission is an IHRA pro-built 727 3-speed...