#'S MATCHING HEMI, ALMOST COMPLETE SURVIVOR, WELL DOCUMENTED, BUILDSHEET!
This 1969 Plymouth Road Runner's brutal look caught your attention, so I'll give you the highlights up front: matching numbers Hemi drivetrain, 48,038 original miles, 90% original paint, original interior, and, well, do you really need more or are you picking up the phone already?
Yes, that's almost entirely original paint, factory applied code F8 Ivy Green. The hood had to be repainted, but the match is pretty good and the overall look is one of a high-quality, low-mileage survivor and it would be a crime to repaint it. The subtle and attractive color works rather well knowing there's a Hemi underneath and the fact that it is original means that you know there's no botched bodywork hiding beneath the surface. The no-frills Road Runner was the ideal platform for the Hemi, emphasizing speed and performance over all else, but it didn't advertise, so the hood bulges were just about the only hint that there was something gnarly under the skin. The paint has that soft glow that original enamels offer and while there are definitely signs of use, it's also been very well cared for since it was new, so they're like badges of honor rather than demerits. The chrome bumpers are in good shape, the Road Runner decals on the doors are still bright, and even the tiny HEMI badges are bright and crisply rendered. This car has led a good life.
The black bench seat interior is likewise original to the car and in good condition. It's pretty much the basic Road Runner formula, a 4-speed and little else, although this one did get the upgraded dash with tachometer as well as an AM radio. We love the industrial-strength steering wheel and the shifter falls easily to hand in combat, so you know this car was made by guys who knew what they were doing. The carpets are in good shape, protected by rubber floor mats, the dash pad hasn't been turned to dust by the sun, and while there's a small split in the front seat cover, it's not really worth replacing all that originality, although a replacement seat cover is included with the car. There's also an auxiliary oil pressure gauge to keep an eye on the priceless Hemi under the hood, which is a very smart idea. The back seat looks almost completely unused and the trunk is outfitted with a reproduction mat and what appears to be an ancient redline tire on a matching steel wheel.
The 426 cubic inch HEMI V8 is heavily documented and verified to be matching numbers, so you should have no problems with its pedigree. It's also very nicely preserved, with the big Coyote Duster air cleaner up top and Hemi Orange paint still clinging to the block. Details like the hoses and clamps are modern reproductions of the originals, so it's reliable but still totally correct in appearance, and it's nice to see both power steering and power brakes in a bare-bones Road Runner, both important upgrades with this high-performance iron under the hood. Both of the Carter 4-barrel carbs have been rebuilt recently and there's an electronic ignition upgrade in the distributor, but otherwise it's quite authentic and original. The 4-speed manual transmission feeds a bulletproof Dana 60 rear end with 3.54 gears inside on a Sure Grip limited slip and the reproduction exhaust system is brand new. In fact, you can see a lot of new parts underneath, including recent shocks, a fresh gas tank, new lines and hoses, and fresh 235/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFG radials on stock steel wheels with hubcaps.
Documented with the original Chrysler Corporation Broadcast Sheet, title documentation, and other important paperwork, this is a high-quality survivor offered at an incredibly reasonable price. Call today!
- Power Steering
- AM Radio
- Numbers Matching
- Power Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Factory Buildsheet
- Owner's Manual
- Original Warranty Card
- Title Documentation
- Exterior Color
- Dark Green Metallic
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