#'S MATCHING 383, 4 SPEED MANUAL, ALMOST ALL ORIGINAL INTERIOR, CLEAN MOPAR!
High performance with a low sticker price has always been the Road Runner's calling card. Today, they're highly-sought collectables due to the fact that the formula still works. This particular 1969 Plymouth Road Runner offers a numbers-matching 383 cubic inch big block, an ultra-clean interior, and several performance upgrades that make it a car that will make you smile every time you turn the key. And it still won't break the bank.
This Bird was restored a few years ago and the bodywork remains straight and clean, with sharply rendered creases on the quarters and decent panel alignment that's pretty much the way the factory would have done it. F3 Frost Green paint is quite nice, and if you're going to drive it, it's ideal, because it's got a low-key look that will keep The Man off your back and perfectly captures late '60s style. These were never intended to be show pieces, and you Mopar fans who were around when they were new already know that they were never perfect, even off the showroom floor. Instead, it has a purposeful look that is ready to rumble, and presents well running down the road with a minimum of flash; no wings or gaudy stripes, thank you very much. The chrome and trim remains very nice, and all the proper Road Runner decals are in place. I think more than anything, I appreciate the honesty of this car; it's just not pretending to be anything other than what it is, and you have to respect the performance for the dollar that it represents.
Inside, this Road Runner is very, very good. Someone has taken extremely good care of this car, because the interior is almost 100% original. The front buckets come complete with the federally-mandated headrests, and the preservation on both the front buckets and the rear bench is quite impressive. Although the Road Runner was about going fast on a budget, this one looks upscale, probably thanks to those two-tone door panels and fresh carpets on the floors. A 4-speed shifter is right in the center, sans console, which is just how we like our industrial-strength Mopars. The original gauges are all in place, and I kind of like seeing it without the ubiquitous auxiliary gauges and a column-mounted tach. The original Music Master AM radio is still living in the dash, with an AM/FM/CD stereo hidden out of sight to preserve the stock look. Another nice touch is the nicely finished trunk, which includes what may very well be the original spare tire assembly.
But the real reason you want to own a Road Runner is that a big block was STANDARD EQUIPMENT. The matching-numbers 383 under the hood was rebuilt 200 miles ago and delivers smile-inducing acceleration and that wave of big block torque that made these cars so popular with young buyers in the '60s. The builder claims 335 horsepower and 425 pounds of torque, and the way this car moves, we don't doubt those figures. Painted in Hemi Orange with all the correct details and stickers, it looks suitably racy and runs superbly. Upgrades include an electronic ignition and a new Edelbrock intake and carburetor, but that's about it for obvious changes from stock. The 4-speed transmission shifts smoothly and feels like it's unbreakable and the dual exhaust system, while older, has just the right bark. It appears that the front suspension has been recently serviced and it sits on handsome Magnum 500 wheels with 225/70/14 front and 235/70/14 rear BFGoodrich radials.
Big performance, small price. It worked in 1969, and this Roadrunner still delivers today. Call now!
- Numbers Matching
- AM Radio
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Factory Buildsheet
- Engine Type
- Body Style
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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