Road Runner Tribute
BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED ROADRUNNER TRIBUTE, 383 V8, AUTO, PWR BRAKES/STEERING!!
The '70s were a wacky, wonderful time for high-performance cars, and nobody did high-impact muscle better than Chrysler. So if it's attention you're craving, check out this 1971 Plymouth Road Runner tribute, complete with Plum Crazy paint, a Go-Wing, and a ton of horsepower inside.
The "fuselage" styling has aged pretty well, still looking futuristic and rounded with aggressively flared fenders. Of course, painting anything Plum Crazy purple is simply asking for attention, but it's fortunate that this car looks as good as it does if all those folks are going to be staring at it. It looks to have led a pretty easy life in a warm climate and the build quality is better than you'd expect from Mopar in the '70s. As a result, the flanks are smooth, the doors fit well, and there are no major issues in the usual spots. The paint is a few years and still looks pretty good with only a few signs of use and has a shine that was impossible 40 years ago. Plus, now that it's rendered in modern materials, a professional buff should really wake it up. The Air Grabber hood is dressed up with decals advertising the 383 inside, there's a black strobe stripe kit that's a big part of the look, and that satin black wing out back ties it all together. Both the front and rear bumpers seem to echo each other in their shape, and with bright chrome and nicely polished stainless trim, the car has a crisply detailed look.
Inside, the interior got a mild makeover that's both period-perfect and ready to cater to serious drivers. Buckets and a console make it a desirable car, and the horizontal pleats work well with the '70s theme. Heck, the car's logo is a cartoon bird, a bit of fun with the disco era is definitely welcome! An original wheel frames factory gauges, and the dash itself, along with the console, has been dressed up with some woodgrained appliques that are at least moderately convincing. This one also packs power steering and brakes, as well as a Sony AM/FM/CD/iPod/satellite/Bluetooth head unit in the glove box, so cruising is a genuine pleasure. The back seat with its highly sculpted seating surfaces looks like the best seat in the house and there's a taut headliner overhead to complete the OEM look. Revised styling also included a large, usable trunk, which carries a a correct mat that fits beautifully.
The 383 cubic inch V8 engine is beautifully detailed, and somehow that contrast between Plum Crazy purple paint and the Hemi Orange engine always looks incredible. This was originally a humble G-code 318 car, but the 383 fits just as well and looks right. They paid attention to the details when it went together, and it's been dressed up with Mopar Performance finned valve covers and matching air cleaner. Functional enhancements include an Edelbrock intake manifold, a 4-barrel carburetor, and a big aluminum radiator up front. The 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic is bulletproof and in the Road Runner, offers quick reflexes and relaxed cruising, so you can drive it every day without a penalty. It's not detailed for show, but the underside is quite clean and rust-free, and there's a recent Flowmaster exhaust system that sounds strong without being too loud. Shiny Rallye wheels wear 225/70/15 front and wide 255/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials, which fill those wheel wells perfectly.
Unique, fast, and fun, with just the right '70s outrageousness, this purple Plymouth delivers in a big way. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Bluetooth Radio
- CD Player
- iPod Compatible
- Satellite Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Plum Crazy
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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