1970 Plymouth Road Runner
1970 Plymouth Road Runner -
Collector Grade MOPAR - 440 6-Pack w/Pistol Grip 4Speed - Vitamin C Paint Color - Air Grabber Hood - Lots of Awesome Factory Options -
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Before we get to the Warner Brother cartoon analogies, we must say that this is an awesome MOPAR, and is a collector grade car. This is one of the cars that represents Chrysler's creativity in marketing, as well as a great era of muscle cars that were all about performance and raw power. This Road Runner features a host of original factory options which are shown on the fender tag and build sheet, including the 440 6-pack w/4-speed manual, Vitamin C paint, and the Super Track Pack.
Chrysler based the Road Runner on Chrysler's B Platform, so a Belvedere was used as the base for this muscle car. Chrysler used a clever marketing campaign called the “Rapid Transit System” to advertise the lineup of performance Plymouth vehicles from '68-'72. They were cars that were performance, and power focused. They were designed, built, and raced by enthusiasts who like performance machines. The exciting Plymouth Road Runner, like the one we have to offer, was advertised with the likes of the Cuda, GTX, Duster 340, and Sport Fury GT.
People today still relate the RoadRunner to the infamous Warner Brothers cartoon characters: Wile E Coyote and Road Runner. Just when you thought the Coyote had the Road Runner in his grasp, he always got away. The connection is easily made on this awesome '70 Road Runner thanks to the likeness of the famous bird “running” down the side of the car. Eluding the coyote using speed to dodge falling anvils, rolling boulders, or to run past stacks of TNT was the specialty of the cartoon Road Runner. Straight line speed, acceleration, power, and that famous “beep beep” sound are traits shared with the Plymouth muscle car.
Finished in a bright color, this car is easy to spot. Vitamin C (code EK2) over a black interior (code TX9) are the original factory colors of this particular car. Notable original factory exterior options according to the Fender Tag and Build Sheet are: Air Grabber hood, hood pins, hood mounted turn signal indicators, Road Runner decor package, dual exhaust, and black vinyl top. The exterior finish is very nice, and is what you would expect on a restored collector car like this one. Chrome trim, lights, panel fitment and vinyl roof fitment are all spot on.
This car left the Lynch Road Assembly plant with the Super Track Pack, 4-speed manual transmission, and 440 Six Pack along with a number of other great options that relate to the engine and suspension. The engine currently in this car is a date code correct 440 six pack which was completely rebuilt by Stanton Racing Inc. of Nicholasville Kentucky. Power brakes front and rear with front discs, power steering, max engine cooling 26” radiator, 7 blade fan, front sway bar, and Hemi/Police HD Suspension are other notable factory options found on this car. The underside of the car is solid and it's obvious that care was taken throughout the restoration process.
The list of factory options, and great fit and finish continues with the interior of this RoadRunner. As we mentioned the interior is finished in black, and according to the fender tag the car left the factory with a 'high trim bench seat' with silver trim, at the hands of the driver are a pistol grip shifter, and a steering wheel with a partial ring horn that at the command of the driver emits the famous road runner, 'beep beep'. An optional oil pressure gauge sits just to the right of the speedometer, and the factory tach with clock center. Fit and finish inside the car is spot on as well.
It's worth coming up with a plan to get this awesome car in your garage! Maybe not an elaborate scheme involving TNT, boulders, or dropping anvils…….we can make it a little easier for you to catch this Road Runner, and add it to your collection! Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.