1969 Plymouth Road Runner
1969 Plymouth Road Runner Restomod
- Professionally Built by Cuzie Customs of Detroit, MI
- Crate HEMI 5.7L/425hp V8
- EFI, TT1 Headers, Custom Dual Exhaust
- Chrysler 727 Torqueflite Transmission with B&M Floor Shifter
- B5 Bright Blue Show Quality Paint
- Legendary Black Vinyl Bench Interior
- Wilwood 4 Wheel Slotted Disc Brakes
- Foose Wheels 18 Inch Front, 20 Inch Rear
- 2018 Appraisal at $120k
- No Expense Spared Build
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“Plymouth Road Runner: lightweight, cheap muscle” - Allpar (Mopar-enthusiast) website
The Pontiac GTO may have started the muscle car wars, but Chrysler upped the ante with the Road Runner. The Allpar website continued: “The Plymouth Roadrunner was a first in American automotive history: a high-power, but budget-priced muscle car, with light weight and strong engines. They were based on the mid-sized 'B-body' car (Belvedere/Satellite), but were lighter and cheaper. To get the maximum performance at the lowest cost, the Roadrunner slashed non-performance amenities….”
Offered here in bright blue over black is a second-year Road Runner. Restored and refreshed with no expense spared by Cuzie Customs of Detroit (https://cuziecustoms.com), the car is in excellent, show-worthy condition. Showing 6,473 miles since its re-birth, this Plymouth performance legend is cosmetically true to its heritage, with serious current-day Hemi performance added.
This Road Runner's show-quality, bright blue metallic finish was professionally applied and remains in superb condition across the entire “Belvedere” 2-door-hardtop body. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The simplicity of the bodywork—free of some of the graphic excesses of later models—makes for a pure representation of the original Road Runner aesthetic. The restrained use of the Road Runner cartoon-image, limited to the front fenders and rear deck suggests a period-accurate, bit of a “sleeper” presentation over a more gawdy “race-me” image. That said, Mopar aficionados won't mistake this for anything but the performance over-achiever it is. The matte-black hood sections, red-trimmed hood bulges, and that small “road runner” emblem on the rear-deck only confirm it. Foose® chrome, 5-spoke wheels (18-inch in front, 20-inch in the rear) are mounted with Continental® Extreme Contact performance tires. Between the spokes, the Wilwood® brake calipers and slotted and drilled rotors are visible.
Inside, the straightforward, unobtrusive muscle-car aesthetic continues with horizontally pleated black vinyl covering the bench seats, front and rear. The nearly full-stock presentation with all surfaces in pristine condition is noteworthy. Black carpeting and dash are similarly restrained (Road Runner images on the front protective mats, and the dash Road Runner emblem are the exceptions). Every interior surface is pristine. The chrome, B&M® floor-mounted shifter for the Chrysler 727 TorqueFlite® automatic transmission (preferred by 0-60 enthusiasts) is the sole key to the car's upgrades. But to clear up any doubt as to its performance cred, just lift the hood.
Underneath that hood is a perfectly clean, virtually spotless engine compartment with a current-day crate. 5.7-lier, 425-horsepower crate Hemi V8 centerstage. All related components, wiring, and engine-cooling plumbing are properly mounted, as is the car's bespoke “beep-beep” horn. (A sampling of the car's intoxicating engine note can be heard in the accompanying startup-and-walkaround video link.) Fenders, cowl, and underside of the hood are all properly painted in the body color. Viewed from below, the chassis is similarly pristine. The car's custom TTI® exhaust headers and full-length dual exhaust (with crossover) are special highlights. There is no rust anywhere.
The Road Runner's original data and identification tags remain in place. A car cover is included in the sale.
While the more than 175 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this remarkable '69 Road Runner in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
The true joy of owning a muscle car lies in experiencing its power… not only the power from under the hood, but the power of these cars to transport the driver back to the Sixties. The fortunate next owner of this superb Road Runner has all that power to look forward to every time they get behind the wheel. MOPAR-enthusiast shows ought to be especially fun.