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Plymouth Roadrunner

  • Year: 1969
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Roadrunner

We love a mean street machine and there is no denying the beauty of a simple, powerful, and very high quality one.

This 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner started life as a 383-powered car but was given a new heart during the restoration – a 472 Hemi Crate Engine from Mopar Performance. These motors are built with a heavy duty, cast iron block with cross bolted mains, 2.25 intake valves and 1.94" exhaust valves, a 292 degree Hydraulic camshaft, forged pistons, a dual plane aluminum intake, forged crank, double roller timing chain and electronic ignition. This puppy makes 525 HP and 540 ft.-lbs of torque. The motor really rips off the line, revs up quickly and has a nice top end as well. With 9.0:1 compression, hi-octane pump gas works perfectly for the street driven muscle car. Without all of the running gear, the motors sell for over $15,000. The transmission is a performance-built 727 Torque Flight with racing clutches and a reverse manual valve body. It shifts quickly and has excellent engagement. The rear end is a Moser built Dana 60 with 3.73 gears. This monster is clued in to the performance of the motor and is ready for just about anything that you would want to throw its way.

The restoration was a rotisserie job done to very high standards. The body has been stripped down to bare metal, straightened, and then properly gapped and aligned. These are long cars so bad body work is really easy to spot. You won’t find any here. This car is super straight and has excellent two-stage paint that has been buffed and wet sanded to perfection. The engine compartment and undercarriage are obsessively detailed and feature more of the bright red paint. The car has all new chrome, a new grill, polished stainless and all new plastic indicators. All of the glass is new as well and in excellent condition.

The Road Runner rides on new radial tires and shinny new Craigers. It certainly looks the part of tuned up Plymouth from back in the day! The suspension and brakes have been completely sorted and the suspension has all new Gas Adjust shocks, and a Street/Strip suspension kit with poly bushings. The brakes are a front disc, rear drum setup with all new parts as well. The car is easy to drive with the power steering setup and increased stopping power of the front disc brakes.

For the Mopar enthusiast looking for a high level ride, the quality of this restoration and the quality of the parts are second to none.