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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Road Runner
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 91,447
  • VIN: RM21N0A134455
  • Color: Purple
  • Engine size: 383 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Plymouth Road Runner 1970 Description

The Plymouth Road Runner was designed to be cheap fun when it was new, but today they're red-hot collector's items. This awesome In Violet (go ahead and call it Plum Crazy Purple!) 'Bird could even be considered a smart investment, given that it has a matching-numbers big block, a nice older restoration, and that perfect take-no-prisoners attitude that made these cars so successful in the glory years of the muscle car era.Hard to resist a high-impact purple Road Runner, and it's worth noting that FC7 In Violet is the car's original color. Still looking like the no-frills street brawler it was when it was new, the finish is far better than the factory could have managed back in the day. The paint is simply awesome, capturing the playful purple hue with just a hint of metallic in it. This one was obviously built for combat, so they didn't hold back with the cosmetic add-ons, which built on the basic Road Runner package: a power dome hood, quarter panel vents, a Go-Wing out back, and, of course, the dust stripe along its flanks. Given the value of a car like this, a lot of time and money went into the restoration, and as a result the quarters are smooth and flat, the door gaps are even, and someone has taken good care of it since the restoration was completed. Bright chrome bumpers were standard equipment, and they've been freshened along with all the stainless trim, making this a car that truly stands out in a crowd. Best of all, it can back up the look with serious performance, but we'll get to that in a moment.The fender tag also says this Road Runner carried a black bench seat interior with a front bench seat, so that's what's there now. Once again, it's kind of cool to see a car that was obviously ordered by a guy who cared about speed first, and over the years, the car's owners respected that kind of dedication to a cause. When the time came to restore it, only the stuff on the build sheet was reinstalled, which means that bench seat went back in, albeit with a fresh set of covers, plus new door panels and carpets all around. The Road Runner's basic price included a fairly comprehensive set of gauges, but with a column shifter it's definite no-frills. The original Music Master AM radio is still in the dash, another easy upgrade that they wisely chose to avoid in this high-end Mopar. The trunk is finished correctly with a fresh mat and a full-sized spare tire and jack assembly.The engine is the original, numbers-matching 383 cubic inch V8 that was standard equipment in the Road Runner. Rebuilt and detailed to factory specs, there's no mistaking it for anything else. The twin-snorkel air cleaner wears correct Road Runner decals and the fantastically complex cast iron exhaust manifolds were coated so they'll look good practically forever. Hemi Orange gives the engine a highly detailed appearance, and all the little clamps and fasteners are correct. The TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission offers snappy performance and effortless ease when you're just tooling around town, and it feeds an 8.75-inch rear that anchors a nicely-preserved undercarriage with a recent layer of undercoating. There's a new exhaust system that sounds awesome and it sits on great-looking polished Torque Thrust wheels and staggered 225/50/17 front and 275/50/17 rear Nitto performance radials.An icon of the muscle car era and an intimidating machine, this is a big-block Mopar that's earned its status as fast fun and a smart investment. Call today!

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