Frame Up Built Road Runner 400 V8 4 Speed Air Grabber
- 400 cubic inch Chrysler V8
- A833 4-speed transmission
- 8.75-inch rear end
- 3.23 gears
- Factory power steering
- Front disc and rear drum brakes
- 15-inch Rallye wheels
- Correct Rallye Red paint
We're all familiar with the term 'resto-mod' and how it gets thrown around to describe cars which 1) haven't been restored all that well and 2) haven't been modded all that much. Simply put, the true theme of the resto-mod movement is: combining the best elements of classic show with the best elements of modern go. And if there was ever a textbook example of a true-to-form resto-mod, this 1970 Road Runner has to be it. Showcasing the hard work of a skilled enthusiast who understands how to enhance the best attributes of a slick classic, this cool Mopar features a slew of handpicked parts that create a muscle car worthy of being driven and enjoyed. If you're in the market for a super-clean street bruiser that you can play with and travel in for years to come, jump behind the wheel of this incredibly priced Plymouth!
This slick coupe's high quality, frame-up restoration began with what appears to be a solid, damage-free body. That body's panels were painstakingly stripped, sanded and massaged to better-than-showroom condition. Once those massaged panels were correctly aligned, and the car's intimidating ambiance fully reconstructed, a smooth coat of Chrysler FE5 two-stage was laid under a correct transverse stripe. And the result is an ultra-straight, fully sorted pavement pounder that inspires comments and elicits stares every time it hits the road!
Every piece of this Mopar's bright ornamentation looks excellent against Plymouth's glossy Rallye Red paint. And while it's hard to determine the originality of all those baubles, they currently present much better than factory fodder. At the front of the car, a clean gray grille hangs an off-set “PLYMOUTH” script between four halogen headlamps, a good looking chrome bumper and crystal clear parking lights. Behind that grille, a familiar 'Air Grabber' hood centers an otherwise wind-cheating scoop between correct pins, a small “383” emblem and silver-finished windshield wipers. Above that hood, like-new glass rides between well-maintained stainless, a chrome driver's mirror and a pliable vinyl roof. Below that glass, slab-sided body panels hang vivid 'dust trails' between dent-free wheel lips, stylish side scoops, traditional door handles and small “road runner” emblems. And at the back of the car, a second chrome bumper hides crystal clear reverse lamps among fresh tail lights, a broad “PLYMOUTH” script, spotless exhaust tips and a pristine road runner stripe.
Make good use of the aforementioned hood pins and you'll find a 400 cubic inch Chrysler B block that, thanks to a complete rebuild, looks as natural as a Superbird in winner's circle. Introduced as a means to standardize the bore of all Ma Mopar's V8s, this coupe's 'Coyote Duster' branded mill was designed to offer a nice mix of performance and streetability in an era of ever-increasing regulation. Oxygen whips through the car's 'Air Grabber' hood to a Hemi Orange cleaner that feeds a big Holley carburetor and beefy Weiand intake. At the front of that intake, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor translates MSD 6AL-2 spark into fire for MSD Super Conductor plug wires. At the sides of that distributor, Edelbrock Performer RPM heads hang cast valve covers and a new Edelbrock breather over coated, long-tube headers. Cooling is supplied by a correct Chrysler radiator, which utilizes pliable hoses, an aluminum water pump and simple squeeze clamps to send water past fresh V-belts, rebuilt ancillaries and a reproduction Mopar battery. Aesthetically, the entire engine bay looks spectacular, from its fresh decals and Rallye Red fenders all the way to its old school fluid reservoir and familiar Road Runner horn. And functionally, a quick turn of the car's ignition results in a rumbling, high-performance idle, hot or cold.
This Plymouth's chassis specs leave little question as to why Chrysler's B-body architecture was such a huge hit with performance car fans. Take a step under our lift and you'll find a tough ol' stoplight skeleton that still wears a thick layer of undercoating. Behind the thumpin' B block, a rugged A833 4-speed twists a familiar Chrysler 8.75-inch rear end around streetable, 3.23 gears. Below that proven drivetrain, a heavy duty front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension includes factory power steering, a correct sway bar and manual front disc and rear drum brakes. Exhaust is handled by free-flowing, 2.5-inch pipes, which jettison cooked dinosaurs via traditional turbo mufflers and spotless stainless tips. Power flows to the pavement through familiar, 15-inch Rallye wheels, which spin 235/60 Goodyear Eagle GTIIs in front of 255/60 Goodyear Eagle GTIIs. And upgrades like a high torque mini starter, a deep-sump Milodon oil pan and a clean stainless fuel tank ensure years of trouble-free cruising.
Counter to today's obsession with technology and convenience, it seems old school American muscle cars only needed black vinyl, a bit of stainless trim and essential instrumentation to strike a perfect balance of 'instantly classic' and 'perpetually cool'. And when you open this Road Runner's solid doors, you'll find a cockpit where legendary Mopar power melds seamlessly with a stylish, no-nonsense driving environment. At the center of the car's floors, firm front bucket and rear bench seats have been stuffed with fresh padding and topped with correct silver-piped and Plymouth-embossed covers. At the sides of those seats, weather-free door panels hang chrome-trimmed armrests under bright stainless accents and black, Road Runner-branded frames. At the bottom of those panels, like-new carpet is protected by thick rubber floor mats. On top of that carpet, a wood-trimmed console anchors a Hurst pistol grip shifter between bright courtesy lamps. And opposite that console, a tight black headliner is stretched around straight roof bows and a fully functional dome light. The car's expertly restored dash hangs rebuilt factory gauges beside a correct Chrysler Solid State radio. In front of the driver, a monochromatic steering wheel spins a silver horn ring around a cool Road Runner centerpiece. And behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk is authentic to its refurbished jack, full-size spare and centered decklid decal.
Over the past few years, some of our best sellers have been ultra-clean Mopar road warriors. They're fast. They're tons of fun. And best of all, you don't have to spend the kid's college fund to buy one! If you're looking for a cool old muscle car that you can cruise and enjoy for years to come, you simply can't go wrong with this stylish Road Runner!
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