- Correct 440 6 V8
- Correct A727 Torqueflite transmission
- Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
- Factory power steering
- 15 inch Rallye wheels
- Correct Blue Fire Metallic paint
- Correct black interior
- Fresh frame-off restoration
At RK Motors Charlotte, we sell more Mopar muscle than just about anyone on the planet. And while there are a few pro-tourers thrown into that mix, the vast majority of those cars are immaculately restored, numbers matching rides that charge accordingly for their pedigree. But what about the classic car collector who wants a ride they can both show AND enjoy? No worries, we have something for you too! This killer Road Runner, an actual V-code 6-barrel piece that's been frame-off restored to correct condition, is the kind of classic that'll show, and go, just as well as its numbers matching brethren. The only difference is: it doesn't require multiple bank signatures to finance. So, if you're ready for some old school Detroit muscle that can be driven without fear, take a look at this bright blue Plymouth!
A simple breakdown of the car's bright blue fender tag confirms the authenticity of its restoration.
* E87: 440 cubic inch, high performance V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors
* D32: A727 Torqueflite automatic transmission
* R: Plymouth Road Runner
* M: Medium
* 23: 2-door hardtop
* V: 440 cubic inch, high performance V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors
* 0: 1970 model year
* G: Assembled at Chrysler's St. Louis, Missouri manufacturing facility
* 166427: Assembly sequence number
* EB5: Blue Fire Metallic
* P: Premium trim grade
* 6: Vinyl bucket seats
* X: Black interior
* TX9: Black door frames
* B26: Scheduled for production on November 26th, 1969
* 144579: Vehicle order number
* EB5: Blue Fire Metallic roof
* A01: Light Package
* A36: High Performance Axle Package that includes 3.55 gears
* B51: Power brakes
* C16: Console
* C55: Front bucket seats
* J25: 3-speed variable wipers
* J45: Hood pins
* M21: Drip rail mouldings
* N96: Fresh air hood
* R22: AM Radio that's complete with an 8-track player
* V21: Performance hood treatment
* V8X: Black transverse stripe
* 26: 26 inch radiator
* END: End of fender tag codes
This slick Road Runner's high quality, frame-off restoration began with what appears to be a solid, rust-free body. That body was 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 code EB5 Blue Fire Metallic was laid under a correct transverse stripe. And the result is an ultra-straight, fully detailed pavement pounder that elicits comments and stares every time it hits the road.
Every bit of this Mopar's bright ornamentation is extremely clean and looks excellent against Plymouth's glossy Blue Fire paint. And while it's really hard to determine whether all those baubles and bolt-ons are original, they certainly look nice! At the front of the car, a fully restored 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 correct air grabber hood centers an otherwise wind-cheating scoop between two correct pins, loud “440+6” decals and satin-finished windshield wipers. Above that hood, like-new glass rides between pristine stainless trim, new chrome drip rails, a chrome driver's mirror, and traditional Chrysler door handles. Below that glass, slab-sided body panels, which do a great job of conveying Plymouth's classic broad-shouldered design language, hang vivid Road Runner call-outs between dent-free wheel lip mouldings, stylish side scoops and small “road runner” emblems. And at the back of the car, a second chrome bumper centers crystal clear reverse lamps between a pristine road runner decal, factory fresh tail lights, a broad “PLYMOUTH” script and spotless stainless exhaust tips.
Lift the car's long, freshly finished hood and you'll find a correct 440 cubic inch RB V8 that's been completely rebuilt and fully detailed for show. More popular than Chrysler's famed HEMI, and almost as feared, Plymouth's 390 horsepower, 440 6 Barrel powerplant was designed to be the industry's best combination of comfort, streetability and big block performance. Oxygen whips through the car's air grabber hood to a correctly decaled cleaner and three 2-barrel carburetors that are bolted to a glossy Hemi Orange intake manifold. At the front of that intake, a correct point distributor sequences fire into a fresh set of Chrysler Electronic Suppression wires. At the sides of that intake, Hemi Orange valve covers perfectly contrast correctly restored exhaust manifolds. Cooling is supplied by a correct 26 inch radiator that utilizes pliable hoses and simple squeeze clamps to send water past fresh V-belts and rebuilt engine accessories. Power is provided by a tagged Mopar red cap battery, which is wired to a correct Chrysler voltage regulator. Aesthetically, the entire engine bay looks spectacular, from its new decals and Blue Fire inner fenders to its old school fluid reservoir and familiar Road Runner horn. And functionally, a quick turn of this Road Runner's ignition switch 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's been refurbished to match both the car's bright engine bay and shiny exterior panels. Behind that thumpin' Chrysler RB block, a correct A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission twists a familiar Chrysler rear end around fully streetable gears. Below that proven drivetrain, a heavy duty front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension has been completely rebuilt to include factory power steering, a correct sway bar and correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. Above that proven drivetrain, over-restored floors have been layered in brilliant Blue Fire urethane and dressed with everything from a fresh stainless fuel tank to new stainless fluid lines. Exhaust is handled by free-flowing 2.5 inch pipes which jettison cooked dinosaurs via an H-style crossover, traditional turbo mufflers and spotless stainless tips. And power flows to the pavement through a fresh set of 15 inch Rallye wheels that spin authentic looking F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around chrome lug nuts, graphite centerpieces, and bright trim rings.
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 trim and correct black frames. At the bottom of those door panels, like-new carpet is protected by heavy duty rubber floor mats. On top of that carpet, a wood-trimmed console anchors a curved shifter between bright courtesy lamps. And opposite that console, a tight black headliner is stretched around fresh roof bows and a fully functional dome light. The car's expertly restored dash hangs rebuilt factory gauges beside a correct Music Master 8-track player that's complete with Chrysler's super cool thumb-wheel knobs. In front of the driver, a monochromatic steering wheel spins a silver horn ring around a cool Road Runner centerpiece. And behind the cockpit, the car's fully restored trunk is authentic all the way down to its full-size spare tire, refurbished jack and centered decklid decal.
The sale of this pristine Plymouth includes an original “Beeper Cartridge” head cleaner, some vintage Plymouth brochures and a reproduction owner's manual.
Numbers matching cars are great, but classics like this fully restored Road Runner are what make this hobby so much fun. It combines a slew of trophy winning ingredients with a price that is substantially lower than most finicky show queens. And best of all, you'll have a fully sorted street fighter that can be driven for years to come! If you're ready to relive the golden age of Detroit in a muscle car you can actually enjoy, don't miss the chance to bring home this awesome Blue Fire Mopar!
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