- Original numbers matching 400 cubic inch V8
- Original numbers matching A833 4-speed manual transmission
- 3.23 gears
- 4-wheel manual drum brakes
- Power Steering
- Original black vinyl interior
- Covered in correct Bright Blue Metallic
- 15" Rallye wheels
- Fully documented
Let's not waste any time on this brilliant blue metallic 1972 Plymouth. Not only is it a 100% matching numbers Road Runner, but more importantly is a 19k original mile B-body that sits today as one of the nicest survivors ever to roll into our showroom. If you are a die-hard Chrysler fan and are looking for a great bargain on an original authentic numbers matching Mopar, it doesn't get much better than this '72 Road Runner. But, before we get too far, first let's decode the VIN and Fender Tag to show how optioned out this Road Runner really is.
• R: Road runner
• M: Medium
• 23: 2-door hardtop
• P: 400 255hp (net) 1-4bbl 8-cyl
• 2: 1972
• ******: Sequence number
• E68: 400 4-Barrel High Performance
• D21: Heavy Duty 4-Speed Manual Transmission
• RM23: Plymouth Road Runner 2-door hardtop
• P: 400 255hp (net) 4-bbl 8cyl
• 2: 1972
• R: Windsor, Ont, Can
• 283373: Sequence Number
• GB5 Paint Code: Bright Blue Metallic
• D: Deluxe
• 6: Vinyl Bucket Seats
• X9: Black
• TX9: Upper Door Frame: Black/Black Velvet
• 410: Date Built 4/10/1972
• 061745: Order Number
• GB5: Roof type or color – Bright Blue Metallic
• U: Built to specifications for USA order
• 22: Radiator diameter width
• C12: Shoulder belts
• C16: Console w/ buckets
• C56: Bucket Seats
• G37: Left Hand remote, right hand manual chrome mirrors
• J52: Inside hood release
• L31: Hood/Fender mount turn signal
• M21: Roof drip rail moldings
• M31: Belt and Hood Molding
• N23: Electronic ignition ('72 only)
• N41: Dual exhaust w/o tips
• N85: Tachometer
• N96: High altitude emissions
• R35: AM/FM multiplex stereo
• END: End of codes
Simply put, this 1972 Road Runner is a no-stories, low mileage, investment grade B-body, and presents today as a stunning lesson in Mopar technology and assembly techniques from over 40 years ago. It starts with the original sheetmetal that recently was recently recovered with a correct B5 Bright Blue Metallic paint by the talented crew at Hayes Motor Car in Kenmore, New York. And when you step up close to that glossy blue, you'll find clean gaps that are devoid of any sloppy patches or second-rate finishing work. It all boils down to one unique, fully detailed pavement pounder that inspires comments and elicits stares under our showroom lights.
Every bit of this Mopar's bright ornamentation is extremely clean and looks excellent against Plymouth's glossy Blue Metallic paint. 1971 brought a new “fuselage” body design that was even more perfected in 1972 to create a very aggressive looking Road Runner. At the front of the car, a fully restored grille hangs an off-set “Road Runner” 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 “400” decals and 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. And at the back of the car, a second chrome bumper centers crystal clear reverse lamps below an offset pristine road runner decal, factory fresh tail lights, and spotless stainless exhaust tips.
Make good use of the aforementioned hood pins and you'll find the original numbers matching 400 cubic inch Chrysler block that, thanks to a complete rebuild, looks as if just rolled off the showroom floor. Introduced as a means to standardize the bore of all Ma Mopar's V8s, this coupe's 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 sides of the blue cap distributor, the stock heads hang chrome valve covers and what appear to be the factory exhaust manifolds. 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 Blue fenders all the way to its old school fluid reservoir and familiar horn. And functionally, a quick turn of the car's ignition results in a rumbling, high-performance idle, hot or cold.
Under this impressive Mopar you'll find a fully sorted chassis that's road worthy and ready for you to drive it home. At the center of over-restored floors, the original A833 4-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear axle that houses highway ready 3.23 gears. Holding that stellar drivetrain in place is the standard Mopar setup of Torsion bar front suspension and leaf spring rear. Exhaust floats from the aforementioned manifolds to a true dual exhaust, which is outfitted with correct chambered mufflers. Power flows from attractive Rallye wheels to Firehawk Indy 500 Tires. Behind those tires, stopping power comes courtesy of 4-wheel manual drum brakes.
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 that still houses the original black vinyl interior. It was obviously stored indoors as there is no UV damage to the black vinyl, leading many eyes to confuse it for a restoration. 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 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 floor mats. On top of that carpet, a wood-trimmed console anchors a pistol grip 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 factory gauges beside the original AM/FM radio player that's complete with Chrysler's super cool thumb-wheel knobs that send tunes to the original speakers. In front of the driver, a three spoke black steering wheel spins 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.
Included in the sale of this gorgeous '72 Road Runner is an original build sheet, original owner's manual, and vintage sales brochure.
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 a Mopar purist, your search for a high performance early 70's B-body is over! But don't wait too long, a deal this good won't last under our showroom lights.
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