Mopar Mini Nationals First Place Limelight Road Runner 440 Six Pack V8 4 Speed
- 440 cubic inch RB V8 / 6BBL carburetion / 428 horsepower
- A833 4-speed manual transmission
- Dana 60 rear axle / 4.10 gears
- Modified suspension
- Chrome Rallye wheels
- Air Grabber Hood
- Limelight paint
- Legendary leather interior
- Ken Harrison stereo
- Winner of multiple national awards
* Rotisserie restoration that's seen roughly 500 miles of road time
* 440 cubic inch RB V8 / 6 BBL carburetion / 428 horsepower
* A833 4-speed manual transmission
* Dana 60 rear axle / 4.10 gears
* Winner of multiple national awards
* Our sale includes an album of restoration photos
* Air Grabber Hood
* Legendary leather interior / Ken Harrison stereo
* Modified suspension
* Chrome Rallye wheels
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 in to 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, a national award winner that was rotisserie restored just 500 miles ago, 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 green Plymouth!
This slick Road Runner's high quality restoration began with what appears to be a solid, largely rust-free body. That body was carefully stripped, married to new quarters and topped with a new hood. Once that fresh metal was correctly aligned, a vivid coat of Chrysler FJ5 Limelight was laid under black hood stripes and cool dust trails. And the result is one ultra-straight, fully detailed pavement pounder that inspires comments and elicits stares every time it hits the road!
Replaced during the thorough restoration, every bit of this MoPar's bright ornamentation presents extremely well. At the front of the car, a fully restored grille hangs an off-set “PLYMOUTH” script between four halogen headlamps, a good looking bumper and crystal clear parking lights. Behind that grille, a familiar Air Grabber Hood centers an otherwise wind-cheating scoop between stainless pins, loud “440+6” decals and satin-finished windshield wipers. Above that hood, like-new glass rides behind pristine frames, new drip rails and two chrome mirrors. Below that glass, slab-sided body panels, which do a great job of conveying Plymouth's classic broad-shouldered design language, hang traditional Chrysler door handles between stylish side scoops, clean marker lamps and subtle “road runner” emblems. And at the back of the car, a second chrome bumper centers crystal clear reverse lamps under black-trimmed tail lights, a pristine “road runner” call-out and broad “PLYMOUTH” lettering.
Lift the car's long hood and you'll find a 440 cubic inch RB V8 that's been dyno-tuned to produce 428 horsepower and 532 lb./ft. of 'Cuda killing torque! More popular than Chrysler's famed Hemi, and almost as feared, Plymouth's storied 440 6 Barrel 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 Holley 2-barrels that are bolted to a beefy Edelbrock intake. At the front of that intake, a FireCore distributor sequences spark between an old school MoPar voltage regulator and thick MSD Super Conductor plug wires. At the sides of that intake, Hemi Orange valve covers perfectly contrast coated, long-tube headers. Cooling is supplied by a Wizard aluminum radiator, which rides in front of a trick water neck and glossy black pulleys. And a stalwart Optima gel cell kicks everything in to motion. Aesthetically, the entire engine bay looks spectacular, from its new decals and Limelight inner 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's been refurbished to match both the car's bright engine bay and shiny exterior panels. Behind the thumpin' RB, a rebuilt A833 4-speed twists power to a tagged Dana 60 that's fitted with big 4.10 gears. Below that proven drivetrain, a familiar front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension has been completely rebuilt to include sturdy subframe connectors, CalTracs traction bars and heavy duty drum brakes. Opposite that glossy chassis, over-restored floors, which are layered in brilliant Limelight 2-stage, sport everything from a fresh trunk pan to new stainless fluid lines. Turns come courtesy of traditional manual steering. Exhaust is handled by free-flowing, 2.5-inch pipes, which jettison cooked dinosaurs through an X-shaped crossover, polished Thrush mufflers and spotless stainless tips. And power flows to the pavement through mirrored Rallye wheels, which spin 235/70R15 front, and 275/60R15 rear, BF Goodrich Radial T/As around bright silver center caps.
Counter to today's obsession with technology and convenience, it seems old school American muscle cars only needed simple stitching, 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 leather seats meld seamlessly with a stylish, no-nonsense driving environment. At the sides of those seats, weather-free door panels hang chrome-laden armrests under fresh stainless trim and bright white frames. At the bottom of those panels, like-new carpet is protected by color-keyed, “Plymouth” branded floor mats. On top of that carpet, a Hurst pistol grip shifter rows the gears. In front of the driver, a monochromatic steering wheel spins around rebuilt Rallye gauges and a subtle Ken Harrison stereo. And behind the cockpit, a dressed and decaled trunk features a fifth chrome wheel and full-size spare tire.
According to this Plymouth's previous owner, the car was restored to show. Here's a short list of its major accolades:
* First Place B-Body at the Mopar Mini-Nationals
* Best Interior at the Mopar Mini-Nationals
* Invited to the Order of the Pentastar
* Order of the Pentastar Silver Award winner
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
* An album of restoration photos
* An owner manual for the aforementioned Ken Harrison stereo
Numbers-matching cars are great, but classics like this rotisserie restored Road Runner are what make the collector car hobby so much fun. It combines a slew of trophy winning ingredients with a price that's substantially lower than most finicky show queens. And best of all, it's 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 Limelight MoPar!
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