- Correct 440 6BBL V8 that was rebuilt to 1969 specifications by NHRA Hall of Fame driver Ed Miller
- Correct A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission
- Original Dana 60 rear end that's complete with 4.10 gears
- Heavy Duty suspension that's complete with original components,
- Correct power steering and Correct 11 inch drum brakes
- Original 15 inch H-code wheels and red line tires included with the sale
- Correct Performance Red exterior paint that's accented by an original fiberglass hood
- Correct 'taxi cab' interior which features correct early-build seat covers and an original early-build steering wheel
- Fully documented
- Believed to be 1 of 10 automatic 'post cars' still in existence
RK Motors Charlotte is home to some of the coolest muscle cars on the planet, and we've built our reputation on bringing you the best Mopars money can buy. Over the last five years we've sold more Chrysler A12s than anyone; and when we tell you this Road Runner is the finest and most correct A12 we've ever seen, it's coming from first-hand experience. Not only is this Plymouth one of the first 50 A12s built, it's also one of the first 15 'post cars' assembled, one of the first 12 automatic cars assembled, and is believed to be one of only 10 automatic 'post cars' still in existence. On top of that pedigree you'll find a fresh rotisserie restoration which is centered around a correct 440 6BBL V8, built to 1969 spec by NHRA Hall of Famer Ed Miller, and a roster of authentic parts that includes an original hood, an original carb and intake set up, an original rear end, original suspension components and original H-code wheels. If that's still not enough to impress you, the car also comes complete with a pair of super rare 1970 NOS Plymouth promotional wheel discs and full documentation that spans from its original Chrysler broadcast sheet all the way to its current owner. Now that we have your undivided attention, it's our pleasure to bring you one of the nicest A12s we've ever seen!
I'll begin by decoding this blue chip B-body's VIN and itemizing the optional equipment listed on its original broadcast sheet.
* R: Plymouth Belvedere
* M: Medium
* 21: 2-door sedan or pillar coupe
* M: Special order V8
* 9: 1969 model year
* A: Assembled at Chrysler's Lynch Road manufacturing facility
* 246440: Assembly plant sequence number (Note the lucky “6440” in that sequence)
* A12: 440 Six Pack engine
* B31: 11 inch manual heavy duty drum brakes
* F23: 59 amp Mopar yellow cap battery
* G15: Tinted windshield
* H11: Heater
* J11: Glove box lock
* J15: Cigar lighter
* J25: 3-speed wipers
* N65: Seven blade torque drive fan
* N51: Maximum engine cooling
* R11: Two watt AM radio
* S13: Heavy duty suspension with sway bar
* S25: Front and rear firm ride shocks
* S77: Power steering
* W25: Heavy duty stamped steel wheels
This Road Runner's complete rotisserie restoration began when the professionals at The Paint Machine in Detroit, Michigan meticulously stripped its solid original body, welded up a few high quality sheetmetal patches and block-sanded every one of its facets until they had a smooth, consistent canvas. Once that canvas was fully prepped, a slick coat of correct Chrysler R4 Performance Red urethane was expertly applied under black, horizontal pin stripes and buffed to the kind of brilliant wet-look shine that's only achieved through years of paint shop experience and decades of advanced pigment technology. Take one look down the sides of this old-school Plymouth and you'll see a tough, slab-sided body that's been straightened and finessed far past anything that rolled off 1969 assembly lines. Pull the car into the sunlight and its glossy PPG Concept Acrylic paint accurately reproduces Chrysler's straight, planar design language all the while protecting it under a tough and durable clearcoat shell. When those two elements combine, they create one spectacular showpiece which draws a crowd, elicits stares and inspires compliments wherever it goes!
The A12 package was Chrysler's very successful bid at creating a street legal platform for drag racers. Many of those drag racers preferred A12 'post cars' because of their perceived extra rigidity and lighter weight. That meant most of these Mopar track warriors were beat on weekend after weekend and then retired to the unglamorous existence of field decoration and barn furniture. Naturally, finding a top-notch A12 is a pretty rare occurrence these days; and seeing a highly detailed A12 'post car' like this killer Road Runner is so rare that only 10 are believed to exist. At the front of the car, a restored original grille hangs four halogen headlights above a good looking chrome bumper and clear, square parking lights. Behind that grille an original fiberglass hood centers a forward-facing scoop, which wears bright “440 6BBL” scripts, in the middle of four stainless pins and a smooth coat of flat black paint. Above that hood, like-new glass rides between satin silver wipers, pristine stainless trim, new chrome drip rails and a fresh vinyl top. Below that glass slab-sided body panels, which do a great job of conveying Chrysler's classic broad-shouldered design language, hang NOS door guards and traditional chrome handles behind a correct chrome mirror and vivid Road Runner call-outs. And at the back of the car, a second body-width chrome bumper centers crystal clear reverse lamps between factory fresh tail lights, a pristine road runner decal, an off-center “road runner” emblem, and spotless stainless exhaust tips.
Make good use of this Plymouth's four stainless hood props and you'll find a correct 440 cubic inch V8 which looks ALMOST as good as it runs. Fully rebuilt by NHRA Hall of Fame driver Ed Miller, and the team of experts at Arrow Motorsport in Chesapeake, Virginia, this accurately spec'd monster block will take its driver from 'confident' to 'scared stiff' in mere seconds! At the top of the 390 horsepower mill, an original trio of Holley 2-barrel carburetors is housed within a fully-functional induction system that inhales today just as well as it did 43 years ago. At the base of those carburetors, an original Edelbrock aluminum intake rides between correct heads and traditional stamped steel valve covers. At the front of those valve covers, a reliable Mopar points distributor sends spark through reproduction Chrysler Electronic Suppression wires. And at the sides of that distributor, restored original exhaust manifolds funnel spent gases into a great sounding true dual exhaust system. Aesthetically, the car's Performance Red engine bay is exceptionally impressive from its accurately duplicated stamps and correctly placed marks all the way to its special A12 wiring harness and purple 'Beep-Beep' horn. And a great combination of new and reproduction pieces ensure operation is both reliable and fun; with correct items like reproduction Chrysler hoses and a fresh Mopar yellow cap battery co-existing with modern components such as hidden Mopar electronic ignition and a quick spinning Mopar mini starter.
The chassis specs leave little question as to what this B-body was engineered to do best. Take a step under our lift and you'll find a tough ol' drag strip skeleton that's been over-restored 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 an original Dana 60 Posi-traction rear end around correct 4.10 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, the car's original A12 K-member, the car's original 'uneven' leaf springs and correct 11 inch brakes. Above that proven drivetrain, over-restored floors have been layered in brilliant Performance Red urethane and dressed with everything from a fresh stainless fuel tank to correct undercoating and new stainless brake and fuel 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. Power flows to the pavement through a fresh set of 15 inch 'H-code' wheels which spin authentic looking G70-15 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sports around chrome lug nuts, gloss black paint, and NOS 1970 dealer promo discs. And if you're one of those discerning purists who likes to keep everything as untouched as possible, all five of the car's original H-code wheels and red line tires ARE included with the sale.
Open this Road Runner's big, solid doors and sit down inside a cockpit where legendary Mopar power melds seamlessly with a no frills, no-nonsense driving environment. It's nicknamed the 'taxi cab interior', and it's been restored just as the factory intended; to provide the perfect combination of striper car weight and big car durability. At the center of the floors, firm front and rear bench seats have been stuffed with firm padding and topped with correct early-production covers. At the sides of those seats, fresh door panels hang new armrests under bright stainless trim and correct black frames. At the bottom of those seats, like-new carpet is protected by heavy duty rubber floor mats. And at the top of those seats, a tight black headliner is stretched around fresh bows and a fully functional dome light. The car's expertly restored dash hangs rebuilt factory gauges beside a correct Solid State AM radio that's complete with Chrysler's super cool thumb-wheel knobs. In front of the driver, an original early-production steering wheel spins a silver trimmed horn button around a rebuilt steering column and a traditional chrome shifter. And behind the cockpit, the car's fully restored trunk is authentic all the way down to its vintage spare tire and yellow decklid marks.
This awesome Plymouth rolls straight off our showroom floor with: the original Chrysler broadcast sheet outlined above, an extensive owner history, original 1969 Road Runner marketing materials, a reproduction owner's manual, reproduction warranty booklets, historical paperwork that details the A12 package, a binder with an abbreviated restoration history, a CD that's full of extensive restoration photos, an attractive display board, two die cast replicas, a Wile E. Coyote figurine, a “440-SIX” vanity plate, extra exterior paint, extra engine paint, and a jar of Zymol wax.
This '69 A12 Road Runner has it all: looks to kill, power that never stops and a roster of rare components that would take a builder years to duplicate and assemble. It's exclusive, valuable, impressive, and when you take one look at its unique features and low production stats, you realize the chance to own a Mopar this cool is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you're in the market for some solid, investment grade muscle that'll continue to build equity for years to come, this top notch Plymouth is exactly what you've been looking for!
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