When you dream of Mopar muscle, isn't this 1970 Plymouth Road Runner what it looks like? This is the more desirable hardtop coupe version that blends the pillarless doorframe with a blocky muscular stance. And the cool paint scheme takes advantage of this nicer profile. But the best part of all is that the high performance 383ci V8 under the hood is original to this beast.
Born a factory Yellow Gold car, it is already a rarity just by its fender tag. But this one has something even more special. There was an investment in paintwork that’s even bolder than DY3 Yellow Gold. The modern burgundy metallic was applied by a professional hand, so it sparkles in the sunlight and gets deeper in the moonlight. The triple hood stripe pays tribute and emphasizes the power bulge. But we know you really love the yellow Road Runner graphics that remind you about how this coupe can leave everyone else in the dust. Wide chrome bumpers, Mag wheels and Goodyear Polyglas complete a package that showcases all of the best elements of the muscle car era.
The black vinyl interior pairs well with the burgundy and black on the outside. Moreover, the factory-correct pattern on these seats with the white bordering is more intricate than you would expect on a Plymouth. These were midsize muscle cars of the day, but that designation in the ‘60s means full-size comfort today. So there’s plenty of room to have up to five family and friends riding with you, but you don’t need any of them to have fun with this Road Runner. It feels like a driver’s car from the moment you grab the factory three-spoke wheel. Beyond that is a full gauge package, including the cool tic toc tach. Sure, you could have fun playing with the upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo, but really we know you’ll be all about turning the key and creating a rumbling soundtrack with the dual exhaust.
Road Runners are meant to be muscle machines, and since the paint and interior on this one amplify that feeling even further, it’s great to see the engine bay filled with Mopar power. It’s the original numbers-matching 383 cubic-inch big block that was rated at 335 hp by the factory, and it looks terrific with the Mopar orange radiating power from the dark engine bay. Even better is we also have receipts documenting thousands $$$$ spent in keeping the V8, and the full drivetrain, in top condition. Combined with the four-barrel carburetor, the big V8 inhales deeply. Those long tube headers add both power and fury as this Plymouth exhales with authority out of the dual exhaust. But beyond just power, this one is a fine cruiser thanks to features like the Torqueflight three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes.
Mopars are always the rarest of the muscle car bunch, especially when it’s numbers-matching. But this Road Runner’s speedy and slick presentation makes its desirability go beyond its rarity. That’s true distinction, and it’s going fast. Call today!!!