One of the great things about restoring a vintage muscle car is that you don’t hurt values as long as you stick to the factory formula. Take this numbers-matching 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner for instance: aside from the color, it’s exactly as the original window sticker outlines it, and when it was restored the owner created his own version of his dream car, a white-on-white Roadrunner, which the factory certainly COULD have built. The result is one of the coolest ‘Beepers we’ve ever seen.
With all the red and green cars around, it’s easy to forget how awesome bright white can look. Beautifully restored from a very solid original car, this Roadrunner’s low profile color is what makes it so attention-grabbing. Seriously, look over our showroom from a distance, and this lone white car stands out like a searchlight. A lot of that is due to the expert workmanship that restored it to this level, which included making sure those big quarters were straight, the doors fit right, and giving it a modern shine that would be impossible to duplicate using 1969 technology. The white paint also makes the blackout hood treatment stand out in contrast, accentuating the Roadrunner’s aggressive look. Refinished chrome, bright stainless, and that pearlescent white padded roof (which was also original equipment) make it simply sparkle in the sun.
The black and white interior is a big part of what makes this car special. Yes, it’s the original combination and with some very desirable options, it has been restored to factory specs. New seat covers and door panels are so clean they’re almost sterile, with a black dash and fresh black carpets to really make it work. The woodgrained steering wheel was restored, as were the gauges, which cover the basics in a wide swath of dashboard real estate. The Music Master AM radio with its unique vertical knobs remains in the dash, right below the controls for the HVAC, which includes rare factory air conditioning. A glance in the trunk confirms that those are the original quarter panels, and it’s fully dressed with a new mat and a bias-ply redline tire and jack assembly.
That’s the original numbers-matching 383 cubic inch V8 under the hood, and against the white paint, it really sings. The Chrysler Turquoise engine paint, the black hoses, and all the ancillary parts look better in this white car than just about anywhere else, but that also means you need to get it right for maximum effect. The big A/C compressor dominates the top of the engine, but in true Mopar form, the wrinkle-finish air cleaner and vivid Roadrunner decals add a sense of fun. The exhaust manifolds were refinished during the restoration and still look great, remedying a frequent sore spot for these cars’ engine bays. Underneath, it’s backed by a TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission which twists a set of 3.23 gears inside the original 8.75-inch rear. Twin Flowmasters are the only notable modification, but otherwise it’s just clean, original, nicely presented Mopar muscle. Gorgeous Magnum 500 wheels look right on any late-60s performance car, and wear modern 235/70/15 redline radials.
Documented with its original Chrysler Corporation Broadcast Sheet, window sticker, dealer invoice, and a full Govier information package, this is an unusual and highly attractive piece of Mopar muscle. Don’t hesitate, there aren’t many this cool around today. Call now!