1968 Plymouth Road Runner
The Plymouth Road Runner was a performance car built by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation in the United States between 1968 and 1980. In 1968, the first muscle cars were moving away from their roots as relatively cheap, fast cars as they gained options. Although Plymouth already had a performance car in the GTX, designers decided to go back to the drawing board and reincarnate the original muscle car concept. Plymouth wanted a car able to run 14-second times in the quarter mile and sell for less than $3000. Both goals were met, and the low-cost muscle car hit the street.
Paying $50,000 to Warner Brothers to use the name and likeness of their Road Runner cartoon character (as well as a "beep, beep" horn, which Plymouth paid $10,000 to develop), and using the Chrysler B platform as a base (the same as the Belvedere, Satellite, and GTX), Plymouth set out to build a back-to-basics muscle car. Everything essential to performance and handling was beefed-up and improved; everything nonessential was left out.
383ci Motor, Matching Numbers
747 Automatic Transmission
Mopar Performance Valve Covers
Original Style Carb
Replaced Master Cylinder
Radiator is in Good Shape
Replaced Gas Tank
Exhaust System has been Replaced
Beautiful Exhaust Tips
8 ¾ Rear End
Beautiful Blue Paint
Solid and Straight Metal
Chrome Rally Rims
BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires – 225/70/14 Front and Rear
Doors Fit and Operate Great
Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid
Huge Trunk with Nice Mat
Trunk Rubber is in Good Shape
Blue Paint Showing Through Underside
Original Floorboards are Solid
Frame is Clean and Solid
Pinch Welds Look Great
Door Panels are in Good Shape
Steering Wheel is in Great Shape
Dash is in Great Shape
Headliner Fits Tight Across
Working Dome Light
Seatbelts Front and Back
Aftermarket Radio Works
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