A 1972 Plymouth Road Runner with a performance-built 472 Hemi V8, stick shift, great paperwork, and plenty of attitude in its Plum Crazy appearance...yes, your whole wish list fits in one amazing muscle Mopar coupe.
This car wants people to remember it. This starts with the bold Plum Crazy from the famous High Impact color palette. The white strobe stripe package is a real attention-getter, too. Plus, there's all the right bright elements like the full-surround front bumper, well-integrated rear bumper, and 15-inch American Racing Torq Thrust wheels. But as bright as the full package is, what you really love about this Road Runner is its dark attitude. The way the nose shields the headlights makes it look like a criminal trying to hide his face in a hoodie. That custom power dome hood is so tall that we all know there is something fierce under there. This is a true Purple People Eater.
Open the door, and you'll find one of the best interiors you will ever see on a Road Runner. Where most of these are dark-and-stark budget classics, this car features a seriously attractive white that coordinates nicely with the exterior accent paint. The factory wood appearance paneling really makes sure that this budget Road Runner had quite a premium appearance. The high-backed vinyl bucket seats are all day comfortable, and they match nicely with the door panels and headliner. You get a three-spoke wheel, and beyond that are the easy-to-read factory gauges. There are some great upgrades like a clear VDO tachometer, an AM/FM/CD stereo, and provisions for air conditioning. But really we know your favorite feature is that classic pistol-grip shifter.
Did you think we didn't see the writing on the fender? Those Hemi callouts and four-pin liftoff hood are a warning to those that this Road Runner might just be a hawk in disguise. Once people look beyond the bold purple engine bay and all that show-worthy shine, they'll recognize that they're in the presence of a beast. It's a monster 472 Hemi that was purchased in 2002 and rebuilt in by Tim Petty (Richard's nephew) during a restoration in 2013. But while that's impressive all on its own, this one is further enhanced by a huge Holley 830 CFM four-barrel carburetor, Mopar performance intake, MSD ignition & coil, and custom long tube headers. So, from the moment you twist the key, the dual exhaust gives a thunderous roar as a warning to lesser cars (you can still use the Road Runner “beep-beep” horn if you want to appear like the nice guy.) Out on the road, you're going to love the full control the A833 four-speed manual gives you over this monster motor. But it's also easy to tame the beast with nice driving features like power steering and front disc brakes.
This sale comes with a huge paperwork file that includes build receipts, maintenance records (with plenty of recent investment), owner's manual, and factory buildsheet. We even have the original warranty card that shows this was sold new only about an hour from our showroom. This is the perfect mix of cool Mopar power and performance upgrades – the trunk even shows this with its re-located battery box and factory-style spare. Something this powerful that also has a story to tell is such a rare find that you're likely looking at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don't miss out...call today!!