The Plymouth Road Runner was the most honest muscle car around when it first hit the scene in 1968. These were all about offering the most power bang for the buck, and this coupe takes it one step further.
This is possibly one of the most attractive Road Runners you can find while still looking absolutely original. The blocky body has the unflinching authority of a police car. But even within this industrial aggressiveness is room for some great styling touches like the rear fenders that extend past the wide rear light bar to create a Frenched look and the chiseled front end that shows you mean business. But what really makes this coupe standout is the paint. The factory-correct Bright Blue Metallic has been resprayed with such care that you can't help but stare. In fact, the color looks like it was borrowed from the Warner Brothers cartoon character on the door, and if that idea doesn't delight the car show judges, nothing will!
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 two-tone blue. The vinyl seats and door panels are looking great, and it keeps plenty of original elements, including the heater/defrost controls and the AM radio. The bench seats of this big coupe make it a legitimate six-passenger automobile, but it's the driver that's clearly the most important in this Plymouth. You get a three-spoke wheel for the optional power steering, and beyond that are the easy-to-read factory gauges. But since they don't provide all the necessary information, there's also a large column mounted tachometer to help with optimal shifting. Plus, there are three auxiliary gauges to monitor the water temperature, oil pressure, and voltage of the monster motor.
In 1968 the base V8 for these Road Runner was the 383 cubic-inch unit. That's a great motor, but it was no match for the 440 available in the pricey GTX. So while this coupe was being restored, it got a serious upgrade in the engine compartment. This one also received extra performance goodies such as a four-barrel carburetor, intake, and MSD Blaster ignition coil. The combination of the four-speed manual gearbox and upgraded power means you are in complete control of the enhanced brutish symphony that comes out of the Flowmaster dual exhaust.
Road Runners are now an icon of how Plymouth made the muscle car available to the everyman. The horn might still go “Beep! Beep!” but the rumble this one makes going down the road means this is no kid's show. Call today!!