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what is the difference bewteen the Roadrunner and GTX besides the obvious badging
July 14, 2013
The standard engine for the GTX was the 440 cid. Standard for the Roadrunner was the 383. I think the GTX also had an upgrade on the interior, and rally wheels. Those things were probably extra cost options on the roadrunner.
sources: I owned a 70 GTX back around 1972.
July 17, 2013
The Road Runner and the GTX were both B-body vehicles based on the Satellite as was the Bellvadere.
The other difference besides those mentioned in the other persons answer was that the GTX cost a little more and had more trim such as around the wheel wells and had the blinker indicators on the front fenders. The Road Runner which came out in 1968 was built as a return to the lowest price lower option vehicle where most of the money was put into the drivetrain and the performance without the extra frills which had crept their way into the muscle car market on most other vehicles by that time. Even a carpet was an option if you did not want the floor covered in the same material as the trunk mat and most were bench seats too. Of course the beep beep horn and Road Runner emblems were also a difference. As a side note, Chrysler paid $50,000 to Warner Brothers in 1968 for the rights to use the Road Runner image and name.
July 17, 2013
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