1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi HistoryThe 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 in the opinion of many 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 14second times in the quarter mile and sell for less than US$3000. Both goals were met and the lowcost muscle car hit the street. The success of the Road Runner would far outpace the upscale and lower volume GTX with which it was often confused.Paying $50000 toWarner Brothersto use the name and likeness of theirRoad Runnercartoon character and using theChrysler B platformas a base Plymouth set out to build a backtobasics muscle car. Everything essential to performance and handling was beefedup and improved; everything nonessential was left out. The earliest of the 1968 models were available only as 2door pillared coupes but later in the model year a 2door "hardtop" model was offered. For an extra $714 Plymouth would install a 426 CID Hemi rated at 425bhp and 490lbft of torque. Combined with low weight the 6passenger Road Runner could run the 1/4 mile in 13.5 seconds at 105 mph. It would prove to be one of the best engines of the muscle car era and the Road Runner one of the best platforms to utilize it.VIN RM21J8A117164This J Code Hemi car had a full rotisserie restoration from 1998 to 2001 by Clive Bailey out of British Columbia Canada. It was then was purchased by Paul Clancy in 2001 and came to the USA. We have many of the receipts and photographs of the restoration. This car is possibly the first 1968 Hemi to be shipped to Canada with a build date of September 4th 1967. It is 1 of only 41 1968 Hemi Plymouths to be shipped to Canada. Only 20 1968 Hemi Road Runner Coupes out of 26 total Hemi Road Runners were shipped to Canada. Mechanics1968 426ci Hemi Engine Non Numbers Matching but is Date CorrectCasting Date 1/15/1968 1968 Matched Set Hemi CarbsPeriod Correct Cast Iron HeadersMopar Electronic Ignition727 Automatic Transmission Trans Cooler Up FrontCorrect Style 26rdquo; Radiator742 Case Sure Grip Rear EndDual ExhaustGas Tank Looks GreatSprings are in Good ShapeNewer Shocks Manual BrakesManual Steering 4 Wheel Drum BrakesRoad Runner HornBodyBeautiful Red Paint JobDoors Fit and Operate GreatDoor Lips and Jambs are Clean and SolidNew Quarters from a 1968 Plymouth B BodyUndercarriage is Painted Body ColorSteel Wheels are Painted Body Color235/60/15 Front 275/60/15 RearCoupe Body StyleChrome is GorgeousSolid Trunk with Nice Mat Beautiful Paint Job in TrunkBeautiful GlassFrame is in Awesome Shape Very Clean InsideTorque BoxesFloorboards Appear to be Original and UntouchedPinch Welds are BeautifulVery Solid and Extremely Clean UndercarriageWheel Wells are Clean and SolidInterior New Interior in 2002Black and Silver UpholsteryBench SeatInterior Paint is BeautifulStainless Trim Inside is in Great ShapeNice Arm Rests and HandlesBeautiful Steering WheelAftermarket Gauges Under DashColumn ShiftAftermarket Tach Mounted on DashDash Pad is in Great ShapeCarpet Looks AwesomeHeadliner Fits Tight AcrossWorking Dome LightAftermarket Radio Seatbelts Front and BackSpeakers Mounted in Package TrayWipers WorkFender Tag Decoding From the Bottom to the TopRow 1 RM21 Road Runner Coupe73 426 Hemi 24BBL5 Torqueflite Automatic 72745 F70x15rdquo; Redline Tires904 September 4 1967 Production DateA05453 Shipping Order NumberRow 2 2 5 Drip Rail MouldingsA 4 3.231 gear ratioX 8 Sure Grip tractionTRM D4S Deluxe Bench Vinyl Silver and Black SeatPNT PP1 Bright RedU B Black Upper Door FramesRow 3A 1 26" RadiatorX 1 521 Glass Tinted all WindowsRow 4u 1 691 Sold Carw 6 686 Built for Canada Order Donrsquo;t Miss Out Call Tom 7 Days a Week Including Holidays 2489749513Vanguard Motor Sales started 25 years ago as a part time hobby. Within the last 8 years we have become the premier seller of classic and muscle cars both locally and internationally. Vanguard Motor Sales is an experienced seller with integrity and our 100 positive feedback on eBay supports that Click the ldquo;eBay Feedbackrdquo; button on the home page of our website or the number next to our name on eBay vanguardmotorsales and you will be able to read all of the positive feedback wersquo;ve received over the last 8 years Our inventory is always stored indoors We have a brand new stateoftheart 20000 square foot facility that is open to the public. We would love for you to stop by and see us We are located 20 minutes away from Detroit Metro Airport and would be happy to pick you up and drop you off if you fly in. New cars arrive daily and our inventory is always changing.Vanguard Motor Sales own
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