Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
The Road Runner is the Dirty Harry of muscle cars. Packing serious firepower under a slick, no-nonsense exterior, it's the one car that most other vintage performance car owners tend to avoid on the street. This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner definitely has that look: a musclebound brawler that doesn't need to do a lot of advertising to make its point, especially with a freshly rebuilt 440 V8 under the hood.
If the paint looks familiar, that's because it's kind of famous. Using basically the same shade Pepper Gray Metallic as used on the notorious Eleanor in the "Gone in 60 Seconds" movie, this Mopar takes on a whole new look. The squared-off bodywork coupled with its exquisite curves and butch simulated vents on the rear quarters looks good in any color, but this anthracite finish seems to give it a tough look that suits the Road Runner perfectly. The paint job looks recent and is very strong, and in fact you'd be hard pressed to locate any imperfections of note, but the fact that it is not some perfect trailer queen only means you'll be able to enjoy it without worrying about keeping bugs off it. With one-piece, color-matched bumpers fore and aft that feature integrated lights, the custom blacked-out grille, and those slick Weld wheels, we think you'll love this vintage brawler just as much as we do. And if big chrome is your thing, keep moving, because this car manages to look slick with a minimum of bling in the grille, window surrounds, door handles and mirrors, but it's still enough to add a some sharp contrast to the finish.
The interior of this car will impress you with its slick style and luxurious comfort. Most of these bargain-priced muscle cars (believe it or not, that's what most Mopars were back then) wore basic black, but the look still just works with yeomen's attitude of a heavy hitter. The builders of this brawler decided to soften and lighten things up a bit inside, adding gray suede inserts to the leather buckets and rear bench and that bespoke pattern is continued throughout the interior. There's a custom center console upholstered to match, and it houses cool-looking cup holders, switches for the power windows and power seat, and a modern pistol-grip style shifter for the automatic transmission below. The door panels are super-trick and proudly wear the name of the company that built this amazing interior Unlimited Kustoms - and with a matching leather-and-suede bench seat this big coupe is a legitimate 6-passenger automobile. Dakota Digital gauges cover all the engine's vitals and you'll note that a fresh Alpine AM/FM/CD/AUX/Bluetooth head unit controls all the BOOM from the speakers in the cabin and trunk. The 3-spoke steering wheel is every bit as fun to grip as it looks, specially since it was mounted on a tilt column, and with a crack-free dash, plush carpets below, and a taut headliner above, it's easy for anyone to tell that this high-end interior was done RIGHT. And speaking of done right, check out that custom trunk - with a full speaker system, custom panels, and a chrome Mopar emblem that's just dying to be shown off, you'd dare not carry anything back there other than all the trophies this Road Runner will be winning.
One glance under the hood and you'll know where a ton of money was spent. The 440 cubic inch mill was fully rebuilt very recently and still looks quite fresh, with supercool finned Mopar Performance valve covers and a matching Edelbrock Racing air cleaner up top. An Edelbrock aluminum intake, a big Holley 4-barrel carb, and Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads give it that instantaneous torque for which these engines are famous, and the Hedman headers certainly help in that regard as well. The rebuilt 3-speed A727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission always seems to be in the right gear, a sensation that's magnified by the Moser Dana 60 rear end out back, making this Mopar a serious threat when the lights turn green. You'll also find plenty of fresh and shiny suspension hardware underneath, a throaty H-pipe Flowmaster dual exhaust system, and the bottom side of the aluminum radiator that keeps the whole show nice and cool. It's very clean but not exactly detailed for show mirrors, but if you want a nasty driver, this Road Runner certainly qualifies. Power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes make driving this big coupe a pleasure each time out, and the stance is wicked thanks to a set of sinister-looking Weld Racing wheels wrapped in 245/60/15 front and 295/50/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A white-letter radials.
The Road Runner is A-list muscle, and this stunner takes the design to a whole other level. You better hurry, Wile E. Coyote, before someone else catches this bird. Beep, beep! Call today!
MORE FROM THIS SELLER
RUSTY RIDES GALLERYView All
OLDRIDE ANSWERSView All
- I need to buy a 5 lug 17in. artillery wheel
- How do I get my avatar uploaded?
- Has anyone bought a car off of Harwell motors in Texas?
- My first car was Plymouth Fury. What was yours?
- What do you think was the ugliest classic car ever designed?
- We have inherited a field of 26 classic vehicles ranging from 40ish Cadillacs to 60ish Chevs- help!!
- chevy belair has a miss, running rough
- Is there a market for a 1959 Ford Escort 2dr station wagon
- 1964 chevy bel air v6 4 door