Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
The Plymouth Road Runner created a niche within a niche and has been at the top of Mopar fans' wish lists for decades now. Big block power plus an affordable price tag was fine, but for some guys, the only way to fly was HEMI power and minimal weight. Enter this 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, which packs HEMI power and a 4-speed for an all-out assault on your senses.
Chrysler styling was a love-it-or-hate-it proposition in the late-60s, too conservative for some, yet playfully aggressive and built to cater to those crazy kids and their hot rods. In truth, the Road Runner has aged better than most of its siblings simply because it didn't follow fads. Painting it Black certainly helps and making sure the steel underneath is straight pays big dividends. Red pinstripes run the length of the body and outline those stark gray stripes that adorn the HEMI hood, and a seldom-found black vinyl top provides the car with and upscale touch. Finish quality is certainly good enough to go out and have fun without worries and it carries a big swagger when you pull into the cruise night parking lot. All the chrome and stainless trim is intact and in excellent shape, too, and provides a nice bright contrast to this '69's dark demeanor.
The interior of this car will impress you with its style. Most of these bargain-priced muscle cars wore basic black (although, admittedly, a HEMI changes the game a bit), but the look still just works with yeomen's attitude of this heavy hitter. The seat covers and door panels are undoubtedly recent replacements that look good, and with a bench seat this big coupe is a legitimate 6-passenger automobile. The factory instruments cover all the vitals and you'll note that the original AM radio is still doing duty in the dash, and yes, those are A/C vents under the dash that happen to blow R134a cold air into the cabin. The pistol-grip shifter was an option on a standard 4-speed has always been desirable and it really suits this car quite well, blending in perfectly with this street brawler's disposition. The big trunk also bears in mind that this car can haul six passengers, and it's nicely finished and comes complete with a full-sized spare and jack assembly.
During the restoration, the builders threw caution to the wind completely and installed a Ray Barton Racing 528 cubic inch HEMI V8, pumping out 653HP and 593 lb-ft of torque. With a Fast Fuel 2.0 injection unit on top, an MSD ignition, and powder-coated black valve covers, it's clean, potent, and well-detailed. The big air cleaner on top of that raised intake is impossible to mistake for anything else and the way the plug wires go through the valve covers is a HEMI trademark. Hemi Orange paint on the block adds to the authentic look and it's nice to see power steering and power front disc brakes on a vehicle with this much performance potential. The wild man's 4-speed transmission and Dana 60 rear (which looks freshly finished) are bulletproof parts of the powertrain that make the Road Runner even more formidable. There's also a nice-sounding Flowmaster dual exhaust system with cut-outs, a new gas tank, and awesome American Racing Torque Thrust wheels wrapped with Mickey Thompson Drag/Street radials, aggressively stanced at 26x8x15 up front and 28x10x15 in the rear.
With an array of build receipts spelling out most of the journey, this HEMI Road Runner delivers maximum performance that still gets attention today. Call now!
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