Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth , Texas
This 1969 Plymouth Road Runner received a thorough rotisserie restoration that's left it looking exceptionally sharp. And not only does it have the curb appeal to attract a crowd wherever it may roam, but the big block power under its hood teams with a very strong mechanical condition to make it a real blast to drive.
Deep red paint replaces the more subdued Frost green it wore as it left the factory, and it looks very nice. You'll appreciate its quality and application from up close. This was definitely a job well done - it's a great shade and a nice match for this classic cruiser. Much of the normal badging has been deleted to let the color take center stage, and with such a deep shade as its backdrop, the assembly of chrome and exterior fittings that are on display - from the grille, bumper and headlight casings up front to the chrome tips of the dual exhaust extending just the right amount below the bumper - really jump out at you. The body alignment looks great from all angles, with nice, even gaps separating doors, hood and deck lid that all open and close smoothly, and the tinted glass surrounding the cabin looks fresh and shows no blemishes.
The interior has been redone in black vinyl while retaining a sort of "factory-plus" look - very much in keeping with the styling sensibilities of the time, but with maybe a little more quality and detail on display. Because the car has been well-looked after, and it doesn't appear that the seating has borne the weight of many passengers, its vinyl surfaces still look very fresh. Functional factory gauges sit in the instrument cluster behind clear lenses, so they're very readable, and are joined by a pair of aftermarket counterparts to keep closer tabs on oil pressure and engine temperature, as well as a nicely-sized tachometer sitting on the column. The pad running across the top of the dash is showing no cracks as it sits nice and level and the black paint applied in the recent past gives the entire area a vital look. The area on hand in the trunk is substantial and in good order, offering ample luggage room for getaways even with a full-size factory spare resting on its floor, which is covered with a fresh plaid vinyl liner.
The engine compartment is both very clean and well detailed, with inner fenders and a firewall painted to match the car's exterior, block, valve covers and sharply badged air cleaner worn by the coveted powerplant at its center - that powerplant being a 440 cubic inch V8, without a doubt the big block most closely associated with vintage MoPars of this era. It sports a fuel delivery system on equal historical footing, the signature MoPar six pack, which in this case is made up of three newly installed carbs. The engine was rebuilt only a couple of years back, so it's at its best, and a sizable aluminum radiator with an electric fan sits up front to keep its operating temperature down. The big block teams with a 4-speed manual transmission that's navigated by the enticing Hurst shifter sitting within easy reach of the driver's position. Power steering makes this muscle car easy to drive, while front disc brakes offer effective, fade resistant stops as this classic cruises on its awesome-looking Ridler wheels - 18" in front and 20" in back for an aggressive, inclined stance - wearing Nitto tires.
This 1969 Plymouth Road Runner represents the chance to own a sharply restored classic that's looking and running great. Call today!
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