1971 Plymouth Road Runner

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1971
Mileage 927
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Plymouth
Model Road Runner

Road Runner 1971

Title Status --
Exterior Color Rallye Red
Interior Color Formal Black


Here\'s a slick red and restored 1971 Plymouth Road Runner with its correct 383 V8 under the hood. And as you look at this full package it gives you all the vintage pieces you love, right down to the air grabber hood. But there are also the right subtle upgrades - like four-wheel disc brakes - that let you know this Road Runner provides even more fun out on the road.
This has the best of Mopar all in one glance. The Rallye Red paint looks terrific because this year-correct aggressive color was given a high-quality respray. This car is believed to have a full rotisserie restoration completed around 2009, and you can tell it has been treated with respect since. So not only does the paint look great, but the high-gloss shine showcases the straight sheet metal with flowing sides, flared fenders, and super-smooth trunk that made the new 1971 styling so desirable. While the Road Runners were famous for providing power on a budget, this year really delivered a premium flair. You see it in the way the bright rear bumper not only hugs the design, but it also incorporates the full light panel. And the included buildsheet even shows that this was optioned with the upscale black vinyl roof. But what you really like about this is the aggressiveness that was built into the style. It\'s in the sleek hardtop silhouette and the way the front bumper shields the front end like it\'s trying to hide its eyes. Black hash marks on the fender, large exhaust tips, and a true air grabber hood that you can raise on demand makes for an awesome sports package. And the American Racing Torq Thrust wheels have the right classic style to fit in with this vintage Mopar, but the modern 20-inch size lets you know this one was meant to be driven.
It\'s always nice when the exterior accents are a preview for the interior. Plus, there\'s nothing better on a true muscle machine than a deep, dark black. Factory wood paneling nicely breaks up this darkness with a period-correct premium appearance. And we bet the bench seats will have you looking for a drive-in. There was a solid investment here to get the full package looking exceptional. It goes right down to the details, like the smooth steering wheel and working dome light. In fact, you\'ll have to look hard to find something that doesn\'t look and feel 1970s correct. Even the upgraded AM/FM radio is a retro-style unit. The driver is always most important in this Plymouth. The entire controls and gauges are centered around you. And yes, the horn still makes its unique Beep! Beep!
The engine bay has a terrifically clean presentation of the 383 cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carburetor on top. This is a year-correct block that shows the right signs of being the original powerhouse. So they spent plenty of time in the restoration making sure it was ready to showcase. That means bold paint, tidy wires, and a clean look to the iconic air grabber setup. And while the first impression is stock, if you look a little closer, you can spot features like the Hooker long tube headers and Wilwood master cylinder. It lets you know this Road Runner growls a bit louder and handles better than a 1970s muscle car. As you look underneath, you can see the difference a full rotisserie restoration makes. And that freshness also gives you better confidence to drive it. So you\'ll appreciate the easy driving features like power steering and the stout but smooth A727 Torqueflite automatic transmission. And it gets even better with the upgrades like modern ZR-rated sport tires and the four-wheel disc brakes with drilled & slotted rotors.
This car has an awesome style and a cool history. It\'s believed to have had a long-term first owner, and then it was later sold to an NBA player. We even have good paperwork, including the factory buildsheet and title documentation. This Road Runner is something special, and it has been restored to keep it that way. So if you love an awesome classic that was made to drive, call today!


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