SYA 1970 HEMI Road Runner FOR SALE
Show Your Auto LLC presents this 1970 HEMI Road Runner, EV2 Orange, N96 Air
Grabber, 1 of 16 made! Rotisserie restored, #'s Matching Engine, orig. body
panels, partial broadcast sheet, auto, buckets, console. Offered at
$139,900. Call Mr. Krook at 847-838-3749 or visit
Welcome to Murray Country - Plymouth Superbird Road Runner 1970 Film / Mini Doco
Check out more film and info on the Superbird here:
http://vimeo.com/21256217 - Welcome to Murray Country
http://vimeo.com/21275694 - Motor Talk with Murray
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Machines come and go, usually becoming the victims of human progress
Murray Markwell of Southern Customs, in Pakenham Melbourne loves his
American Muscle Cars, he also loves having a beer and having a chat. Murray
is a walking talking encyclopedia of information about cars and car
culture. Bandit Films were happy to go along for the ride and film this old
NASCAR behemoth, a true testament to speed, power and money...
Director: Aaron Cuthbert
Director of Photography/ Editing/Colour Grade: Daniel De Silva
Producer/ Photography: Tom Broadhurst
Title: The Outside Man theme music
Composer: Michel Legrand
About the Superbird:
Developed specifically for NASCAR racing, the Superbird, a modified Road
Runner/Belvedere, was Plymouth's follow-on design to the Charger Daytona
fielded by sister company Dodge in the previous season. The Charger 500
version that began the 1969 season was the first American car to be
designed aerodynamically using a wind tunnel and computer analysis, and
later was modified into the Daytona version with nose and tail. The
Superbird's smoothed-out body and nosecone were further refined from that
of the Daytona, and the street version's retractable headlights added
nineteen inches to the Road Runner's original length. The rear spoiler, or
"wing", was mounted on tall vertical struts that put it into less disturbed
air thus increasing the efficiency of the downdraft that it placed upon the
car's rear axle. In street versions, it was designed to provide clearance
for the trunklid to open freely. The rear-facing fender scoops were
incorporated in an effort to ventilate trapped air from the wheel wells in
order to facilitate brake cooling.
A Mopar Orange Plymouth Superbird.
In response, NASCAR's homologation requirement demanded that vehicles to be
raced must be available to the general public and sold through dealerships
in specific minimum numbers. For 1970, NASCAR raised the production
requirement from 500 examples to one for every two manufacturer's dealers
in the United States; in the case of Plymouth, that meant having to build
1,920 Superbirds. Due to increasing emissions regulations, combined with
insurance hikes for high performance cars, 1970 was its only production
"Superbird" decals were placed on the outside edges of the spoiler vertical
struts featuring a picture of the Road Runner cartoon character holding a
racing helmet. A smaller version of the decal appears on the driver side
headlight door. Superbirds had three engine options: the 426 Hemi V8
engine, the 440 Super Commando with a single 4-barrel carburetor, or the
440 Super Commando Six Barrel with three two-barrel carburetors. Only 135
models were fitted with the 426 Hemi. As the 440 was less expensive to
produce, the "Street" version of the 426 Hemi engine used in competition
was homologated by producing the minimum number required.
On the street, the nose cone and wing were very distinctive, but the
aerodynamic improvements hardly made a difference there or on the drag
strip. In fact, the 1970 Road Runner was actually quicker in the quarter
mile and standard acceleration tests due to the increased weight of the
Superbird's nose and wing. Only at speeds in excess of 90 mph (140 km/h)
did the modifications show any benefit.
plymouth roadrunner awakes
1970 Plymouth roadrunner 4 speed manual Power: 590 wheel BHP Torque: 830
wheel NM No silencer Phoenix racing slicks Car is owned by Chrit , The
440 Road Runner Vs 426 Hemi Challenger
This video was filmed in summer of 1999 and I was 20 years old. In this
video,I was driving my fathers 1969 440 Road Runner and I was paired up
against 1970 426 Hemi Challenger in a heads-up race (no handicap start).
The guy driving the Hemi Challenger was a national champion and the
challenger was also a national record holder for its class. The two cars
ran side by side all the way down the track and in the end I beat him with
a 7.13 to his 7.12. Thats right, I ran slower and beat him...the reason I
won was because I had a perfect .500 reaction time. I tree'd him like it
was nobody's business (only kiddin). Enjoy!!!
wheels up big mopar road runner
Plymouth Road Runner making a pass at woodburn dragstrip on july 9th 2009
durring the nhra division 6 race.
nice wheel stand for a heavy car!
1970 ROADRUNNER 426 HEMI
THIS IS A VERY RARE ORIGINAL 426 HEMI ROADRUNNERS EVERYTHING IS PRACTICLY
ORIGINAL EVEN MOST OF THE BOLTS. THIS CAR RUNS LIKE A TOP AND JUST PURRS
LIKE A KITTEN AND SCREEMS WHEN U FLOOR IT .....