1970 brought new front and rear end looks to the basic 1968 body, and it would prove to be another success. Updates included a new grille, leather seats, hood, front fenders, quarter panels, single-piston Kelsey-Hayes disc brakes (improved from the rather small-rotor Bendix 4 piston calipers of '68 - '69 ), and even non-functional scoops in the rear quarters. The design and functionality of the Air Grabber option was changed this year to increase both efficiency and the "intimidation factor". A switch below the dash actuated a vacuum servo to slowly raise the forward-facing scoop, exposing shark-like teeth on either side. "High Impact" colors, with names like In-Violet, Moulin Rouge, and Vitamin C, were options available for that year. The 1970 Road Runner and GTX continued to be attractive and popular cars. The engine lineup was left unchanged although a heavy-duty three-speed manual became the standard transmission, relegating the four-speed to the option list along with the TorqueFlite automatic. This was to be the second and last year of the Road Runner convertible, with only 834 made. These cars are considered more valuable than the 1969 version due to a better dash, high impact colors and more options including the new high-back bucket seats shared with other Chrysler products which featured built-in headrests.
The relatively popular 440 Six Barrel was relegated to option status for 1970. The 1969 "M" Code Edelbrock aluminum intake was replaced by a factory-produced cast iron piece; however, due to a porous casting, there was a recall early in the iron intake-equipped 440+6 run, and these were supposed to be replaced with the more-desirable Edelbrock intake from the year prior.
Sales of the '70 Road Runner dropped by more than 50 percent over the previous year to around 41,000 units (about 1,000 ahead of Pontiac's GTO but still about 13,000 units behind Chevy's Chevelle SS-396/454). This would also be the last year of the road runner convertible with 834 total production. Only 3 hemi (R) code road runner convertibles were built. The declining sales of Road Runner and other muscle cars were the result of a move by insurance companies to add surcharges for muscle car policies - making insurance premiums for high-performance vehicles a very expensive proposition. Also, Plymouth introduced another bargain-basement muscle car for 1970, the compact Duster 340 which was powered by a 275-horsepower 340 Magnum V8 which in the lighter-weight compact A-body could perform as well if not better than a 383 Road Runner. Furthermore, the Duster 340 was priced even lower than the Road Runner and its smaller engine qualified it for much lower insurance rates.
The Chevy engine comment was a joke.
Test Driving 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 383 V8 4 BBL Four Speed
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I thought you'd like a look at this 1969 Plymouth Road Runner in action.
It's powered by a 383 V8, with an Edelbrock intake, 4 BBL carb, coated
headers, and Air Grabber induction. All the power is being funneled through
a hurst shifted four-speed manual back to an 8 3/4 rear. This car runs out
strong and it's in absolutely immaculate condition. It's as clean in the
engine bay and underneath the car as it is on the outside. The interior
looks showroom new as well. This car is a proven show winner as well. I hop
you find it interesting....thanks for watching!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
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1970 Road Runner 440 6 pack
One of the Boss`s old beaters lol...Mint OE Paint and decals, 440 6 pack,
Isky Cam, headers etc etc...even the damn clock works. A real Jem. I will
get more footage in the future. He has a 67 GTX Hemi as well.......Tunes
Jeff Beck..Freeway Jam
1970 440 SIX PACK Road Runner SYA! SOLD by ShowYourAuto.com
ShowYourAuto.com is proud to offer this 1970 440 SIX PACK Road Runner is
favored amongst the Mopar faithful with its Air Grabber hood "440 +6"
call-outs and Warner Brothers cartoon Roadrunner dust trail running down
each side of the car. This is an early car, truly the earliest 440 SIX PACK
Road Runner known to be produced for sale in the United States. Being such
an early car, there are a few unique traits to this car not commonly found
on later produced cars. This 100% numbers matching car started out as an
unmolested, all original sheet metal car has been completely restored and
is show worthy and road ready. For further detail call Patrick Krook at
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1970 HEMI Road Runner SYA! SOLD by ShowYourAuto.com
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
David Freiburger's 1970 Super Bee Revival, Part 1
Hot Rod Editor In Chief David Freiburger has owned this 1970Dodge Super Bee
since he was 15 years old. In 1995, it was restored indrag-race trim and
loaded with a Dick Landy 484ci Hemi. Then it satuntouched until 2010, when
Hot Rod decided to rework it as a street car. Inthis video, the guys thrash
to get it on the road at the last minute forMopars at the Strip, then drive
the car from Los Angeles to Las Vegas anddrag race it. Look for part 2,
also here on YouTube.Hot Rod Editor In Chief David Freiburger has owned
this 1970Dodge Super Bee since he was 15 years old. In 1995, it was
restored indrag-race trim and loaded with a Dick Landy 484ci Hemi. Then it
satuntouched until 2010, when Hot Rod decided to rework it as a street car.
Inthis video, the guys thrash to get it on the road at the last minute
forMopars at the Strip, then drive the car from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
anddrag race it. Look for part 2, also here on YouTube.
Plymouth GTX 440 LOUD SOUND RoadRunner V8
Plymouth GTX 440 / RoadRunner Sound - Hello and welcome to the Car
Acceleration TV Channel 2014. In today's video, we want to show you a great
american classic car, the Plymouth GTX 440 / RoadRunner. The V8 engine
sound is really incredible. Watch this Plymouth video for cold start sound,
drive scenes and listen the horn. End of 1970, the Belvedere was replaced
by the Plymouth Satellite. Consequently, based on the GTX now the new
model. However, this lasted only one year. Completely new was the coupé
body, technically, everything remained the same. Available were still the
7.2-liter with two power ratings and the seven-liter Hemi V8. Due to sharp
decline in sales of the GTX was taken as a stand-alone model in the fall of
1971 from the program, in the model years 1972 to 1974 there were but for
the continuing Plymouth Road Runner GTX a package. My opinion is from this
period is the most interesting of the Plymouth Cuda Barracuda model.
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