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
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
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1970 440 SIX PACK Road Runner For Sale 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
847-838-3749 or visit her listing at
Из грязи в князи - Plymouth Road Runner 71
Из грязи в князи - Plymouth Road Runner 71
В 1971 году кузов стал иметь более
округлые "флюзеляжи". Дизайн
соответствовал действующими традициями
Кабриолет больше не выпускается. Общая
длина кузова была сокращена, а колесная
была даже увеличена для лучшей
управляемости и устойчивости в
поворотах. Аэродинамика, за счет более
плавных линий улучшилась, как и ее
производная - скорость, но разгон
пострадал, частично из-за меньшей
О фильме: Барри знает, как создавать
масл-кары (мускулистые машины). Но
сколько они будут стоить? Он собирается
выяснить. В каждом эпизоде, Барри с его
командой механиков и семьей, имеют
только четыре недели на работу по
американских авто, для последующей их
продажи на самых известных
автоаукционов северной Америки, а
окупятся ли расходы и останется ли Барри
в прибыли,смотрите сами!
1970 Plymouth GTX 440 6 Pack
Beautifully restored in Lime Green Metallic.
440 six pack engine rated @ 390 horsepower.
4 - speed manual transmission with Hurst pistol grip.
Track - Pack Option (4-Speed Transmission, DANA 60 3.54 Rear Axle Ratio.
26" Radiator with fan shroud, Dual point distributor, HEMI Heavy Duty
Air Grabber functional hood scoop allowing cold air directly
into the six pack (three two-barrel carburetors), activated with lever on
High back bucket seats with center console.
This car just screams to you, "jump in and let's GO.................."
Call Kassabian Motors today and we will show you how easy
It is to get the car of your dreams.
Prices will never be this low again.
1-800-900-0227 or 925-829-2825.
American Muscle Car - S03E14 - Plymouth Roadrunner
THE AMERICAN MUSCLECAR series brings you the third season, profiling some
of the most influential cars in automotive history:
Chevrolet El Camino & Ford Ranchero
The CoPo Cars
1968-2001 Chevrolet Corvette
Boss 302 & 429 Mustangs
The Saleen Mustangs
The Hurst Cars
The SLP Cars
Dodge Dart GTS
The She Beast is alive 2 1968 Roadrunner
This is our second installment in "The She Beast is alive" Roadunner
She's out on the streets and In the public eye for the 1st time since 1980.
Oh is she sweet.
When she goes by men reach out and try to touch her and women just cover
thier mouths and giggle Uncontrollably..
She is an animal and everyone wants to get closer.