1970 Plymouth Road Runner
Nice car, great condition! Note the pistol grip handle for the gearshift!
Mopar figured out the secret ingredient to selling hot cars...base model,
big engine, special trim! How could you go wrong?
1970 Roadrunner 440 for sale at with test drive, driving sounds, and walk through video
Big block multi-carbureted muscle cars are it! 440cid V-8 with 3X2bbls
carbs @ 390hp, Torqueflite automatic, correct 8 ¾ rear, great looking B5
blue metallic paint w/ black callouts, rare functional air-grabber hood +
air cleaner, black interior nicely restored, full factory gauges w/ 150
speedo, original thumbwheel AM/FM stereo, 15 rally wheels w/ BFG radial
T/As, go wing, correct dual Exhaust +
tips, detailed trunk/spare/jack, power steering, fast, sounds great!
Driving to work in my 1958 Plymouth - Christine's on the road again!
This is me and Christine on my way to work. It's just a short trip to test
my new camera. Finally I'm able to do HD videos. Sorry, I still can't
afford a GoPro! :)
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1970 Plymouth Roadrunner 383 4 sp pistol grip numbers match unrestored (Omaha Metro)
1970 Plymouth Roadrunner 383 4 sp pistol grip numbers match unrestored
Date: 2011-02-19, 11:37AM CST
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http://hackwith.com/mycar.htm 383 HP engine (stamped right on the block)
335 horse-power, pistol grip 4 speed, numbers matching, less than 60k orig.
miles. Acquired on April 07, 1995, stored inside at all times, never driven
in the rain since stored. THIS CAR IS NOT RESTORED. It runs fine and is
drivable. Interior is not the original but this thing has amazing potential
to become a real show piece or nice daily driver depending on what money
you spend on it. Make an offer. I reserve the right to refuse any offer for
any reason. I am attached to this car and want someone to restore it. It's
burnt orange like an old penny. 2 door true hard-top, no window posts.
132974 / 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
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Let's not waste any time on this brilliant Vitamin C Orange 1970 Plymouth.
Not only is it a 100% matching numbers V-code Road Runner, and the earliest
documented 1970 hardtop built. It also carries a rare aluminum intake
manifold that was factory installed as a leftover from A12 production and
presents a fresh frame-up restoration which provided all the necessary
finishing touches to perfectly complement its immaculate body and spotless
undercarriage. That's right Chrysler fans; this is another one of those
off-the-charts amazing Mopar muscle cars that your friends here at RK
Motors Charlotte love to find and offer exclusively to you!
The color change from Burnt Orange to Vitamin C is completely
understandable; after all, why have a Road Runner without the high-impact
color? The body is 100% original sheetmetal, and has been refinished to
better than new standards with great gaps and a ton of block sanding. I
don't know that we've seen a car this straight in a long time, and the
Vitamin C paint seems to emphasize how nice it really is. The Performance
Hood Treatment and dust stripes along the flanks have been expertly
installed, and the orientation of the dust decals is correct (look closely
at the next Road Runner you see and you'll discover how easy it is to get
it wrong). That cool Air Grabber hood is fully functional and the black
Go-Wing out back is a nice touch.
Under the car's orange hood you'll find its original, fully restored and
highly detailed 440 Six Pack V8m which wears a correct 2536430-9 casting
number, a July 24th of 1969 casting date and a correct partial VIN. The
intake is painted, as it should be on a Road Runner, but is indeed an
aluminum A12 unit underneath, with a 1969 dated letter from Chrysler
informing owners of this fact. That big air cleaner looks intimidating
covering those three carburetors, and is properly detailed with a fresh
coat of paint and a correct set of decals. Hoses and clamps are correct,
and like the potent A12 cars, this one carries no performance-robbing
accessories like power steering or power brakes—this is a MAN's car all
the way through! The Exhaust manifolds
are in spectacular shape with no rust and almost no pitting, and details
like the washer fluid bottle and Road Runner horn are brand new.
Underneath the car, an original heavy duty Torqueflite 3-speed automatic
transmission drives an original 8.75-inch Sure Grip rear that's equipped
with tall 3.55 gears. In fact, that rear end is so authentic that it still
carries its original clip tag. The floors are covered in original
undercoating that has been nicely touched up for show, and looks tidy and
clean. The suspension features correct fasteners and hardware, and again,
is 100% original. The brakes have been rebuilt and stop the car
confidently, although you need to give the pedal a good shove just like any
car with manual brakes. And a correct dual Exhaust system has been recently installed to
give the big 440 a deep voice that doesn't get obnoxiously loud when all
six barrels are wide open. Wheels are the original Rallyes wearing F60-15
Goodyear Polyglas GT tires.
Inside, a fully restored black vinyl interior is simply spectacular, and
not surprisingly, goes very nicely with the car's Vitamin C bodywork. Those
are the original seats which have been wrapped in new black and gray
covers, new door panels which have been sandwiched between black door
frames and new stainless trim, and a fresh black which dash which is full
of unrestored and fully functional gauges; even the tic-toc-tach works
properly. Like the A12 cars before it, this one is built to go fast above
all else, so there's a bench with a column-shifted automatic to save some
weight. In front of the driver, a correct black steering wheel displays a
cool Road Runner horn button. And new carpeted floor mats have been
installed to keep the new black carpets looking as fresh as the day they
left the factory.
A pedigreed Mopar muscle car in great colors that is neck-snapping fast;
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1970 Plymouth RoadRunner 440 6 pack
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
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.
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Let's not waste any time on this brilliant green 1970 Road Runner. It's a
440 with a Six Pack, and it's probably the fastest car we have in the shop
right now. It has been given a recent restoration, and the condition of the
body and undercarriage is jaw-dropping. This is an off-the-charts amazing
Why have a Road Runner without the high-impact color? The lime green paint
is stunning. The straight, clean and solid body is wave free and rust free.
All of the gaps, margins, panels, and door and trunk lips are clean, just
the way you want them. The flat black hood and dust decal stripes along the
flanks have been expertly installed. The chrome and stainless is extremely
clean, and looks appropriate on the car. Honestly, it jumps out at you in
the photos, doesn't it?
Under the hood you'll find the 440 Six Pack engine, fully restored and
highly detailed. The casting number on the motor is 2536430.10. That big
air cleaner looks intimidating covering those three carburetors, and is
properly detailed with a fresh coat of paint and a correct decal set. Take
off that air cleaner and check out the Six Pack Holley carbs, as well as
the Edelbrock intake. This Road Runner carries no performance-robbing
accessories like power steering or power brakes—this is a man's car all
the way through. Details like the radiator, Mopar battery, and Road Runner
horn look to be brand new.
The transmission is a 727 driving the 8.75" rear with 3:73 gears. The rust
free, patch free floors are covered in the same paint color as the body,
and looks tidy and clean. The suspension features new ball joints, sway bar
links and new shocks. The springs have been painted and look brand new. The
frame members have visible stamped part numbers, that's how clean they are.
O2 sensors, a new gas tank, new fuel lines and new brake lines were also
included in the restoration. The drum brakes stop the car confidently,
although you need to give the pedal a good shove just like any car with
manual brakes. A stainless steel Exhaust system with Dynamax mufflers has been
recently installed that gives the big 440 a deep voice that doesn't get
obnoxiously loud when all six barrels are wide open.
Optional Dog Dish hubcaps sit on body matched painted wheels.
The black and silver interior is simply spectacular, and surprisingly it
goes very nicely with the green bodywork. The seats, door panels, carpets,
headliner and the dash are all in great shape. The standard gauges are
present, as well as an aftermarket column mounted tach and dual aftermarket
water temperature and oil gauges mounted under the dash. A bench with a
column-shifted automatic saves some weight. In back, the painted trunk has
a new mat as well.
Beautifully finished inside and out, it's ready to show at high-level
events where it might be the subject of considerable speculation. This is
just a cool car in great colors that is neck-snapping fast. What more do
you want? Call today! 7 Days a Week 248-974-9513 This will NOT last!!!
Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
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
Bouncy, Grooving 2010