Wow. Very nice 1971 Plymouth Road Runner clone. Powered by a built 383Cid V8 and shifted by a 727 Torqueflite 3spd automatic transmission. The black paint on this car looks like you are looking in a mirror and was finished in January 2008. Options include power steering and Foose wheels. For more information, please call 1-800-231-3616.
Plymouth Road Runner Concept
Ressurection of a muscle car legend. Plymouth Road Runner Design Concept
for 2011 by designer Michael Leonhard. www.michael-leonhard.com
1968 Plymouth Road Runner
Rare factory "J" code Hemi Road Runner, 23,000 original miles, completely
restore in 2006, Magazine feature car, Show Quality black paint, factory
toupee vinyl interior, era correct 426 ci Hemi engine, Hemi 4 speed manual
transmission, dual quads, factory intake & Exhaust manifolds, Mopar electronic ignition,
Mopar radiator with shroud, factory bench seat, factory in-dash tach, am
radio, Flowmaster dual Exhaust with
chrome tips, factory Dana 40 4.11 Sure Grip rear end, S/S springs,
255/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial TA rear tires, 215/70R15 fronts, 15" Mopar
steel wheels, Documented Restoration, Collector Quality Mopar Muscle!
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;
what more could you ask for? Call, click or visit
http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
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...
1973 Plymouth Road Runner
Here's a BIG BLOCK powered Road Runner with a 4 speed! It has a 1968 440ci
V8 and the factory original "Hemi" 4 speed manual transmission, the factory
8 3/4 posi rear end with 3:55 gears, factory front and rear sway bars,
power steering, power disc brakes, custom performance dual Exhaust, and that super cool Hurst pistol grip
shifter! The engine has an Edelbrock intake manifold, an Accel coil, Taylor
wires, chrome valve covers, and a new Autolite Platinum battery. The
interior has incredibly comfortable black vinyl seats, black carpet, remote
driver's mirror, seat belts with shoulder attachments, and a nice factory
gauge package. The look of this Road Runner is completed by the Road Runner
decal kit, and a brand spanking new set of BFG tires. (245/60/15 front &
275/60/15 rear) This thing is SO fun to drive! It has tons and power and
Fast & Furious 4: Plymouth Road Runner
MORE FAST & FURIOUS COVERAGE @ INSIDELINE.COM:
Anyone trying to keep the timeline and pink slips of the Fast & Furious
universe straight will have their head explode with this car. OK, now try
and keep up.
At the very end of the third Fast & Furious movie (Tokyo Drift), Dominic
Toretto shows up in "Hammer," the well-known 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
built by Steve Strope's Pure Vision Design in Simi Valley, California. In
the few lines of dialogue Toretto speaks, he explains he got the car from
his friend "Han," who had been killed earlier in the movie.
So for the fourth film, Hammer had to come back. And miraculously, so does
Han. But Hammer isn't owned by Han or Dom in this movie. Instead it's owned
by Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). If you want to figure it all out, go ahead.
Or, better yet, stop asking questions and enjoy the film.
In Tokyo Drift the real, exquisitely detailed, perfectly painted, hugely
valuable Hammer was used as Dom's ride. However, since Hammer was going to
be, well, hammered, in Fast & Furious, the production car department
decided to build replicas. And the "real" Hammer doesn't actually appear in
the fourth film at all.
The picture car department built three Hammer clones using two 1970
Plymouth Satellites and one actual Road Runner. Unlike the original Hammer,
which is a pillarless hardtop, the three replicas were based on two-doors
with pillars. To hide the pillars, they were simply painted black.
Both Satellites were totaled during production. The real Road Runner —
running a 383 with a four-speed — was saved and is in storage. After all,
who knows what time traveling is in store for Fast & Furious 5?