The Second Generation (1971-1974) Plymouth Road Runner saw significant styling changes including a steeper windshield rake, hidden cowl and deeply inset grille and headlights. The overall length was increased, but the wheelbase shorter by an inch. The 383 "Road Runner" engine with an 8.7:1 compression ratio, hardened exhaust valve seats was rated at 300hp. This allowed the 383 Road Runner to receive a standard insurance rating and run on regular gas. Aerodynamics were much improved over the previous generation, resulting in much better high-speed handling. Richard Petty won the NASCAR Championship in 1971 and 1972 using Road Runner-base cars. This Bahama Yellow 1971 survivor sports 100% original sheet metal AND paint. The 383 cid V8 is not original, but period correct and mated to a 727-automatic transmission, 8 �" rear end and 3:55 gear ratio. The black vinyl interior is in impeccable condition. Settle in, turn the key and feel the rumble as the N96 Air-Grabber rises into position, beckoning for the open road. Additional features include rear louvers, front & rear spoilers, power steering, power brakes and functional AM radio. This historic 1971 Roadrunner is located at our Milwaukee showroom. You can view this vehicle in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video of it running and driving at Gatewayclassiccars.som. If you are interested in purchasing this vehicle or have more questions regarding it, please call us at (262) 891-4253 or email Milwaukee@gatewayclassiccars.com
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