A high Impact color, sinister style, and the numbers-matching V8
make this 1971 Plymouth Road Runner one cool Mopar of
The bold and factory-correct Sassy Grass from the legendary High
Impact color palette is the perfect attention-grabber to showcase
all the great details on this coupe. The Road Runner was given its
new fuselage styling in '71, which hid the front end behind a
chrome bumper surround. The nose shields the headlights to make
them look like a criminal trying to hide his face in a neon hoodie.
So pulling up behind a lesser car at a stoplight definitely makes
for a sight in their rear view mirrors. In fact, this bright coupe
has a hint of a dark side with a well-coordinated contrasting black
on the performance hood treatment and side strobe stripe that runs
all the way over the top of the car. And this really does have
great Mopar details, from the Rallye wheels to the Road Runner
cartoon on the rear deck (and yes, the horn still goes "BEEP!
The black accenting of the exterior gets you ready for the black
interior. And what you'll also notice are pieces like the sporty
gray striping on the seats and wood-like paneling on the dash. It
gives this coupe an added feeling of distinction inside. This has
true vintage style with the classic three-spoke steering wheel
(w/Road Runner center cap), big round gauges, and even the AM radio
is still cranking out the tunes.
But the boldest part of this coupe is under the hood. After all,
you not only get bright Sassy Grass on the inner walls, but also
there's a nice V8 looking bold in Mopar orange. The 340 cubic-inch
motor is the numbers-matching powerplant, and it has a tidy look of
originality, right down to the correct air topper. The V8 inhales
deeply with a four-barrel carburetor, which gives a sweet sound to
the dual exhaust. Not only are those pipes newer, but also the
undercarriage photos reveal more recent investments in fundamental
areas. This is a solid driver, and features like power steering and
the three-speed automatic transmission make it a great cruiser.
Complete with owner's manual, this is a very bold and striking
coupe. So you know you want to get your hands on this Road Runner.