For Sale: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner in Greene, Iowa

Vehicle Description

Beep Beep! On the lot now is a beautiful 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner, and Coyote Classics is more than happy to offer it to you for your consideration. This Roadrunner really does move, which shouldn't be too much of a surprise given its name. In 1968, Plymouth thought that the muscle car market was moving away from its roots of offering relatively cheap, fast cars as the rest of the market gained features and increased in price. In response, Plymouth created a car that was intended as a "back-to-basics" muscle car, with virtually no options and pure muscle. Plymouth paid $50,000 to Warner Bros. to use name and cartoon decals from their "Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner" cartoons (as well as a "beep, beep" horn, which Plymouth paid $10,000 to develop). Basing the Roadrunner on its upscale GTX but without the comforts or options, Plymouth thought that they'd sell around 20,000 units on introduction. In actuality, they ended up selling more than double that number. By 1969, the Roadrunner was the second-best selling muscle car on the market after the Chevrolet SS396. Named Motortrend's "Car of the Year", the 1969 Roadrunner kept the same basic look as the '68, but with slight changes to the taillights and grille, side marker lights, optional bucket seats, and with new Roadrunner decals. This '69 comes fitted with the standard Roadrunner 383 C.I. V8 paired to a 4-barrel carburetor, giving this Roadrunner the ability to run down the road just fine. Torque from the 383 gets to the rear axle through a column-shifted 3-speed automatic, shifting quick and seamlessly. The exterior black vinyl top, black stripes and beige paint really work well together over a laser-straight body. That color scheme extends to the interior, where the white and gold vinyl bench seats really stand out and are very comfortable. Options fitted to this Plymouth include a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo system, Pioneer speakers, power steering, a functional Roadrunner beep-beep horn, and a mean-sounding dual exhaust system. The car rides on some factory-spec Roadrunner steel wheels on top of some Performer Radial GT RWL tires for that classic muscle car look. This Roadrunner is just itching for the chance to burn rubber again, and we think you'd look pretty good outrunning Wile E. Coyote behind the wheel.

VIN and Fender Tag decode as follows:
R: Plymouth Motor Division, Satellite variant
M: Roadrunner
23: 2-Door Hardtop
H: 383 C.I. "High Performance" V8
9: 1969 model year
A: Built at Lynch Road Assembly Plant, Detroit, Michigan U.S.A.
298470: Sequence number, 198,469th 1969 Plymouth built

FENDER TAG- (This is a Lynch Road car. Lynch Road Assembly Plant is notorious at making their fender tags not line up with the rest of the other Chrysler plants, so information is harder to come by. But we tried our best.)
E63: 383 C.I. 4-barrel V8 "HiPo" 335hp
RM23: Roadrunner hardtop
7X: Black accent stripes
H51: Air conditioning, front heater
L1L1: "Sandpebble Beige" paint
H2T: High trim, vinyl bench seat, tan color
T7: "Dark Bronze Metallic" interior door frames
D32: TorqueFlite 727 "Heavy-Duty" automatic transmission
617: Built on June 17th, 1969
26: 26" radiator
091: 8.15x15 BSW tires
593 - 3.23 open rear axle, 8 3/4, 11" rear & front drums

Vehicle Details

  • 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
  • Listing ID: CC-1655937
  • Price: $42,995
  • Location:Greene, Iowa
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Road Runner
  • Exterior Color:Sandpebble Beige
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:62560
  • Stock Number:22210
  • VIN:RM23H9A298470
Listed By:
Coyote Classics
702 N. 1st Street
Greene, IA 50636

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