One of the great things about restoring a vintage muscle car is
that you can color outside the lines a little bit and everyone
still loves it. Take this great-looking 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
for instance: it's instantly recognizable yet has a few tasteful
upgrades, and when it was restored the owner created his own
version of his dream car, a white-on-black Road Runner. The result
is one of the coolest 'Beepers we've ever seen.
With all the red and green cars around, it's easy to forget how awesome bright white can look. Beautifully restored from a very solid original car, this Roadrunner's low profile color is what makes it so attention-grabbing. Seriously, look over our showroom from a distance, and this lone white car stands out like a searchlight. A lot of that is due to the workmanship that restored it to this level, which included making sure those big quarters were straight, the doors fit right, and giving it a modern shine that would be impossible to duplicate using 1969 technology. The white paint also makes the black inserts on the quarter panels really stand out in contrast, accentuating the Roadrunner's aggressive look. There's also a stock hood with the usual faux air vents, and it, too, takes on a new look by NOT having the blackout treatment. Cool, right? Refinished chrome, bright stainless, and a minimum of add-ons make it simply sparkle in the sun.
The black and white interior is a big part of what makes this car special. Yes, it's the original combination and with some very desirable options, it was restored to factory specs in 2012. New seat covers and door panels are so clean they're almost sterile, with a black dash and fresh black carpets to really make it work. The steering wheel was wrapped in black leather and the gauges were restored to cover the basics in a wide swath of dashboard real estate, and there are the usual auxiliary dials under the dash. The Music Master AM radio is long gone, replaced by a modern Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo head unit that slots neatly in its place using a custom block-off plate. A glance in the trunk confirms that those are the original quarter panels, and it's finished with a correct plaid mat.
With a 383 cubic inch V8 under the hood, this Road Runner is a great cruiser and against the white paint, the Hemi Orange engine really sings. Black finned valve covers, the black hoses, and all the ancillary parts look better in this white car than just about anywhere else, but that also means you need to get it right for maximum effect. The big chrome air cleaner dominates the top of the engine, and underneath you'll find an upgraded 4-barrel carburetor and matching intake manifold. Those exhaust manifolds were refinished during the restoration and still look great, remedying a frequent sore spot for these cars' engine bays. Underneath, it's backed by a TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission with a Stage II shift kit which twists a set of 3.23 gears inside the original 8.75-inch rear with a Sure-Grip limited slip. Twin Flowmasters sound fantastic, but otherwise it's just clean, original, nicely presented Mopar muscle. Gorgeous Centerline aluminum wheels give it a slightly modern twist and wear 26x8-15 front and 26x12.5-15 Mickey Thompson radials.
Nicely restored and ready to rock, this is an unusual and highly attractive piece of Mopar muscle. Don't hesitate, there aren't many this cool around these days, especially not at this price. Call now!
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