Honk the horn and hear it go ‘Beep Beep.’
The Plymouth Road Runner was a mid-size car that focused on performance; it was manufactured in the United States between 1968 and 1980. By 1968, some of the original muscle cars were increasing in price as they gained more features. Plymouth developed the Road Runner as a means of marketing a lower-priced, basic trim model to the upscale GTX model. It was based on the Chrysler B platform–the same one used for the Belvedere and Satellite.
Plymouth paid $50,000 to Warner Bros.-Seven Arts to use the Road Runner name and image from their Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner cartoons for this vehicle. The American automaker was also granted permission to use the "beep, beep" horn, which Plymouth paid $10,000 to develop. If you’ve ever wanted to own the well-known Road Runner car, now is your chance. This 1969 Plymouth Road Runner in Silver Platinum is currently up for sale through Ellingson Motorcars.
1969 was the second year of the Plymouth Road Runner car and is exceptional in a number of ways. This is a real RM23 Mopar that started out with a 383 cubic-inch engine. It is now powered by a completely rebuilt 440/451 Stroker engine that delivers a whopping 558 horsepower. The original four-speed manual transmission has also been upgraded to a Passon four-speed with overdrive. Even with all of that, this Road Runner still manages to get over 15 miles per gallon! The rear end is a Dana 60 with 3.72 gears (2.9 final drive in O.D.). This example also received upgraded MSD Atomic fuel injection, ignition, and distributor. The TTI headers and cutouts were ceramic powder coated.
The stunning Silver Platinum paint is impeccable and emits a strong presence. The Coyote Duster hood with black stripes perfectly contrasts the sleek exterior hue. The car sits on chrome road wheels wrapped in new BFGoodrich radial T/A tires with Nitto rear tires. That combination really makes the car jump when you step on the gas. The interior features black vinyl bucket seats that were restored back to original, a restored woodgrain steering wheel, and Road Runner floor mats that complete the look. The factory tachometer was converted to a VDO. The odometer currently reads at 14,409 miles.
It’s difficult these days to find a rust-free Mopar that is in show condition such as this one. Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this iconic car today. You could be the new owner it’s been longing for.