1970 Plymouth Road Runner Road Runner Convertible on 2040-cars
Tonkawa, Oklahoma, United States
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1970 ROAD RUNNER CONVERTIBLE
According to Chryslers own records there were only Six 1970 Road Runner Convertibles shipped in the color of FM3
Moulon Rouge (As Plymouth referred to the color). Most everyone refers to the color by the Dodge name: Panther
Pink! According to those same Chrysler records there were no 1970 Coronet R/T Convertibles shipped in FM3 Panther
Of those Six '70 Road Runner Convertibles shipped in FM3 Pink there are only two known to exist today!
With the Road Runner and the Coronet R/T being the only two High Performance B-Body Convertibles offered from
Chrysler in 1970, this of course means that the car you have an opportunity to purchase right here and now is one
of only two High Performance B-Body Convertibles that remain today to have come from the factory in FM3 PINK!
There were only 4 Challenger R/T Convertibles and 3 'Cuda Convertibles shipped with FM3-PINK paint. That means
only 13 total FM3-PINK Hi-Po Convertibles were ever shipped from Chrysler! Only 10 of these cars were big blocks
since the 3 'Cuda Convertibles were 340 cars.
Of the two remaining Pink '70 Road Runner Convertibles I feel this one is the better car because this car came
optioned with the Air Grabber Hood, Hood Stripes and Hood Pins whereas the other one came with none of these
options. Both remaining examples came from the factory with a column shifted automatic. This car was converted to
a 4-speed many years ago.
The original 383 Super Commando engine is no longer with the car, although I do have an HP 383 engine that will go
with it and is perfectly dated for the car. The car is currently running and driving with a 413 and an 18-spline
I did not get a broadcast sheet with the car nor was I able to find one in the car. As you can tell from the
pictures I've included it has its original fender tag and all of the body numbers match!
The original owner is believed to have been a woman that bought the car new in California. She owned the car for
several years before selling it to the second owner who is the one who put the 413 in it and converted it to a
4-speed. The second owner sold it in or around 1985 to the third owner who had it for over 25 years and is the one
who painted it the color you see on it now. I've had the car since 2010.
The car is pretty solid and has never really had any bad rust issues other than the expected rust in the lower rear
The frame rails are in very nice condition as well as the inner fenders. It has had a quarter replaced on the
drivers side but I don't think it was entirely due to rust. I think it had been banged up there at one time
although there are no signs of any previous damage. As you can see in the trunk floor picture it could probably
stand to have the trunk floor replaced due to a pretty crappy patch job."This car is being sold as is"
Plymouth Road Runner for Sale
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Auto blogSat, 18 Jan 2014 17:01:00 EST
The Plymouth Superbird is one of those classic American cars from the muscle car era that has captured the imagination of all sorts of automotive enthusiasts long after its presence on roads and race tracks wore away. It's easy to see why. Where else but in the Swingin' Sixties and Seventies would a car leave the factory with an aerodynamics package that included a pointy beak and a rear spoiler that sat several feet above the rear deck?
The example you see above, which was born in 1970, is one of the finest Superbirds we've ever seen. Combine its complete restoration with its original 426 Hemi engine, and it's no surprise that it managed to bring in a cool half million dollars (plus 10 percent in fees) at Barrett-Jackson. See it yourself in our high-res image gallery above, and scroll down below for the official auction description.
If you want to follow along with the coverage, check out the Hagerty Fantasy Bid online game here.
Before Chrysler had Street and Racing Technology, it had Performance Vehicle Operations. What the two entities have in common, before SRT became its own brand, of course, is that each was created to take Chrysler and Dodge (and Plymouth, before it was unceremoniously killed off) vehicles to the next level of style and performance.
We'll leave the question of whether or not the old Plymouth (and later Chrysler) Prowler was ultimately a stylish, performance-oriented car to you, but the boys and girls currently leading the SRT charge at the Pentastar headquarters are keen to accept the retro-rod into the fold.
According to the automaker, all of SRT's current high-performance models owe a debt of gratitude to the old Prowler, due mostly to that car's use of lightweight bits and pieces and innovative construction techniques. If nothing else, the fact that the Prowler's frame is "the largest machined automotive part in history" is pretty cool. Read all the details here.
The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners.
While we'd normally recap the stars of the show, in this particular auction, every car's sale was newsworthy. The full list of sale prices doesn't seem to be published, but according to The New York Times, the auction brought in a total of $2.5 million, or an average of about $277,000 per car.
The king of the contest seems to be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (above, right), complete with a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8, which brought home $575,000. The trio of Yenko Chevys, meanwhile, all easily cleared the six-figure mark, with the Yenko Camaro (above, far right) clearing $315,000, the Chevelle crossing the block for $237,500 and the supremely rare - one of just 37 - Yenko Nova (shown above, left) selling for an even $400,000.