For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Road Runner
Trim: Matching Numbers
Drive Type: RWD
Exterior Color: Orange
Bladenboro, North Carolina, United States
This 1971 Road Runner has been completely restored. The motor and transmission has approximately 500 miles since a complete rebuild and the motor was painted back the original color. New parts under the hood include new hood insulation, new plug wires with new plugs, new distributor cap and rotary button, all new engine compartment decals, new heater core, new transmission and power steering lines, new fuel pump with new fuel lines, all new Mopar hoses and clamps, new fan shroud, new alternator, new belts, new battery with new battery cables, new master cylinder with new brake lines, new windshield washer canister, all new wire holders, new pie plate on breather, new voltage regulator, new hood to cowl seal, new hood header decal and new Road Runner horn. The carburetor was rebuilt and the radiator was also refurbished. Underneath the hood was was painted with the engine and transmission out of the car and has a factory fresh appearance.
The exterior of the car has new Hemi orange paint, base coat/clear coat and was wet sanded and buffed. All new decals, front and rear bumpers, eye brows, front and rear side markers, side mirrors, exterior door handles, and the rear wing was refurbished. A new radio antenna was also added.
The interior has newly refurbished door panels, new door sill plates, new kick panels and new window cranks both front and rear. New backings were added to the deluxe seats and the seats belts have been refurbished. Interior also includes new console, new dash, new headliner with new cells, new dome light, new sun visors, new rear view mirror, new quarter window seals, new door rubber with new door rubber bumpers. Floor mats are also new, along with new owner's manual and door decals. The car has a working AM radio. Buzzer works when doors are open.
The trunk of the car has a new trunk mat, new trunk plugs, new trunk rubber, new rubber stoppers, new jacking instruction label along with a new spare tire and a refurbished jack with lug wrench. Also new panel that separates the trunk from the back seat.
Everything underneath the car was removed and the underneath is painted black. New gas tank with new sending unit, new brake lines, new shocks, new emergency brake cable and new exhaust were added. The front end was not rebuilt because it is in very good condition.
I am listing this car for a friend, so if you would like additional information, feel free to contact Matthew Long at 910-874-2094.
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.
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.
We're plenty used to seeing classic cars selling for millions of dollars. It's just that they're usually European: Ferraris, Bugattis, Mercedes and the like. There are some rare American exceptions, usually wearing the names Duesenberg or Shelby. But what we have here is the most expensive Chrysler product ever sold at auction.
The vehicle in question is a Plymouth Barracuda - specifically a 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible, chassis #BS27R1B315367 - that Mecum Auctions just sold after eight solid minutes of feverish bidding for a high bid of $3.5 million at its auction in Seattle, Washington. That figure positively eclipses the $2.2 million paid for a strikingly similar Hemi Cuda (chassis #BS27R1B269588) fetched nearly seven years ago in Scottsdale and another that was the first muscle car to break the million-dollar mark in 2002.