1968 Plymouth Roadrunner Hemi 5 Speed on 2040-cars
Harrison, Ohio, United States
For Sale is my 1968 Plymouth Road Runner. Originally a 383 ci 4 speed. The car now has a 528 Mopar Crate Hemi motor residing in the engine compartment with a Tremec 5 speed transmission attached. I still have the original 383 motor and 4 speed Transmission and all the original parts that came off the car that I can include with the car. The car was originally purchased in Mississippi in 1968 but lived most of it's life in California. When I purchased it, the 383 ran great. I was told the motor was recently rebuilt to original specs. I purchased the Crate Hemi new from a Dodge dealer and they did the engine swap at the dealership. I added: a complete 3" exhaust system with ceramic coated headers by "Tube Technologies", 4 wheel "Stainless Steel" disc brakes, a new 4 row radiator, a tilt steering column and "Tuff Wheel", A new custom made dash pad with built in instruments, new interior from "Legendary Interior" and many many more things. The car was painted orange when I purchased it. I believe it was originally Tan with tan/brown interior. It is an older paint job that looks good but has some small chips, a couple small bubbles in the black on the hood, not from rust, and a small bubble behind each rear wheel well about the size of a dime. Looks to be from a previous repair. This area is very small and there is no indication that there was any rust through or serious rust repair here. The car has the original quarters on it. I don't believe the car required much body work when it was painted. It is very straight and all panels line up very well. The front suspension has been completely rebuilt. It has new torsion bars and shocks. It has the original 8 3/4 rear end with a 3:55 posi rear end. Please fell free to ask questions. I'll address all questions promptly and honestly. Thanks for checking out my Road Runner.
Plymouth Road Runner for Sale
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