1969 Plymouth Road Runner on 2040-cars
Hansville, Washington, United States
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For sale is my 1969 Roadrunner, nut & bolt rotisserie restoration with lots of custom touches, some subtle, some
not so subtle. 472 dual-quad Hemi, dynoed at 565 horse, 565 torque. Center force clutch, Tremec 5-speed trans,
Dana 60 rearend with 3:73 gears. Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes with Wilwood master cylinders and proportioning
valve. Hydraulic clutch, complete Hotchkis pro-touring suspension with Bilstein shocks that were recommended which
are supposed to make a Roadrunner handle as good as a Viper. 17-inch wheels, 275's on the front, 315 tires on the
rear. The color is factory performance red. Custom interior with custom dash with Classic Industries gauges,
Vintage Air, four bucket seats, full length console, Garrett leather. The white on the top as well as the interior
is alligator. Plymouth emblems embroidered in seat headrests. Trunk upholstered to match the interior. Engine
compartment is cleaned up with hidden electrical as well as plumbing for heat and a/c.
The air cleaner is now chrome, no longer orange. March serpentine belt system. Fiberglass hood. Shaved
and tucked front bumper from a '68 Coronet. Rear bumper is from a '68 Roadrunner with the exhaust moved up and
exiting through the bumper which is shaved as well. Again, too much to list here on a no-expense-spared build.
You will not be disappointed!
Plymouth Road Runner for Sale
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Auto blogThu, 25 Sep 2014
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.