1970 Plymouth Road Runner Tribute

Like all the best-looking Road Runners from this era, the decal package tells the story of the power underneath, although the ‘440’ decals are somewhat subdued – letting that laser-straight bodywork and gorgeous paint do all the talking. As you’d expect from a restoration of this caliber, all the finishing touches have been looked after – the blacked-out grille and matching tail panel are crisp, clean rubber trim surrounds all the windows and the body lines are as precise as can be, allowing the doors, hood and decklid to open and shut as smoothly as when this Plymouth first hit the road. The sporty vinyl interior is a combination of stock and modified, and it’s ever bit as dialed-in as the bodywork.

There’s an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor underneath, and thanks to proper tuning, it starts easily and pulls through the gears like it’s trying to escape from something. A 727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission was upgraded with a gear-vendor overdrive, making it a 6-speed unit that’s an eager travelling partner, always picking the right gear for long cruises and eager to downshift for a punch of acceleration off the line thanks to the 3.91 POSI rear end.

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June 13, 2021 5:09 am