Attention-grabbing B5 Blue, wide black stripes on a functional ‘Air Grabber’ hood, and a towering rear wing make up this dialed-in example of one of Mopar’s finest offerings. Restored to show-quality with a racer’s heart inside, this real-deal Code ‘RM’ Road Runner has benefited from an upgraded transplant: a thundering 440 Six Pack V8 mated to a 6-speed manual.
Out back the NASCAR-spec rear wing (which was donated from a real-deal Super Bird) needs no further introduction from us to get your attention, and it too was blacked-out to provide contrast against the B5 Blue paint. All the correct Road Runner decals are in place exactly where they should be, the glass and rubber all look practically new, and the chrome accents are punctuated by the flashy bumper endcaps. The sucker just looks infinitely cool, doesn’t it?
For performance, few cars could keep pace with a Plymouth packing a big block, and this one carries a swapped-in 440 Six Pack V8 that replaced the car’s original 383 V8. Inhaling through that familiar Road Runner ‘Air Grabber’ induction and HEMI-orange air cleaner, the bright torque factory looks ready for show, but a few upgrades like Hooker headers and an aluminum radiator with electric fans suggest that it was built to run. The A/C was neatly integrated into the engine bay and you almost don’t notice the compact compressor sitting there on top of the engine, and with finned Mopar Performance valve covers at the flanks the engine bay is beautifully showcased.