Remember the lime green Road Runner we featured the other day? Here’s another one just like it–well, maybe not just like it! As a matter of fact, by 1976, the Road Runner was mainly a decoration package on a Volare. However, this decidedly non-original one still has some interesting features that might have you wanting it. The car is for sale here on craigslist in Hallettsville, Texas for an asking price of $6,000. Thanks to reader Rocco B. for this great find!
Take away the large decal, aftermarket wing and hood scoop, and what you have left is, well, a shadow of the 1970 version but still a decent car for the time. And everyone will know you’re driving a lime green Plymouth! The seller admits to some rust, and it’s pretty evident on the bumper, rear quarters and possibly in a few other places.
This shot under the Spanish moss could have been really cool, without the junk in the background. Nonetheless, it is an attractive car, and I can even live with the hood scoop. Not the rear spoiler, though, especially since it appears to be installed back to front.
The interior features color-coordinated duct tape trim–okay, that was a low blow. But you do have some interior work to do, and I can tell you from experience that the duct tape will end up sticking to your legs on hot days. Fortunately, the rest of the interior doesn’t look too bad, and that is a third pedal and a four speed shifter in there. Score one for the fun to drive team!
And now we look under the hood for what–a 426 Hemi? 440 or 383 big block? Built up 360? Nope. It’s a 318. A 318? Sigh. However, this is still a V8 and can be massaged to provide some power. Headers have been added, and presumably based on the description it runs. But that doesn’t answer my biggest question from under here. Every picture I can find of a 1976 Road Runner has body color paint on the inner fenders. Was this car originally white? If so, I can’t really fault the decision to paint it lime green, but why not go for the inner fenders as well–yes, I know it’s a little more work. Oh well, it’s not $60,000, it’s $6,000. So do you think it’s worth it?