BEEP-BEEP! 1971 Plymouth Road Runner

'71 Road Runner front

Robert RothbardBy Robert Rothbard

While this ’71 Road Runner isn’t quite the stripped down street racer the Road Runner had once been, it is still a great muscle car. Ride quality of the ’71 was much improved and so was handling! This Road Runner has been in storage for a number years and is now listed here on craigslist in Galion, Ohio with an asking price of $10,000.

'71 Road Runner rear

Once again, we have the all too common story of an owner that doesn’t have the time for this project. He was going to re-body this car, but doesn’t have the time. According to the owner the car is very rusty, very original, is a factory red paint code car, and it is (wait for it) numbers matching.

'71 Road Runner 383

It looks to be a barn find, but the seller didn’t provide any photos to prove it. The engine bay looks right for a barn find though! The 383 does not run, but the original Air Grabber system is intact and complete. We don’t know any of the car’s history or even if the engine spins.

'71 Road Runner air grabber

The original Air Grabber hood and all the pieces for it look solid, although the hood is starting to show some rust issues. Hopefully, someone saves it before the rust gets any worse!

'71 Road Runner intr.

The owner says that the interior is nice, although it could definitely benefit from a good cleaning. And as a nice bonus, it appears, you may also get some 8 tracks (sitting on the floor?) with this Road Runner! BEEP, BEEP?

Motor-on,
Robert

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Comments

  1. Bob's your uncle

    The air cleaner’s on backward. The console mounted 8-track setup looks factory. It always surprises me that people think admitting to rebodying a car isn’t a big deal.




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  2. RayT Member

    “Rebody,” eh? So much for “matching numbers….”

    If I were restoring a RR, I’d consider this a parts car, assuming the parts don’t crumble into iron oxide when removed. But I wouldn’t pay $10K.




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  3. Mike R

    Boy, the Midwest and Northeast winters aren’t kind to the vintage stuff…too bad, desirable car.




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  4. Dirty Dingus McGee

    Some pictures of the rusty areas would be helpful. From the photos I don’t see anything too terrible, so it all must be in the underside..




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  5. JW

    Yes it is tough living in the Rustbelt and trying to find a decent old car worthy of restoring that someone doesn’t think just cause it’s old it’s worth mega dollars.




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  6. HeadMaster1

    $10k for a big block mopar seems cheap and the pics don’t show enough rust to tell us the real story…..




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  7. Mark S Member

    Up in Canada we to have a rust belt it’s everything east of Manitoba. Have you ever herd of 100 mph tape. It’s basically duct tape over the holes followed by some bondo and a fifty foot paint job, it would hold for maybe two winters. I worked with a guy from Nova Scotia he’s the one that told me about this, apparently not that uncommon, and not to make a car sellable either just to pretty it up a bit.




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