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383, 4-Speed, Convertible, No Reserve! 1969 Road Runner


This is one of those times when you have to wonder why someone would quit on a project when the hard work has been done! The seller does say they are losing their storage, which is in Winner, South Dakota. The Road Runner is for sale here on eBay where the bidding is right at $11,200 and there’s no reserve.


If you choose to purchase this car, you are actually buying it from a former Chrysler dealership owner from the 1960’s who has recently sold his dealership. They say in the ad that this is one of only 769 four-speed Road Runner convertibles made in 1969. That’s right, I said four-speed!


This is apparently what it looked like when the current owner purchased the car. They ended up completely cutting off both rear quarter panels and replacing them (pictures here and here). This was done in 2009 (the seller has owned it since the early 1990’s).


As you can see, the floors look pretty solid. That original color is “R4 Performance Red.” It actually looks red-orange to me in some of the pictures. What’s left of the interior has been stored, but being a white interior originally more than likely you’ll end up replacing it.


The engine (non original, but the correct year and size, it’s a 383) was rebuilt in 1991 (!) and has not been installed. I hope it was stored correctly, although the deterioration of the plastic is not making me warm and fuzzy inside. That being said, since it’s out already, it wouldn’t take much to pull it down again just to check. I think that’s what I would do–what about you?


Here’s where that engine will go, at least if you follow through with the original restoration plan. But since the engine and transmission are not the original ones, although they are the original type, would you follow through, or would you deviate?


  1. piper62j

    This may very well be a big ticket item.. For a Mopar, the raised hood section always appealed to me.. I like this one and bidding should bring some big $$$.. Of course, it will be worth even more when finished..

    Great find and a real sharp project..

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  2. Rick

    Sure it’ll be worth BIG money when it’s finished, but you better bring your wallet, because it’ll take a LOT of coin to get there if it’s done right

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  3. Jack

    It looks like a cool worthwhile project to me. Too bad it is already above $11k takes all the fun out of it.

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  4. RoughDiamond

    This one will hit the moon in the end. Rare and what a solid platform to start with.

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  5. Mark 'cuda man

    Here’s an actual “one owner” Roadrunner outside of Jacksonville that I came across a few years ago………

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