Numbers Matching 383: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner

This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner is a solid car that is largely complete and is just waiting for someone to put their own mark on it. If you’ve always had the desire to take on a Road Runner project, this is one that might be worth taking a look at. Located in Blythe, Georgia, you will find the Plymouth listed for sale here on eBay. While the owner has set a BIN price of $12,900, there is also the option available to make an offer.

The owner says that the Road Runner is solid and that there are no rust issues with the floors or frame. I’ve had a look at the photos, and I think that some of the floors have been replaced at some point. Some of the welds look like they could handle a bit of tidying up, but apart from some surface corrosion in spots, the rest of it looks quite good. Although it may appear that there are some items that are missing, apparently the car is basically complete, with the exception of the windshield. So, a new windshield will need to go on the shopping list.

The interior looks like it will basically require a full restoration, although the dash looks like it is in quite good order. However, I think that there might be a crack in the pad. If there is, then a replacement will need to join seat covers, door trims, a headliner, and carpet on the list of items that will be required to get the interior back up to scratch.

As well as having a solid body, this Road Runner is a numbers-matching car. The original 383ci V8 engine pushes out 335hp, which it sends to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transmission. There will be plenty of plumbing work required to get the car back up and onto the road, but the good news is that the 383 starts and runs really well. Anyway, when you look around the engine bay and see that you will need to fit a master cylinder, brake lines, fuel lines, wiring, and sundry other items, that’s going to be enough to keep the new owner busy for a while.

On the face of it, this Road Runner looks like a solid car that would make a great project. I would probably want to take a closer look at the floors to satisfy myself that they are okay. Yes, the list of work required is going to be long, but if the car is rust-free, then there is no real reason why the restoration work couldn’t be completed in a home workshop. Maybe it will be yours.


  1. CapNemo CapNemo

    It’s going to need door panels too.

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  2. 36 Packard

    I owned a fairly new 1970 Plymouth Satellite 2 door hard top in glossy black with a matching black cloth interior. Because of that sexy black, it needed air, so I had that too. Though it was no straight line racer, it did handle well as it was well balanced up front with a super nice 318 and had a large sway bar front and back. That dandy motor with a reasonable rear end (2.91 or something like that) ran 80 MPH on the freeway with the air on all day and never gave me a bit of trouble and did 20 MPG too. I was tempted to go the RR route, but after driving one when new I was disappointed at the compromises, though I like the body style. The 318 was a great compromise to say the least, plus all regular gas and low insurance rates. I had the super car look without all the bad things that went with it. Loved that car for years but by the early 80s, the Midwestern winters ate it alive and I had her junked and crushed. I would like another in my advancing years, but the prices are much too crazy and any Satellites I am sure have been cloned into something like this. Too bad, I think mine really was a better car.

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  3. Del

    No VIN.

    No fender tag decode.

    No build sheet

    No thanks.

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  4. TimM

    Wow selling a car with no info on it!!!
    I’ve seen it all!! I’m posting that bridge I got for sale!!!

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  5. Jay

    BEEP,,BEEP,,,,,,good project….

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  6. Jay

    I guess that in my retirement I’m goin to have to get my 70 v BIRD going,, major project, being in the north east the RUST worms r ealy EAT…..1 piece at a time..

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