Original 1970 Plymouth Road Runner

Old Photo Of 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner

We would say that Larry F of Iola, Wisconsin is a pretty lucky guy. When he found his 1970 Plymouth Road Runner parked in a barn 50 miles from his home, he not only found a car in great shape but one that had been well documented by the original owner. Not many barn finds come with photos of the car in front of the barn that it ended up being parked in for 30 years. Larry has decided to sell his original Road Runner and it can be found on eBay with a BIN price of $39,900 and a current bid of $23,600.

1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Front Corner

Larry found this Plum Crazy Road Runner a few years ago in the local classifieds and he immediately contacted the original owner to work out a deal. The car’s engine was out of the car, due to a leak in the rear main seal, and was very dusty. He was a bit skeptical about the car, but decided it was solid and could be brought back to life. When he cleaned the car up he discovered it wasn’t just solid, but like new.

1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Interior

The original owner ordered the car fully loaded in 1970 and only drove the car in the summer, until 1976 when the rear main seal started leaking. He drove the car into one of his barns and pulled the engine and transmission from the car to repair the seal. He never got around to finishing the project so his Road Runner with 55,000 miles on it stayed parked in his barn until 2009. He had the foresight to keep all the car’s pieces together and away from the elements for all those years.

1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Engine

When Larry finally got the car home he cleaned all the dust and dirt off the car to reveal this magnificent car’s original paint. His next challenge was getting the engine back in the car and running again. He cleaned the engine up, replaced the gaskets and timing chain, repainted it, and dropped it back into the car. The car has since been in a few magazines and see regular use.

1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Front

Such a well-documented barn find like this is truly amazing Mopar fan. This car has a great story and we hope the new buyer will keep it in its original condition and enjoy it as is.

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Comments

  1. David

    I was a lot boy for a Mopar dealer in 1970. Used to love to tromp on customers Road Runners after I took them back to work.

  2. BarnE

    Considering the picture of the car back in front of the storage barn, what does he tell the Original Owner about selling it now for $40K?This question applies to any barn find really. I know a guy that bought a car for a few grand, confirmed it was worth $25K and he went back and gave the guy a few grand more after he sold it. But still, $6K for a $25K basic flip – probably hurts in some way, I’d bet.

  3. kenny schneider

    nice

  4. Scott Mccauley

    I would love to do a video story on this! Please have the owner contact me !

  5. Mark

    Nice and it’s a 4 speed!!

  6. Iron Maiden

    What engine does this have?

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