Stalled Project: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Generally, when it comes to Road Runner projects, my first thought is rarely wondering about whether or not the car has rust, but rather how much is there and where it’s located.  Fortunately, while the 1969 Plymouth Road Runner currently for sale here on eBay seems to have had some corrosion issues in the past, a lot of it has already been addressed and this one may actually be some decent bones to work with.  The B-Body is located in North Augusta, South Carolina, and so far bidding has reached $7,000, but that’s not enough yet for the Mopar to exchange hands.  Barn Finds wants to give out another big thank you to reader T.J. for the great tip on this one!

The seller is a bit vague on the exact details of the car’s history, but from what I gather he must not have owned the Road Runner for very long, as it’s stated that the person before him began the restoration and that the car has been sitting for 20 years.  The seller also mentions that there are already plans in the future for him to restore the car himself, but curiosity about how much it may go for if offered for sale online led him to test the waters before tackling the project on his own.  No hints either about the neighborhood regarding the reserve amount figure he’s hoping for.

The car was originally green, or so the seller believes, but there’s no fender tag present although you can apparently still see hints of that color all over the car.  At some point, the car was painted orange, probably before the work was begun by the previous owner.  We get to see a lot more of the passenger side in the photos than the driver’s side, and it looks like quite a bit of quarter panel work has already been completed.  We also don’t know what was done outside prior to when the car was painted, but overall the body appears solid, and some of the typically problematic areas such as around the rear window look pretty good.

Floor repair has already been performed, and while a lot of the interior is presently out of the car, quite a few of the inside parts will come with the sale.  The seats have been completely redone, but that was a long time ago and they’ve been dormant for years.  New door panels and handles are included, along with a new carpet, and the seller still has the instrument cluster but no word on whether or not the gauges are still functioning.

We do get a couple of photos from underneath, and from what we can see things down below are looking to be in reasonably nice shape.  Apparently, the 383 was running when the previous owner began the restoration all those years ago, and the crank is said to still turn by hand, but I’m guessing with all the time that has elapsed it will need a thorough going through and overhaul.  There’s also a TorqueFlite 727 in the car, but no information on its condition.  Overall this seems like a pretty decent candidate for completion, and depending on the reserve, somebody may get the opportunity.  What are your thoughts on this 1969 Plymouth Road Runner?


  1. RoughDiamond Member

    Always loved the taillights on the ’69 Roadrunner, no mistaking them like on the ’66 GTO and other cars. Rust repair is only as good as the person who performed the work and just like most everything, that can span a broad spectrum of talents.

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  2. Squigly

    RR in orange, always a good choice. Not my kind of car, but pretty to look at. Of course, most of the drivers are not.

  3. gaspumpchas

    the atitude of guys like this really get me. Testing the waters, my @$$. Heard they were bringing big bucks so lets see who we can clean out. Is it for sale or isnt it??? Just another opinion from an old grey hair.


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