Road Runner

Rough 440 6-Pack: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

1969 would be the high-water mark in sales for the first-generation Road Runner. Plymouth sold more than 81,000 of them, but fewer than 800 came with the 440 V8 and 6-Pack set-up (M-code). With this engine and transmission combination… more»

Original 383: 1968 Plymouth Road Runner

It’s pretty common to find classics based on Chrysler’s B-Body platform to be victims of severe rust, but this 1969 Plymouth Road Runner project is a refreshing change. It does have some rust for the buyer to tackle, but… more»

Air Grabber 4-Speed! 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Plymouth struck gold when branding its Road Runner. A $50,000 deal with Warner Brothers bought the rights to the popular speedy cartoon character’s “Road Runner” name and its “Beep Beep” horn sound. The cartoon Road Runner beat its opponent… more»

Fun Driver: 1973 Plymouth Road Runner 440

Looks can be deceptive. The hood decals on this 1973 Plymouth Road Runner tell us one thing, but the reality is something altogether different. This is a car that manages to recapture the essence of its fire-breathing predecessors and… more»

440 Upgrade: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

The Plymouth Road Runner helped define the budget muscle car and had the sales to back it up. After being launched on Chrysler’s B-Body intermediate platform in 1968, sales the following year went up 82%. The line-up would expand… more»

Rolling Project: 1971 Plymouth Road Runner

Chrysler’s intermediates were redesigned for 1971, including the Road Runner and its upscale cousin, the GTX. The bodywork now had a more rounded “fuselage” look along the lines of other Chrysler styling trends of the day, which included a… more»

Original 440: 1974 Plymouth Road Runner GTX

The owner of this 1974 Plymouth Road Runner GTX claims that it is 1-of-2 Triple Green cars built. It is an original survivor, and the buyer will need to decide whether to retain it that way, or whether a… more»

Bargain Mopar? 1968 Plymouth Road Runner

With rubber floor mats and minimal trim, Plymouth’s Road Runner appealed to the no-nonsense buyer who just wanted to twist the key and burn some rubber. This 1968 Plymouth Road Runner in Everest, Kansas has seen better days, but… more»

Signed By The King! 1970 Plymouth Superbird

Enzo Ferrari is once quoted as saying, “Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.” Whether or not that is true, the fact is that aerodynamics has played an essential role in NASCAR racing for decades now. The late… more»

Rare 426 Hemi Equipped 1971 Plymouth Road Runner!

1971 marked the dawn of the second generation of the Plymouth Road Runner. The muscle car heyday of the late 1960s was already starting to wear thin, as sales of the Road Runner dropped 65 percent in spite of… more»

440 V-8 4-Speed: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

The muscle car war was in full swing by 1969, which was the second year of Plymouth’s successful (and slightly gimmicky) Road Runner. It debuted in 1968 with its Warner Brothers licensing and its distinctive “beep-beep” horn. For those… more»

1972 Plymouth Road Runner or Satellite?

The success story of the late 1960s became the survival story of the early 1970s. Due to a declining interest in muscle cars because of a variety of reasons, the Road Runner went from 45,000 units in 1968 to… more»

Comes With 2 Engines: 1968 Plymouth Road Runner

The Road Runner debuted to a lot of fanfare for 1968. After all, it was a fun car patterned after a popular and fast cartoon character with a horn that went “beep beep” (or was that “meep meep”) when… more»

1 Of 179: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible

Road Runners were plentiful in the late 1960s and early 1970s – except the convertible. It was only offered for two years, 1969 and 1970. And if it was a 1970 edition with a 383 V8 with a 4-speed,… more»

Numbers Matching: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

There were quite a few muscle cars to come out of Detroit in the 1960s and two always seem to come to mind. One is the Pontiac GTO, which is credited with starting the movement in 1964, and the… more»

Mopar Collection: Road Runners, Challengers, Darts And More!

Collectors often migrate to certain brands of vintage automobiles. For example, Ford Mustang people tend to go for specific years of like Mustangs, i.e. 1965-66, 1967-68, 1969-70, etc. This seller likes Chrysler cars, mostly Dodge Darts and Plymouth Valiants,… more»