Tommy Boy Tribute: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

When I saw this Road Runner, the first thing I thought of was the hilariously destroyed example that was David Spade’s pride and joy in the movie Tommy Boy. Of course, it’s never fun to see a great muscle car abused, but I don’t think I’ll ever find it funnier to see a hood fly open. This Road Runner convertible here on eBay actually looks just as rough without the silver screen treatment, and bidding is over $6K but still shy of the $15K Buy-It-Now.

Now, while this Road Runner may look like its expiration date passed long ago, the seller confides it’s actually a fairly solid car underneath all that surface rust. Plus, it retains a numbers-matching drivetrain, too. The Road Runner left the factory wearing B3 blue paint with the white top and side stripe, and a 383 paired to an automatic transmission.

The interior remains in surprisingly good shape, especially considering the top appears to be long gone. The upholstery and door panels match, so I’d assume it to be original. The seller notes that the floors in the cabin are not terrible, with just some modest daylight showing through, but that the trunk floor and trunk extensions will need to be replaced.

The seller notes that the engine is stuck from sitting (a condition I know all too well, as of recently with my junkyard Isuzu Trooper project). Unlike my Trooper, however, this Road Runner is desirable enough that the numbers matching engine should be rebuilt. Frame rails are solid and the seller says “….all the hard to find convertible parts are there.” Do you think the reserve is under $10K? Thanks to Barn Finds reader Patrick S. for the find.

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Comments

  1. Stevieg Member

    There we are again talking about frame rails on a unibody car lol.
    I actually see a lot of potential with this one, way more than the ‘Cuda convertible I just read about. How ironic, that half a car had half a name lol.
    This one is not for the faint of heart. It is really on the fence as far as whether or not I could handle it. I am not afraid to admit my skills are limited. But this is a really pretty factory combination and I would be tempted to attempt it if I had the money & room to do so. I hope somebody buys & loves it, and that they restore it back to original.

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    • Matt Murray

      Hey I see a 8 track in the thumb wheel radio?
      Thinking zeppelin?

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    • John D.

      Yep, I would buy and restore this back to original. I’m due for another Blue with a white top B-Body convertible, and this one looks perfect except my wallet is not ready for this kind of project yet. It is even geographically desirable.

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  2. Will Fox

    (Yawn…) Another #B3 Blue `69 Road Runner…about as cliche as a `57 Chevy.

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    • don

      Don , yeah, but its a ragtop ! Not too many B body converts from 68-70 , and it sure is more solid and complete compared to those two ‘Cudas that were posted on this site this week

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  3. karl

    The car in Tommy Boy was a 67 GTX , although it could have been a clone from a Belvedere .

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  4. TCOPPS TCOPPS Member

    Wasn’t Tommy Boy a GTX?

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  5. Gaspumpchas

    Modest daylight showing thru?? Jeff you could sell ice cubes to eskimos!!

    Cheers
    GPC

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  6. Keith

    The Plymouth in Tommy Boy was a 1967 GTX… but, whatever…

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