1969 Plymouth Road Runner 440 Six Pack Tribu 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 440 Six Pack Tribute
When you dream of Mopar muscle, isn't this '69 Road Runner what it looks like? Attention-grabbing B5 Blue, wide black stripes on a functional 'Air Grabber' hood, and a towering rear wing make up this dialed-in example of one of Mopar's finest offerings. Restored to show-quality with a racer's heart inside, this real-deal Code 'RM' Road Runner has benefited from an upgraded transplant: a thundering 440 Six Pack V8 mated to a 6-speed manual. With all that added juice underneath this Mopar's exquisite physique, the resulting performance means no Coyote ever stands a chance at catching this wild-bird's tail. If you're going to paint it a vivid, tried-and-true color like Mopar's famous B5 Blue, you better darn sure make it straight. That was clearly the mantra for the pros who put this one together, and just because it's built for combat and doesn't take prisoners doesn't mean that it shouldn't be straight as an arrow. Look down those mile-long lines and see that the long quarter panels are ripple-free and still showcase that neat slash of relief along the upper edge. The doors fit flush, the gaps show a precision Mopar was never known for when new, and the angles are so exquisitely rendered I'd consider sharpening my pocket knife on them if I didn't know any better. Modern basecoat-clearcoat finish was laid down approximately 8 years ago but don't count those years with worry, but rather marvel on how incredibly well-kept the car has been since the work was completed. It still looks paint-booth fresh, with a bright shine that can only be described as show quality. The dual snorkel hood works with a real deal 'Air Grabber' set-up underneath but the fun doesn't stop there for the bonnet, as it's also adorned with '440 Six Pack' badges, hood pins, and wide black stripes that were painted on and buried underneath of gallons of clearcoat. Out back the NASCAR-spec rear wing (which was donated from a real-deal Super Bird) needs no further introduction from us to get your attention, and it too was blacked-out to provide contrast against the B5 Blue paint. All the correct Road Runner decals are in place exactly where they should be, the glass and rubber all look practically new, and the chrome accents are punctuated by the flashy bumper endcaps. The sucker just looks infinitely cool, doesn't it? There's a standard Road Runner interior inside, but finding buckets, a center console, and a pistol-grip shifter is a very nice treat indeed. The seat covers look great on the high-back buckets and there's nice woodgrain on the console that adds a touch of sophistication to the otherwise blue-collar cabin. The dash offers standard gauges, so aftermarket units were a must to keep up with the upgraded drivetrain - including an AutoMeter tachometer strapped to the steering column and a dual set of auxiliary units under the dash. Speaking of the dash, it's remarkably well-kept and crack-free (a habitual issue on Mopars from this era), and the matching black door panels, plush black carpets, and taut black headliner all give the cabin a perfectly insulated feel when out on the open road. You'll be surprised to see A/C on this one, a very cool addition to the features list, and it pumps cold R134a treated air through the stock controls inside the dash. That's a stock Road Runner steering wheel with a very comfortable cover that feels great in the hands of any white-knuckled driver, almost as good as the sculpted pistol-grip shifter that's inside the factory center console adorned with woodgrain applique and chrome. An upgraded Alpine AM/FM/CD/ stereo lives in the center of the dash and managers a disc changer stowed away in the trunk, and the back seat looks like it's been untouched for years. The massive trunk is minimalist, offering a correct plaid mat and enough space to haul all the trophies this 'Beeper is bound to win. For performance, few cars could keep pace with a Plymouth packing a big block, and this one carries a swapped-in 440 Six Pack V8 that replaced the car's original 383 V8. Inhaling through that familiar Road Runner 'Air Grabber' induction and HEMI-orange air cleaner, the bright torque factory looks ready for show, but a few upgrades like Hooker headers and an aluminum radiator with electric fans suggest that it was built to run. The A/C was neatly integrated into the engine bay and you almost don't notice the compact compressor sitting there on top of the engine, and with finned Mopar Performance valve covers at the flanks the engine bay is beautifully showcased. That venerable Six-Pack carb set-up up top is perfectly tuned thanks to a recent service, and the H-pipe dual exhaust system underneath gives it an awesome sound and immediate throttle response, while the chassis is clean as can be and features power steering, fresh shocks and a rear swaybar, and power 4-wheel disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors. The Richmond 6-speed manual transmission feeds a bulletproof 8.75-inch with 4.10 gears inside and there's a newer gas tank hanging out back. Thanks to a lot of recent work, the underside is nicely detailed with plenty of evidence that it has spent its life as a collector's piece, not some weekend thrasher. American Racing Torque Thrust chrome wheels punctuate just about any classic and these carry staggered 235/45/17 front and 275/40/17 Nitto radials for a predatory stance. This is a seriously dialed-in show car, and the quality only adds to its sinister looks. Call today!