1969 Plymouth Roadrunner

1969 Plymouth Roadrunner

High Performance 383 cubic inch 335 horsepower motor, 727 automatic trans and 8 ¾” Sure grip differential. It was constructed at the Los Angeles plant, according to the VIN. Folks come running to talk to you when you drive this car.

The previous owner claims engine, trans and differential are all numbers matching.

The engine and trans have been freshly rebuilt and the vehicle runs superbly. It shows no leaks or drips either. A sweet Mopar without the hemi prices.

As you can see, there are some modifications from stock including: wheels, air shocks in rear, 1970 Roadrunner high back buckets (with custom upholstery to the 1969 pattern), ratchet shifter, electric fan, wrapped headers, , ACCEL coil, moroso valve covers and air filter, edelbrock manifold and new carburetor. It actually reminds me of the typical mods from back when we actually used to drive them! That said, it wouldn’t be hard to bring back to stock.

It has the original style AM radio with thumbwheels that plays static, but I didn't try to tune in anything. I replaced the instrument panel since the one on the car had a cracked lens. I verified all gauges work on the panel, but it still uses the under dash temp and oil pressure which show actual values. I drove it over for pictures yesterday and noticed the speedo isn’t reading. I’ll check the cable connections since I know the speedometer was working before mounting.

When I bought the car, even though it had recent paint, I redid it in a superb base/clear. There was a few small rust bubbles in the quarter which were cut out and replaced with welded in patch panels. Nothing larger than a $.25 piece. I have pre redo pics available.

The hood, front bumper and fenders weren’t properly aligned. We pulled them all, put it on the frame jig and made it perfect. Then, we detailed out the engine compartment and underside and repainted it. The paint is brand new. It has had front end damage at some point and does have a radiator support without the number stamped on it.

We also installed a new headliner, rear seat upholstery and door panels from YearOne. The new front seat covers we had to make custom so the 1970 seats had the 1969 pattern in the upholstery. We also put in new seat backs from YearOne. I looked for a bench seat, which I thought would be correct for the car, but found one only after we already had current front seats finished. It also has a new fuel tank, control arm bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends and bumpers. The car isn’t perfect, but it is a super nice cruiser. For example, the vinyl top is original, and really nice, but not perfect. That is the biggest thing, and the mods, that keep it from being show car material.

The bumper jack is correct for the car. I would be comfortable driving this anywhere. It keeps up with traffic, doesn't heat up and is super solid. Of course, it is so nice, I would trailer it home.

VIN: RM23H9E152233

The fender tag codes and what they decode to:

E63 – 383 4 barrel (the H in the VIN is for the high performance motor)

D32 – H-D-A 727 TorqueFlite Transmission

R4 – Performance Red, also known as Barracuda Orange and Charger red, color 71582

H2X - Medium Grade Bench Seat-black

X9 – Upper door paint color black

416 – build date, April 16

A14 - Roadrunner Spring Special Trim Package

M21 - Chrome drip rail moldings

M31 - Chrome belt line moldings

R11 - AM Radio

V1X - Black vinyl roof

V21 - Performance hood paint

V6W - White(W) side stripe down the side of the car which would be part of that A14 Spring Special Package

The A14 is a rare option. It was released in the spring of 1969 to boost RR sales. It consisted of vinyl roof, magnum 500 road wheels, belt mouldings, black hood paint, sure grip rear end, F70X14 fiberglass belred tires, and bodyside paint stripes.

383 engine 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner interior 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner

Price: $22,000

Telephone: (425) 308-6910
Email: info at 100motors.com
Everett, Washington

 

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