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Available for the first time in nearly 20 years! Only 3 owners since new. Numbers matching 383 and automatic transmission. Mechanic owned and maintained. One repaint 16 years ago. Interior original with exception of rear seat redone around same time as paint work. Original chrome and bright work. Runs and drives like new. Plenty of receipts and paperwork over the past 20 years. Original rear end changed to 2.94 but all parts saved to return to stock if desired. Original wheels and hubcaps included. Solid, rust free car. Turn key car, get in and go!
Plymouth stole a march on everybody else in 1968 with the Road Runner.
This time Plymouth got it right; putting a 335 bhp 383 cid V-8 engine with 440 Super Commando heads and camshaft in a bare bones 3,000-lb, two-door hardtop with a 4-speed floor-shift synchro transmission. Base price was $2,870, skinned down to a rubber floor mat and non-pleat taxicab interior. A total of 29,240 buyers bought the coupe and a further 15,359 stepped up for the two-door hardtop – which was added mid-year – for the 44,559 total.
If you wanted carpet and brightwork you had to spend $79.20 for the décor group. The base car was quick and simple, and capped by a charming beep-beep Road Runner cartoon horn, which supposedly cost $50,000 to license from Warner Brothers (plus $10,000 to develop the beep-beep sound).
The Road Runner was a bargain-basement performance version of the Belvedere and Satellite lineups.
At the end of the year, Plymouth sales had risen 12 percent and the division remained the number four U.S. automaker in the sales race.
Popular Road Runner options included an automatic transmission ($299), blackout hood ($18), vinyl roof ($79), among others.
Vehicle is located in Wisconsin, USA. Bidder/Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping from this location to wherever they want it shipped to.