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1970 Plymouth Road Runner | 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Classic Car in Charlotte NC | 5186151239

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1970 Plymouth Road Runner

Used 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
Charlotte, NC

Let's not waste any time on this brilliant Vitamin C Orange 1970 Plymouth. Not only is it a 100% matching numbers V-code Road Runner, and the earliest documented 1970 hardtop built. It also carries a rare aluminum intake manifold that was factory installed as a leftover from A12 production and presents a fresh frame-up restoration which provided all the necessary finishing touches to perfectly complement its immaculate body and spotless undercarriage. That's right Chrysler fans; this is another 1 of those off-the-charts amazing Mopar muscle cars that your friends here at RK Motors Charlotte love to find and offer exclusively to you!Since this is a Lynch Road car, Mopar fans will know to take the fender tag decode with a grain of salt. Fortunately, the sale includes a whole stack of documentation, including a Govier report and official Chrysler paperwork, which confirms the car's unique status.RM23:Plymouth Belvedere/SatelliteMedium, Road Runner2 door hardtopV0A: 440 cubic inch 390 horsepower tri-power V81970 Lynch Road, Michigan, USA103846: Sequence numberE87: 440 cubic inch high performance tri-power V8 with 390 horsepowerD32: Heavy duty automatic transmissionFK5: Dark Burnt Orange Metallic / Deep Burnt Orange Metallic Exterior ColorH2K4: Trim - high, vinyl bench seat, Burnt OrangeFK5: Dark Burnt Orange Metallic / Deep Burnt Orange Metallic interior door frames819: Build date: August 19, 1969XXXXXX: Order numberFK5: Dark Burnt Orange Metallic / Deep Burnt Orange Metallic top colorV21: Performance hood treatmentN96: Fresh air hood26: 26in radiator123: Engine and transmission combination (440 6-barrel automatic)055: Fan shroud672: Transmission type for 440 6-barrel automatic29110: Gate sequence number (10th car to exit through the 29th gate)103449: Line sequence number (3,449th car made since the beginning of the production year)The color change from Burnt Orange to Vitamin C is completely understandable; after all, why have a Road Runner without the high-impact color? The body is 100% original sheetmetal, and has been refinished to better than new standards with great gaps and a ton of block sanding. I don't know that we've seen a car this straight in a long time, and the Vitamin C paint seems to emphasize how nice it really is. The Performance Hood Treatment and dust stripes along the flanks have been expertly installed, and the orientation of the dust decals is correct (look closely at the next Road Runner you see and you'll discover how easy it is to get it wrong). That cool Air Grabber hood is fully functional and the black Go-Wing out back is a nice touch.All the chrome on this Plymouth is extremely clean, and looks good against the glossy Vitamin C paint. Hard to say whether it's original or refinished, and if it can fool us, you'd better be sure it's nice. The blacked-out grille up front is beautiful, with the headlamps seeming to float in the opening, which is a cool detail. Stainless is shiny, glass is good, and the lenses are so crisp and clear that they have to be close to new.Under the car's orange hood you'll find its original, fully restored and highly detailed 440 Six Pack V8m which wears a correct 2536430-9 casting number, a July 24th of 1969 casting date and a correct partial VIN. The intake is painted, as it should be on a Road Runner, but is indeed an aluminum A12 unit underneath, with a 1969 dated letter from Chrysler informing owners of this fact. That big air cleaner looks intimidating covering those 3 carburetors, and is properly detailed with a fresh coat of paint and a correct set of decals. Hoses and clamps are correct, and like the potent A12 cars, this 1 carries no performance-robbing accessories like powered steering or power brakes-this is a MAN's car all the way through! The exhaust manifolds are in spectacular shape with no rust and almost no pitting, and details like the washer fluid bottle and Road Runner horn are brand new. If there are any demerits to be handed out here, it's that it's almost too nice, with exceptionally crisp surfaces and much, much more attention to detail than these cars ever got on the assembly line; but that's also why restored cars are so cool.Underneath the car, an original heavy duty Torqueflite three gear automatic transmission drives an original 8.75-inch Sure Grip rear that's equipped with tall 3.55 gears. In fact, that rear end is so authentic that it still carries its original clip tag. The floors are covered in original undercoating that has been nicely touched up for show, and looks tidy and clean. The suspension features correct fasteners and hardware, and again, is 100% original. The brakes have been rebuilt and stop the car confidently, although you need to give the pedal a good shove just like any car with manual brakes. And a correct dual exhaust system has been recently installed to give the big 440 a deep voice that doesn't get obnoxiously loud when all 6 barrels are wide open. Wheels are the original Rallyes wearing F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GT tires.Inside, a fully restored black vinyl interior is simply spectacular, and not surprisingly, goes very nicely with the car's Vitamin C bodywork. Those are the original seats which have been wrapped in new black and gray covers, new door panels which have been sandwiched between black door frames and new stainless trim, and a fresh black which dash which is full of unrestored and fully functional gauges; even the tic-toc-tach works properly. Like the A12 cars before it, this 1 is built to go fast above all else, so there's a bench with a column-shifted automatic to save some weight. In front of the driver, a correct black steering wheel displays a cool Road Runner horn button. And new carpeted floormats have been installed to keep the new black carpets looking as fresh as the day they left the factory. In back, the trunk has a new mat, full-sized spare (with Road Runner tire-ha!), and a complete jack assembly.Documentation included with the sale consists of a Govier report, which verifies that this Plymouth is 100% matching numbers, including the radiator cradle and trunk lip. It also confirms that this is the earliest known 1970 Road Runner 440+6 hardtop in the registry. Then there's the letter from Chrysler verifying the aluminum intake. Finally, we have a big stack of receipts from the restoration work which log all of the car's recent work.For about half the price of an A12, this awesome Road Runner has all the performance and perhaps a little more, thanks to its Air Grabber hood, multiple carburetors and high performance aluminum intake. Fully documented and numbers matching, it's the earliest known 1970 440+6 car produced; and it's been professionally finished both inside and out in preparation for high level shows. Sure, it might be the subject of considerable speculation. But once you bring out that letter from Chrysler verifying the intake and the Govier report verifying its status, all the doubters will turn into diehard fans. A pedigreed Mopar muscle car in great colors that is neck-snapping fast; what more could you ask for?At RK Motors Charlotte, our primary goal is to offer a buying experience unrivaled by anyone in the classic car industry. The core of that experience is a screening process we call the RKM Performance Center Seal of Approval. Performed by 1 of the ASE certified master mechanics in the RKM Performance Center, this 80+ point checklist ensures that every vehicle we offer meets our stringent standards.While the Seal of Approval covers the basics, many customers want to take their cars to the next level. So, we created the RKM Performance Center Test Tune and the RKM Performance Center Certification. From general functionality to comprehensive tuning and testing, these service packages let our customers tailor their buying experience.When you visit our website,, you'll see that every car carries 3 prices and each of those prices correspond a service package. Regardless if you are new to the classic car world or an experienced collector, our three-tiered pricing system allows for an honest and open sales environment. Simply put no 1 in the industry works harder than RK Motors Charlotte to make sure your dream purchase is just that.Visit for complete pricing info on this car.
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