1968 Plymouth Road Runner

Rotisserie Restored Road Runner 472 Dual Quad HEMI V8 Torqueflite Moser PS
Stock #
135231
Body Style
Hardtop
Engine
472 HEMI V8
Exterior Color
Yellow
Interior Color
Black
Miles
21146

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Why Buy
  • 472 cubic inch Bouchillon Performance Engineering Hemi / Installed in 2014
  • A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Power drum brakes
  • Aluminum heads
  • Dana 60 rear axle / Sure Grip differential / 3.73 gears / Installed in 2014
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • DynoMax exhaust
  • Power steering
  • Restoration completed in 2009

SUMMARY

  • Restoration completed in 2009
  • 472 cubic inch Bouchillon Performance Engineering Hemi / Installed in 2014
  • Aluminum heads
  • A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Dana 60 rear axle / Sure Grip differential / 3.73 gears / Installed in 2014
  • Power steering
  • Power drum brakes
  • DynoMax exhaust
  • 15-inch steel wheels

Want some incredible Hemi-powered muscle? Want it in a package that doesn’t require red ropes and a car bubble? Well, as the old saying goes: “Car culture starts where the assembly line stops”. And now that more and more authentic, numbers-matching Hemi cars are being confined to private collections, enthusiasts are filling the void with creations like this awesome Road Runner. The beneficiary of a professional restoration, this sweet coupe wraps 472 cubic inches of big block bliss in head-turning yellow aesthetics. If you’ve always dreamed of owning first-class MoPar muscle, but don’t want the inherent stress that comes with authenticity, here’s the perfect solution!

BODYWORK/TRIM

An authentic J-code Road Runner that was originally decked in triple green, this Plymouth is the graduate a comprehensive, 2009 restoration that married an exceptionally solid body with high quality replacement quarters. Once that body’s broad shouldered profile was correctly aligned, a smooth coat of GM yellow 2-stage was complemented with an old school hood stripe. And the result is one ultra-straight, fully detailed pavement pounder that inspires comments and elicits stares every time it hits the road.

Every bit of this Plymouth’s factory-spec ornamentation is bright and extremely clean. And while it’s really hard to determine whether all those baubles are original, they certainly look nice! At the front of the car, a black-inlayed grille hangs four halogen headlights between a broad bumper, crystal clear parking lamps and an offset “PLYMOUTH” header. Behind that grille, a “HEMI” branded hood centers small scoops between ornate turn indicators, matte-finished windshield wipers and like-new glass that’s framed in fresh black vinyl. Below that hood, slab-sided body panels hang traditional door handles and a familiar Chrysler mirror above stylish marker lamps, subtle Road Runner call-outs and a requisite pentastar emblem. And at the back of the car, polished exhaust tips found a second broad bumper beneath crystal clear taillights and premium decklid trim.

ENGINE

Toss the vivid hood and you’ll find 472 cubic inches of Hemi fury! Supplied by Bouchillon Performance Engineering, and professionally installed in 2014, that balanced and dyno-ed mill utilizes a Scat 4340 crank, Scat 4340 rods, Diamond pistons, Mahle rings and a Comp hydraulic cam to twist 525 horsepower into 540 lb./ft. of torque. That star-studded lineup lives in a Hemi Orange Mopar Performance block, which hangs polished valve covers, Trend 4130 pushrods and lightweight aluminum heads over correct, low-restriction exhaust manifolds. Era-correct Carters and a big aluminum intake supply a perfect mixture of fuel and air. Compression is sparked by quality Taylor plug wires, which are snapped onto a Mopar Performance distributor. And a Chrysler-branded radiator utilizes an aluminum water pump to cool resultant combustion. Aesthetically, the entire engine bay looks great, from its gray latch and bright fenders to its old school fluid reservoir and tagged MoPar battery. And functionally, a quick turn of the car’s ignition results in big power and great acoustics.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Park this bird on a lift and you’ll find a solid chassis that’s no stranger to sunny miles and good times. At the center of those bones, a rebuilt A727 3-speed features upgraded internals that do well pacing the buff Hemi powerplant. Behind that ’70s-era gearbox, a proven Dana 60, installed in 2014, spins a Sure Grip differential around 3.73 gears and tough Moser axles. Below that first-rate drivetrain, a fully sorted suspension has been completely rebuilt to include staggered leaf springs, factory power steering, and power drum brakes that operate on low vacuum at idle. The aforementioned acoustics are created by large, true-dual pipes, which make excellent use of an H-shaped crossover, clean DynoMax mufflers and polished tips. Power meets the pavement via reproduction steelies, which spin redlined 215/70R15 BF Goodrich Silvertown Radials around clean Plymouth center caps. And naturally, the car’s original, lightly undercoated floors feature fresh stainless fluid lines and a fresh stainless fuel tank.

INTERIOR

Counter to today’s obsession with technology and convenience, it seems old school American muscle cars only needed black vinyl, a bit of stainless trim and essential instrumentation to strike a perfect balance of ‘instantly classic’ and ‘perpetually cool’. And when you open this Road Runner’s solid doors, you’ll find a cockpit where legendary MoPar power melds seamlessly with a stylish, no-nonsense driving environment. At the center of the car’s floors, front bucket and rear bench seats have been stuffed with firm padding and topped with pleated covers. At the sides of those seats, weather-free door panels hang chrome-tinged armrests under bright trim and glossy frames. At the bottom of those panels, tight carpet appears fresh and free of fading. On top of that carpet, a silver-trimmed console anchors a curved shifter between factory courtesy lamps. The car’s all-business dash hangs rebuilt factory gauges beside a Plymouth Solid State 8-track player. In front of the driver, a monochromatic steering wheel spins a silver horn ring. And behind the passengers, the car’s fully restored trunk is authentic all the way down to its full-size spare, refurbished jack and simple decklid decal.

Numbers-matching cars are great, but classics like this fully restored Road Runner are what make this hobby so much fun. It combines a slew of trophy winning ingredients with a price that’s quite a bit lower than most finicky show queens. And best of all, you’ll have a fully sorted street fighter that can be driven for years to come! If you’re ready to relive the golden age of Detroit in a muscle car you can actually enjoy, pick up the phone and claim this awesome yellow MoPar!

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Plymouth
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Road Runner
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
21146

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
472 HEMI V8
Engine Number
2468330-1
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
92/93 Octane
Fuel Delivery System Type
Dual 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
A727 Torqueflite
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
None
Battery Charger
None
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Yellow
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
Dana 60
Front Wheel Specification
15"
Rear Wheel Specification
15"
Front Tire Specification
215/70R15
Rear Tire Specification
215/70R15
Front Brakes Specification
Duty Drum
Rear Brakes Specification
Duty Drum
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Dynomax

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
900
Awards Summary

Not shown

Historical Documents Summary
n/a

Our Service Programs

Seal of Approval Basic Safety Check

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