1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Documented Numbers Matching Restored Road Runner 426 Dual Quad HEMI Kelsey Hayes
Stock #
135366
Body Style
Hardtop
Engine
426 HEMI V8
Exterior Color
Platinum Metallic
Interior Color
Pewter & Black
Miles
44275

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Why Buy
  • Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8
  • Correct Hemi Suspension
  • Correct Platinum Metallic paint / Correct vinyl top / Correct stripes & Performance Hood Treatment
  • Full restoration completed in 1997
  • Original A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Correct Pewter & Black interior
  • Correct Dana 60 rear axle / 3.54 gears
  • Correct Kelsey Hayes ‘recall’ wheels
  • Fully documented

SUMMARY

  • Full restoration completed in 1997
  • Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8
  • Original A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct Kelsey Hayes ‘recall’ wheels
  • Correct Platinum Metallic paint / Correct vinyl top / Correct stripes & Performance Hood Treatment
  • Correct Pewter & Black interior
  • Sale includes: Copy of the car’s original Broadcast Sheet / Kelsey Hayes paperwork / Foil fender decals
  • Correct Dana 60 rear axle / 3.54 gears
  • Correct Hemi Suspension
  • Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes

As dedicated gearheads who sweat 30-weight motor oil, we strive to deliver the coolest investment grade muscle cars on the planet. And this incredible Plymouth, which combines a unique red, Platinum and Pewter color scheme with rare Kelsey Hayes ‘recall’ wheels, is pretty much the definition of investment grade. Backing an original Hemi big block with an original TorqueFlite transmission, the car employs some of the best muscle to ever prowl American streets. And what’s better: as the beneficiary of a top-notch restoration, it’s a fully documented head turner that’s ready to roll straight out of the showroom and right on to the show field! If you’re one of the many enthusiasts patiently watching our inventory pining for the next blue chip MoPar, it looks like your wait is officially over!

BODYWORK/TRIM

An early-build Road Runner that was assembled at Chrysler’s St. Louis facility in September of 1968, this spectacular pentastar is one of few cars equipped with W23 Kelsey Hayes road wheels. By December of that year, in addition to issuing a full recall on W23 Kelsey Hayes wheels, Chrysler would no longer allow dealers to stock or sell them. And that makes this already rare Hemi-equipped, numbers-matching coupe all the more exclusive. Those wheels spin under a detailed restoration that was completed in late 1997. During that thorough rebuild, the car’s straight body, which includes solid-closing doors on top of great panel alignment, was massaged into virtually flawless surfaces. Once those surfaces were completely clean and fully prepped, a smooth coat of correct Platinum Metallic 2-stage was laid under a correct vinyl roof, correct red side stripes and a correct Performance Hood Treatment. And, according to the car’s accompanying documentation, this clean Plymouth now rolls as a precise replication of its Fall 1968 debut!

ENGINE

Toss this coupe’s light hood and you’ll find an original, 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that hangs a familiar 2468330 casting number over a matching partial VIN. As Plymouth’s top option for power hungry gearheads, Chrysler’s legendary elephant block utilized cast iron heads, an oversquare bore, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a stated 425 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque. All that high performance hardware spins in a glossy, Hemi Orange block that hangs attractive, Organisol-coated valve covers over correct, low-restriction exhaust manifolds. A perfect mixture of fuel and air is supplied by correct Carter carburetors and a correct aluminum intake. Compression is sparked by factory-spec wires that are snapped onto an old school points distributor. Charge comes courtesy of a tagged MoPar red cap battery. And resultant combustion is cooled by a big, 26-inch radiator that’s fitted with pliable hoses via old school squeeze clamps. Visually, the car’s Platinum engine compartment is clean and understated… Well, as understated as a classic Hemi can be. The big mill performs as well as it ever has. And naturally, details like correct decals, factory inspection marks, a correct Road Runner horn and a familiar Chrysler washer reservoir have been professionally restored or completely replicated.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Slide under this solid B-Body and you’ll find a lucid chassis that’s fully sorted and ready for the road. Bright silver paint highlights exceptionally clean floors. Behind the Hemi, an original A727 3-speed hangs a Wednesday, August 28th, 1968 assembly stamp opposite a matching partial VIN. That stalwart gearbox sends power to a correct Dana 60 axle, which spins mild 3.54 gears. Naturally, that spirited driveline pushes a completely restored Hemi Suspension. Stops come courtesy of correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. Exhaust is handled by large-diameter tubes, which bend around an H-shaped crossover and throaty turbo mufflers. And all this MoPar goodness rolls on authentic Kelsey Hayes road wheels, which twist F70-15 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sport redlines.

INTERIOR

Swivel this coupe’s level doors and you’ll find a correct Pewter & Black interior that’s functional, straightforward and very livable. A correct front bucket and rear bench seating combination is wrapped in pliable vinyl covers that display hardly any signs of severe wear. Below those seats, stain-free carpet floats color-keyed floor mats around a correct console and simple shifter. At the sides of that carpet, Pewter door panels add texture to Platinum door frames. In front of those panels, a “road runner” branded dash seats rebuilt telemetry above a cool Chrysler Solid State. In front of the driver, a simple steering wheel spins a correct horn bar around a colorful Road Runner centerpiece. And behind the passengers, a nicely finished trunk hides a correct jack and spare tire between a plaid mat and new decklid decal.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Since our sale includes a copy of this Plymouth’s original Broadcast Sheet, there’s no questioning the car’s highly accurate restoration. Here’s a detailed look at how this Road Runner left Chrysler’s St. Louis manufacturing facility.

BROADCAST SHEET:

  • C130229: Sequence number
  • 912: Scheduled for production on September 12th, 1968
  • 082709: Vehicle Order Number
  • RM: Plymouth Road Runner
  • 23: 2-door hardtop
  • J: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that creates 425 horsepower
  • 9: 1969 model year
  • G: Assembled at Chrysler’s St. Louis manufacturing facility
  • XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number
  • E74: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
  • D32: A727 TorqueFlite heavy duty automatic transmission
  • D58: 4.10 gears
  • U65: F70-15 red stripe tires
  • M6S: Pewter & Black (S) medium trim grade (M) interior that’s equipped with vinyl bucket seats (6)
  • V01: Monotone paint
  • A4: Platinum Metallic roof paint
  • A4: Platinum Metallic body paint
  • V1X: Black full vinyl top
  • A32: Dana 60 axle that’s complete with 4.10 gears
  • B41: Front disc brakes and standard, 10-inch rear drums
  • B51: Power assisted brakes
  • C16: Console
  • C23: Rear armrests that are complete with ashtrays
  • C55: Bucket seats
  • C93: Carpet
  • F25: 70-amp red cap battery
  • G15: Tinted windshield
  • H11: Heater
  • J11: Glovebox lock
  • J15: Cigar lighter
  • J25: 3-speed windshield wipers
  • J55: Equipped with undercoating and a hood pad
  • M21: Roof drip rail moldings
  • M31: Belt molding
  • N65: 7-blade fan
  • N51: Maximum Engine Cooling
  • N85: Tachometer
  • N96: Carburetor Fresh Air Package (Coyote Duster)
  • R11: Music Master AM radio
  • S15: Extra heavy duty Hemi Suspension
  • S25: Heavy-duty firm ride shock absorbers
  • S78: Full horn ring
  • W23: Road wheels

VIN:

  • RM: Plymouth Road Runner
  • 23: 2-door hardtop
  • J: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that creates 425 horsepower
  • 9: 1969 model year
  • G: Assembled at Chrysler’s St. Louis manufacturing facility
  • 120101: Production Sequence Number

FENDER TAG:

  • E74: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
  • D32: A727 TorqueFlite heavy duty automatic transmission
  • RM: Plymouth Road Runner
  • 23: 2-door hardtop
  • J: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
  • 9: 1969 model year
  • G: Assembled at Chrysler’s St. Louis manufacturing facility
  • 120101: Production Sequence Number
  • A4: Platinum Metallic roof paint
  • A4: Platinum Metallic body paint
  • M: Medium trim grade
  • 6: Vinyl bucket seats
  • S: Pewter & Black interior
  • A4: Platinum Silver upper door frames
  • 912: Scheduled for production on September 12th, 1968
  • 082709: Vehicle Order Number
  • A32: Dana 60 axle that’s complete with 4.10 gears
  • B51: Power assisted brakes
  • C16: Console
  • C55: Bucket seats
  • J25: 3-speed variable wipers
  • M21: Roof drip rail moldings
  • M31: Belt molding
  • N85: Tachometer
  • R11: Music Master AM radio
  • V1X: Black full vinyl top
  • V21: Performance Hood Treatment
  • V6R: Red longitudinal stripes
  • 26: 26-inch radiator
  • END: End of codes

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

  • The aforementioned copy of the car’s Chrysler Broadcast Sheet
  • Paperwork pertaining to the car’s rare Kelsey Hayes wheels
  • A vintage marketing banner touting the Road Runner’s Motor Trend Car of the Year award
  • Rare foil fender decals (which have been turned into magnets) touting that award

Documented, exclusive and featuring numbers-matching motivation, this clean Road Runner is fast, stylish and ready to impress. When you take a minute to look at the quality of the car’s workmanship, you realize the cost of sourcing your own Hemi-powered classic and executing a build to this level is probably twice our asking price. If you’re in the market for a bit of crisp MoPar muscle that’ll age like fine wine, this awesome Plymouth is the racy flavor you’ve been thirsting for!

Basic

Year
1969
Make
Plymouth
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Road Runner
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
44275

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
426 HEMI V8
Engine Number
2468330
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
PK2892094L 2588 0829

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

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

Body

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

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
Dana 60 3.54 Posi
Front Wheel Specification
15"
Rear Wheel Specification
15"
Front Tire Specification
F70-15
Rear Tire Specification
F70-15
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Spare
Full Size
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Original Chrysler Broadcast Sheet. * Original Window Sticker * Original Pre-Delivery Service Inspection Form * Paperwork pertaining to KH wheels.

Our Service Programs

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