1969 Plymouth Road Runner A12

Documented Rotisserie Restored Road Runner A12 440 Six Pack V8 Dana 60 4.10
Stock #
135851
Body Style
Hardtop
Engine
440 V8
Exterior Color
Vitamin C
Interior Color
Black
Miles
78256

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$89,900
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Why Buy
  • Original 440 cubic inch Super Commando V8 / Correct 6 BBL carburetion
  • Correct Rallye Suspension
  • Correct Vitamin C paint
  • Sale includes an original Broadcast Sheet
  • Correct A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct heavy-duty drum brakes
  • Correct Black vinyl bench seat interior
  • Correct Dana 60 rear axle / Correct posi-traction differential / Correct 4.10 gears
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • The beneficiary of a detailed rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2004

SUMMARY

  • The beneficiary of a detailed rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2004
  • Original 440 cubic inch Super Commando V8 / Correct 6 BBL carburetion
  • Correct A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct Vitamin C paint
  • Correct Black vinyl bench seat interior
  • Sale includes an original Broadcast Sheet
  • Correct Dana 60 rear axle / Correct posi-traction differential / Correct 4.10 gears
  • Correct Rallye Suspension
  • Correct heavy-duty drum brakes
  • 15-inch steel wheels

When it comes to collectability, there are few better cars than the legendary Plymouth Road Runner. Chrysler’s storied B-Bodies were among the first muscle cars to post serious stats on the auction block. And today, they continue to be some of the best 4-wheeled investments your money can buy. Equity aside, this Vitamin C coupe represents a roster of great numbers. For starters, it’s equipped with an original, numbers-matching V8. The car also features a correct A727/Dana 60 driveline. And, in addition to being rotisserie restored, it’s fully documented thanks to an original Broadcast Sheet. If you’re looking for a world class B-Body to round out your MoPar collection, take a minute to quantify this brilliant A12!

BODYWORK/TRIM

After driving off Chrysler’s Lynch Road assembly line, this A12 probably spent the next two or three decades hustling up and down the various dragways and backroads of small town America. Circa 2004, the car benefitted from a detailed, rotisserie restoration that began with a full strip and thorough media blasting. Once that fuselage was clean and solid, glowing 2-stage lit its panels in correct Vitamin C pigment. And today, this Road Runner rolls as choice MoPar muscle that’s attractive, valuable and still tough as nails!

The A12 package was Chrysler’s very successful bid at creating a street legal platform for drag racers. That meant, after being beat on weekend after weekend, most of these old school track warriors were retired to the unglamorous existence of field decoration or barn furniture. So, naturally, finding a world class A12 like the broad-shouldered coupe you see here has become a pretty rare occurrence. At the front of the car, a black-trimmed grille hangs four halogen headlights above a fresh chrome bumper and clear parking lamps. Behind that grille, a lightweight hood centers a forward-facing scoop, adorned with bright “440 6BBL” scripts, in the middle of four stainless pins and smooth black paint. Above that hood, tinted glass backs a polished antenna, satin wipers and pristine stainless frames. Below that glass, a slab-sided profile hangs traditional door handles amid clear marker lamps, a correct chrome mirror and sporty “road runner” scripts. And at the back of the car, a second chrome bumper centers small reverse lamps between polished exhaust tips, factory-fresh taillights and more pristine Road Runner ornamentation.

ENGINE

Make use of this Plymouth’s short hood props and you’ll find an original, 440 cubic inch Super Commando V8 that’s authenticated by a 2536430 casting number, a February 22nd, 1969 casting date and a matching 257117 partial VIN. More popular than Chrysler’s famed Hemi, and almost as feared, Plymouth’s storied 440 6 BBL was designed to be the industry’s best combination of comfort, streetability and big block performance. Oxygen whips through functional fresh air induction to a correctly decaled air cleaner and three thirsty Holleys, which ride a familiar Edelbrock intake. At the front of those carbs, a traditional points distributor sequences fire through proven Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables. At the sides of that intake, Hemi Orange valve covers perfectly contrast old school exhaust manifolds. Combustion is provided by factory internals. Cooling comes courtesy of a Chrysler-branded radiator, which is cinched to pliable Chrysler hoses via simple squeeze clamps. Power is provided by a reproduction red cap battery, which rides opposite a correct Road Runner horn. And aesthetically, the buff powerplant is clean, mean and ready to show.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

The chassis specs leave little question as to what this B-Body was engineered to do best. Take a step under our lift and you’ll find a tough ol’ drag strip skeleton that’s been over-restored to match both the car’s bright engine bay and shiny exterior panels. The aforementioned RB funnels power to a tough A727 TorqueFlite, which hangs a correct PK2892093 assembly stamp opposite a matching 257117 partial VIN. That transmission twists a correct Dana 60 axle, which spins a proven Sure Grip differential around big, 4.10 gears. Below that sorted drivetrain, a correct Rallye Suspension has been completely rebuilt to include a correct sway bar, correct ‘uneven’ leaf springs and correct, 11-inch brakes. Above that sorted drivetrain, over-restored floors have been layered in glossy Vitamin C 2-stage and dressed with everything from a fresh stainless fuel tank to fresh stainless fluid lines. Exhaust is handled by free-flowing, 2.5-inch pipes, which jettison cooked dinosaurs through an H-shape crossover and Walker Quiet-Flow 3 mufflers. And torque meets the pavement through Gloss Black steelies, which spin G70-15 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sport redlines around requisite chrome lug nuts.

INTERIOR

Between the doors, a correct vinyl interior is simple and functional. Correct bench seats authenticate the car’s all business demeanor. At the sides of those seats, correct X9 frames top stainless-trimmed panels. At the front of those panels, a Road Runner-themed dash hangs factory telemetry next to a familiar Chrysler Solid State radio. That cockpit stretches between fresh carpet and a tight headliner. In front of the driver, a correct Road Runner steering wheel laps a factory shifter. And behind the passengers, a large trunk sandwiches a correct jack and full-size spare tire between fresh decals and a correct mat.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Since our sale includes 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 Lynch Road manufacturing facility.

VIN:

  • RM: Plymouth Road Runner
  • 23: 2-door hardtop
  • M: 440 cubic inch V8 that’s complete 6-barrel carburetion
  • 9: 1969 model year
  • A: Assembled at Chrysler’s Lynch Road manufacturing facility
  • 257117: Production Sequence Number

BROADCAST SHEET:

  • B256333: Sequence number
  • 949361: Vehicle Order Number
  • RM: Plymouth Road Runner
  • 23: 2-door hardtop
  • M: 440 cubic inch V8 that’s complete 6-barrel carburetion
  • 9: 1969 model year
  • A: Assembled at Chrysler’s Lynch Road manufacturing facility
  • 257117: Production Sequence Number
  • E63: 383 cubic inch V8 that’s fitted with a 4-barrel carburetor
  • D32: A727 TorqueFlite heavy-duty automatic transmission
  • D69: Special order 9.75-inch rear axle that’s equipped with 4.10 gears
  • H2X: Black (X) High trim (H) interior that’s equipped with vinyl benches (2)
  • X9: Black upper door frames
  • V01: Monotone paint
  • K2: Vitamin C roof paint
  • K2: Vitamin C body paint
  • V7X: Black longitudinal accent stripes
  • A12: 440 cubic inch V8 that’s complete 6-barrel carburetion
  • B31: 11-inch heavy-duty drum brakes
  • C23: Rear armrests that are complete with ashtrays
  • C93: Carpet
  • F23: 59-amp battery
  • H11: Heater
  • J11: Glovebox lock
  • J15: Cigar lighter
  • J25: 3-speed windshield wipers
  • M21: Roof drip rail moldings
  • N65: 7-blade fan
  • N51: Maximum Engine Cooling
  • R11: Music Master AM radio
  • S13: Rallye Suspension that’s complete with a sway bar
  • S25: Heavy-duty firm ride shock absorbers
  • W25: Heavy-duty stamped steel wheels

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

  • The aforementioned Chrysler Broadcast Sheet
  • The car’s listing in the U.S. Marshals’ Forfeited Property Sales ad
  • The car’s bid sheet from the U.S. Marshals’ Forfeited Property Sale
  • A large display board
  • The car’s hood props

During the ‘60s and ‘70s Plymouth was a brand that defined American performance. Today, that vision manifests in hard assets, like this striking A12, that seem to never go out of style. Investing in something that makes you smile isn’t a bad idea. And if you’re searching for some stunning Detroit metal that as nice as it is exclusive, this Plymouth is a prime candidate for your next classic!

Basic

Year
1969
Make
Plymouth
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Road Runner
Secondary Model
A12
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
78256

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
440 V8
Engine Number
2536430
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Six Pack
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
A727 Torqueflite
Transmission Number
PK2892093

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
Black
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

Body

Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Vitamin C
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
Dana 60 4.10 Posi
Front Wheel Specification
15"
Rear Wheel Specification
15"
Front Tire Specification
G70-15
Rear Tire Specification
G70-15
Front Brakes Specification
Duty Drum
Rear Brakes Specification
Duty Drum
Spare
Full Size
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
n/a

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Original Chrysler Broadcast Sheet. * U.S. Marshals’ listing ad. * U.S. Marshals’ listing bid sheet.

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