$64K Question 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi Build

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64k Question: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi Build

This 1969 Plymouth Road Runner (chassis RM23H9G235277) started life as a Light Green Metallic 383 car but has been rebuilt with a 472 Hemi crate motor and 4-speed. The paint, new motor, and a few other details deviate from a perfectly period-correct build, but the car is so clean and well-judged as a whole that we’re not bothered—besides, if this thing was running an original Hemi it’d be deep into six figures for a largely identical driving experience. Find it here on eBay in St.

George, Utah for $64k OBO.

The ad is a tad heavy on cheesy dealer hype, but when the details are separated from fluff the car sounds like a properly built and solid performer. Grays, anthracites, and blacks seem to be the default choice among new car buyers today, but were quite a bit less common when this Road Runner was new, which likely explains why the non-factory Titanium Dark Metallic it wears works so well. Black steelies with small caps, a black stripe, and excellent trim, brightwork, and panels finish off a very sharp exterior.

The cabin is extra clean and looks great apart from the billet steering wheel—we’d swap it out for a stocker or period correct aftermarket item ASAP. We’d prefer to see the factory gauge cluster  in an original, black-backed color scheme, but seeing as it matches the neatly installed Auto Meter auxiliary monitors and tach we’d probably learn to live with it. Carpet, upholstery, dash, switchgear, and pretty much everything else looks essentially new, and the Hurst pistol grip is a nice touch.

A modern, aftermarket A/C system is discreet and is said to blow ice-cold.

Mechanically the car sounds to be prepped for the immense torque and power upgrade it’s received, with details like upgraded Hemi-spec torsion bars, welded in sub-frame connectors, and frame-to-body torque boxes, Brakes are SSBC discs at all four corners, and a Dana 60 rear axle with 3.54:1 gearing and 35 spline Strange Engineering axles puts a claimed 525 HP to the ground. It’s said to run cool thanks to an aluminum, four core radiator and dual electric 12” fans, and the whole build has completed less than 300 miles since completion.

$64,000 is a lot of money, but when you consider a 472 long block alone costs nearly $18k things start to make a bit more sense. Finding a clean, rust-free donor car, assembling components, and putting it all together in such an apparently top-notch was as this one has been would almost certainly see total project costs eclipsing the seller’s asking price. It might not appreciate as quickly as the real deal, but demand for sorted, driveable Muscle will always be there, regardless of pedigree.

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