Monday, May 11, 2015

Car Watching - 1970 Plymouth Road Runner

I didn't catch this 9 year old son did.  Oh, so proud of him I am.

This is a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner.  Built on the venerable B platform in Chrysler's line-up, it shared the same basic underpinnings as the Belvedere.  But the Road Runner's were different.  It was meant to be a muscle car, stripped of heavy-weight luxury items.  It's base engine was a special 383, and one could order the 440 Six Pack, or even the mighty 426 small blocks, no sixes...just big block goodness here, folks.

Can you believe that the 1970 Superbird was built on this cars basic body?  Collector value aside, I'd take a Road Runner (or it's stable mate, the Plymouth GTX) any day.

Want to know the best part?  Many Road Runners were built here at the St. Louis assembly plant (others were built in a Detroit plant).

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