Lot 395 - 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner
|Odometer reading||83,810 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
In 1968, the first muscle cars were, in the opinion of many, moving away from their roots as relatively cheap, fast cars as they gained options. Although Plymouth already had a performance car in the GTX, designers decided to go back to the drawing board and reincarnate the original muscle car concept and in 1968, the low-cost muscle car hit the street. After a tie-in with Warner Brothers, the Road Runner decals were employed both inside and outside the car and the Road Runner was born.
Everything essential to performance and handling was beefed-up and improved. The interior was spartan and the standard engine was an exclusive to the Road Runner, a 383 CID (6.3 Litre) V8 rated at 335bhp.
This example has had all the work done for you. A major refurbishment was undertaken in 2011 complete with re-spray in the original yellow. The engine was fully rebuilt and the other associated mechanics underwent a full overhaul. New seatbelt harnesses have been fitted and new 15" period chrome wheels can also be found at each corner. A file detailing the restoration, various invoices, a V5 and an MoT test certificate valid until January next year are also available. Described by the vendor as in extremely good condition throughout, good Roadrunners are hard to find and this is certainly one of them.
Previous lotLot 394 - 1929 Hudson Essex Super Six Coupé
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