A numbers-matching big block V8 and the control of four-on-the-floor make this 1971 Plymouth Road Runner a terrific driver's coupe. And the bold High Impact color, A/C interior, and overall sharp style make it the kind of classic that you'll show, drive, and fully cherish.
The bold Plum Crazy from the legendary High Impact color palette is the perfect attention-grabber to showcase all the great details on this coupe. The Road Runner was given its new styling in '71, which hid the front end behind a chrome bumper surround. The nose shields the headlights to make them look like a criminal trying to hide his face in a neon hoodie. So pulling up behind a lesser car at a stoplight definitely makes for a sight in their rear view mirrors. A car like this really does represent the pinnacle of the muscle car era, and it's not just for the big motor. You have design elements that were about to disappear, like the way the rear bumper hugs the form and the look of a hardtop with no center pillar. This year's Road Runner also had all the best in performance style with a cool strobe stripe running up the C-pillar and across the roof. There's also a hood insert with callout, a big rear spoiler, and Mopar Rallye wheels with raised white letter tires. You can see all of these power and panache elements so well because this coupe really shows it has been restored with care and treated with respect - a true classic.
Inside is an impressive mix of vintage and well-integrated upgrades. The clean black upholstery has a detailed ribbed pattern, the carpeting feels plush, and the dash is smooth. You'll even appreciate the little details like the working dome light and wood-like trim on the dash. And since this is built to be a driver's car, they also made some nice subtle upgrades like the retro-style AM/FM digital tuner and air conditioning blowing cold with modern R134a refrigerant. The other part of being a driver's car means knowing how to speak to your enthusiast's heart. That means an engaging environment with high-back bucket seats, a classic three-spoke steering wheel (w/Road Runner center cap), big round gauges, upgraded auxiliary readouts, and the iconic Hurst pistol grip shifter in the center console.
The bold and vintage presentation continues under the hood. You not only get bright Plum Crazy on the inner walls, but also there's a nice V8 looking vibrant in Mopar orange. The 383 cubic-inch motor is the numbers-matching powerplant, and it has a tidy look of a solid investment. The V8 has been built for power with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock intake, and a nice set of long tube headers feeding the shortened dual exhaust. It's a strong motor, and the clean look all around - including the undercarriage - gives you confidence in a solid driver. Power steering, power brakes, and front discs make it a great cruiser. But you really know your favorite part is the control the four-speed gives you where you can downshift and hear the V8 really rumble whenever you like.
The sale comes complete with the factory buildsheet (broadcast sheet) and build receipts. This coupe is bold, powerful, comfortable, and absolutely striking. So you know you want to get your hands on this Road Runner. Call today!!!