East Coaster of the Day

 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner


This near-perfect 1969 Road Runner is not much different from the original that launched a year earlier with a Beep Beep horn that made drivers feel like they had just left the hapless Wile E. Coyote in the dust.

Plymouth was the first American manufacturer to produce a high-powered, lightweight muscle machine based on a mid-sized car. To keep price and weight down, the car was a 2-door post model void of most amenities, like carpet on the floor.

Unlike many sports cars of the day, the Road Runner was a rugged tough cookie that could take a lot of punishment, which it did. It was a runaway success for Plymouth.

With a tweaked 383 cubic-inch, 335-horsepower V8 as the base engine, the Road Runner was a ride to be reckoned with at traffic light showdowns in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

If that wasn’t enough to satisfy your muscle car mania, you could order your Road Runner with a 440 six-pack or even a mighty dual quad 426 Hemi that took no prisoners on the streets of North America.

Beep Beep.


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