Less Is Definitely More with this Plymouth Road Runner

1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Everyone knows that certain cars are just better with no options. The first-generation Plymouth Road Runner, like this 1969 model for sale on Hemmings, is one of those cars.

Back in the late ’60s, Chrysler designed the Road Runner to be cheap, simple, and most of all fast. The roughly $3000 base model was propelled by a 383-cubic-inch V-8 that made 335 (gross) horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque hooked up to a four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, for a little extra, buyers could opt for 426 or 440 cubic inches of grunt, which made the car’s 3400-pound curb weight a moot point. Out of the box, a correctly optioned Road Runner could run a mid-13-second quarter-mile, which in 1969 made it a seriously fast machine.

1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Beyond the funky bronze paint, awesome hub caps, and four-speed on this 383-powered car, we took notice of its options—as far as we can tell it has none, beyond the vinyl top. It has traveled more than 105K miles, but it has been in the hands of just one owner. And it appears to be in very nice condition, probably thanks to the fact that it hails from the Seattle area. The price is $37,500, which seems about right for a Road Runner of this quality.

Check this groovy 1969 Road Runner cartoon commercial below:


1969 Plymouth Road Runner


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