1971 Yellow Plymouth road runner

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Technical specifications

Model:Road Runner
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:M2T7 Dark Brown with tan inserts
Engine:1972 440 4 barrel engine
Number of Cylinders:8
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I have owned this car since January 1986 and am selling it only because it sits in the garage far too much, and we have too many other automotive and old home restoration projects jumping in line in front of this one.
We changed the color to FY1 Lemon Twist yellow after seeing an EL5 Bahama Yellow “twin” to my car at the Mopar Nationals and didn’t like the color on a ’71 Road Runner. Also, since the car could never be “all original/numbers matching” we decided to add as many “correct for 1971” options to the car as we could. We’ve added the Air Grabber Hood, a factory tachometer-equipped dash, dual mirrors, the AM/FM stereo radio, the very rare hump-mounted cassette player/recorder with a NOS microphone, power steering, disc brakes, a Rim-Blow steering wheel, the strobe stripe, three speed wipers, 14” Rallye wheels, tinted windshield, pedal dress ups, and even a factory litter bag. I added the bazooka exhaust tips, but unfortunately lost one on a long drive and I have not replaced them yet. I’ve never wired up the tach, and the cassette player/recorder doesn’t work as far as I know (they never did when they were new either).
The engine is a 1972 440 equipped with a Mopar Performance .509 hydraulic cam, ported & polished 452 casting # heads (factory installed hardened valve seats), 11:1 Six Pak pistons, fully grooved Hemi-style main bearings, and the usual upgrades like ARP rod bolts, double roller timing chain, etc… I removed the headers and aluminum intake manifold and replaced them with stock cast-iron units and a smaller Holly 4 barrel carb to improve drivability. The 727 Torqueflite has the Hemi torque converter, 4 pinion planetary gears and a shift kit. The 8-3/4 rear axle has a Sure Grip with 3.23’s in the center section. Standing behind the car at idle is one of life’s simple pleasures!
We rebuilt the front suspension we decided to use the disc brakes off of a ’72 Barracuda to replace the front 11” drums. We used all TRW/MOOG parts except for the polyurethane sway bar bushings & mounting blocks.
I also have a pickup load of spare parts for the car that I’ve accumulated over the years (fenders, bumpers, wiring, etc.), and will include them for the same price if you are interested.
Some history for the car… While at one of the “DUKESFEST” Dukes of Hazzard cast reunions, I was asked to pick up and deliver Catherine “Daisy Duke” to the event in this car. She posed for some photos with it/us and autographed the car as well. My Road Runner was also used as a background extra in the 2010 James Marsden / Cameron Diaz movie THE BOX. You can see it near the beginning of the movie as James Marsden drives his Corvette into the parking lot of NASA’s Dryden Conference Center for the press conference.
As noted above, the car sits in the garage far too much, and we have only put about 5,200 miles on it since we reassembled it about 15 years ago. Everything on the car other than what I noted above works well, and it drives very nicely. I do not tolerate rattles or squeaks, and I was recently told by the owner of a local race car / restoration shop that my car is “one of the nicest driving cars” that he’s driven in a while.
The Road Runner has a clean title, of course. And if you like I can trailer and deliver the car/parts using my truck/trailer pretty much anywhere in the continental US if compensated for the delivery & return trip.

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