The Ultimate Driving Experience: Show Winner ’69 Plymouth Road Runner 383 V8 4 BBL Test Driving
The 1969 Plymouth Road Runner is an American classic that has lasted. It’s a vehicle that turns heads everywhere it travels, thanks to its unique cartoon bird symbol and recognizable muscle car appearance. But it’s what’s underneath the hood that actually identifies this Road Runner.
The first generation of Road Runner’s ran from 1968 to 1970. The 1969 model had slight styling changes over the 68. This included a change to the tail lights and a restyled grille. There are two 2 door variants available on the ’69 Road Runner. This is a RH21 which is the 2-dr Coupe and has a “B” Pillar and the rear window doesn’t roll down.
The 2-door hard top coupes (RH23) had a rear window that would fully wind down leaving the window space fully open from the vent right back to the front of the “C” post. Powered by a 383 V8 engine, this Road Runner is a true beast on the road. Equipped with an Edelbrock intake, 4 BBL carb, coated headers, and Air Grabber induction, it packs a serious punch. All that power is funneled through a Hurst shifted four-speed manual transmission and an 8 3/4 rear, ensuring a smooth and exhilarating ride every time.
This Road Runner is not just a showpiece, however. It’s a proven winner on the circuit, having taken home numerous trophies and awards. And it’s easy to see why – the attention to detail is evident in every aspect of this vehicle, from the perfect alignment of the body panels to the meticulous restoration of the engine components.
The rumble of the engine is a symphony of power, and the feel of the car as it hurtles down the road is truly exhilarating. Whether cruising down the highway or tearing up the track, this Road Runner is a force to be reckoned with.
Check out that engine bay, amazingly clean!