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1970 Plymouth Road Runner 4-Speed

Highest Bid:
$84,435

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1970 Plymouth Road Runner 4-Speed

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1970 Plymouth Road Runner 4-Speed

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1970 Plymouth Road Runner 4-Speed

High Bidder:  MJG

Auction Type:  Reserve

Highest Bid: $84,435 (USD)

End Date:

$958.76*/month for 120 months at 6.50% APR *Financing estimate provided by Woodside Credit


Chassis/VIN:

RM23V0A149247

Location:

Orrville, Ohio

Odometer:

23,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

17010051

Engine:

440ci V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

Highest Bid: $84,435 (USD)

$958.76*/month for 120 months at 6.50% APR *Financing estimate provided by Woodside Credit

High Bidder:  MJG

Auction Type:  Reserve

Ends In:

End Date:

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Chassis/VIN:

RM23V0A149247

Location:

Orrville, Ohio

Odometer:

23,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

17010051

Engine:

440ci V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

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Vehicle Story

This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner two-door hardtop is a rotisserie-restored V-code muscle car powered by a reportedly numbers-matching 440ci six-barrel V8 backed by a numbers-matching A-833 4-speed manual transmission and a Dana 60 rear end with 4.10 Sure Grip gearing. Details include date-correct, factory-spec parts such as the exhaust manifold, valve covers, and cooling system hardware along with Rallye wheels, a dual exhaust system, replacement exterior trim, and more. Finished in Lime Light over a white interior, this first-generation Road Runner is now offered by the selling dealer with a clear title.

The midsize Road Runner first came to life on the Chrysler B-body platform for 1968, offered as a two-door in coupe, hardtop, and convertible configurations. The following year, Plymouth applied changes to the grille, taillights, and options. For the final year of the first generation in 1970, the nose was again modified to incorporate a revised grille and non-functional scoops were added to the rear quarters. This Road Runner two-door hardtop from that year was rotisserie-restored and repainted in Lime Light (FJ5) with a black accent hood stripe. The body features an Argent silver grille and all exterior brightwork trim has been polished, rechromed, or replaced. The turn signal lenses, windshield, and weather stripping were replaced. The body features fog lamps, bumper guards, a driver-side mirror, and a dual exhaust system with factory exhaust tips.

Silver 15-inch Rally wheels with restored center caps and beauty rings are wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires.

The refurbished cockpit is fitted with white vinyl bench seat upholstery from Legendary Auto Interiors with seat belts and new cushions. The headliner, door panels, dash, and carpeting were restored or replaced as part of the cosmetic overhaul. Amenities include a factory AM radio, a pistol-grip shifter, and polished door sill plates. The trunk was detailed, color-matched, and clear-coated and contains a full-size matching Rallye wheel with a BFGoodrich spare tire, the jack assembly and lug wrench, a trunk mat, and new weather stripping.

Instrumentation includes Rally gauges with a 150-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer with a Tic-Toc-Tach embedded analog clock, and gauges for the fuel level, coolant temperature, and oil pressure. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 23k miles, although true mileage on the chassis is unknown.

The reportedly numbers-matching 440ci six-barrel V8 is housed in a detailed engine bay and displays the proper VIN tag on the block surface, the core support, and the fender tag, according to the selling dealer. Factory-correct equipment includes the exhaust manifold, valve covers, air cleaner, Mopar radiator, fan shroud, fan, radiator and heater hoses, and hose clamps. The brake and fuel lines were replaced during the restoration process and the gas tank and straps are new. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a reportedly numbers-matching A-833 4-speed manual transmission and a Dana 60 rear end with 4.10 Sure Grip gears.

The seller notes that the bushings have been replaced and the suspension was refurbished including replacement of the shocks and rear leaf springs. Additional photos showing the condition of the underside are available in the gallery to the right.

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Comments & Questions

January 26, 2022
06:50 PM
MJG

BID: $84,435

January 26, 2022
01:48 PM

BID: $79,000

January 26, 2022
11:51 AM

BID: $75,000

January 26, 2022
10:44 AM

BID: $74,400

January 25, 2022
01:26 PM

BID: $72,000

January 25, 2022
08:35 AM
MJG

BID: $65,000

January 24, 2022
09:25 AM

BID: $55,000

January 22, 2022
04:43 PM

@StacyT. – I am happy to relieve “collector” of any problems with bidding. ...

OK. I can't speak for him or her, but I can't stand the suspense. I can imagine what that means, but just what does relieve mean? I see that you have bid before, but I haven't seen relief in the form of a bid higher than Bidder.

January 22, 2022
03:45 PM
Bidder

I am happy to relieve “collector” of any problems with bidding.

January 22, 2022
12:19 PM

@Collector – I appreciate the response. True it is a beautiful car but I have 4 that in similar shape (with numbers matching). I buy them a little under value typically. If this is upwards of $100k and I know that is conjecture on your part. Then I would step out. Finally it is a funny game. Should I decide not to play. How do I withdraw my offer? ...

I haven't read the terms and conditions of classic cars.com since I signed up, but I seem to remember that once you bid on a car , you are committed to pay for it if you win the bid. This car is scheduled to be up for bid for another six days, so there is a really good chance that someone is going to beat your bid during that timeframe. There is just no predicting the outcome of what the seller will do with the reserve or what that amount is. This car is going to continue to attract a lot of attention and many potential bidders. Especially buyers that want to look at cars that are not selling on a stage as widely distributed as Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. That said, if someone outbids another bidder, that fellow will want to think very carefully about his next bid. I saw a 1969 GTO Judge in Scottsdale sell that at least two bidders wanted very badly a couple years ago that wound up going to $150,000.00 before one of them won the bid. Some guys wait until the last minute to try and slip a bid past another bidder.

January 21, 2022
08:53 PM
Bidder

@Steve6979 – On the auction reserve, the only one who will know that is the seller and maybe the website director. If the seller decides to sell for less than his reserve, he may remove the reserve, but he obviously hasn't done so yet. What ever the reserve is, you have to beat the highest bid to win the auction. I have seen cars not sell to the highest bidder because they did not reach the reserve. If I had to guess, with the condition of this car's restoration how it's optioned, the reserve on this automobile is probably in the $100,000.00 range, maybe less or to be removed by the seller if ithe bid gets close to what he wants, but that's entirely speculation on my part. I think that the reserve should be announced, but that's not how they do it in most auctions in the spirit of bringing as much as possible on the item. It's a funny game. ...

I appreciate the response. True it is a beautiful car but I have 4 that in similar shape (with numbers matching). I buy them a little under value typically. If this is upwards of $100k and I know that is conjecture on your part. Then I would step out. Finally it is a funny game. Should I decide not to play. How do I withdraw my offer?

January 21, 2022
05:39 PM

@Collector – At $52,500 it is still showing a reserve. Does anyone know what that Reserve may be? ...

On the auction reserve, the only one who will know that is the seller and maybe the website director. If the seller decides to sell for less than his reserve, he may remove the reserve, but he obviously hasn't done so yet. What ever the reserve is, you have to beat the highest bid to win the auction. I have seen cars not sell to the highest bidder because they did not reach the reserve. If I had to guess, with the condition of this car's restoration how it's optioned, the reserve on this automobile is probably in the $100,000.00 range, maybe less or to be removed by the seller if ithe bid gets close to what he wants, but that's entirely speculation on my part. I think that the reserve should be announced, but that's not how they do it in most auctions in the spirit of bringing as much as possible on the item. It's a funny game.

January 21, 2022
03:59 PM
Bidder

At $52,500 it is still showing a reserve. Does anyone know what that Reserve may be?

January 21, 2022
03:31 PM

BID: $52,500

January 21, 2022
12:32 PM

BID: $50,000

January 21, 2022
10:38 AM

BID: $46,000

January 21, 2022
10:31 AM

Great looking car! I would have painted it a different color, any color , but still a terrific paint and restoration. It's just so great to see cars from this era brought back to this level. I own a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge that has had two rotisserie restorations and it gets a lot of attention. Again, on this car, I think that potential buyers would like to see some more close up pictures of the interior and the instrument panel, but that's just me. It will and already has brought in a lot of attention and will sell for some big bucks.

January 21, 2022
10:12 AM

BID: $45,000

January 21, 2022
09:35 AM

BID: $40,000

January 21, 2022
08:59 AM

BID: $35,000

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