1971 Plymouth Road Runner 38,000 Original Mile Time Capsule
Price: US $23,999.00 Item location: Danville, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Road Runner
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Black factory bench
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 38,000
- VIN: RM23N1E114492
- Color: Orange
- Engine size: 383
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: torqueflight automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Plymouth Road Runner1971 Plymouth Road Runner
38,000 Original Mile Incredible Survivor Car
This is a 1971 Plymouth Road Runner. It is being sold to as a part of an estate which I am coordinating.
Complete with the factory 300 horse power 383 cubic inch Commando engine with three speed Torqueflight automatic transmission. This is a two family owned car since new. Purchased in San Jose, California in 1971 and driven only a little over 37,000 miles until 1975 before putting the car into heated inside storage for the NEXT 35 YEARS!!
Other than repainting the engine during maintenance, this car has not been detailed, steam cleaned, prepared for show, etc. so that the buyer is able to see its true state of originality.
It is an matching number driveline car in factory Orange with the deluxe black vinyl interior. There is absolutely zero rust or corrosion anywhere on the car. Approximately 85%+ of the car is in the factory original lacquer paint. The top of the trunk lid and a portion of each door was touched up in lacquer in 1975 before being parked to remedy minor scratches or door dings.
When this car emerged from its garage the first time in those 35 years, a few things had to be addressed to shake off the cobwebs. Here are those repairs:
✔️ New Year-One correct reproduction gas tank with retained original filler neck.
✔️ Engine and transmission were removed, new brass freeze plugs installed and re-detailed in proper Chrysler spec paint.
✔️ New factory correct Chrysler branded radiator, hoses, clamps, etc.
✔️ New brake cylinders, brake hoses, brake linings and master cylinder
✔️ New factory spec exhaust from Year-One
✔️ New BF Goodrich TA radial tires mounted on hemi-style steel wheels and four NOS dog dish hubcaps.
The interior of this 1971 Plymouth Road Runner is 100% original factory perfect. The only damage to anything including perfect factory door panels, carpet, seats, dashboard and instruments is there are three small holes in the very rear of the black headliner compliments of a small mouse who stowed away decades ago.
The factory vinyl half roof is perfect without and rust bubbles, tears, shrinkage or discoloration whatsoever. Truly a remarkable detail.
In the photo array you will note the: ✔️ Windshield VIN tag ✔️ Driver side wheel house data plate showing exactly how this car was delivered. ✔️ Trunk lid jacking instruction tag still in place and original trunk floor mat showing perfect floor ✔️ Original ( I believe) rear spare tire is in place ✔️ Factory AM radio ✔️ All original factory graphics including the over the roof laser stripe and trunk road runner decal. ✔️ Original dealer supplied rubber floor mats ✔️ Original antifreeze tag still in place on the radiator core support ✔️ Pressure sensitive factory VIN tag label still present and perfect on drivers door jamb. ✔️Clean factory undercarriage throughout
The expression barn find or garage find just does not do the originality or condition of this Road Runner justice. Today it seems that with reproduction parts so available that any car can be made perfect. On the other hand, a car of this magnitude is only original once.
Today, this 1971 Plymouth Road Runner runs, drives, steers and handles like a 30k mile new car without exception. This is the sort or car destined to become the cornerstone of any extraordinary muscle car collection.
** While I have done my best to accurately describe this incredible time capsule 1971 Plymouth Road Runner, it is nevertheless a 46 year old automobile and is being sold as-is without warranties or guarantees whatsoever. Please your questions prior to auction end. You or your qualified agent are invited to inspect the car during the auction period. This sale is governed under the laws of the State of California. Thank you again for your interest.