1969 440 6 PACK WITH LIFT OFF FLAT BLACK HOOD - STRIKING RB BIG BLOCK EXAMPLE!
Price: - Item location: Torrance, California, United States
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Road Runner
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 41,500
- VIN: RM23H9G293830
- Color: White
- Engine size: 440 6 Pack V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 2WD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Plymouth Road RunnerWest Coast Classics are proud to present a great example of this rare and nicely optioned and unrestored 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner with a big block 'Raised Block' 440 6 Pack V8 engine matched to a 'Torqueflite' automatic transmission with a lift off 'Flat Black' removable hood. The car is rust free and a worthy candidate for the muscle car enthusiast to restore fully or simply a great daily driving example for any classic muscle car enthusiast!
This particular car was born with a 383 V8 engine but now boasts a 440 6 Pack RB big block engine with the correct date correct 2536430 casting number from 1966-72. The 440 RB block was introduced to power the big and heavy Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth intermediates and full size cars in 1966 and the ultimate incarnation was the 1969 1/2 440 Six Pack (Dodge) and 440 Six Barrel (Plymouth). The engine was built to bridge the gap between the 375HP 440 cid V8 and the street Hemi. It was outfitted with an aluminum intake manifold that used three two-barrel Holley carburetors. The result was 390HP. The 1970-71 versions of the engine used a cast iron version of the intake manifold as a cost savings measure and the engine was also fitted with stronger connecting rods. Both of these 440 cid engines proved themselves to be capable preforming street engines.
This particular car is very straight with no signs of any major accidents and the floor boards, drip rails, rocker panels and trunk are solid and rust free. The car looks very impressive in it's original 'Alpine White' factory color paint with a black interior and seats. It has a striking 'Flat Black' fiberglass lift off hood with scoop and 4 hood pop up springs and NASCAR hood pins and it's original 'Roadrunner' horn!
The big block engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives like a dream, the transmission shifts smooth and the engine temperature always runs cool. Although obviously not a concourse example, this remains a very rare and highly desirable and collectible example of one of the outstanding muscle cars of the sixties, which has high repute amongst collectors for both it's beautiful lines and simplicity and high performance.
For 1968, the Plymouth lineup offered the high performance Roadrunner packed with a standard 383/335 HP engine with an optional 4 speed transmission, heavy duty suspension, GTX like hood bulges, a 'taxicab' basic interior, little cartoon bird decals on the doors and the unique 'Beep-Beep' Roadrunner horn! Combined with low weight, the 6-passenger Road Runner could run the 1/4 mile in 13.5 seconds at 105 mph (169 km/h). It would prove to be one of the best engines of the muscle car era, and the Road Runner one of the best platforms to utilize it. The Roadrunner was not fragile. Unlike some sports cars (such as the Corvette), it was built for serious street work, the Roadrunner was reportedly a favorite of moonshiners, faster than almost any police car and tough enough to take practically any bump, with good ground clearance to boot. Everything essential to performance and handling was beefed-up and improved; everything nonessential was left out. The interior was spartan, lacking even carpets in early models, and few options were available. A floor-mounted shifter featured only a rubber boot and no console so that a bench seat could be used. An "Air Grabber" option consisted of an air duct assembly bolted to the underside of the hood that connected to twin rectangular upward-facing scoops in the hood. When the hood was closed, a rubber seal fitted over a large oval unsilenced air cleaner assembly that ducted air directly into the engine. The scoops in the hood could be opened and closed via a lever under the dashboard. Continued only until 1970 and a 'Milestone classic car status' vehicle today! With the four speed shifter, the acceleration is unreal! Because it was a bare-bones muscle car it's weight was kept as low as possible for an even better power to weight ratio than any of it's competitors. Plymouth needed a muscle car to really stand out from it's competition and with 335HP this car really lived up to it's name and could beat almost any other muscle car on the street, with the 440 6 Pack or Hemi it was unbeatable! Dodge missed out on these low priced muscle cars at the beginning of the 1968 season but soon added the Super bee to counterpart the Roadrunner. The Roadrunner and Super Bee's performance quickly silenced any laughter coming from those who drove an SS, GTO or GTA, names that began to sound dated. Lean and mean, meant for boulevard cruising or an occasional street race, these vehicles offered the Mopar buyer the ultimate bang for the buck and the proof was that the Roadrunner was Motor Trend's Car of the year in 1969! One of the standout muscle cars of the sixties, rare today, a neat original Roadrunner is highly prized by collectors and Mopar enthusiasts!
In summary, this 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner with a big block 440 6 Pack engine is one great daily driver, ready to drive and enjoy today and a sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American sixties muscle car enthusiast or a perfect restoration project for the Mopar enthusiast!
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