1970 Plymouth Road Runner

Posted: March 17, 2016 in Uncategorized



In 1970 Plymouth made changes to the front and rear end style of the basic 1968 body, and these would prove to be successful. Updates included a new grille, a cloth & vinyl bench seat, hood, front fenders, quarter panels, single-piston Kelsey-Hayes disc brakes and non-functional scoops in the rear quarters. “High Impact” colors were options available for 1970, with names like In-Violet, Tor-Red, Lime Light, and Vitamin C. The engine lineup was left unchanged and a heavy-duty three-speed manual became the standard transmission. The four-speed manual and the TorqueFlite automatic were on the option list. Sales of the ’70 Road Runner dropped by more than 50 percent over the previous model year to around 41,000 cars. This was due to a move by insurance companies to add surcharges for muscle cars and by the introduction by Plymouth of the compact Duster 340. The duster cost even lower than, and performed as well as, the Road Runner, and the smaller engine qualified it for much lower insurance rates. This Vitamin C Orange painted 2 door coupe begs to be driven. Under the hood is a healthy 383ci motor with an aluminum Mopar intake, a Holley 650CFM Vacuum Secondary Carburetor, a chrome 383 Air Cleaner, chrome Mopar Valve Covers, sock manifolds with a dual exhaust. The Distributer is stock with an Accel Coil. The Radiator is stock as well. The Transmission is a 4 speed manual with a Hurst pistol grip shifter in the center console. This Road Runner is equipped with power Steering and drum brakes. Chrome steels wheels wrapped in Remington XT-120 Radial Tires (P235/60R15) keep this car in contact with the road. The Vitamin C orange paint in bright and in great condition. The Steel Cowl hood has a flat black stripe that matches the rear wing. The front and rear bumpers are clean and bright. The glass is clean and clear with nice stainless window trim. The factory Road Runner and Plymouth emblems are in excellent shape. Inside the car is a stock Black vinyl interior. The high back front bucket seats are in nice condition and very comfortable. In the factory dash are all stock gauges and an aftermarket Pioneer AM/FM/Stereo Cassette player. The center console has working factory interior lighting and the Shifter. The door and interior panels are all in good shape with factory knobs and handles. The black carpet and headliner are clean and in great shape. With government and insurance regulations making these awesome cars difficult to own when they were produced new, these cars were starting to be purchased less and less, making them more and harder to come by today. This is a wonderful example of a car built for performance in the prime of the era of American Muscle cars.



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