1971 Plymouth Road Runner with its correct 383 V8 under the hood. And as you look at this full package it gives you all the vintage pieces you love, right down to the air grabber hood. But there are also the right subtle upgrades – like four-wheel disc brakes – that let you know this Road Runner provides even more fun out on the road.
This has the best of Mopar all in one glance. The paint looks terrific because this year-correct aggressive color was given a high-quality respray. This car is believed to have a full rotisserie restoration completed around 2009, and you can tell it has been treated with respect since. So not only does the paint look great, but the high-gloss shine showcases the straight sheet metal with flowing sides, flared fenders, and super-smooth trunk that made the new 1971 styling so desirable. While the Road Runners were famous for providing power on a budget, this year really delivered a premium flair.
You see it in the way the bright rear bumper not only hugs the design, but it also incorporates the full light panel. And the included buildsheet even shows that this was optioned with the upscale black vinyl roof. But what you really like about this is the aggressiveness that was built into the style. It’s in the sleek hardtop silhouette and the way the front bumper shields the front end like it’s trying to hide its eyes.
Black hash marks on the fender, large exhaust tips, and a true air grabber hood that you can raise on demand makes for an awesome sports package. And the American Racing Torq Thrust wheels have the right classic style to fit in with this vintage Mopar, but the modern 20-inch size lets you know this one was meant to be driven.