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1971 Plymouth Road Runner

Plymouth Road Runner 1971 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Make: Plymouth
Model: Road Runner
Type: Other
Doors: 2
Year: 1971
Mileage: 2736
Color: Red
Engine size: 440 V8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1 of only 109 1971 440 6 Barrel Road Runners equipped with an automatic transmission
1 of only 12 1971 440 6 Barrel/A727 Torqueflite cars believed to still exist
Winner of multiple national awards / Featured in multiple publications
Concours-style restoration that involved only NOS parts
Original 440 6 Barrel V8
Original A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission
Correct NOS interior
Correct Rallye Red paint / Correct vinyl top
Sale includes an original broadcast sheet, ovier Registry and fender tag paperwork and multiple magazine features
Correct Dana 60 Super Track Pak rear axle / Correct power steering / Correct power brakes

At RK Motors Charlotte, e sell more Road Runners than just about anyone on the planet. And while there are a few oddballs thrown in to that mix, he vast majority of those offerings are immaculate first generation cars that, hile awesome, emind some people just a bit too much of Grandma's Belvedere. So, hat about the classic car collector who wants a more tailored, ore unique Road Runner? No worries, e have something for them too! A concours-restored, umbers-matching showpiece that's graced multiple magazine covers, his killer coupe will show, nd go, ust as well as any of its older brethren. Rare from day one, he car is 1 of only 109 6 Barrel/Torqueflite Road Runners produced for the 1971 model year and, urrently, s believed to be 1 of only 12 that still exist. So, f you're ready for some exclusive MoPar muscle that's a little outside of '60s boxy, ake a long look at this Rallye Red Plymouth!


Produced in Windsor, anada, his slick Road Runner met its first owner, 23 year old car enthusiast, t L.P. Stuart Plymouth in Washington D.C. on March 17th, 971. That young man would enjoy the car until 1985 when, uffering mildly rusted corners, t was posted in the For Sale section of a local trade paper. The car's second owner, edicated MoPar enthusiast Leon Perahia, anted to conduct a concours-style restoration using only NOS parts and, fter eight years of sourcing, ompleted what had become an incredible project. That project began with a rotisserie breakdown that included media-blasting all the car's panels all the way to bare metal. Once that metal was smooth and clean, OS quarters were welded up. With those quarters assembly line-solid, correct coat of Rallye Red paint was complemented with a correct, lack roof. And, fter six months of assembly, his Plymouth rolled out of Perahia's garage an ultra-straight, ully detailed award winner!

Refinished during the thorough restoration, very bit of this MoPar's factory ornamentation presents extremely well. At the front of the car, broad, hrome-trimmed grille centers a small Road Runner likeness between bright headlights and crystal clear parking lamps. Behind that grille, striped Air Grabber Hood centers an otherwise wind-cheating scoop between stainless pins, n intricate Plymouth header and optional turn signal indicators. Above that hood, ike-new glass rides behind pristine frames, traight drip rails and color-keyed mirrors. Below that glass, lab-sided body panels hang mirrored door handles and dent-free wheel lips between segmented marker lamps, oad Runner quarter regalia and bold "440-6" call-outs. And at the back of the car, broad bumper centers fresh tail lights between a small Road Runner emblem, striped valance and slotted exhaust tips.


Lift the car's long hood and you'll find an original, 40 cubic inch RB V8 that supplements a correct 2536480 casting number and matching partial VIN with a hydraulic, lat-tappet cam and high quality stroker kit. More popular than Chrysler's famed Hemi, nd almost as feared, lymouth's storied 440 6 Barrel was designed to be the industry's best combination of comfort, treetability and big block performance. Oxygen whips through the car's Air Grabber Hood to an NOS-decaled cleaner and three Holley 2-barrels that are bolted to a factory-spec intake. At the front of that intake, familiar points distributor sequences spark between an old school MoPar voltage regulator and correct, hrysler Electronic Suppression cables. At the sides of that intake, emi Orange valve covers perfectly contrast correctly restored exhaust manifolds. Cooling comes courtesy of a 26-inch, OS-tagged radiator, hich rides in front of Chrysler-branded hoses and simple squeeze clamps. And a stalwart MoPar red cap kicks everything in to motion. Aesthetically, he entire engine bay looks spectacular, rom its correct markings and Rallye Red fenders all the way to its old school fluid reservoir and familiar Road Runner horn. And functionally, quick turn of the car's ignition results in a rumbling high-performance idle, ot or cold.


This Plymouth's chassis specs leave little question as to why Chrysler's B-body architecture was such a huge hit with performance car fans. Take a step under our lift and you'll find a tough ol' stoplight skeleton that's been carefully refurbished to appear just as it rolled off Windsor's storied assembly lines. Behind the thumpin' RB, n original A727 Torqueflite twists power to a correct, OS-restored Dana 60 Super Track Pak rear end. Below that proven drivetrain, familiar front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension has been completely rebuilt to include correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. Opposite that satin chassis, ainted floors sport everything from a new fuel tank and fresh fluid lines to correctly coated wheel wells. Turns come courtesy of correct power steering. Exhaust is handled by free-flowing, .5-inch pipes, hich jettison cooked dinosaurs through an H-shaped crossover, hroaty mufflers and slotted stainless tips. And power meets the pavement through silver Rallye wheels, hich spin G60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around bright trim rings and charcoal center caps.


Counter to today's obsession with technology and convenience, t seems old school American muscle cars only needed simple stitching, bit of stainless trim and essential instrumentation to strike a perfect balance of 'instantly classic' and 'perpetually cool'. And when you open this Road Runner's solid doors, ou'll find an NOS cockpit that, hanks to stitching by Legendary Auto Interiors, reates a stylish, o-nonsense driving environment. Front and center, orrect bucket seats frame a correct console, hich frames a correct T-handle shifter. At the sides of those seats, eather-free door panels hang fresh chrome hardware under fresh stainless trim. At the bottom of that console, ike-new carpet stretches tight under stainless-trimmed foot pedals. In front of the driver, Road Runner-branded steering wheel spins around rebuilt gauges and an old school Chrysler Solid State radio. And behind the cockpit, dressed and decaled trunk features a correct jack and full-size spare tire.


Our sale includes official GTS documentation that breaks down the car's original fender tag as follows.

E87: 440 cubic inch V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to create 385 horsepower
D32: A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission
RM: Plymouth Road Runner
23: 2-door hardtop
V: 440 cubic inch V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to create 385 horsepower
1: 1971 model year
R: Assembled in Windsor, ntario, anada
XXXXXX: Sequential production number
FE5: Rallye Red paint
M: Medium trim grade
6: Vinyl bucket seats
X9: Black interior
TX9: Black upper door frame paint
225: Scheduled for production on Thursday February 25th, 971
083712: Vehicle Order Number
V1X: Black, ull vinyl roof
U: Build to specifications for sale in the United States
26: 26-inch radiator
B51: Power brakes
C16: Console
C55: Front bucket seats
L31: Hood/fender mounted turn signals
M21: Drip rail moldings
N41: Dual exhaust
N42: Chrome exhaust tips
N85: Tachometer
N96: Air Grabber Hood
R11: Music Master AM radio
V21: Performance Hood Treatment
END: End of fender tag codes


In addition to winning many awards, his Plymouth is a darling of the print world. Here's a short list of the car's magazine-related accolades.

Featured on the cover of the August, 997 edition of Car Collector
Featured on the cover of the October, 997 edition of High Performance MoPar
Featured on the cover of the May, 999 edition of MoPar Muscle
Featured as a centerfold in the 2004 book MoPar Muscle: 50 Years
Featured at the 2007 MoPar Collectors Guide's MoPars at the Mansion car show


An original broadcast sheet
A reproduction Owner's Manual
Reproduction factory component literature
A reproduction window sticker
The aforementioned GTS fender tag decode
The car's official Galen's Registry paperwork
A copy of the aforementioned Car Collector cover feature
A copy of the aforementioned High Performance MoPar cover feature
A copy of the aforementioned MoPar Muscle cover feature
The car's hang tag from the aforementioned MoPars at the Mansion show
A recent photograph
Extra floor mats

First generation Road Runners are great, ut classics like this unique, econd generation coupe are what make the collector car hobby so much fun. Combining a roster of NOS parts with a numbers-matching drivetrain and the kind of documentation that ensures excellent investment potential, t's a rotisserie restored showpiece that can be enjoyed for years to come! If you're ready to relive the golden age of muscle in one of Detroit's coolest creations, chedule a visit and get to know this magazine-featured MoPar!

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