Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
We found this well documented and restored FE5 Rallye Red over White vinyl 1972 Plymouth Road Runner 440 originally listed in July 2019 on Craigslist in Wilmington, North Carolina where the caretaker of the past 17 years has it listed currently for $42,900. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide, the private seller has his Road Runner priced $100 less than the #2 “Excellent” level of $43,000.
While Richard Petty won the NASCAR Championship in both ’71 and ’72 using Road Runner based cars, the production versions saw horsepower drop and quarter-mile times increase as compression ratios dropped to meet emissions regulations. The top-of-the-line 440 cubic inch V8 this example features was now rated at 280 horsepower. Styling changes for ’72 over the redesigned prior year, with the change to surface-mounted marker lights the most noticeable difference.
With the seller proudly stating that he’s kept the car in a climate-controlled garage and it’s never been rained on, chances are very good you have a great car offered here. The seller is also able to provide you with many receipts and registry information that we assume will go with the car. While all of the sheet metal remains original, this example has a non-numbers-matching 440. If you love the look of these “Fuselage” style Road Runners, you would be hard-pressed to find a better example at this price level.