Classifind Cut: 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner Convertible – SOLD!

Dec 2020 | Classifind Cut, Classifinds, Topless Thursday

January 7th, 2021 Update: We just confirmed the private seller of this ride deleted their Craigslist ad, so we’re now able to call this one “Sold!”  While this one got away, if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330.

By 1969, the Muscle Car craze was at its peak with every domestic manufacturer offering some sort of big-engine-stuffed-into-a-midsize body combination.  By this point, many established muscle car brands were getting more expensive as manufacturers added more content to pad profit margins. In 1968, Plymouth saw an opportunity to offer a back-to-basics, no-frills muscle.  So, Plymouth paid $50,000 to Warner Bros.-Seven Arts to use the Road Runner name and likeness from their Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner cartoons and even reportedly paid ten thousand dollars to develop the car’s famous “beep-beep” horn.  If you always pined for a Road Runner when new, then this rotisserie-restored, PPG Vitamin C over black vinyl 1969 convertible originally listed in December 2020 on Craigslist in Enfield, Connecticut may be the next best alternative.  Featuring a rebuilt 383 cubic inch V8 and 4-speed manual sending all that torque to a SureGrip 3:23 rear end, the private seller is currently asking $42,000 for their Plymouth.  The Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the ask currently falls between this guide’s current #3 “Good” estimate of $34,600 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $53,500.  While the pictures confirm an undercarriage as well detailed as the exterior, you can spend the cold winter months thoroughly detailing the interior to have it ready for your local spring car show scene.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1969 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible Clone
The car was professionally done on a rotisserie.
Paint is Vitamin C PPG base coat with global glamor clear D8152

383 engine rebuilt
4sp transmission rebuilt
Suregrip rear 323 gears everything under the car is new or rebuilt 100%
Working Power Top

Daily Driver, Turn Key and Go

More pictures available.

$42,000

Car is located in Enfield, CT”

Show or go: what would you do with this restored Road Runner?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. AnalogMan

    The key word in the ad is “clone”, which for me makes it more desirable. A genuine Road Runner convertible is very rare. This car, as a clone, tribute, or whatever term you prefer, is much cheaper which also makes it much more usable. A real Road Runner convertible would likely never be driven, except on and off a trailer at shows or Barrett-Jackson. This car can be bought for the price of a new Mustang or Camaro, and actually driven and enjoyed.

    If it was restored as properly as it appears to be (rotisserie and all that), it would be a tempting alternative to a much more common newer car.

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