1970 Plymouth Roadrunner 383/4-Speed

September 7, 2022 Update – After enjoying a great summer following an unsuccessful spring auction, the private seller of this very clean 1970 Plymouth Road Runner agreed to reduce their reserve price to find a new home for this 383/4-speed example.

June 8, 2022 Update – The seller decided to keep and enjoy their Roadrunner to enjoy for the summer!

May 18, 2022 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price

GuysWithRides.com is pleased to offer this restored Vitamin Orange, 383/4-speed, 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Hardtop.

Bidding is now open on the second chance auction and will run for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 5:00 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

This 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner resides near Jamestown, New York, approximately one hour’s drive south of Buffalo.

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Current High Bid: $4,800

This 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Hardtop Coupe features what is believed to be its original Air Grabber topped 383 cubic inch V8 backed by a four-speed manual transmission controlled by a Pistol Grip shifter. Torque is sent to a Sure-Grip-equipped 3.91:1 rear end.

The current caretaker purchased this 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner in May 2007 with 28,781 original miles on it. During his fifteen years of ownership, he added approximately 11K miles which stood at 39,428 as of the first week of May 2022.  This Roadrunner features a completely rebuilt engine, a new wiring harness, and the power brakes have been updated as well. With the exception of the windshield, the glass is all original.

While this Roadrunner features replacement rear quarter panels and trunk floor, the restoration work is high quality with good panel gaps and no waves in the panel sides.

A Complimentary Lemon Squad Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) was just completed on May 6, 2022, confirming the quality of this restored 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner hardtop.  To view the results of the PPI, click on the picture below.  When finished, click your browser’s back button to return to this page:

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing two key sources of pricing data. First, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool provides this summary of values based on a car’s condition:

Second, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

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If you have any questions about this 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

4 Comments
  1. Al Odze

    Please advise if the drivetrain was rebuilt?
    Does the car have power steering?
    Are there pre-inspections?
    Thank you

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    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Al, the engine has been rebuilt, in the seller’s words, “Top to Bottom” but we will provide me details of what the internals of the V8’s rebuild contains on Tuesday. This is manual steering, power brake car. We’re not sure what you mean by “Pre-Inspections”? In addition to providing a detailed walk-around video and nearly two hundred detailed pictures of the car, we also provided a third-party Lemon Squad Pre-Purchase inspection that you can go through to understand the current condition of the car. If you are in the area and want to look at and inspect the car, you’ll need to register as a bidder and place a bid to show you are a serious buyer. Please feel free to call Rudy at 877-468-6497 with any additional questions. Thanks for looking!

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  2. Anonymous

    This Car was for sale last year and the owner decided he did not want to sell it or he couldn’t get enough money for it???so he took it off of the bidding process, I think I will pass given that decision…?

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    • Guys with Rides

      We’re not sure what you are trying to insinuate, but we could not be more transparent than what is said in the introductory paragraph. Still, we will restate it here: The car did not meet the seller’s reserve price when we held the auction in May of 2022 earlier THIS year, not last year. At that point, the seller decided to enjoy the car for the summer, and now, with fall quickly approaching, he agreed to lower his reserve price significantly from the spring auction, which we believe is more in line with the car’s value. This is a fairly common practice in the collector car world. We’re not sure why you would pass based on that transparent information, but we wish you luck in finding a car that makes you feel more comfortable bidding on.

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