King Of The Road: The Road Runner
Forget about the Challenger and Charger for a minute. There is far more than that to Mopar Mania
The Roadrunner was created to be a more affordable Mopar than the Challenger and Charger. It was bare bones. Lots of them had no power brakes, no discs, no A/C. Most of them didn't even have power steering. It was made just for going fast and to have raw power. It sold very well as it was marketed towards a younger audience and most people could actually afford it.
This is a 1969 model year and has an olive green paint job and Goodyear tires. Lets pop the hood. Yep ladies and gentleman, the Elephant engine awaits us. The mighty 426 Hemi is under the hood. Legend has it that only ten were ever equipped with the 7.0 L in 1969. The Hemi was rated at 425 horsepower and 498 lb ft of torque. Very strong figures, especially for the time. In fact it was latter proven that it could actually produce 475 horsepower. On top were 2 four-barrel carburetors made by Carter. The motor has its massive black valve covers and Hemi Orange engine block. All the raw power is transmitted through a 3-speed TorqueFlite. Modern car just are not built like this. The Roadrunner is so true to its core, inside and out.
In terms of design the Roadrunner is one of the coolest muscle cars that has ever been created. From its long stature and unique side-draft air scoops, to is muscle wheels, the Roadrunner is a lean, mean, muscle machine. The Hemi is displayed in glorious fashion when you pop the hood and its olive paint job shines in the sun. I in fact would rather own a Roadrunner over a Challenger or Charger. Its the underdog of the Mopar world and there is something to be said for it.
Well there you have it. The 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner. A car that was purely built for thrill at high risk. Not technology can save you. You have to be in control. It is one of the best ways to connect with a machine. The moment you spin out or brake late, you are on your own. Thanks for reading and if you enjoyed don't forget to bump and follow for more! Have a lovely day!