LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner HEMI
In 1969 Plymouth’s objective was to offer Detroit’s biggest performance bargain. The Road Runner, priced at about $2,900, was the answer to the blue-collar performance market. Initially based on a bare-bones Belvedere sedan, this B-body came standard with a 335-horse 383 V-8, a 4-speed stick and a beefed-up suspension. The 426 Hemi was an intimidating option, both in price and power. Adding 425 Hemi horses into the Road Runner equation upped the ante by about a grand. After a comparatively upscale hardtop joined the original sedan early in 1968, a convertible Road Runner also appeared for one year only in 1969. A restyled body debuted in 1970, as did the high-flying, NASCAR-ready Superbird with its pointed beak and “towel-rack” rear spoiler.
This Hemi Roadrunner was scheduled to be built on Wednesday, March 12th, 1969 at the Lynch Road, Michigan assembly plant. It came from the factory finished in the highly sought after X9 Black Velvet paint complemented by a Black Vinyl Interior. It was factory equipped with such options as E74 426ci/425hp Hemi engine, A833 4 Speed Transmission, 9.75” Dana 60, Power Disc Brakes and 4.10 Rear Gear.
The beneficiary of a rotisserie restoration, this beautiful Plymouth looks like the day it left the assembly line. The restoration began with a very nice body which was stripped to bare metal and thoroughly block-sanded into a collection of virtually better than new surfaces. After it was fully prepped, the car was painted in its original X9 Black Velvet paint followed by water sanding and polish to a show ready finish.
Powered by its matching numbers 426 cubic inch Hemi which utilizes an elephant block, cast iron heads, an over square bore, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a stated 425 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque. The engine compartment is detailed to OEM style specifications with an Hemi Orange block that hangs attractive, Organisol-coated valve covers over correct low-restriction exhaust manifolds. The Hemi is backed by a factory correct A833 4-speed manual transmission.
With a beautiful restoration, numbers-matching engine, factory 4 speed, and the factory X9 black on black aesthetics makes this a very rare and unique opportunity. 1 of only 234 Hemi Road Runner 4-Speed cars in built 1969. Add that to the fact that it is fully documented with a Galen Govier Visual Inspection make this car extremely hard to replace and likely only a handful were ever factory built.