1968 Plymouth Road Runner With A Combination Of Low Price And High Performance – More Alive Than Ever

1968 Plymouth Roadrunner finished in Sunfire Yellow with black vinyl top that is in nice shape. Vinyl top is like new, just overall good quality Mopar right here.

Sunfire Yellow is the original color this car would have rolled off the line with in 1968. This car has underwent a restoration along the line and the paint seems to be done recently, laid on nice. Chrome and brightwork in nice shape too.

Flat black paint on the hood also in great shape.

The rust has obviously taken its toll on this Plymouth, so whoever ends up buying it will spend a substantial amount of time dealing with all the metal problems.

There are holes pretty much everywhere, so be ready for huge patches, though in some cases, the car may require new panels entirely.

The good news is the car still rolls and manually steers. This means you should be able to take it home quite easily.

Now let’s talk about what’s under the hood. Based on the VIN code, this Road Runner was born with a 383 (6.3-liter) under the hood.

For its first year on the market, this Plymouth model was offered as standard with this 383 B-series V8, and it used a 4-barrel Carter carburetor to produce a maximum output of 335 horsepower. The larger options were the 426 (7.0-liter) Hemi and the 440 (7.2-liter).

With a combination of low price and high performance, Plymouth’s Road Runner helped define the budget muscle car category when it was introduced for the 1968 model year, spawning several imitators.

The car comes with a matching-numbers engine, and there are signs it has never been removed from the bay. We don’t know if it’s running or not but don’t expect any miracles on this front.

Hopefully, however, it would still be fixable, but this is something you can only determine with an in-person inspection.

So while this Road Runner seems like a total wreck, it’s actually a totally restorable project car, especially given it still comes with the original engine. The good news is it wouldn’t cost a fortune.

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