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- Road Runner
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Fans and aficionados of vintage Plymouths: prepare to be impressed. This 1971 Plymouth Road Runner received a meticulous, uncompromising, six-figure restoration that's left it in stellar condition - as evidenced by its 'Best in Show' finish and '1st Place in Division' respective finishes at the 2017 Mopar Mini Nationals. It's a numbers-matching attention magnet that not only still carries its original drivetrain, but also comes complete with its original bill of sale and factory build sheet, as well as build receipts and restoration photos that document the detailed undertaking that took this Road Runner to such great heights.
The color of this '71 is its factory original code EV2, Tor-Red, and what could be more fitting for a Plymouth of this era than this color? The professionals at Pollock Auto Restoration in PA did all the work, and with a bill that eclipsed $106K, you can imagine that every nut-and-bolt was attended to. A lot of prepping and workmanship went into its application, so the bright shade is in great form, with that special fresh look usually reserved for cars that have just emerged from the paint shop. It's miles deep, with a luster typically reserved for the crème-de-la-crème of the motoring world. A sharp, contrasting flat black scoop sits on the orange hood and it's fully functional - ushering in cold air to the big block engine waiting inside. The all-new fuselage styling of the '71 gave the Road Runner a big leg-up on the competition and the swoopy design definitely looks the part of a Mopar muscle car. The wrap-around bumpers that circle the front end and taillights were a defining feature, and painting them to match the bodywork gives this car a more modern and somehow more sinister look without erasing its identity. As you'd expect from a restoration of this caliber, all the finishing touches have been looked after - the white decals running over the rear roofline look razor sharp, clean rubber trim surrounds all the windows and the body lines are as precise as can be, allowing the doors, hood and decklid to open and shut as smoothly as when this Plymouth first hit the road.
The two-tone orange and black seating on the Road Runners of yesteryear was a defining styling cue that's been carried into the present and looks great. High-backed bucket seats straddle a fresh, contrasting center console and beckon you to climb inside to assume the driver's position where, as you take hold of the stock steering wheel, you'll see a dash area that's also been thoroughly restored, sporting an assortment of crystal-clear factory gauges in its cluster, with a fresh, unspoiled dash pad running across the top. Woodgrain applique in the dash and center console warms things up a bit, and it's in great shape too, giving the cabin a very sophisticated look and feel inside. This classic Plymouth left the factory with air conditioning installed, and thankfully an enterprising former owner sought to upgrade that original system with a modern compressor, R134a refrigerant, and newer plumbing. The rear seats look completely untouched but do offer plenty of room for friends, while the trunk houses a full-size original spare tire and jack set and is really as sharp as can be - offering a clear view of how beautifully finished the sheetmetal really is.
The engine bay hidden underneath that aggressive hood features a museum-level detail that you don't often see, even in the most heralded of vintage cars. The original, numbers-matching 383/300HP V8 is nestled neatly in between the Tor-Red inner fenders, while the block, valve covers and sharply badged air cleaner were all painted to match. With approximately 5,000 miles on the complete rebuild, the big block is running great, with plenty of horsepower on tap and a healthy torque curve that helps it get-up-and-go in a flash. A 4-barrel carb sits on top, aided by the cold, dense air it's fed through the hood scoop and air grabber just above. The powerplant sounds great and pairs with an also original 3-speed automatic A727 Torqueflite transmission that's shifting with slip-free precision today. One look underneath and anyone can instantly see why this Road Runner needs mirrors when it's being shown, with a beautifully finished custom suspension, frame rails, and floorpans. And the exhaust note from the Dynomax H-pipe dual exhaust system is downright erotic. Power front disc brakes help the car stop on a dime, while power steering makes navigating this magnetic and rare Plymouth a breeze as it cruises on its set of 15" original Plymouth wheels, outfitted with BFGoodrich T/A white-letter tires.
Documented with its factory buildsheet, original bill of sale, a stack of build receipts, and a binder full of restoration photos, this is an incredibly cool find. If you're looking for an upper-echelon Mopar that's at the top of its game both in terms of looks and running condition, you'd be hard-pressed to find anything better than this 1971 Plymouth Road Runner. Call today!