1971 Plymouth Road Runner History The Plymouth Road Runner was a performance car built by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation in the United States between 1968 and 1980. In 1968, the first muscle cars were, in the opinion of many, moving away from their roots as relatively cheap, fast cars as they gained options. Although Plymouth already had a performance car in the GTX, designers decided to go back to the drawing board and reincarnate the original muscle car concept. In 1971, the coupe bodywork was completely changed to a more rounded "fuselage" design in keeping with then-current Chrysler styling trends, including a steeply raked windshield, hidden cowl, and deeply inset grille and headlights. In a departure from previous thinking, the B-Body two-door bodies shared little if any sheet metal, glass, or trim with the four-door bodies. The convertible was canceled. 1971 was a high-water year for ride and handling for the Road Runner. VIN RM23H1G139713 Recent ground up restoration! This is a very rare 1971 Road Runner, only 2,100 were made with a factory manual shift. Mechanics Date Code Correct 340ci Engine 1973 4 Speed Manual Transmission (Originally Came with a 3 Speed) Holley 4bbl Carb Edelbrock RPM Performer Aluminum Intake Factory Exhaust Manifolds Manual Front and Rear Drum Brakes Power Steering Road Runner Horn Factory Breather Factory Radiator with Shroud Original Rear End, 3:23 Gears Dual Exhaust with Factory “Machine Gun” Tips New Clutch Fork (done after video was shot) Resurfaced Fly-Wheel (done after video was shot) New Steering Gear Box (done after video was shot) Parking Brake Body Beautiful “Green Go” Paint Reflective Stripe Beautiful Straight Solid Body Doors Fit and Operate Great Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid Body Color Bumpers Hood Pins Trunk is Solid and Nicely Painted, Nice Mat Light Lenses are Clear Glass is in Good Shape Body Color Steel Wheels with Dog Dish Hub Caps BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires – 255/60/15 Front, 275/60/15 Rear Fender Tag Frame is Nice and Solid Trunk Floor is Solid All Original Floors, Not Undercoated Rockers are in Great Shape K Member is in Excellent Shape Interior Original Black Vinyl Interior Hurst Pistol Grip Factory Dash with Gauges Aftermarket CD Player with Remote Mopar Seat Belts One Small Split on Driver Side Arm Rest Bench Seat (Missing a Button on Driver Side) Dash Pad is in Great Shape Beautiful Headliner Carpet is in Great Shape Woodgrain Details on Dash Speedo Works All Other Gauges Work Wipers Work VIN Decoding: RM23H1C139713 RM23: Plymouth Road Runner Hardtop H: 340 1-4BBL Engine 1: 1971 Model Year C: Jefferson, MI Assembly Plant 139713: Vehicle Sequence Number Fender Tag Decoding: Row 1: N42 = Bright Exhaust Tips R11 = AM Radio V8X = Transverse Tape Stripe Black 26 = 26" Radiator Row 2: FJ6 = Green Go Roof Paint U = US Shipment B11 = 11" Drum Brakes self Adjusting J45 = Hood Tie Down Pins M21 = Drip Rail Mouldings N41 = Dual Exhaust Row 3: FJ6 = Green Go Body Paint M2X9 = Medium Trim Grade Bench Vinyl, Black TX9 = Black Upper Door Frame B03 = November 3, 1970 Production Date 187870 = Vehicle Sequence Number Row 4: E55 = 340 1-4BBL D13 = 3-speed Manual Transmission Floor Shift RM23: Plymouth Road Runner Hardtop H: 340 1-4BBL Engine 1: 1971 Model Year C: Jefferson, MI Assembly Plant 139713: Vehicle Sequence Number Production Numbers: 1971 Plymouth Road Runners: 14,218 Built 340 1-4BBL Road Runners: 1,681 Built Manual Transmission: 438 Built (3-speed & 4-speed Transmissions) Of the 438 built not many were Green Go and a 3-speed Transmission This Road Runner has been upgraded to a 4-speed transmission Don’t Miss Out! 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