1969 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 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. Plymouth wanted a car able to run 14-second times in the quarter mile and sell for less than $3000. Both goals were met, and the low-cost muscle car hit the street. The 1969 model kept the same basic look as the 1968 but with some slight changes such as tail lights and grille, side marker lights, optional bucket seats, and new Road Runner decals. In 1969 the 383ci engine was the standard powerplant, and the 426ci Hemi was the only engine option available for the Road Runner until mid year production. The 440 cubic inch engine option with three Holley 2 barrel carburetors was added to the lineup at mid-year. The Plymouth Road Runner was named Motor Trend "Car of the Year" for 1969. VIN RM21H9G228744 This beautiful Mopar was owned by the previous owner for about a year. The restoration was completed 5-6 years ago. The previous owner told us that there are only roughly 200 miles on the motor since it was built. Installation instructions for various aftermarket parts are included in the sale. Original Air Grabber set up and air cleaner is included in the sale. Mechanics 440ci Engine, Stroked to 500ci/650hp Indy Aluminum 440EZ1 Heads Indy Aluminum Intake Numbers Matching 4-Speed Manual Transmission Explosion Proof Lakewood Bell Housing Chrysler 3:91 Sure-Grip Rear End Power Steering Rebuilt Steering Gear Manual 4 Wheel Disc Brakes MSD Electronic Ignition Jet Coated Big Tube Hooker Headers New Flowmaster Exhaust System with Stainless Tips Road Runner “Meep-Meep” Horn Mopar Performance Valve Covers Holley Carb, Dual Feed Billet Pulleys Chrome Alternator New 3/8” Fuel Line New Rear Springs Brand New Front and Rear KYB Shocks Front and Rear Sway Bars Look Great Brand New Gas Tank with New Straps Body Beautiful Yellow and Black Paint Professionally Painted in 2008, Base Coat/Clear Coat Gorgeous Chrome Bumpers Beautiful Grille Stainless Trim is Beautiful New Rear Quarters are Straight and Solid Professional Body Work Post Car to Support Extra Horsepower Antenna Doors Fit and Operate Properly Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid Frame is Solid and Clean Inside Clean Undercarriage with Factory Undercoating Rockers are Solid Trunk is Painted Body Color Gorgeous Billet Aluminum Wheels Dunlop Tires - 225/70/15 Front, 255/60/15 Rear Interior New Interior in 2008 New Vinyl Bench Seats Hurst 4 Speed Shifter on the Floor Grant Steering Wheel AutoMeter Gauge Cluster Column Mounted Tachometer with Shift Light JVC CD Player Beautiful Dash New Door Skins New Headliner with Working Dome Light New Carpet Road Runner Floor Mats Seat Belts Front and Back VIN Decoding: RM21H9G228744 RM21 - Plymouth Road Runner Coupe H - 383 cu. in. 1-4BBL HP 9 - 1969 G - St. Louis, MO Assembly Plant 228744 - Sequence number Fender Tag Decoding: Row 1: E63 = 383 cu. in. 1-4BBL HP D21 = 4-Speed Manual Transmission RM21 - Plymouth Road Runner Coupe H - 383 cu. in. 1-4BBL HP 9 - 1969 G - St. Louis, MO Assembly Plant 228744 - Sequence number Row 2: 99 = Special Order Body Color (Looks to have been Bahama Yellow or Butterscotch) 99 = Special Order Roof Color H2X = High Trim Grade Vinyl Bench Black X9 = Black Upper Door Frame 307 = March 7, 1969 Scheduled Production Date 292064 = Vehicle Order Number Row 3: A31 = High Performance Axle Package (3.91 Axle Ratio w/8.75" HD Axle, Sure Grip, Maximum Cooling, 7-Blade Torque Drive Fan & HEMI Suspension) A87 = Road Runner Decor Group (Vinyl Trim, Rear Arm Rests with Ashtray, B-Pillar Molding, Exhaust Tips, Partial Horn Ring Steering Wheel, Bright Door Trim Panel Moldings & Bright Armrest Bases) J25 = 3 Speed Windshield Wipers M21 = Drip Rail Moldings N96 = Carb Fresh Air Package-Metal Hood R22 = AM Radio 8-Track Player Row 4: V21 = Hood Performance Treatment Y39 = Special Order Car 26 = 26" Radiator END Engine: 500ci. Stroker 1969 440 cu. in. Engine Block Casting Number: 2536430 (440 cu. in.) Casting Date: 2-18-69 Machine Date: 3-18-69 Heads: Indy Cylinder Head Aluminum 440 EZ-1 w/CNC Max Intake and Bowl Port Valves: 2.19 x 1.81 Valves Transmission: A833 4-Speed Numbers Matching Rearend: Housing Casting #: 2070742 Gear Ratio: 3.91:1 Sure -Grip Don’t Miss Out! Call Tom 7 Days a Week, Including Holidays! 248-974-9513 Vanguard Motor Sales started 25 years ago as a part time hobby. Within the last 8 years we have become the premier seller of classic and muscle cars, both locally and internationally. Vanguard Motor Sales is an experienced seller with integrity, and our 100% positive feedback on eBay supports that! Click the “eBay Feedback” button on the home page of our website, or the number next to our name on eBay (vanguardmotorsales), and you will be able to read all of the positive feedback we’ve received over the last 8 years! Our inventory is always stored indoors! 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