The Plymouth Road Runner was designed to be cheap fun when it was new, but today they''re red-hot collector''s items. This awesome B5 Blue ''Bird could even be considered a smart investment, given that it has a matching-numbers big block, a 4-speed, and that perfect take-no-prisoners attitude that made these cars so successful in the glory years of the muscle car era. Hard to resist a Bright Blue Road Runner, and it''s worth noting that it''s the car''s original color. Still looking like the no-frills street brawler it was when it was new, the finish is far better than the factory could have managed back in the day. The paint is simply awesome, capturing the vivid blue with just a hint of metallic in it. This one was obviously built for combat, so they took it easy on cosmetic add-ons, leaving only the basic Road Runner package: a power dome hood, quarter panel vents, and, of course, the dust stripe along its flanks. Given the value of a car like this, a lot of time and money went into the restoration, and as a result the quarters are smooth and flat, the door gaps are even, and someone has taken exceptional care of it since the restoration was completed. Bright chrome bumpers were standard equipment, and they''ve been freshened along with all the stainless trim, making this a car that truly stands out in a crowd. Best of all, it can back up the look with serious performance, but we''ll get to that in a moment. The fender tag also says this Road Runner carried a medium blue interior with a front bench seat, so that''s what''s there now. Once again, it''s kind of cool to see a car that was obviously ordered by a guy who cared about speed first, and over the years, the car''s owners respected that kind of dedication to a cause. When the time came to restore it, only the stuff on the build sheet was reinstalled, which means that bench seat went back in, albeit with a fresh set of covers, plus new door panels and carpets all around. Combat-ready also meant a full set of gauges, including a tick-tock-tach, and it''s always cool to see a pistol-grip 4-speed in a bench seat car. The original Music Master AM radio is still in the dash, another easy upgrade that they wisely chose to avoid in this high-end Mopar. The trunk is also finished correctly with a fresh mat and what appears to be a vintage bias-ply spare and original jack assembly. The engine is the original, numbers-matching 383 cubic inch V8 that was standard equipment in the Road Runner. Rebuilt and detailed to factory specs, its'' ready to compete at any level. The twin-snorkel air cleaner wears correct Road Runner decals and the fantastically complex cast iron exhaust manifolds were coated so they''ll look great forever. Hemi Orange gives the engine a highly detailed appearance, and all the little clamps and fasteners are correct. The 4-speed transmission is also original to the car and feeds an 8.75-inch rear that anchors a nicely-preserved albeit original undercarriage. Proper Rallye wheels look racy and carry 245/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials. Documented with a very nice factory build sheet, owner''s manual, and warranty documents, this is a big-block Mopar that''s earned its status as fast fun and a smart investment. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.