This 1971 Plymouth Road Runner is becoming as popular as the first-generation cars, and that is no surprise, because any piece of Mopar muscle packing a big block under the hood, and painted in Plum Crazy color is going to be a party on four wheels. With almost 40 years of restoration behind, this is a car that’s good as new but still with the flavor of the original.
That vivid Plum Crazy Purple paint looks very authentic because it has a soft gloss like the original enamel. A correct set of black vinyl decals were added to give it the right muscle car look. Proper Road Runner decals were also installed on the deck lid and there’s a set of ‘383’ emblems on the front fenders to match those on the hood, just in case anyone wasn’t paying attention.
With 383 cubic inches on tap, this car is a blast to drive around town, I’m sure. It’s also quite nicely detailed under the hood, with Hemi Orange on the block, and reproduction decals throughout. The distinctive exhaust manifolds are in good condition and feed a new dual exhaust system. There’s a 650 CFM Holley double-pumper up top. The car’s California roots show underneath, where it’s in great condition with no major issues and it’s got exactly the right stance on those Rallye wheels with 235/60/15 white-letter radials.