This is my "BEEPER"A restored 1974 Plymouth Road RunnerFactory BIG BLOCK CAR
1 of about 830 built with a 400 auto, now powered by a 440.I do not have original engine.Original Fender tag and build sheet are with the car.Clear Canadian Title.Will sell worldwide.OPEN TO REASONABLE OFFERS.
Rare Factory Triple White car, with White paint and White half vinyl top and White interior. Factory red stripe package with red carpet, and red plaid inserts in the seats.The cool colour combo is what drew me to this car when I found it.It is an Alberta Car and was restored over course of 3 years between 2009 and 2012.Sold new by Varsity Chrysler in Edmonton Alberta Canada, and still have original dealership tag on trunk lid. In 2009 I was able to track down an older man who worked for the dealership and remembers selling a few of these white Road Runners in 1974, he said that only two had red carpet, most had black and most had plain white seats, not plaid.
It has seen very little use and has sat idle in storage for the past 5 years.I believe I've put less than 1,000 miles on it since the restoration was done in 2012.I've driven it less than a hundred miles so far this season, between my work and having too many other toys this one has just been sitting idle, so I'm offering it for sale.When it came out of storage this spring I had my mechanic overhaul the carburetor again to ensure no issues from sitting and some new seals put in the transmission as it had developed a leak.
Ready to Drive and EnjoyIt's a turn key ride that will need some minor finishing touches:
- Antenna (original lost by body shop)- Clips for wheel lip trim on one side (body shop lost some)- Drivers seat needs cloth portion of the seat cover replaced- Rear bumper could be re-chromed.- Rear window had optional heated glass, but needs wire reconnected to function properly.- Underside is well undercoated because of our harsh Canadian climate I have not detailed it.
440 Auto now, was factory 400 auto, but engine was upgraded by a previous owner and the 400 was not kept. My mechanic redid the top end, but said the bottom end was still good. Older Thrush exhaust, still solid and functional. New stainless Boom Tube Exhaust Tips, and Cherry Bomb mufflers. 8-3/4" Rear end with open 3.23 gear-set from factory. Has the Chrysler 100 amp alternator with all proper factory brackets as I was planning to put a big stereo system in it, but never did. This set up will also accommodate an A/C compressor should you wish to add a factory style A/C set up to the car.
The original wheels were 14" Rallyes, I opted for polished aluminum 17" American Racing Torque Thrust II's with low profile tires.Front end is solid and passed inspection without needing any replacement. Brake calipers, rotors, pads and drums, etc, were all redone during resto.
Body was sandblasted and had minor body work before paint. Only one hole in the floor was found under the drivers heel, and there was a new partial floor pan installed by the body shop at the time of restoration. Sub-frames and rest of under-body all is in excellent original condition.
Paint is Base-Clear, then wet sanded and buffed.
New front windshield and half vinyl top professionally installed.
Has wheel lip mouldings and chrome base bumperettes, where most Road Runners only had the black rubber bumperettes. Front bumper has been triple chrome re-plated, rear should be done by the new owner.
Interior has new headliner and new carpet. Lower door panels were redyed and put back on. Rest of interior is original. Interior was kept out of the sulight for decades and well preserved. Dash pad has no cracks. Should replace the drivers side cloth insert panel of the seat cover as it has a rip. Rest of seats are in great original condition.
I've included a couple old photos I found of the car after sandblasting to show how solid it is.
Ask any questions you like.
Open to reasonable offers.
Serious buyers only, I'm not interested in trades as I already have too many cars.
Please note that this car is listed elsewhere and being advertised locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction early should I find a buyer elsewhere.
Buyer to arrange transport.
Located in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Willing to sell Worldwide