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Rotisserie Built Road Runner 500 Stroker V8 Tremec TKO600 5 Speed PS PB Leather

For sale: 1968 Plymouth Road Runner

Technical specifications

Item location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Road Runner
Engine size:
500 V8
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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500 cubic inch big block V8
Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission
8.75-inch rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.91 gears
Custom leather interior
Power steering
Wilwood 4-wheel power disc brakes
Upgraded suspension
Billet Specialties SLG wheels
Slight body modifications
Pioneer / Kicker audio

We're all familiar with the term 'resto-mod' and how it gets thrown around to describe cars which 1) haven't been restored all that well and 2) haven't been modded all that much. But, imply put, he true theme of the resto-mod movement is: the best of everything. And if there was ever a textbook example of a true-to-form resto-mod, his Plymouth Road Runner has to be it. Showcasing the hard work of very skilled enthusiasts who understand how to enhance the best attributes of a slick, rame-off restoration, his exemplary coupe features a slew of top-shelf modifications. If you're in the market for an incredible classic that can be shown and driven with the best muscle cars on the road, e've got two words for you: "Beep! Beep!"


After spending most of its life as a clean driver, his awesome B-Body was the perfect starting point for a professional, otisserie restoration that mixed a killer engine with classic MoPar attitude. The car's straight body was stripped to bare metal, itted to a few floor pan patches and finished with a fresh trunk pan. Once those planes were completely clean and fully prepped, uality PPG basecoat was detailed with custom Road Runner graphics and sealed in glossy clear. And today, his primed and polished Plymouth sits as one super slick road warrior that features a perfect combination of no-nonsense looks and vicious street manners.

Admittedly, he Road Runner was a little more ambiguous than its Dodge-branded siblings, ut a lot of people like that contrast and dig the model's super clean looks. At the front of this coupe, black-trimmed, ody-width grille hangs four H4 headlights above a mirrored bumper and clear parking lamps. Above that grille, familiar A12-style hood flows to like-new glass that's sandwiched between fresh stainless trim, ilver stainless wipers and filled cowl. At the sides of that hood, ubtly sculpted panels hang a chrome driver's mirror above shaved fenders, haved doors and sectioned quarters. And at the back of those panels, clean decklid centers a color-keyed wing above factory-fresh taillights and a second mirrored bumper.


What do you do when you have a sweet MoPar muscle car that needs a heart transplant? You call Alpharetta, eorgia's Grimes Automotive Machine and order something akin to this Plymouth's 500 cubic inch Chrysler big block. According to 2013 dyno results, hat mill, ssentially a bored, troked and built 440, oves to the tune of 579 dyno-proven horsepower and 625 lb./ft. of tire-spinning torque! At the top of the block, K&N XStream air cleaner forces wind in to a big Holley carburetor that's cinched to braided fuel lines. At the base of that carb, MoPar intake feeds air and fuel to Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, hich have been ported, olished and treated to a multi-angle valve job. Beneath those heads, orged internals, hich include an Eagle crank, cat rods and Wiseco pistons, ombine with roller lifters, oller rockers and a custom-grind Comp hydraulic roller cam to create stout 10.5 to 1 compression. That compression is sparked by an MSD Pro-Billet distributor, hich sequences fire between an MSD Blaster 2 coil and MSD Super Conductor plug wires. When that fire flashes, ooker Super Competition headers ensure the engine breathes well. At the front of those headers, nazzy March serpentine components spin a billet power steering pump and polished Powermaster alternator at the sides of a quality Edelbrock water pump. At the front of the engine bay, proven Griffin radiator makes good use of dual SPAL puller fans. There's an impressive roster of hardware that includes, ut isn't limited to, Milodon windage tray, Wilwood master cylinder and tough ARP bolts. And aesthetically, he Jet Black mill provides an excellent contrast to the car's bright red fenders, ith details like tubular chassis supports, olor-keyed Mopar Performance valve covers and intricate breathers supplementing power with polish.


Like its slick exterior and clean engine bay, he bottom of this coupe is a great combination of past and present. The powerful engine sends thrust to a Keisler-sourced Tremec TKO600 5-speed that enables the car to comfortably attain highway speeds. That proven transmission twists a tough Keisler driveshaft and familiar 8.75-inch axle, hich spin a posi-trac differential around big, .91 gears. That awesome drivetrain rides between beefy sway bars, atman drop spindles, odern coil-overs, mall lowering blocks and Competition Engineering shocks. Turns come courtesy of factory-style power steering. Power-assisted Wilwood calipers provide stops. 3-inch exhaust employs electronic cutouts in front of dual-chamber Flowmaster mufflers. Torque meets the pavement through polished Billet Specialties SLGs, hich spin 245/45ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 295/45ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs. Naturally, he car's painted frame and undercoated floors are solid and display no signs of major rust or serious weathering. And yes, n typical resto-mod fashion, here's a roster of great finishing components, ncluding stainless fluid lines, olygraphite bushings and sturdy subframe connectors.


Pop this Plymouth's tight-fitting doors and you'll find a custom leather interior that plays on the car's incredible aesthetic. An attractive bucket and bench combo has, ike the rest of the cockpit, een decked in clean, ilver accents that do a great job of mimicking snakeskin. In front of those mitts, custom, olor-keyed dash hangs Auto Meter Ultra-Lite II telemetry beside an MP3-compatible Pioneer head unit that controls Kicker speakers, Kicker amplifier and Kicker subwoofers. At the base of that dash, custom console centers a TKO Pistol Grip shifter in front of a broad armrest, small fire extinguisher and metal cupholders. Beneath that console, ight carpet bridges the gap between machined foot pedals, tainless sill plates and body-matched doorjambs. At the edges of that carpet, ustom door panels hang polished handles between glossy frames, nakeskin armrests and small switches for modern power windows. In front of the driver, polished and half-wrapped Billet Specialties steering wheel was specifically chosen to match the car's rolling stock. And behind the Dynamat-wrapped cockpit, custom, oad Runner-themed trunk features plenty of room for car show supplies.


Restoration photos
Restoration receipts
A cam card
A dyno sheet
Component paperwork
A Plymouth tag

Are you looking for big power, reat handling and a tailored appearance that's fit to impress? Congratulations, ou've found your next classic! Fully sorted, oad-ready muscle cars don't get much nicer than this awesome Road Runner. And, hether you choose to drive it or show it, his is one no-excuses MoPar that's sure to turn heads!

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