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Original Drivetrain, Dealer Sales Sheet, Broadcast Sheet. Rust Free Time Capsule

For sale: 1974 Plymouth Road Runner RM21

Technical specifications

Item location:
Thomaston, Maine, United States
Road Runner
Bucket Seats
Engine size:
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Air Conditioning
Drive type:
Rear Wheel
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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As to myself, am not a dealer, ust a (65) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, recently retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, lease check out my eBay feedback which is 100% with (1,130) transactions. To start with, et me first say that I understand that there is a lot of information/photos/video in my ad. I also understand that this may be boring to the person who is just looking and not buying. However, or the person who is looking to buy and spend their hard earned money, feel that there is never too much information or too many photos and videos.



Here is a little history on the 1974 Road Runner.

Yes, he Road Runner was based on the cartoon, nd came complete with a horn that went beep beep! And an ad campaign featuring Wiley Coyote. The idea behind the Road Runner had been running around Highland Park for a while, ut management had turned it down. Reportedly, t was eventually produced “despite”management opposition. The Roadrunner was not fragile. Unlike some sports cars (such as the Corvette), t was built for serious street work, hich might be why so many have survived. The Roadrunner was reportedly a favorite of moonshiners, aster than almost any police car and tough enough to take practically any bump, ith good ground clearance to boot.

1974 was the final year for the Belvidere/Satellite-based Road Runner ... in one sense. In 1975, lymouth “downsized”the C-bodyFuryand dropped Belvidere and Satellite. It would be equally valid to say that they merely renamed the B-bodies to Fury. In any case, he appearance of the Plymouth Road Runner changed again, his time matching the1975 Plymouth Fury. 1975 sales, ust over seven thousand, ere a new low point, nd it should come as no surprise that there was no 1976 Road Runner.

The Road Runner package did come back, witching to thePlymouth Volare, ut no sales figures are available for those.

Those who know and appreciate what the Road Runner has meant in the past will be glad to learn that the 1974 Road Runner has lost none of its sporty appeal. Its basic equipment proves it is still a well-put-together performance car with the emphasis upon the basics. There's a standard 318 CID V-8 with dual exhausts and bright chrome exhaust tips. Floor-mounted, ll-synchro-mesh, -speed manual transmission. Front and rear sway bars. Front disc brakes. G70 x 14 raised white-letter tires mounted on Rallye wheels. A performance hood. Heavy-duty springs. Rallye instrument cluster. Special Road Runner Dress-up body stripe and identification. And the distinctive “Beep-Beep" horn lets everyone know it’s a Road Runner. And Road Runner has all of these standard Satellite engineering features: Torsion-bar suspension. Unibody construction. And the Electronic Ignition System. It can give you up to 35% more starting voltage than non-electronic systems for fast, onsistent starts. Then team it up with our dependable sporty four-on-the-floor with a Hurst Shifter. Other options to consider for your Road Runner are a Performance Axle Package and a Handling Package. You can make the outside something special, oo. Chrome-styled Road Wheels. Dual Racing Mirrors (chrome or painted). Hood Tape Treatment. Hood Tie-down Pins.

The Road Runner comes with a standard simulated wood-grain Rallye cluster. Switches and controls are located on the left, hile gauges and indicators are on the right. Space is provided for either an optional tachometer or clock.

Check out the video of my 1974 Road Runner here:

1974 Plymouth Road Runner Production Numbers:

9,646 1974 Road Runners were produced;

6,453 1974 Road Runners were produced with the 318ci engine;

212 1974 Road Runners were produced with the 318ci engine and Hurst 4-Speed.

The following is simply my own extrapolation figure and should not be used as an accurate number.

Extrapolation by numbers:

212 1974 Road Runners were produced with the 318ci engine and Hurst 4-Speed.

9.3% of all 1974 Road Runners were painted Spinnaker White; (See Extrapolation Sheet in ID Photos)

20 1974 Road Runners were produced with the 318ci engine and Hurst 4-Speed and painted Spinnaker White. (Extrapolating at 9.3%)

Here is the owner history as I know it:

Name Owned From Street Address City Zip

· Ted Curry Motors, nc. New Car-08/30/74 800 E. Washington St. Petersburg, A 23803

· Thomas … (1st Owner) 08/30/74-06/21/13 Boykins VA 23827

· Todd…… (2nd Owner)06/21/13-08/04/14 N. Andover, A 01845

· John ……. (3rd Owner) 08/04/14-07/30/15 Rochester, H 03867

· Al Barlow (4th Owner) 07/30/15-Present 48 Green Street Thomaston, E 04861

Here are a few neat facts regarding my Road Runner:

Only 212 produced; (Possibly 20 with paint. Possible 1 with V88 stripe delete and vinyl top.)

· 44,266 original miles;

· Hurst Pistol Grip shifter mated to a 4-speed manual transmission;

· Sure-Grip rear axle;

· Special order stripe delete with vinyl top;

· Matching numbers throughout;

· Unmolested with no modifications;

· Near mint original bucket seat interior;

· Like new center console;

· Like new instrument panel;

· Very clean engine compartment;

· Rust free body panels, loors, runk, ocker panels, rame rails;

· Original Broadcast Sheet (Decoded in ID Photos);

· Original Fender Tag (Decoded in ID Photos);

· Original: new car sales slip, wner’s manual, irst registration, atellite brochure;

· Documentation to include a copy of original owner’s Virginia title, nd owner’s original Massachusetts title and 3rd owner’s original New Hampshire title.

A true “Time Capsule”, y 4-owner 1974 Plymouth Road Runner is a completely numbers matching “SURVIVOR” car with the original Broadcast Sheet. It is powered by the 318ci V8 and 2BBL carburetor backed up with the A-833 4-speed transmission which as you have seen in my documentation, s a super rare combination. Putting the rubber to the road is the 8¼ Sure-Grip rear axle with a 3.21:1 ratio.

This is a wonderful specimen of a very rare and unmolested Road Runner. Brought up to New England from Virginia in the spring of 2013 after being purchased from the original owner. This fine automobile was originally ordered back in 1974 from “Ted Curry Motors, nc.”, Plymouth dealer in Petersburg Virginia. It spent the next 39 years in Boykins Virginia with the original owner. This Road runner was a special order, tripe delete with the vinyl top, true gentleman's Mopar muscle car and believed to make this Road Runner a special order one-of-one car. (Unverified)

This unmolested beauty has all the original documents, rom the original window sticker and bill of sale, ven the original owner’s first registration, irginia Title (copy), irginia antique license plate and more. At the time of original purchase minor modifications were done at the Plymouth dealership before leaving the lot. These were good additions and included wheel opening moldings and front and rear bumper guards. The original owner mentioned to the second owner that in the fall of 1974 he also had aftermarket A/C added at the local dealership.

The car starts, uns and drives perfectly, ith the heavy-duty suspension, ront and rear sway bars, t feels very firm and solid without any squeaks or rattles and goes down the road like it did back in 1974. The car has no leaks and does not leave drops of fluid or stains on the floor below. All interior and exterior lights work. This Road Runner still retains most of its original paint, ll of its original body panels and all of the original interior. Very dependable and enjoyable, nd an absolute pleasure to drive. This car has been very well maintained, ith a recent coolant flush, ynthetic oil change, lutch adjustment kit and spring and new filters. I have confidence in its absolute excellent reliability and drivability.

This is simply a no excuses, icked nice and super rare Mopar and I urge any perspective buyer to look at all of the photos and the video and decide for themselves whether this is what they want and need.

For all of you numbers people like me, mmerse yourself in the following:

VIN Number: RM21G4G268425

VIN Number Decode:

· R Plymouth Road Runner $3,429.00

· M Medium

· 21 2 Door Coupe With Fixed Quarter Windows

· G 318 1-2BBL 8 CYL

· 4 1974

· G St. Louis, O, SA

· 268425 Sequence Number

Body Plate:

E44 D21 RM21 G46 268425

EW1 D6Y3 000 520 196385

V1Y U A88 B43 C16 C56

C54 J54 L31 N41 N42 R11


Body Plate Decode:

· E44 318 with 2BBL;

· D21 Heavy Duty 4-Speed Manual Transmission; $212.50

· RM21

§ R Plymouth Road Runner;

§ M Medium;

§ 21 2-Door Coupe;

· G4G

§ G 318 1-2BBL 8 Cylinder;

§ 4 1974;

§ G St. Louis, O, SA;

· 268425 Sequence Number;

· EW1 Exterior Paint Code: Spinnaker White;

· D6Y3 Trim Grade, tyle and Color;

§ D Deluxe;

§ 6 Vinyl Bucket Seats;

§ Y3 Light Gold;

· 000 Upper Door Frame: Full Door Panel;

· 520 Date Built: Monday, ay 20, 974;

· 196385 Order Number;

· V1Y Full Gold Vinyl Roof; $104.80

· U Built to Specifications for USA Order;

· A88 Interior Decor Group; $170.40

· B43 Manual Brakes;

· C16 Console with Woodgrain Panel; $59.25

· C56 Bucket Seats;

· G54 Left Hand Outside Chrome Remote Mirror; $16.75

· J54 Power-Bulge Performance Hood;

· L31 Fender Mount Turn Signals;

· N41 Dual Exhaust;

· N42 Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips;

· R11 AM Music Master Radio; $68.30

· V88 Delete Transverse Stripe;

· END End of Codes.

Also an Option Not on the Body Plate:

· Tinted Windshield; $30.60

· HD Battery; $15.80

· Manual Front Disk Brakes; $28.10

· Undercoating; $23.25

· Light Package (A01); $38.60

· Service; $60.00

· Rubber Mats; $14.65

· Chrome Side Molding; $15.90

· HD Shocks; $5.30

Important Casting Numbers and Stampings:

· Original 318 Block; Casting Number: 2806030 1974 318ci

· Original 318 Block; Stampings: 4G268 25 PP883 4644

§ 4 1974

§ G St. Louis, O, SA

§ 268_25 Sequence Number

§ PP Production Plant

§ 833 Type of Tranny A-833

§ 4644 April 15, 974 Based on 10,000 day calendar

· Original 7¼ Sure-Grip Rear Axle; 321 23258 5C

§ 321 3.21:1 ratio;

§ 23258 Axle Casting Number

§ 5C 3rd Week of May 1974

· Original Cylinder Heads;

Driver’s Side: 3769973 1154

§ 3769973 1974 318ci

§ 1 January 1974

§ 15 15th Day of January 1974

§ 4 1974

Passenger’s Side 3769973 1224

§ 3769973 1974 318ci

§ 1 January 1974

§ 22 22nd Day of January 1974

§ 4 1974

· Original Intake Manifold Casting Number; 3698431 BG 1974 318 2BBL

· Original Carburetor; 8010S 1974 Carter 2BBL - Road Runner Only

1084 Carburetor Code

414 April 1, 974

· Original Distributor; 3755821 1974 B-Body 318 2BBL With Manual Transmission

25 4 April 25, 974

· Original LH Exhaust Manifold Casting Number; 3671400 1974 318 2BBL

§ 2 27 74 February 27, 974

· Original RH Exhaust Manifold Casting Number; 3671399 1974 318ci B-Body With RM21

· Original Radiator: 3692934; 1974 B Body 22” Manual or Auto With Heater

· Original Wiper Motor; 3431718 1974 2-Speed

· Dealer Installed Air Conditioning: M 0669711



Exterior: This “Special Order” stripe delete with vinyl roof 1974 Plymouth Road Runner has what is believed to be (Based on the information passed on from the three previous owners to me.) the original EW1 Spinnaker White paint which holds an excellent shine. (I did clean up some small rock chips at the bottom of driver’s side front fender near the door and had those small areas repainted with the correct Spinnaker White paint, ut that was it.) The Road Runner is sporting the J54 Power-Bulge Hood and all of the original rust free body panels. All panels have excellent fit, aps and alignment. The car is solid top to bottom. The light gold vinyl top was replaced in 2007 and done right with a factory style fit and is in excellent condition. All the stainless trim, oldings, nd chrome are in very good condition including the dealer installed wheel well moldings. The fourteen inch Argent painted Rally Wheels with chrome hubs are in great shape, ith new later period radial white letter tires. All of the glass is original (I am not sure about the windshield.) and is clear and blemish free. However, hen driving the Road Runner today, did see a small chip in the exterior part of the windshield near the center.

Interior: The original light gold bucket seat interior is in excellent shape, rom the headliner to the dash and rear deck, ll are near perfect. The original carpet is extra clean and not showing much of any wear, ith minimal fading it is in overall great original condition. The door panels and rear side panels are all original and in excellent like new condition. Note that this is an RM21 2-door coupe and it comes with fixed quarter windows. (The rear windows do not go down and there are no window cranks.) The seats front and rear are in fabulous original condition, lthough there is a small puncture on the front passenger bucket seat, hich is barely noticeable. The center console is completely intact and extra clean with no fading or cracks. The center console compartment door opens and closes as it should. The Hurst Pistol-Grip four speed shifter is clean and in near perfect condition. The Hurst heavy duty, -Speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears with ease. The Rallye gauge instrument cluster is super clean and blemish free, ll of the lenses are clear, nd the instruments functioning properly. The original factory wood grain steering wheel is well preserved and in excellent condition. The odometer currently reads 44,207 original documented miles. This is a non-smoker car,the interior smells like a new car, o musty old car odor that you tend to find in older cars. To the best of my knowledge every switch, nob and lever operates correctly. All lights work (dash, ack-up warning light, igh beam, ow beam, linkers, ack up lights, ide markers, rake lights fender mounted blinkers). The speedometer, as gauge, emperature gauge, mp gauge, igarette lighter, eep-Beep Horn, ipers, eater and defrost are functioning properly. The original AM radio operates as new, he station selector panel and preset push buttons all work as they should.I was told that the A/C blows cold but unless I am doing something wrong, t does not seem to be blowing cold air.

Engine: Original 318 engine block, eads, ntake, arburetor, istributor, ir cleaner assembly and wiper motor. Dealer installed York A/C pump. The original numbers matching drivetrain has never been apart or modified in any way. Mechanically the 318 motor purrs like a kitten, ou can barely hear it run. Plenty of power.

Trunk: The trunk pan is rust free and rock solid original. The trunk has the original jack and tools, pare tire, riginal trunk mat and jack instruction decal.

Undercarriage: The undercarriage of the car is solid and rust free. The frame rails and floors are all rust free and rock solid original. It still retains the original number’s matching A-833 4-speed manual transmission and the original (never apart) 10-bolt 7¼ Sure-Grip rear axle with a 3.21:1 ratio. It has excellent front end, ront disk brakes, hocks and a newer low-restriction dual exhaust system with factory chrome Machine Gun exhaust tips

ID Photo Documentation: All of the important information that a buyer wants to see is here and decoded for their convenience.

Please note that I will burn all of the information, hotos and video that I have on a CD for the new owner.

I am an individual and do not claim to know everything there is to know about these cars. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of you questions or concerns are resolved prior to bidding and not after.


In fairness to all, am not revealing the reserve price. If you are interested in owning this car, lease place a bid TO OWN ONLY AND NOT TO PASS TIME. If it does not make reserve, may contact the high bidder depending on what the highest amount was on the last bid.

Terms of Sale

This pre-owned vehicle is being sold "as-is, here is" with absolutely no warranties and/or guarantees either expressed or implied. A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required at the close of the auction via Paypal. (If you do not have Paypal let me know through eBay ASAP.) The remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of the auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier’s check, ertified bank check or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, he seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. The buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, awfully enforced.

Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.

FYI: There is no Maine title for this 1974 Plymouth Road Runner as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, ngland, witzerland and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, he Maine registration signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department


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