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Pick of the Day: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner drop top– Meep-Meep!

With a nitrous-fed 440, this bird will pass everything -- including Wile E. Coyote!


As I perused this ad in ClassiCars.com, Bo Diddley filled my head…

I’m a road runner honey; And you can’t keep up with me
I’m a road runner honey; And you can’t keep up with me
Come on, let’s race, Baby, baby, you will see

The Pick of the Day is a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner convertible offered on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Cusick, Washington. While it is not perfect, and has some modifications, this is a car that could be a driver and would be rather intimidating at a stoplight.

As I have mentioned in past stories, I LOVE convertibles. This car has the best of both worlds: big muscle and the droptop wind blowing through your hair.  If there is such a thing anymore as joy riding or Sunday drives, I would be so inclined.

Again, if you are looking for a perfect concours example, this one ain’t it. The seller notes that there are 119,000 miles on the clock; it has factory air but it does not work, which will require a call to the folks at Vintage Air; but it does have a working 8-track player, so you may want to search garage sales for old Santana and James Gang tapes. But with the 440 cid V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor, 4 on the floor and computer-controlled delivery of nitrous, I am certain some of the minor flaws could be overlooked.

“The motor and transmission were rebuilt approximately 5,000 miles ago,” the seller states. “There is a Flowmaster exhaust system, and a new clutch. The body is straight, with no rust. There are new tires and wheels. A dyno sheet is available, as well as receipts. I will make copies available to qualified buyers.”

The reason for the sale is unique to woodsy areas for sure

“She is a thrill to drive, but there are too many deer up here to enjoy driving this beautiful car,” the seller says. “I would deliver the Road Runner, in an enclosed trailer, within 300 miles of Spokane, Washington.”

The asking price is $37,000, which is below what’s being asked in ads for most other 1969 coupes and convertibles.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Tom Stahler
Tom Stahler is the Managing Editor of the ClassicCars.com Journal. Tom has a lifelong love of cars and motor racing – beginning with the 1968 USRRC race at Road America, in a stroller, at eight months of age. His words, photos and broadcasts can can be found on a myriad of media. He has won the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Batchelor Award and a Gold Medal in the International Automotive Media Awards.


  1. Dear Mr. Stahler,

    Your report this morning certainly made my day.

    I’m a lover of Mopars in general and 1969 Plymouth Road Runners in particular.

    I also love the blues especially when they are performed by the old blues masters like The Bo-meister.

    Thank you sir, and I hope that you have a Meep Meep day as well.


  2. Vintage Air makes terrific kits for cars that left the factory without A/C. I helped put one in a same year Chevelle. But if this car had factory air (and that’s very unusual for a convertible of the period) then repairing the existing (my money is on the compressor) is far better idea than calling Vintage.

  3. Not enough photos on engine or interior. Unknown what condition the interior or the convertible top is in . Anyone interested in purchasing would be wise to personally inspect the car before offering the asking price.


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