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Kevin Hart’s Macabre 1969 Road Runner

Mopar restomod inspired by a murderous movie character


Say what you will about Kevin Hart, but he’s got great taste in cars. Purists may cringe, but here you have an enthusiast with means who enjoys a mix of past style with present drivability. What’s his current car in the spotlight? A 1969 Plymouth Road Runner.

Designed by Sean Smith and built by Salvaggio Designs, this Mopar was built around the theme of Mike Myers … no, this isn’t Austin Powers’ ride but, rather, inspired by the hockey-masked menace that appears in the “Halloween” movie franchise. Of course, this ride is murdered out in black, though complemented in orange throughout like the colors of Halloween. Even the Road Runner character is masked and carries a knife. Warner Brothers, if you know what’s good for ya, you best not look!

So what’s powering this killer machine? A 940-horsepower, supercharged Demon/Hellephant hybrid Hemi that’s paired to a TREMEC six-speed manual. Details abound, from the orange engine to liberal-yet-creative use of carbon fiber. If you dare, check out the video where Sean Smith tells ClassicCars TV’s Jalopy Jeff the genesis of this macabre Mopar and a host of its horrific features.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.


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