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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1968 Plymouth Road Runner

First-year ‘Runner with a honkin’ Hemi

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this rust-free 1968 Plymouth Road Runner hardtop. It is powered by a 426ci Hemi V8 backed by a manual four-speed transmission. Features include manual steering and brakes, black vinyl top and limited-slip 3.54 gears. Finished in Black with black interior, this Galen Govier-documented 1968 Plymouth Road Runner hardtop comes from the selling dealer with owner’s manual and clear title.

The exterior has been refinished in Black. Features include power bulge hood with Hemi call-outs, driver-side rear-view mirror, rocker trim, and trunk lid trim plus emblem.

A set of 15-Inch black steel wheels with standard hubcaps is wrapped in Coker redline radial tires.

The front and rear bench seats are upholstered in black vinyl. Features include floor-mounted shifter and AM radio.

The instrument panel consists of a 120-mph speedometer and gauges for the fuel level, alternator and coolant temperature. An aftermarket 8,000-rpm tachometer is mounted on the steering column. The odometer reads 44,800 miles, which the selling dealer reports to be accurate.

Power is provided by a 425-horsepower 426ci Hemi backed by a four-speed manual transmission. The selling dealer states that the matching numbers engine was recently rebuilt by Tim Banning of For Hemis Only.

This Road Runner is factory-equipped with an independent suspension with torsion bars up front, and rear leaf springs and Dana 60 solid rear-drive axle with 3.54 gears with Sure-Grip out back. Braking is provided by four-wheel manual drums. Additional photos of the undercarriage can be found in the photo carousel in the auction page.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS PER FENDER TAG

  • RH23=Plymouth Road Runner two-door hardtop
  • 73=426 2-4bbl
  • 3=Four-speed floor shift
  • 45=F70x15 Red side wall bias-ply
  • 712=July 12, 1968 scheduled build date
  • 68=3.54 Sure-Grip rear axle
  • H4X=High-trim black bench seat
  • GG1=Dark Green metallic

The auction for this 1968 Plymouth Road Runner hardtop ends on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 2:15 p.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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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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