This Hemi Road Runner wasn’t an original 426 car, but originality doesn’t win drag races. It looks ready for some serious street fighting, thanks to a rebuilt Hemi, 4-speed manual, Dana rear with 4.56 gears and ladder bars, and massive 29×12.5 Mickey Sportsmans.
The seller says the car has new front shocks, new Road Runner horn, disc brakes, stainless brake lines, rechromed bumpers, a new headliner, new door panels, and new Cragar Drag Star wheels. The hood is an original 440 six-pack piece, which is relatively hard to find. Overall, the car looks to be in decent driver condition — perfect for a weekend warrior.
Hemi Road Runners have been Chrysler halo cars for years, so a lot of originals have been restored beyond the point of their intended use. But do you really want to be worried about the paint on your 100-point restored Road Runner when you’re dumping the clutch at 3,500 rpm? This car will give you all the feel of the real deal for a fraction of the cost – and it should be a lot faster, too.
The 426 here has been bored .060 over and fitted with 10:1 compression slugs, stock Hemi rods and forged steel crank (all of which was balanced), Donovan gear drive, and Crane roller cam. A pair of 750 Edelbrock AFB carbs round out the package, along with 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust. The 4-speed was fitted with a Centerforce clutch, pressure plate, and throwout bearing.
As an added bonus, this car comes complete with a 440 big block with 11:1 pistons that appears ready to run. Also included is a tunnel ram intake for the Hemi, new valve covers, a new 727 TorqueFlite automatic trans, an automatic console, and some other odds and ends. So if you blow up that Hemi, you can always install the 440 and still make it to the track on time, or swap in that automatic if your left leg needs a rest.
Just over 2,400 1968-1970 Plymouth Road Runners have sold on eBay Motors over the past several years. Average prices have ranged from $14k to nearly $40k depending on options, originality, and condition. See how this one is doing here.