Introduced in 1968 by the Chrysler Corporation, the Plymouth Road Runner was a muscle car that without a doubt buyers could actually afford.
Building on the Belvedere platform, first Plymouth started with a special 383-cu.in. big block engine. Second engineers also added a set of high-performance cylinder heads from the 440 Super Commando with improved ports and 2.08/1.74-inch valves with a HP 440 hydraulic-lifter camshaft.
Additional performance improvements included a high-rise cast-iron intake manifold and a Carter AVS four-barrel carburetor and a dual exhaust system. The Roadrunner engine was rated at 335hp and 425-lbs.ft. of torque. In addition the legendary 426 Street Hemi engine was available. The standard transmission was the floor-shifted A-833 four-speed manual with an 11-inch clutch.
The interior was basic and included a bench seat and no carpeting, just rubber floor mats. On the outside the Roadrunner included decals from the famous Warner Brothers cartoon bird. A horn that went “beep-beep” was included. The base price of the Plymouth Roadrunner was $2896.
This section contains a collection of Plymouth Road Runner History, Information, Production information, Resources, Factory Ads and more.
“The Missing Link” – factory color advertisement features a Petty Blue 1968 Plymouth Road Runner coupe and the #43 Petty Road Runner.
“Our new improved Beep-Beep” – factory color advertisement features a butterscotch 1968 Plymouth Road Runner.
“Motor Trends car of the year” – factory color advertisement features a silver 1969 Road Runner hardtop with black stripes.
“There’s still only one place to catch it” – factory color advertisement features a silver 1969 Road Runner hardtop with black stripes.
“The Loved Bird” – factory color advertisement features a yellow 440/6BBL Road Runner hardtop.
“The standard insurance rating is standard” – factory color advertisement features a 1971 Plymouth Road Runner hardtop.
1971 Plymouth Road Runner Advertisement – from the Plymouth Traveler magazine features a 1971 Plymouth Road Runner. Note the wrong interior shot.
1972 Plymouth Road Runner Advertisement – Color, Canadian “Plymouth’s got the answer” Ad features a red 1972 Road Runner hardtop with black stripes.
1973 Plymouth Road Runner Advertisement – Color, Canadian Ad “Does your car measure up” Ad features a red 1973 Road Runner with black stripes.
Plymouth Road Runner wallpaper collection – Collection of free 1968-1980 Plymouth Road Runner desktop wallpaper backgrounds for your PC, Tablet, Phone and more.