1971 Plymouth Road Runner Coupe, #'s Matching 383ci 300hp V8, 727 Auto, 2-Owner

1971 Plymouth Road Runner

Condition: Used
Make: Plymouth
Model: Road Runner
Type: Coupe
Year: 1971
Mileage: 5,875
VIN: RM23NIG161372
Color: Dark Bronze Metallic
Engine: 383ci V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Livonia, Michigan, United States

Description for Plymouth Road Runner 1971

Up for sale is this beautiful 1971 Plymouth Road Runner Coupe. It is finished in it's original color combination of Dark Bronze Metallic over Black Vinyl. It has 5,875 miles since it's comprehensive restoration was completed. Roughly 96,000 miles on the car before the restoration and it is believed to be a 2-owner car.

In 1971, the coupe bodywork was completely changed to a more rounded fuselage design in keeping with then-current Chrysler styling trends, including a steeply raked windshield, hidden cowl, and deeply inset grille and headlights. In a departure from previous thinking, the B-Body two-door bodies shared little if any sheet metal, glass, or trim with the four-door bodies.

This example was sold new in Leland, NC. I am selling this for a friend and he bought it in South Carolina in 1993 needing a complete restoration. He proceeded to restore the car with his 3 sons teaching them the art of auto restoration from 1994 until it's completion in 2000. The car was correctly done with some minor improvements from stock.

The restoration is well documented in a photo album and they started by completely disassembling it and stripping the paint. It did have some rust repair needs in the cowlwith the onlybody panel needing replacement being thedriver's side rear quarter panel. The engine, transmission, and rear-end are all original to the car. The 383 was originally rated at 300hp but during the restoration, minor performance modifications were done such as decking andboring it .030 over making it a 388ci, a purple cam was installed withto-spec lifters, springs, and retainers, and it retains the stock rod's and crank. An aluminum intake manifold and Carter 4-barrel carb sit above the intake. Headman headers help it breath and flow through a 2.5" Flowmaster dual exhaust.

The dash is original but the gauges were refinished and the odometer was reset to 0 during the restoration. It is equipped with power steering, manual drum brakes with front discs, rallye wheels, and a black vinyl bench seat. The car was completed in 2000 and made it's debut at the 2000 Mopar Nationals and has since covered 5,875 miles in the last 17 years having only been sparingly enjoyed in the summer at car events. Otherwise, it remained covered in a climate controlled garage. Being a 17 year old restoration, it still showsvery well, however, it is starting to show it's age in a handful of areas. Signs of rust developing in the passenger side rear quarter panel are starting, however, it's very minor and in the very early stages of development but wanted to disclose it as it's hard to see in the pictures. Other than that, it is in outstanding condition and looks amazing in the sun.

The original fender tag decoding reveals:

RM23 = Plymouth Road Runner, Medium, 2-Door Hardtop

C17 = Build date of 12/17/1970

N1G= 383ci 300hp V8 with a 4-barrel carb, 1971, St. Louis, MO Assembly

D32 = HD 727 TorqFlite Automatic

GK6 = Dark Bronze Metallic

H2X9 = Black High Vinyl Bench Seat

A87 = Road Runner D├ęcor Package

B11 = Standard Duty Front Disc Brakes

J45 = Hood Tie Down Pins

M21 = Roof Drip Rail Moldings

M31 = Belt and Hood Molding

N41 & N42= Duel Exhaust with Chrome Tips

R11 = Music Master AM Radio

V21 = Performance Hood Treatment

I've attached 12 photos but refer to the photo bucket page for 80+ additional photos. http://s243.photobucket.com/user/Luc6189/library/1971%20Plymouth%20Road%20Runner%20Coupe

I reserve the right to end the auction early and cancel any bids at any time for any reason. Please ask any and all questions and showing the car can be arranged with at least 24hrs advanced noticed. The reserve is very realistic and although I encourage interested parties to bid, I will consider realistic offers. I can also assist in setting up shipping, just need the zip code.