1972 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER 400 COUPE - 73,738 MILES SHOWING
Built in St Louis Missouri on the 21st of January 1972, this example came to Australia in 2020 and presents in it's original colour of Bright Blue Metallic with black vinyl buckets seat.
We hold a Vehicle Import Approval dated 12th of October 2020 plus a copy of the Mopar tag decoder attesting to it's credentials.
The Plymouth Road Runner is a mid-size car with a focus on performance built by Plymouth in the United States between 1968 and 1980. By 1968, some of the original muscle cars were moving away from their roots as relatively cheap, fast cars as they gained features and increased in price. Plymouth developed the Road Runner to market a lower-priced, basic trim model to its upscale1972 saw new emission regulations drive power down and 1/4 mile times up.
The 1972 model was nearly identical to 1971 with a few minor changes. The grille design was cleaned up, and the taillights were changed to match the grille's new aerodynamic look. Side marker lights changed from the flush-mounted side markers to the surface-mounted units adopted across the entire Chrysler line-up for the 1972 model year. The optional bumper guards for 1972 included a rubber strip surrounding the taillights and a rubber strip below the grille. The big differences came in the cutting back of performance options for the car. The suspension, rear axle ratios (a 3:55 ratio was the tallest available), and most noticeably, the engines changed. The big-block 383 was replaced by a larger-bore (and lower performance) 400 CID version as the standard engine.
The engine in this example is a 400ci (6.5Lt) V8 engine and was claimed at the time of release to produce 190Kw and 461Nm of power and torque, delivered to the rear wheels via a 3 speed Torqueflite automatic transmission. Performance quoted at the time was 0-100kph in 7.2 secs and a top speed near 200kph.
The 1971-72 Road Runner sheet metal was used by several NASCAR racing teams for their race cars and ran well on the circuit during the 1971-74 seasons. Richard Petty won the championship both in 1971 and 1972 using the Road Runner-based cars, winning 30 races over the two seasons.
Believed to be quite rare in the Southern Hemisphere, this car will be ideal for car events, shows and summer cruising.
Eligible for Historic registration in most jurisdictions, this equates to minimal on road costs.
Available to admire on our state of the art showroom floor in Adelaide.
We can arrange transport door to door Australia wide.
Finance - our broker offers VERY competitive rates and prompt service.
We welcome the opportunity to consider your trade in.
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