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1969 Road Runner - 440 Mopar Power

The first-generation Plymouth Road Runner was one of the quintessential muscle cars of the late '60s, and remains an icon of the era to this day. The long-nosed body, quad headlamps, and sweeping C-pillars offer a distinctive and memorable look.

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The metallic green 1969 Road Runner seen here belongs to Joe Bahash, of Huntington Beach, California. Joe brought the car by our Retail Showroom to pick up a few replacement parts, and was happy to chat with us when we came outside to check it out.

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Joe's Road Runner was originally built with the standard 383ci V8 engine, but Joe has since upgraded to the top-of-the-line 440ci V8. The new 440 has also been upgraded with a few performance parts for more power, and it's paired with a 4-speed manual transmission.

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Inside the car, a classic wood-rimmed steering wheel frames an aftermarket tach and shift light. A tall Hurst shifter also illustrates this car's high-performance aspirations. Otherwise, the interior has been restored to stock condition, with vinyl bench seats and green paneling.

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Wide five-spoke Center Line alloy wheels are shod with BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires, producing an aggressive stance. The lowered suspension also contributes to the car's assertive demeanor.

Joe's Road Runner is a stunning example of one of our favorite muscle cars from a very good year in the automotive world—1969. If you have a first-generation Road Runner, a second-gen Road Runner, or even a Superbird, Classic Industries has the restoration parts and accessories you need. We also support many other classic Mopar models. Click the button below for a free Classic Industries Mopar restoration parts catalog.

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