This Beautiful 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Is A Classic Muscle Car

Road Runners have a special place in the heart of many classic Mopar enthusiasts. This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner is a shining example of what a tastefully resto-modded muscle car can look like. Perfect paint? Check. Timeless wheels? Check. Aggressive stance? Bingo.

1970 Plymouth Road Runner

1970 Plymouth Road Runner is an American Classic

The owner of this particular Plymouth opted to go with the tried and true American Racing Torq Thrust IIs, a really popular choice for enthusiasts of many classic car styles. The gloss black with the yellow stripe down the side, combined with the hard-to-see racing stripe down the center make this resto-mod one of a kind.

Plymouth Road Runner History

As legend has it, Plymouth bought the rights to the “Road Runner” name from Disney for $50K. The idea was that the Road Runner would be more of an inexpensive muscle car option compared to the GTX, their high priced model. The model was first introduced in 1968, and the ’69 model remained almost unchanged. The 1970 model, as seen in this beautiful example in the photo above, had a new design to both the front and rear.

Not Quite a Superbird

While the Road Runner enjoyed a solid reception in the mid level muscle car market, it hasn’t received the same amount of lust from avid muscle car collectors as it’s big brother, the Plymouth Superbird. Most Road Runners came from the factory with the standard 383 (6.8L) V8,  rated at 335 hp. Not bad. But, the Superbird came with the legendary 426 HEMI as the most popular engine choice. Some were offered with the 440 Super Cammando. Road Runners actually did come these high performance engines but they are much harder to find these days.

Did you drive a Road Runner back in the day? Are you a current owner now? Drop us a line in the comments or submit your story!

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  • Randy Strickland 4 weeks ago

    When I returned from Vietnam, my 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner was in that I had my Dad order for me. It was a 383 ci with 335 hp, 4speed pistol grip hurst shifter, air grabber and the styled wheels at that time. It also had a wood grain steering wheel. Traded in later on when getting married. Wish I that car today. It was very fast and never lost a race in it.

    • Evan Randy Strickland 4 weeks ago

      Great story, Randy! Sounds like a sweet car you had! What color was it?

  • Chris Ferrante 4 years ago

    If James Dean were re-incarnated as a car,this would be him! Cool car.

  • Chris Ferrante 4 years ago

    If James dean were a car-this would be him!

  • dennis boesz 4 years ago

    Had a 70 Gtx 440 4spd Dana yellow black stripe on hood loved that car kids came car went now 69 super bee still miss the gtx

  • Nknight 4 years ago

    Loved my ’71 Poad Runner 383 Super Wedge modified pushing more than 700HP street legal. GO MOPAR

  • kim schlie 4 years ago

    love the road runner look mean what motor is in it is it the original motor what is the horse power i have the new challenger over 400 horse power quick and my husband has a 69 camaro with a big block 502 but i love the style of the runner my self awsome car

  • Wiley C. Oyote 4 years ago

    Meep meep!

  • Steve Thompson 5 years ago

    Nice, very very nice…

  • Julie Behrens Stoppel 5 years ago

    This is one Black Beauty!

  • Allen Young 5 years ago

    NICE

  • Jim Vogel 5 years ago

    just my opinion but I think it should have been standard on all not an option it total makes that car

  • Robert Austin 5 years ago

    ill take it t in a n.y.min

  • Kelsey French 5 years ago

    pretty close from what i remember http://www.moparpowerclub.com/

  • Tim Howe 5 years ago

    HECK YEA!

  • Eric Adler 5 years ago

    I had a Dodge Dart.

  • Doug Stewart 5 years ago

    Sweet cool .

  • Steven Cooper 5 years ago

    I had a Blue 70 & a triple black 68, Then came 3 1970 big block 4 speed Cuda”s, Wish I had them all back today.

  • Robert W Moore 5 years ago

    I had a 69′ / 4spd 383/335hp. That was one fast car.

  • Jeff Leichner 5 years ago

    I always loved that gold-dust stripe option on the side with the running bird at the front of the front fender.

  • Freddy French 5 years ago

    I had a 70 orange flat black stripe on the hood with vacuum scoop ram air 383 4 barrel carter, headers with sidepipes 4 speed. Orange interior Buckets and screamed!

  • Daniel Rowe 5 years ago

    My favorite car love to have one.

  • Leon Morgan 5 years ago

    Great Car

  • Kevin Mings 5 years ago

    I want this! 1

  • Roger Olson 5 years ago

    WOW, this car is sick,,,,,

  • Ryan Davis 5 years ago

    This is my Father in Law’s 1970 Plymouth Road Runner. His pride and joy. Hopefully one day it will be mine : ).

    • S Allen Ryan Davis 2 years ago

      Had one just like this in high school. Oh, the good old days. Was the gold hood stripe a factory option? What color is this one?