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70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay #2688599
08/16/19 11:12 PM
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ebay link > > 70 V-code 4sp Road Runner

So when reading down through the listing you eventually hit this section:
"Originally stolen in 1970, this car was put in storage. Forgotten and finally resurrected as a drag racer. Then was stored again for many years. "

So how does that work some 50yrs later... doesn't look like anyone ever tried to put it back on the road after said theft. Does that mean it was recovered and bought back from insurance... or just stashed until everyone forgot it was stolen.

Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: Runner2go] #2688611
08/16/19 11:50 PM
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it's written as if it would still be a stolen unrecovered car shruggy
scope & I don't see $16K + worth of car there by "hidden" bidders runaway

Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: 6bblgt] #2688620
08/17/19 12:18 AM
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^^^ I think the seller should clear up whether the car was legally recovered, and/or has a clear title...
As far as "original" and "easy restoration", though, I'd beg to differ.
Could be a cool racecar with some parts and cleaning up, though.

Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: topside] #2688652
08/17/19 09:06 AM
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I like cars like this for whatever reason- rare car converted to race trim that aren't too far gone. Obviously need to confirm but the title box says clean- I was hoping the stolen recovery part was poorly worded. There are a lot of restored v code cars out there. I would restore it to drive on the street but keep much of the race trim. The sublime/white interior would look really good.

Tough to put a finger on value. It is pretty rust free but the metal has been modified. For a full restore, you aren't saving much over a rustier car. For me, it wouldn't take much to prep for paint.

Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: BigBlockGTS] #2688707
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Dang hard to read that last part. If there was ever a justified reason for selling the 4 speed car hes got it.

Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: f8-4life] #2688719
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I saw this car at the racetrack in 1989. Very original and uncut. It was stripped down for racing, but just had interior and things removed. The rear wheel wells were not cut up. Probably had the lips rolled or maybe trimmed but that’s it. Just a roll bar.

I was amazed how clean, solid, and uncut this car was. It would have been SO EASY to make it stock again. Mopar folks had seen him many times over the years, he raced off and on. The owner said he would would never sell it. I called him a couple times, always the same answer,

But in the mid 90’s he sold it to a person who did the cutting and mini tubing you see What an ID10t! He knew what this car was, didn’t car for a second. The car had a total make over and paint, cage, etc. More engine, etc. raced a few years and then marketed as a rare V code restoration project.

I remember the line in the ad about how the car was cut and mini rubbed back when they were worth anything. What a bunch of BS! He cut it himself in the mid 90’s!

Car has changed hands several times since the “butcher” owned and raced it.

Makes me sad when I see this car again.

Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: NANKET] #2688736
08/17/19 01:16 PM
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haha You sure do get worked up about somebody doing what they want to their own car. After all when he got it, it had no original interior or original motor & trans and was just a race car body with a desirable VIN. How much more damage could tubbing it do that welding a roll cage already hadn't done? My point is that everything that made that car special, other then the VIN, was gone when he bought it and It can all be undone if you wanted to.

Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: stumpy] #2688756
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Originally Posted by stumpy
haha You sure do get worked up about somebody doing what they want to their own car. After all when he got it, it had no original interior or original motor & trans and was just a race car body with a desirable VIN. How much more damage could tubbing it do that welding a roll cage already hadn't done? My point is that everything that made that car special, other then the VIN, was gone when he bought it and It can all be undone if you wanted to.


Yah whatever stump. You are a special kind of guy, demonstrated for years. YOU have your opinion. We must accept that. Remember when you not so kindly invited me to stay out of the threads you posted on? Well does that offer go both ways with you? LOL And I’m not worked up at all.

I saw the car, it was a great car with parts unbolted, big deal, it was not cut up. Numbers matching doesn’t matter. Mopar VIN tells you what it is.

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Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: NANKET] #2688761
08/17/19 02:45 PM
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I don't know but calling a guy a butcher and an Idiot sure sounds worked up to me. Like I said all the changes can be undone. shruggy

Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: stumpy] #2688877
08/17/19 08:01 PM
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It's just a car boys. They are worth some $$$ now, but still just a car.

Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: Frank Cannon] #2688879
08/17/19 08:07 PM
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If it is truly only a 3000 mile car, I think it's a shame to have been cut up, but whatever. The ad seems a bit deceptive to me. Bottom line for me; not interested.


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Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: larrymopar360] #2688904
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I was interested in the car and the $16k didn't bother me. I love them in race trim and frankly even though Lime Green might be my favorite color on these cars, I'd have gotten it running and figured out what I could do to put an interior back in it with the cage. It is just what these cars are suppose to be in my view. In the end though no tag, sheet or original trans to prove the original 4 speed and color part. I even did a little research to see if the sheet might have been turned in from another car, no luck. Rust free is worth a bit for sure but the key is the V and the hole in the tunnel for me. If I didn't mention it, I love this car.


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Re: 70 V-code Road Runner on Ebay [Re: mopar346] #2689504
08/19/19 06:39 PM
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I think it's good that the seller didn't hide the fact it was once stolen. But I'm really surprised that he did not follow up a statement such as that with the details of how it was recovered, and the current status of the title. Just showing "Vehicle Title: Clean" up in the details section, isn't enough after a statement like that. I've seen classic cars before that show "Vehicle Title: Clean" in that section, and then state down in the comments that the title was either Lost or not required in their State.

In any case, it certainly couldn't hurt to add a line of clarification... twocents


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