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1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 #2892106
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Our resident decoder crawled over this car like a gaggle of ants on a piece of candy on the sidewalk. He came up with gold (actually Bronze Metallic) and in the engine department this nugget: 426 Hemi V8, 10-1-68 block casting date, Accel Distributor. A dual 4-barrel carb setup with the front carb 4619S Carter C4 hemi-carb, and 4621 Rear carb Carter C4. The intake is 2780543, and 2780544 2X 4-barrel 1969-1971 hemi. A 3-speed automatic A727 HD Torque-flite transmission is on back, and an 8-3/4 inch 3.55 sure grip (tagged 3.55) rear axle. Even down to the exhaust manifolds with numbers 2780508 G1 341843 all correct! See our pictures for all stamping dates and codes.


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Not yr uncle Bob] #2892140
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That black painted engine compartment is for sure original....

Wonder if the air in the tires is still original? I mean if its not 1969 air, there is no way this is legit.


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: oldjonny] #2892154
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Originally Posted by oldjonny
Wonder if the air in the tires is still original? I mean if its not 1969 air, there is no way this is legit.


In the photos where it was first "found" it looks like at least 3 of them are flat.

The engine's going to have to come out anyway, so I don't see the black paint as a reason to hold off if someone is interested, but the rust bubbles might be. You'd definitely want to see it in person, but at that price, of course you would.

I definitely wish I could find a car like that before the dealer did.


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Not yr uncle Bob] #2892173
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Our resident decoder crawled over this car like a gaggle of ants on a piece of candy on the sidewalk. He came up with gold (actually Bronze Metallic) and in the engine department this nugget: 426 Hemi V8, 10-1-68 block casting date, Accel Distributor. A dual 4-barrel carb setup with the front carb 4619S Carter C4 hemi-carb, and 4621 Rear carb Carter C4. The intake is 2780543, and 2780544 2X 4-barrel 1969-1971 hemi. A 3-speed automatic A727 HD Torque-flite transmission is on back, and an 8-3/4 inch 3.55 sure grip (tagged 3.55) rear axle. Even down to the exhaust manifolds with numbers 2780508 G1 341843 all correct! See our pictures for all stamping dates and codes.

1970-1971 LH Exhaust manifold!

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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: JRepucci] #2892202
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Lots of originality there for a 90,000-mile car, which to me makes the engine compartment & hood underside frustrating.
Rt door appears to have been repainted on the inside, color is off from all the other T7 surfaces + overspray on plug.
Looks like most of that car could clean up nicely, though the rust bubbles screw up keeping it original paint AND nice.
"Interesting" that there are 2 bids at 48K, what's up with that ?

I don't recall seeing that "Do Not Grease" tag before.

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: topside] #2892205
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I like this car. I'd clean it up, get it running and beat the bag off it.


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They are asking 100k for it.

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Very cool! Agree, too bad a dealer got ahold of it.

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Originally Posted by NITROUSN
They are asking 100k for it.


Yowza- I respect the originality and that survivors have the ability to pull money beyond a restored car but the quarters in particular are too far gone in my eyes to draw that kind of money. I think it has bid in the mid $50's a couple times now which feels like a ball park number for the car. That car is cool, but it needs quite a bit before you are driving down for your first ice cream in it.

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: NITROUSN] #2892283
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Originally Posted by NITROUSN
They are asking 100k for it.


Very cool car... just not quite $100k cool.

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Who has ever seen these tags on the lower ball joint bolt. “No Grease”?

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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: BigBlockGTS] #2892292
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$100K for that shake_head

On a related note, I've seen barn find cars at shows recently where the new owner doesn't even care to clean the car up leaving grunge and mouse turds everywhere similar to the car in question. What's up with that? I was at a show last summer where the owner drove his barn car off the trailer and nearly hit someone because he couldn't see through the windshield. I don't mind patina, dings, scratches, rust, etc. but for a collector to buy a car from someone who couldn't care enough to throw a $10 HF tarp over it only to continue to leave it in it's abused condition doesn't make much sense to me.

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1969 Gurney Special Cyclone Spoiler II, 351 Cleveland
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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: Row_your_own] #2892294
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Originally Posted by Row_your_own
I like this car. I'd clean it up, get it running and beat the bag off it.

iagree drive


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'16 Grand Caravan SXT...baby hauler
Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: autoxcuda] #2892295
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Originally Posted by autoxcuda
Originally Posted by NITROUSN
They are asking 100k for it.


Very cool car... just not quite $100k cool.


Yup.


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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2892304
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Originally Posted by an8sec70cuda
Originally Posted by Row_your_own
I like this car. I'd clean it up, get it running and beat the bag off it.

iagree drive


Would you like/want to pay $100k to do that?

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Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: RSI700VIPER] #2892325
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Originally Posted by RSI700VIPER
$100K for that shake_head

On a related note, I've seen barn find cars at shows recently where the new owner doesn't even care to clean the car up leaving grunge and mouse turds everywhere similar to the car in question. What's up with that? I was at a show last summer where the owner drove his barn car off the trailer and nearly hit someone because he couldn't see through the windshield. I don't mind patina, dings, scratches, rust, etc. but for a collector to buy a car from someone who couldn't care enough to throw a $10 HF tarp over it only to continue to leave it in it's abused condition doesn't make much sense to me.


For some reason some people think that barn find means don't even wash the car.
Some bring containers of "barn find dirt" with them to car shows to throw over the car to keep the barn find dirty look on the car. realcrazy


Kayse can't keep up at all now. lol
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got to admit did a good job of painting under hood black

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it ran already several times on ebay and never passed 60k $$ IIRC

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Needs a bath and a polish job at least. I guess dirt enhances the 'barn find' status?

Wheels don't fit the car at all. Cragars or Keystones would be my choice to keep it era correct.

Hate that it has rust bubbles and the Krylon engine bay.

Re: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Barnfind 426 [Re: autoxcuda] #2892363
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Originally Posted by autoxcuda
Originally Posted by an8sec70cuda
Originally Posted by Row_your_own
I like this car. I'd clean it up, get it running and beat the bag off it.

iagree drive


Would you like/want to pay $100k to do that?

Nowhere close to 100K, no. Hopefully whoever buys it has fun w/ it and doesn't turn it into another restored show poodle.


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'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed...Dad's ride
'71 Demon 340 resto project
'06 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax...toy hauler
'16 Grand Caravan SXT...baby hauler
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