This beautiful and “Nuts and Bolts” fully-restored 1969 Plymouth Road Runner was donated to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Charity Organization from the personal collection of AJ Hiers, of the Boniface-Hiers Automotive Group, who has been a long-time friend and supporter of the Sheriff’s Office in its efforts to help citizens of Brevard County Florida.
In 1968, the first muscle cars were, in the opinion of many, moving away from their roots as relatively cheap, fast cars as they gained options. Although Plymouth already had a performance car in the GTX, designers decided to go back to the drawing board and reincarnate the original muscle car concept. Plymouth wanted a car able to run 14-second times in the quarter mile (402 m) and sell for less than $3000. Both goals were met, and the low-cost muscle car hit the street. The success of the Road Runner would far outpace the upscale and lower volume GTX, with which it was often confused.
The 1969 model kept the same basic look but with some slight changes such as tail lights and grille, side marker lights, optional bucket seats, and new Road Runner decals. The Road Runner added a convertible option for 1969 with 2128 droptop models produced that year. All were 383 engine cars, except for ten 426ci Hemi convertible cars. Today, the 1969 Motor Trend Car of the Year is a very rare and desirable muscle car.
(From the Murphy Auto Museum Webpage)
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