I passed on a black numbers matching 1969 383 4speed Road Runner coupe for $2500 during the summer of '84 and still wonder where that car is now. When I found this car for sale in Hemming's on-line in 2002 I decided it was time to own a '69 Road Runner.
This is a numbers matching unrestored factory 440 6bbl car with the original lift-off hood, holley 6bbl setup, aircleaner, 18 spline Hemi 4speed trans, Dana60, and 11" drums all around. My future plans are in the works for a 505 cu. in. stroked 440, 10.5:1 compression, Comp XS290 cam, EDM lifters, and ported aluminum closed chamber heads. That will make the original driveline the weak link, especially with the 4 speed. Upgrades will follow as the budget allows.
The motor was finished in November 2009 and I took it to a local shop for break-in and dyno tuning. Final compression ratio is 10.2:1 and the carbs were updated with a Promax Max-Pack kit and outboard carbs were jetted for the larger displacement. With 2" header the motor made 598hp and 651 lb/ft torque on pump gas.
DSTRYR is from the 1976 KISS 'Destroyer' album. I pencilled the plate on a sheet of graph paper in 1986 and have had the plate in Iowa, Colorado, and Nebraska. JEKYLL was on my 69 RAIII GTO Judge and HYDE on my 6bbl Roadrunner in Colorado...fitting for remarkable ride and performance differences between the two cars.
Anonymous on May 25, 2008 said:
That's a badass car![Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Sep 23, 2008 said:
Is that the same car or do you have 2??? Sweet looking ride![Reply to this comment]
MOPAR244 on Jan 23, 2009 said:
that is by far one of the most awesome cars ever[Reply to this comment]