Miles Through Time Exhibits
1973 Plymouth Road Runner
Past Exhibit - You Missed It!
Model: Road Runner
Owner: John Lees
Original Price: $3115
About the 1973 Plymouth Road Runner
In 1973 the Road Runner received completely new sheet metal and had more conventional squared-up front-end styling and changes to the rear that more closely resembled the four-door models than the 71-72s. In addition, the interior options included retaining power seats and windows as well as offering plusher carpeting and seat covers, moving the car to a slightly higher level of luxury.
The restyling helped sales which were up 40% over the 1972 models. In testing 1/4 mile times were getting close to the 16s, top speeds had dropped to barely over 125 mph, and the car moved further away from “muscle car” status.
The base engine for the 1973-74 models had dropped down to Chrysler’s workaday 318 CID V8 but equipped with dual exhausts which bumped the power up to 170 hp. After 1972, no 440 with four-speed manual cars were built.
This car was purchased new from Lawson Motors in Toccoa, GA; now on its 3rd owner. John has meticulously gone through the drivetrain and worked to restore the exterior original paint. The interior is next.
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