Barn Find! 1970 Plymouth Road Runner 426 Hemi – The First Road Runner Ever Built!
Every day we see more often muscle car barn finds, but not every barn finds deserve attention. Because what we are seeing here probably is one of the most desirable and respected Mopar muscle car, actually it’s very first 1970 Plymouth Road Runner 426 Hemi pilot car. In other words, this is first Road Runner built back in 1970’s. Beside his age and condition where he was kept all those year, his body is still in good a shape.
What makes this Mopar very desirable is the engine, the legendary “Elephant” Chrysler’s 426 cubic inch or 7.0 liter V8 Hemi engine with four barrel carburetors and optional Air Grabber hood, factory rated at 425 horsepower and 425 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is connected to an A833 four speed manual transmission system, transferring the engine power at the rear axle.