CONDITION: OLDER RESTORATION
APPEARANCE: STOCK APPEARING
# OF OWNERS: UNKNOWN
USAGE: NOT DRIVEN
DOCUMENTATION: BROADCAST SHEET, Restoration Photos, All Numbers Matching, Photos of the car when it was owned by 2 previous owners from the late 1970s and 1990s, service records and inspection stickers verifying mileage.
OPTIONS: RADIO DELETE, CONSOLE/BUCKETS, AUTOMATIC.
Hello and Mopar to you from SW NC. I've had the pleasure of owning two A12s in my life. One I purchased from a local dealership when I was in high school (1972). The car had been owned by a gentleman, who left the car with his mother, when he was called to serve his country in Vietnam. The mother couldn't drive it, because it did not have power steering, so she traded it in for a mopar with better manners. I was blessed to have this Vitamin C Roadrunner through high school, the dating years, and into early marriage.
With children coming in the early 80s, priorities changed and I reluctantly sold the 51,000 mile car (just before the muscle car values sky-rocketed) in the late 80s. I was sick about it for years; so in 1998, my wife and I found a 28,000 mile Medium Green A12 Roadrunner in Greely Colorado (all numbers matching, and I later found the build sheet in the head-liner). I restored the car over the next year, and have enjoyed showing and driving it ever since (now with 31,000 miles).
I'm now trying find some of the missing pieces of the puzzle. I need to determine it's original owner and/or dealership of purchase. I know it was built at the Lynch Road plant in May of 1969; and was originally from the Columbus Ohio area. I also know that it was purchased by a Denver car dealer, and came into Colorado in the early 1980s; at which time it wore a gold and brown custom "Lace" paintjob (popular in the late 60s and early 70s). I still have some images of it then, and will try to post them soon.
The custom painter had signed his name in the doorjamb (as "Chico"). A metal plate had been riveted to the firewall reading "Transmission by Bruce". Someone had replaced the original manifolds with headers, and had installed electric fuel pumps in the trunk. It apparently clocked it's 28,000 miles.... a 1/4 mile at a time. Otherwise it was all there and running, and completely numbers matching. It was optioned with radio delete, buckets and console, and automatic trans.
PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER SIX BARREL
BODYSTYLE: 2 DOOR POST
ORIGINAL COLOR: 97 RALLYE GREEN
CURRENT COLOR: 97 RALLYE GREEN
VINYL TOP: NONE
CURRENT INTERIOR COLOR: BLACK
MOTOR: ORIGINAL BLOCK
CURRENT MOTOR: 440/6BBL
TRANSMISSION: A -833 MANUAL
TRANS: ORIGINAL TO CAR
SHIFTER: AUTOMATIC COLUMN SHIFT