1971 Hemi Plymouth Road Runner Barn Find

One of just 29 automatic Hemi Road Runners produced in 1971. This was originally gold bench seat interior. Column shift automatic. Found in a garage in Pennsylvania–I guess the buyer had known about it since the 80s and the owners finally agreed to sell (though no price was disclosed). Tons more pics after the jump! Via yellowbullet.com


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Reader’s Rides: Mark Mazzer’s 1965 Plymouth Satellite

Today’s reader’s ride is a sweet pro street ’65 Satellite owned by Mark Mazzer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Mark writes:

This is my MOPAR, it’s got a 70 hp 440, performer intake, 750carb, 9.5-1srp pistons, steel crank,906 heads, torqueflite, narrowed 8 3/4 3:55 sure grip with 29×18.5×15 Hoosier pro street radials. Full interior daily driver.

More pics after the jump!

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Reader’s Rides: Kegan Banister’s 1974 Plymouth Scamp

Today’s reader’s ride is a teenager’s first car, owned by Kegan Banister from Indiana. Writes Kegan:

My first car at 15 is a 1974 Plymouth Scamp 318/904 car, purchased from the original owners family. It came with some dealer paperwork, had a near mint Broadcast sheet in the back seat. Originally KY4 Golden Fawn/Gold. I’m building it as a 70s/80s sorta street machine (8track and all). Currently building a ’68 340/727 for it. I’ve not really had to do all that much to the car since I purchased it. All bodywork has been finished on it, re-chromed bumpers put on. The picture of it in three colors is right after I had bought it.

Definitely a great introduction to the hobby! More pics after the jump!


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Vintage Mopar NASCAR Photo of the Week: Cotton Owens 1969 Dodge Charger 500

My name is Tom Hergert and I’m the new guest blogger on Mopar Blog. I run a restoration shop in Olympia, Washington called Rocket Restorations. I am going to be doing a NASCAR shot of the week with some tech articles mixed in. We will be doing some articles based on decoding fender tags, build number, and broadcast sheets for our great cars as well. Very excited to join this awesome community.

For our first vintage photo we have a good one–this is the Cotton Owens’ 1969 Dodge Charger 500 with Buddy Baker behind the wheel. They are fitting the template to the car to make sure it is legal (also see other template on the ground next to the car). Notice the 71 K&K Insurance Charger in the background as well.

Keep in mind the date printed on the photo is when it was developed, not when it was taken. This is from the Yankee 600 on August 17, 1969 at Michigan International Speedway.


Reader’s Rides: Franklin Long’s 1976 Plymouth Road Runner

Hey, it’s our first F-body! Category added! Writes Franklin:

I am the proud original owner of this 1976 Road Runner. I call her “Superchicken.”  I bought her new in 1976 at Sellers Chrysler Plymouth, in Maryland.  Right off the showroom floor. It has the roadrunner package w/ Super Pak, in Spitfire Orange. She has a 318 V-8 (5.3 L), 727 Torqueflite automatic w/ Slap stick on the floor, and she cost a Grand Total of $4,700.00.  Superchicken is ALL original, motor, drivetrain, interior, paint, rallye wheels, bumpers, and body, and it has 93,500 Original miles. It is a daily driver, Not A Trailer Queen, and has been in the rain, snow, and sunshine for 37 years. I am attaching photographs that were taken last year, so you can show it as a daily driver. I also belong to a group called, Aspen/Volare Forum, for all F-Body lovers, Check it out, Thank you.

Thanks Franklin! More pics after the jump!


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Reader’s Rides: Carl Brown’s 1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite

How about another ’69 Satellite? This one is owned by Carl Brown, and he has had it since new!

This is my 1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite. I purchased the car from the original owner, who had ordered the car new in the fall of 1968 from my dad who was a Plymouth Salesman. I have everything but the window sticker, even the order that was written up with the AM/FM radio. The problem there was he deleted it the next day because he didn’t know if that “FM thing” would last. The car has the Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes and the manual height and adjustable drivers seat. The interior is all original except for the bucket seat cushion inserts which I replaced due to  splitting in the seams. We are three generations of Chrysler car people. This car covers all three. Lots of stories here.