Ronnie Rohde purchased a 1970 Road Runner that he found on eBay for a price that seemed too good to be true. You know the next part. Being a Mopar man, he did not give up though and this beautiful B-body is the result. Find his story on Hot Rod. More pics after the jump!
Here are some highlights from the Russo and Steele auction from the Wednesday preview.
This is a 1970 Hemi Superbird and probably the best Mopar at Russo.
Tuesday is normally not a super exciting day at Barrett-Jackson, but since Barrett was selling the majority of the Ron Pratte collection that night, the room was full and the bidding was crazy. Ron is a big time collector in the Phoenix area and had been buying high end cars at Barrett-Jackson for years. He decided to liquidate his collection through BJ and it was very fun to watch. This included two Hemi Mopars that did very well. The first car up was a 1970 Dodge Charger with a 426 Hemi and a 4-speed. Bidding was furious and shot up to $190,000 right away–unseen levels for a Hemi B-Body. It ended up at $200,000. Here is a picture of the car:
Here’s an illustration that Hot Rod Magazine used in their review of a 1968 Plymouth Road Runner in their November 1967 issue. Back then Editor Eric Dahlquist wrote:
“And that, pal, is what Road Runners are made of. It’s a supercar in every sense of the term but one—price. That’s why you’re going to love it. The accessories, a very few, like the Hemi, are there, but the basic package will blow the doors off almost anything in the asphalt jungle, and some of those cats cost a grand more. You can do a lot with that extra thousand dollars.”
Pretty cool, huh? Via Hot Rod
“All go, no show” is a fitting description for this plain jane Road Runner coupe (unless you rightly consider Hemi badging as a “show” item). A two-owner car, it has been with owner number two since 1975 and is still mostly a survivor car. This one is a driver. Find more info on this rare bird at Mopar Max Magazine. More pics after the jump!
Unrestored Mopars are getting harder and harder find. And this one comes with a very cool story. More pics plus eBay auction text after the jump! I’m not sure how long this one will last with a Buy It Now of $19,500. If you are looking for an original 4-speed car, you might want to jump on this one!