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"Meep-Meep!" Here Comes the Roadrunner

Warner Bros allowed Plymouth to use images of its cartoon character on this muscle car - you even got a 'meep-meep' horn. In marketing terms, the Road Runner was a success, combining cuteness with Hemi power, all at budget prices.

Dummy hood scoops, lots of cosmetic add-on options, and a convertible from 1969 and later. Startling in 1970, the Superbird had the same aero treatment and massive rear wing as the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, and also enjoyed plenty of NASCAR success. Street Superbirds had a 440 ci engine and standard auto, with a  manual 426 Hemi and 440 'Six Pak' available as options.

Overall the Road Runner earns three out of five stars for reliability, maintenance costs and parts/support. It earns four out of five stars for market appeal along with the rest of the muscle car world these days. Good examples can fetch prices of over $40,000 with driveable examples selling between $10,000 and $20,000.  So what's your Mopar of choice? Roadrunner or GTX?

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(Description courtesy of Sports Car Market magazine)

Paul Morrissette

About Paul Morrissette

Paul has been working with classic car owners and their insurance agents throughout his 27 year career with Chubb Insurance. A lover of all collector cars, he is particularly fond of British roadsters. The Chubb team jokes that they don't need directions to Paul's house, they just follow the leaks.



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