Friday, May 26, 2023

1971 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner - $550k

Original drivetrain. One owner car until 2023. 10,828 original miles. Unrestored highly original condition. 1 of only 28 Hemi Road Runners produced with 4-speed for 1971. Factory Black on Black car. Original Formal Black paint. Odometer reads 10,828 miles. Plymouth produced 55 Road Runners with 426 Hemi engines for 1971, including 28 with four-speed manual transmissions. The Road Runner and GTX were limited to just one Hardtop model each. 1971 would be the last year for the GTX. Sales plunged by two-thirds and only 14,218 Road Runners were built. Base Road Runner price was $3,147. It was the end of the muscle car era.

As the 1970s began, rising insurance premiums and changing tastes were cooling demand for performance cars. This icon changed hands at Mecum.