1970 Plymouth Road Runner

WINTER HARVEST - Barrett-Jackson
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
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Older Restoration
Auction House
Chassis No. RM23V0A180656. Limelight Green with black vinyl roof over black vinyl. 440-ci, 390-hp V-8, 4-speed manual. Three two-barrel carburetors. Power steering, brakes, Tic-Toc-Tach, Rallye wheels, AM radio.

EVALUATION : Older restoration | Very good but imperfect paint with small blemishes and blisters and a chip at the edge of the hood. Good exterior brightwork save some scratches and faint pitting on the side mirror. Very good interior and vinyl roof cover. A few paint chips in the engine compartment. Despite the minor imperfections, it’s in near-excellent overall condition and is represented with a matching-numbers drivetrain.

BOTTOM LINE : There were seven Superbirds and a Dodge Charger Daytona in Scottsdale this year at Barrett-Jackson alone, although none of them had Hemis. Most sold reasonably well, but the serious money waited for this car—more than 100 grand above than the next most expensive one here. Desirable colors and a 4-speed explain a lot of the money, but not all of it.

by Hagerty Insider
22 August 2020
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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