As we mentioned on December 14th, over a four part series (A-bodies, Dodge B-bodies, Plymouth B-bodies and E-bodies), we’re going to take a look at some of the best Mopars that the upcoming Mecum Kissimmee, Florida auction has to offer. The auction is taking place from January 3rd-13th, 2019 and is absolutely packed full of some killer Mopars. With A-bodies and Dodge B-bodies complete, we keep the train rolling and continue with Part Three and take a full look at some of the beautiful Plymouth B-bodies rolling across the auction block.
LOT L106: 1957 Plymouth Fury
When people think of late ’50s Plymouth Furys, they tend to think of the famous evil movie car “Christine”. Well, if Christine had a good twin sister, this would be it! This ’57 Fury has been treated to a frame-off restoration and is believed to have 78,869 original miles. This Sandstone White beauty has a correct 318 engine under the hood with a Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission. On the inside you’ll find a beautifully restored Beige interior.
LOT T199: 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury Resto-Mod
If you are looking for a bad to the bone street cruiser, it doesn’t get much better than this! This ’64 Sport Fury is absolutely loaded to the nuts with power and style. Under the hood sits a 565 horsepower 426 Hemi that has been fitted with dual four-barrel carburetors, headers and an Air Grabber air cleaner. Behind it is a reworked B&M TorqueFlite automatic transmission with a deep-sump cast pan and a chrome-detailed differential. It’s painted Jet Black and features a deluxe black bucket seat interior. Factory tinted glass, a Mopar disc brake conversion and 17″ American Racing wheels give this Sport Fury perfect cruiser characteristics.
LOT F100: 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury
Coming from the Wayne Davis collection, this very special Sport Fury is purported to be the last High Compression Max Wedge Hardtop ever produced. On top of that, it’s also the only High Compression 1964 Max Wedge Sport Fury known to exist and 1 of 3 Max Wedge Sport Furys with a 4-speed in this color combination listed in the Chrysler Registry. Delivered new to Melrose Motors in Oakland, California, this Sport Fury has been given a full ground-up overhaul using NOS parts by Rocket Restorations in Olympia, Washington. Under the hood is the 12.5:1 compression-ratio 426 Max Wedge engine backed by an A833 4-speed manual transmission and a 4.56-geared Sure Grip rear end. It’s painted white and features a stunning blue bucket-seat interior.
LOT E51.1: 1964 Plymouth Belvedere
While this Belvedere isn’t super rare nor has a big power-plant, it’s just plain cool in it’s own right. Powered by a 225 Leaning Tower of Power, this two owner car is believed to have just 4,114 miles! It has it’s original numbers matching drive train and features it’s original interior and original mileage logs!
LOT F130: 1965 Plymouth Belvedere A/FX Haulin’ Hemi II
This ’65 is just 1 of 6 acid-dipped, altered-wheelbase cars produced by Plymouth in 1965. Drag raced in competition by Lee Smith, it’s the most well-documented example and the only one allocated to a private owner. On top of that, it’s just 1 of 2 known to exist. Featuring signatures by Lee Smith and previous owners, it comes with a ton of documentation including Chrysler factory telegrams and letters to Lee Smith and assorted post-restoration documents and books. Fiberglass fenders, doors, hood, hood scoop, bumpers, deck lid and dashboard along with Plexiglas and Lexan windows give it a curb weight of just 2,800 pounds despite the monster 426 Hemi under the hood.
LOT F192: 1966 Plymouth Hemi Belvedere II
Sold new at Hughes Motors Inc. in Middletown, Ohio, this ’66 Belvedere still retains its original numbers matching 426 Hemi and 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission. It’s loaded with tons of documentation such as its original Certi-Card, broadcast sheet, IBM card, original owner’s letters and original fender tag. Its painted QQ1 Dark Red Metallic and has a matching red vinyl/cloth interior. It rides on color matched steel wheels with dog-dish hubcaps for the perfect sleeper look.
LOT S238: 1968 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner
While there are quite a few 1969 and 1970 Road Runners at the auction, this is the only 1968. This particular one is just 1 of 449 Hemi 4-speed Road Runner coupes built in 1968. It’s been given a full rotisserie restoration and features a correctly detailed 426 Hemi, A833 4-speed manual transmission and a Dana 60 rear end with 3.54 gears. It’s painted Bright Blue Metallic and has a black deluxe vinyl split bench seat interior.
LOT K186: 1969 1/2 Plymouth A12 Road Runner
The auction features a couple of A12 Road Runners, including this Vitamin C Orange example. This true A12 retains it’s numbers matching 440 Six Barrel engine and 4-Speed manual transmission along with it’s 4.10 geared Dana 60 rear end. It’s believed to have 50,770 original miles. This beauty is 1 of 797 A12 hardtops built and 1 of 422 built with a 4-speed.
LOT F125.1: 1969 1/2 Plymouth A12 Road Runner
This code 97 Rallye Green A12 Road Runner is 1 of the 422 A12s built with a 4-speed and has only 12,900 original miles on the clock! A black bucket seat interior and black vinyl top compliment the bright green paint well. It comes with it’s original broadcast sheet and is No. 165 of 194 registered examples listed in the Chrysler Registry.
LOT F286: 1969 1/2 Plymouth A12 Road Runner
As we mentioned, if you are looking to buy an A12 Road Runner, Mecum Kissimmee is the place to be! This R4 Red A12 has been fully restored to factory specifications and is listed at No. 150 in the Chrysler Registry. Its a multiple show winner and has not been driven since the restoration was completed.
LOT S33: 1969 1/2 Plymouth A12 Road Runner
It’s not often you come across a totally un-restored A12 Road Runner as many were used and abused. This Sunfire Yellow A12 was sold new at Maynard Chrysler in Simsbury, Connecticut and has had the same owner since 1975 and is still on the 1975 title. Featuring the original build sheet and fender tag, it also comes with a bunch of vintage photos, registrations and race track time slips. With only 33,000 original mile car is just 1 of 227 A12 coupes produced with an automatic transmission.
LOT T100.1: 1969 1/2 Plymouth A12 Road Runner
We told you there were a lot of A12s at this auction! This Black Velvet example is an AACA National First Place winner and comes with a full race history and photos. Sold new at Raynal Dodge (a known supplier of special order cars for Dodge executives), this A12 has its original fender tag, glass, spare tire and hood to name a few. It even comes with the very rare stationary promo wheel discs! This one is equipped with a black bucket seat interior with a console shift automatic transmission.
LOT K288: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
It’s no secret that modern engine swaps into old Mopars are a popular thing to do. They are very reliable, get great fuel mileage and have tons of power; it’s a total win-win. This ’69 Road Runner has been totally upgraded with a modern SRT 6.4L 392 Hemi engine backed by a 6-speed manual transmission. The suspension features larger sway bars and the brakes have been upgraded to power discs on all four corners. It has Vintage Air, power windows and an upgraded dash. The interior has been fitted with a black leather interior out of a modern Challenger and it’s been painted Lime Green with black accents. If you are looking for the ultimate mix of classic and modern, this is it!
LOT T127: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible
This Jamaica Blue drop top Road Runner is absolutely stunning with its contrasting white interior and white top. Powered by its numbers matching 383 and a 4-speed manual, this Road Runner also came equipped with the N96 Air Grabber hood, power brakes, power convertible top and an 8-Track player. Its 1 of 2,128 Road Runner convertibles produced and comes with a Dave Wise inspection report.
LOT T212: 1969 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner
It’s safe to say there are quite a few 1969 Road Runners at this auction but not many are as sinister as this factory black on black 426 Hemi powered example. Coming from the Ronnie Rains Collection, this rotisserie restored beauty just screams “bad ass” with it’s black paint, Air Grabber hood and painted steel wheels wrapped in red-line tires. It also came equipped with a 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission, power windows and a center console.
LOT W173: 1969 Plymouth GTX
This jaw dropping T5 Bronze Fire Poly ’69 GTX has been given a full rotisserie restoration. Under the hood is a 440 HP Super Commando backed by a 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission. Power steering and front disc brakes made driving this B-body a breeze. It comes with a bunch of documentation such as the original broadcast sheet, owner’s manual, restoration photos and an extensive collection of receipts from the restoration.
LOT T244: 1969 Plymouth GTX
This rare GTX comes from the Ronnie Rains Collection as well and was treated to a no expense spared restoration. It’s featured in a very unique color scheme we have never seen before: Sunfire Yellow with a black vinyl top, Pewter two-tone and Pewter interior! How cool is that?! Options include power steering, power brakes and a console shift automatic transmission.
LOT K180: 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible
Treated to a full restoration just six months ago, this 440 powered T3 Honey Bronze ’69 GTX convertible is optioned nicely with an Air Grabber hood, power steering, power brakes, AM radio, center console and a 3.23 geared Sure Grip rear end. The black bucket seat interior and black convertible top look perfect with the GTX black out accents. This one has its original fender tag and is believed to have only 82,000 miles on the clock.
LOT K45.1: 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible
If Bronze isn’t your color than this Sunfire Yellow example might be up your alley. This numbers matching GTX convertible is 1 of 700 built in 1969 and is optioned with a 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission, power windows, power steering, AM radio, center “buddy seat” armrest and an Air Grabber hood.
LOT K140: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner V-Code 440 Six Barrel
Another thing that is plenty at this auction is ’70 Plymouth B-bodies. In fact, we counted at least eight! This numbers matching Burnt Orange on Burnt Orange Road Runner is a factory V-Code 440 Six Barrel Pistol Grip 4-speed car with its original fender tag. Options include a Tic-Toc-Tach, power front disc brakes, 26″ radiator, 3.54 geared Dana 60 rear end and 15″ Rallye wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polyglas tires.
LOT S60: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner V-Code 440 Six Barrel
This FC7 In Violet beauty is just 1 of 451 Six Barrel coupes built with a 4-speed transmission. It was given a rotisserie restoration with over 1,200 hours in labor and another 500 hours in just paint work! It’s numbers matching and fully documented with an original fender tag and broadcast sheet and came optioned with a 3.54 geared Dana 60 rear end, Air Grabber hood, rear Go-Wing and a white bench seat interior.
LOT T70.1: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner V-Code 440 Six Barrel
If you are in the market for a V-Code Road Runner, there are a number to choose from. This numbers matching original EB3 Ice Blue Metallic Road Runner is 1 of 222 V-codes built with an automatic transmission. It came equipped with an Air Grabber hood, Sure Grip Performance Axle Package with 3.55 gears, color matched steel wheels with dog-dish hubcaps and a black bench seat interior with silver accents. It comes with its original broadcast sheet and a Chrysler Registry report.
LOT T241: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner V-Code 440 Six Barrel
This jaw dropping V-Code automatic Road Runner coupe also comes from the Ronnie Rains Collection. Equipped with an Air Grabber hood, rear Go-Wing, power steering and power brakes, this Road Runner has the perfect color combo; Lime Light with a white vinyl top and a black bench seat interior. Absolutely stunning!
LOT F66: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
Painted in EV2 Tor Red with a white bench seat interior, this numbers matching 383 automatic Road Runner rolled out of the factory with an Air Grabber hood, rear Go-Wing, hood pins, black transverse stripes, Tic-Toc-Tach, Music Master AM radio and 14″ Rallye wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polyglas tires.
LOT F165: 1970 Plymouth Hemi GTX
If you are looking for a GTX with a well known history; this is the car! Firstly, this GTX is just 1 of 43 Hemi 4-Speed units produced in 1970. It’s equipped with an Air Grabber hood (standard on the Hemi), the Super Track Pack, AM Radio with an 8-Track player, rocker panel moldings, center console, Tic-Toc-Tach and 15″ Rallyes wrapped in Goodyear Polyglas F60-15″ tires. Painted in B5 Blue with a white bucket seat interior, this GTX has its original fender tag and its original sheet metal! This particular GTX is well known as former owner Roy Badie brought it to the Inaugural Supercar Shootout in 1984. At that time, “Muscle Car Review” was called “Popular & Performance Car Review.” At the shootout, Roy raced a ‘70 Buick Stage 1 GS455. This race resulted in a cover story, even though the GTX was beat by the GS455. According to reports, Roy later admitted he had just purchased the car and was new to racing it which may have given the GS455 a bit of an advantage.
LOT L140: 1970 Plymouth GTX
With less than 100 miles on the restoration, this B5 Blue on blue GTX is powered by a 440 and 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission. It’s equipped with a black vinyl top, air conditioning, bucket seats, center console, power steering, power brakes, Tic-Toc-Tach and Rallye wheels. While it does need a couple of minor things to be perfect and correct, it’s something you could easily cruise around in and be very proud of.
LOT K272: 1971 Plymouth GTX
Moving on into the 1971s, this ’71 GTX is loaded to the gills with options! This 440 powered GTX is 1 of 187 4-speed GTXs produced with the Super Track Pack and came equipped with an Air Grabber hood, center console, rear window louvers, front and rear spoilers and 15″ Rallye wheels to name a few of the options. The engine bay needs to be cleaned up and restored but a date coded Six Barrel set up has been included to give this B5 Blue beauty some extra get up and go if you choose so.
LOT F146: 1971 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner
It doesn’t get much cooler than this one; plain and simple! This very early factory 426 Hemi Road Runner is just 1 of 55 produced in 1971. Built in July 1970, it has VIN serial sequence no. 000012 meaning its one of the first built. Featuring its original sheet metal and original vinyl top, this rare ‘Bird has been in the same family its entire life and has just 4,200 miles on the clock! It has quite the drag racing history as well before it was placed in storage and eventually given a minor refurbish. It’s numbers matching and is optioned with an Air Grabber hood (standard on the Hemi), 727 Torqueflite automatic transmssion, power steering, power front disc brakes, Tuff steering wheel, Elastomeric bumpers, front and rear spoilers, bucket seats, center console, AM/FM/Cassette radio and 15″ Rallye wheels. The color combo is striking with the EV2 Tor Red paint, black canopy vinyl top, black roof stripe and the desirable orange and black “Halloween” interior.
LOT S93: 1971 Plymouth Road Runner Richard Petty Replica
This Road Runner comes straight from the Petty’s Garage Collection and was built to museum-quality standards as a drivable tribute to Richard Petty’s original No. 43 car. This car was used for car shows and display at promotional events for the Petty Museum. The car is beautifully replicated after the original with it’s perfect-correct NASCAR interior right down to the steering wheel tape! Although it doesn’t have a 426 Hemi under the hood, it is powered by a Mopar small block. The roll cage, fire suppression system, gauges, bumpers, graphics and spoilers are all period-correct recreations as well.
LOT K233: 1974 Plymouth Road Runner GTX
As one of the more under-rated B-bodies out there, this 1974 Road Runner is just 1 of 386 produced with the GTX package that year. It features the numbers matching 440 that has been fully rebuilt along with the 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission. It’s painted FE5 Rallye Red with white graphics and white interior.