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Plymouth Road Runner 440 Magnum Special specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1580 kg (3483 lbs)
Dimensions 4.97 m (196 in) long, 1.87 m (74 in) wide, 1.41 m (55 in) high
Wheelbase 2.84 m (112 in)
Introduced 1970
Origin country United States
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Submitted by Super8

Performance

0 - 100 kph5.6 s
0 - 60 mph5.3 s
Top speed271 kph (168 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Chrysler RB-series 440 Magnum
Displacement 7.2 l (440 ci / 7210 cc)
Power 446 ps (440 bhp / 328 kw) @ 5500 rpm
Torque 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm
Power / liter 62 ps (61 hp)
Power / weight 282 ps (278 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 429 Nm (316 lb-ft) / t
Transmission A 833 4 Speed Manual & 727 TorqueFlite Automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: Your friend made a smart move, I would have chosen a hummer, too.


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Super8  8y ago

@ Shaggy: My friend in USA had an Escalade just for a week and then he trades it with Hummer H2 6.2 because Escalade can't do a light off road while Hummer can do everything with same luxury feel.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: I don't like Escalades either, they're just status symbols and people who drive them are trying to overcompensate for something.


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Super8  8y ago

Escalade. Big and thirsty. If i had money, I rather bought CTS-V ;)


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: I meant to say my stepdad's friend. The most expensive vehicles I see around my neck of the woods are cars like C6 Corvettes, Porsches, Mercedes Benz E Class, BMW 5 Series, Lexus LS460, Infiniti, Cadillac Escalade, Jaguar XF.


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Super8  8y ago

@ Shaggy: Something that i can never understand. A lot of pauper but a lot of expensive sport cars.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: It's interesting how people in such a poor country can afford such cars, I've never seen a Lamborghini in person and can count all the Ferraris I've ever seen on my fingers. I've seen plenty of Porsches, one time, about 10 years ago, someone in a 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo came through my small city, I think the driver may have been lost, lol. My stepdad has a 1929 Ford Model A Sedan Delivery he turned into a rat rod, it looks pretty cool.


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Super8  8y ago

@ Shaggy: According to my history book of every nation, yes, it seems to be Indonesia is a 3rd world country. Even so, there's a lot nice car in there. A LOT of Ferrari, Porsche, Lambo, or even 1930's Chevy/Ford that readily to modified into Hot Rod or the original one.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: Sounds like more of a place for a pick-up truck like a Dodge Dakota or a Toyota Tacoma, most likely known as a Hilux over there, or an SUV like a Jeep Wrangler or Land Rover Defender. The social inequality is pretty messed up, a paupers on the same streets where people who are supposed to be helping them are driving Lamborghinis. I imagine the country roads in Indonesia are poorly maintained, isn't Indonesia a 3rd world country?


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Super8  8y ago

The road that i mention is on countryside or rural area not in the city.


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Super8  8y ago

@ Shaggy: On my first visit in there, the streets are horrible and will wreck you rims and tires. The road is too small for a big car such like Impala. And the strangest thing i ever see is there's a lot of pauper on the streets but the representatives is very rich. Some of them had Murcielago LP640-4 on their garage. That's the worst social inequality i ever seen on my life. Those many event is occurred on Jakarta.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: Wow, pristine condition? My Dad's first car was a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible, probably with the 260, a 289 would be too good to be true. I guess in a small island nation like Indonesia, you can't drive very far, so it's less wear and tear on the cars.


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Super8  8y ago

@ Shaggy: I think the 289 Mustang will cost about 100.000 dollar + since it has very pristine condition. Even the engine is very clean, the most cleanest engine i ever seen on non restored old car. Every part on that Mustang is still in there and very perfect. They're original


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: That's a shame they can't get the parts, the cars you listed are all great cars, the 1964 Chevy Impala SS 409 is extremely rare, a fully restored one could bring $ 100,000 at an auction, but I'm sure the moist, humid tropical climate of Indonesia wrought havoc on their bodies, Indonesia is one of the last places I'd expect to find a classic American Car, on the road or in a junkyard.


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Super8  8y ago

I heard that 1968 Corvette is already sold to a collector. The car is in Germany right now. My brother took the Impala and still restored in body shop to fix the rusted and hole. The Mach 1 is bough by local person. The 289 Mustang is unknown. And the Studebaker Champion is currently unknown too.


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Super8  8y ago

Yeah but restoration in Indonesia is horrible because they never get a proper part with proper price. The junkyard guy said that my Galaxie was already restore but after test drive about 2 mile, it broke down The car paint is made from cheap paint and it's so bad and make me must paint it again back to my home. But in the end, i paid only 5000 dollar and some shipping price to get car to my house.


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Shaggy  8y ago

Wow, Indonesians throw away the best stuff, and people say we Americans are wasteful! =D


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Super8  8y ago

@ Shaggy: Yeah but i believe it's on another island not the one where i find my Galaxie. And that just half the story. Here's the list of that junkyard. It makes me gone crazy.
1955 Studebaker Champion
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 350
1965 Ford Mustang 289 (Very good condition just like new)
1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1
1964 Chevrolet Impala SS (The engine is 409 cu and it's still running even there's a lot hole on body)


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: Amazing, in Indonesia, of all places, was it at least near the capital city of Bali? :)


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Super8  8y ago

@ Shaggy: You're not gonna believe my story cuz i found it outside USA. On small country called Indonesia in a junkyard. I don't know where the previous owner bought that because i don't see any Ford dealer in there. Probably the owner got from export-import market. From the VIN number, it suggested to be a 427 R code fastback model. R code means 425 Hp. So, i decide to take it back to my house and restore it until it finish about a week ago. I couldn't find that thing without help from my father.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: How did you get your hands on one?, that was an extraordinary find.


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Super8  8y ago

@ Shaggy: It's 425 Hp and 480 ft-lbs. Mine got 3.08 final


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: Sweet ride, rare, too, and 1n '66, the 427 was the best engine Ford had to offer, is that 390 or 425 horsepower?


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Super8  8y ago

@ Shaggy: I had 1966 Galaxie 500 427. It's fully original except for new eibach suspension and brembo brakes 4 of them.


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Shaggy  8y ago

My Grandpa had a Plymouth Roadrunner, he passed it down to my uncle who wrapped around a lightpost one day.


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Super8  9y ago

@ Mental : Well actually Superbird are much faster than this one. with 426 Hemi standard it can give 186 mph with 3.54 gearing. On drag race, it depend on start and weight


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Super8  9y ago

Dealer Installation Mania:
1970 Ford Mustang 429 Boss with racing carburetor and intake.
1968 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds high output
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with racing carburetor
1969 Ford Torino Talladega with 4 speed manual
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda with Racing Hemi
Other list still need info


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Mental  9y ago

So, it's gonna be faster even than the Superbird on the drag race, great! It would be interesting to know, which of them would be faster on the track. I guess that 440 Magnum.


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Super8  9y ago

Another crazy dealer installation from Plymouth. It's unknown how much they produce but i believe it's less than 5. It basically a 440 Magnum V8 engine with compression upgrade. It rumored the car that had high compression 440 magnum is painted in yellow with black stripes. Also, there's a rumor if one of the owner put an American Racing 15 inch wheel.