AUCTION: 14K-Mile 1968 Plymouth HEMI® Road Runner

First Year HEMI® Road Runner Is Up For Auction At Mecum Indy...

If you’re a muscle car enthusiast, you’ll want to keep an eye on Mecum Indy’s auction this Friday, May 19th. That’s because a rare 1968 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner will be crossing the block, and it’s sure to turn heads.

1968 Plymouth HEMI® Road Runner. (Mecum).

This Road Runner is the first-year model of the popular muscle car, and it’s one of only 449 HEMI Road Runner coupes produced with a 4-speed manual transmission for 1968. It has just 14,422 miles on the odometer, and it was restored approximately five years ago.

Under the hood, you’ll find a date-correct 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI V8 engine that’s sure to get your heart racing. With hemispherical cylinder heads, dual 4-barrel carburetors, and free-flowing dual exhaust ending in chrome tips, this engine delivers eye-searing acceleration and a throaty roar that will make your heart skip a beat.

1968 Plymouth HEMI® Road Runner. (Mecum).

The transmission is a 4-speed manual with a Hurst shifter, and it’s paired with a Dana 60 SureGrip differential that can instantly shred both tires. The car also comes with heavy-duty suspension and cooling as standard equipment.

The exterior of this Road Runner is painted in Sunfire Yellow, a striking color that’s sure to turn heads. The only graphics on the car are the little bird icons and HEMI tags on the hood and decklid. Inside, you’ll find a two-tone vinyl interior in silver gray with black inserts, as well as a split front bench seat and a Chrysler AM/8-track radio.

1968 Plymouth HEMI® Road Runner. (Mecum).

The car sits on color-matched steel wheels with small-diameter bright hubcaps and red streak tires, giving it a classic muscle car look that’s hard to beat. And if you’re a collector, you’ll be happy to know that an original 1968 dealer brochure will be part of this sale.

Mecum estimates that this car will go for between $175,000 – $225,000, which is a testament to its rarity and desirability. If you’re a muscle car enthusiast or just appreciate classic cars, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to own a piece of automotive history.

1968 Plymouth HEMI® Road Runner. (Mecum).

For more information, you can check out the car’s dedicated page on Mecum.com.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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