AUCTION: 1968 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner with 72,000 Miles

Been In The Same Family For 47 Years...

If you’re a fan of classic Mopar muscle cars, you’ll want to hear about this incredible 1968 Plymouth Road Runner coupe that’s been in the same family for 47 years. The car was originally acquired by the seller’s brother-in-law in 1971, and in 2000, it was inherited by the seller. This particular model is a HEMI, meaning it’s powered by a 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI® V8 engine and mated to a three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.

1968 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner. (BringATrailer).

The exterior of the car is finished in black and features classic HEMI badging on the hood and decklid, chrome bumpers, polished rocker moldings, and dual exhaust outlets. The car’s 15-inch Magnum 500-style wheels are mounted with BFGoodrich Radial T/A white-letter tires and a full-size spare is mounted in the trunk. Braking is handled by power-assisted front discs and rear drums.

1968 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner. (BringATrailer).

The interior of the car features a split front bench seat and a rear bench upholstered in black vinyl, along with a color-coordinated dashboard, door panels, and carpets. The car is equipped with lap belts for all occupants, a heater and defroster, and a push-button AM radio. The three-spoke steering wheel has an aluminum horn ring and frames a 120-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges monitoring amperage, fuel level, and coolant temperature. The odometer shows 72k miles, with only 1,100 added under current ownership.

1968 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner. (BringATrailer).

The HEMI package also included a dual-point distributor and heavy-duty cooling components along with additional chassis bracing. 

1968 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner. (BringATrailer).

The car has had some work done over the years, with a repaint in the 1980s and evidence of a previous accident and subsequent repair noted in the Wise Report. A replacement trim tag has also been mounted. However, the car comes with a service manual, handwritten service records, and two boxes of spare parts.

1968 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner. (BringATrailer).

Overall, this 1968 Plymouth Road Runner coupe is a fantastic example of a classic muscle car with a rich family history. It’s sure to turn heads and impress anyone lucky enough to take it for a spin. To make a bid or to read more about the car, you can visit its dedicated page on BringATrailer.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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