All Hat, No Horse: 1977 Plymouth Volare Road Runner
In the early 1970s the automotive world was reeling from the twin crises of new smog laws, safety laws, and increasing fuel prices…whoops, that’s three crises. Anyway, this meant that the performance of the late 1960s was gone and so Chrysler did what any reasonable domestic OEM would do…and that was the replace performance with slap-on gaudy cosmetic pieces of trim and pray that people didn’t realize that European and Japanese auto makers were building better product. What you see next is a resurrection of the Road Runner name on a Plymouth Volare, which was a rebadged Dodge Aspen. Find this 1977 Plymouth Volare Road Runner offered for $11,500 in Rockville Centre, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
1977 plymouth road runner
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: clean
1977 “RARE”CLASSIC MUSCLE CAR –
This is an Extremely “RARE”car. It is a 1977 Plymouth Volare Road Runner. It has the upgraded 360 V8 that runs Strong and sounds great with the cam in engine. About 1800 miles on new engine It has and edelbrock intake with a 4 barrel Holley and Dual exhaust. This car has plenty of power, and the Automatic transmission shifts out well. It has power steering and front power disc brakes. It is painted Black with an excellent driver quality. The interior is white, bucket seats, with black carpeting. Hood Scoop on hood. the headliner, dashboard, carpeting, interior look great. The fuel cell is in the trunk. as the original tank has been removed. Front grill is cracked. Chrome bumpers like new.. Good Looking Car and lots of fun driving. Originally a Southern car, No Rust. Serious inquiries only…NO DEALERS!!!! Priced to Sell!thank you..
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For readers who did not live through the disco era, they were available in different colours.
The good news is it’s not hard to wake up the motor, and most of the QC defects ought to have been found and fixed by now.
Thought these were all extinct form tinworm consumption in Northeast. HS teacher had one of the base versions. 2 years in, rust through on front fender tops adjacent to hood, with the rest of sheet metal soon to follow.
Funny thing is, this is probably the rarest Road Runner out there now if you think about it.