By 1969, the muscle car war among Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler had reached a fever pitch. The Plymouth Road Runner, Mopar’s intermediate entry, was leading the charge. The Road Runner had its strongest year yet in 1970 because it housed the best street V-8s that Chrysler had to offer.
Author Scott Ross retraces the history of the Road Runner and brings the 1970 model year into full focus. The stripped-down Road Runner exemplified the essence of a purpose-built muscle car: brute power and stunning acceleration. A new aggressive grille and Air Grabber hood provided an audacious yet tasteful performance statement.
The back-to-basics 'Bird had a unique character with its iconic cartoon Road Runner graphics and beep-beep horn.
Each volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.