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Wheels in the Grass

’69 Road Runner coupe, Lewiston, N.Y.

Chrysler had a good idea for 1968. Take its cheapest Satellite body style (two-door pillared coupe), stuff in a huge engine, give it a cartoony name, and see what happens. What happened was almost 40,000 sales (a two-door hardtop was added later in the model year). This week’s find is from year number two: a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner coupe (a convertible was also added for 1969). It sits in a field in Lewiston, where it seems to have been undamaged by a fire in the building right next door over the summer. This one looks pretty rough, but I’m sure someone out there could do something with it. Plymouth produced 33,743 RR coupes for 1969, at a starting list price of only $2,945. Standard engine was the 383 V-8, with the 426 Hemi as an option. Beep-beep!

(courtesy Acme Images)

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

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