YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, November 2, 2012
By the time this 1975 Plymouth Road Runner went on sale, the thrill was pretty much gone. Stripes, white-letter tires, and a 318 CID V-8 with a three-speed stick shift were standard equipment. A far cry from the original Bird from 1968, which was pretty much a stripper pillared coupe with a big engine and performance to match — it was even lighter (due to the lack of equipment) than the much smaller Barracuda. By 1975 the insurance industry had put the kibosh on muscle cars; now they only looked tough (some more than others). This version of the Road Runner was now based on the new, intermediate Plymouth Fury body style, and the party, pretty much, was over. I did however, like the optional Sundance interior package offered on the ’75 car. Not so sure it belonged in a Road Runner, but I liked it. Today’s car was photographed this past summer in front of a junkyard in Sanborn.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know…