Any yarn about 'Chryslercars' will always be biased if I'm tellin the tale, but I would like to think that the level of bias is based pretty heavily on indisputable fact and so is the case with muscle car legend that the '69.5 Plymouth Roadrunner represents . . . .
The near mystical 'A12' coded mid year model was a bare bones, big block, big balls, freakshow, street and strip motherfucker !!! Included in the factory package was a lightweight glass fly away bonnet, zero hubcaps, black steelies/chrome lug nut rollers, monster airscoop, big Dana diff, four speed if optioned, zip aircon, no flash interior, yada, yada, yada . . . . and the Bowtie/Blue Oval killer 440 Wedge motor complete with massive bumpstick, six pack gas/air suckers, one off Edelbrock personafold, full race open exhaust and a shitload of other internal goodies that made it a genuine mega muscle car, drive it out of the showroom, down the street, onto the local quarter mile and blow everything else into the fucking weeds !!!!
In mostly typical Chryslercar design fashion it was a tad boxy and plain to look at, it wasn't ugly like some of its Mopar brethren, just, well, almost bland, I couldn't give a squirt of monkey spunk, it's the classic 'sleeper', until you hear the bastard start up . . . . then it's time to run for the hills !!!
The A12 coded Roadrunners were the automotive equivilent of MC5 on a handful of uppers, and while the Hemi attracts a deserved amount of adulation and attention the half year model 440 equipped Plymouth was without a doubt a truly lethal and awesomely powerful beast that more than pulled its own weight in the super stable of big horse Mopars in the glory days of the late sixties.
**** YES THE 'SUPER BEE' WAS AVAILBLE IN THE A12 FORMAT AS WELL . . . . AS MUCH AS I'M AWARE OF AT LEAST . . . . AND THANKS FOR ALERTING ME STEVO.