Barry B 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 2dr Hardtop Coupe

Forty Five Year Dream Come True

My love affair with the Road Runner began March, 1969 at Phil Rausch Chrysler Plymouth, in North Hollywood, CA, when I purchased a Sunfire yellow hard top coupe with black landau top and matching interior. Two years later, then married and with a baby on the way, the car had to go. That was “the one that got away” and began a 45 year journey that culminated last August, when I found an all original, numbers matching frost green 1969 hard top coupe at Coyote Classics in Green, Iowa.

I had never purchased anything pricey on the internet before, let alone a car. Something about what I saw in the picture told me "this is the one". The car was tired, starting with the paint, engine compartment, interior, electrical, weather stripping, etc.

Time for my “survivor” had taken its toll. Much attention and delayed maintenance it missed for four decades was required to bring her back to showroom quality. I'm grateful that I found this "diamond in the rough" and privileged to be a part of bringing my ride back to life.

The full restoration, documented with pictures and receipts was more than I envisioned and tested both patience and commitment. However, when it rolled out of the paint shop, the total transformation took my breath.

As seen in the pictures, this labor of love is well worth the ups and downs I've experienced.

Starting the engine and driving my frost green delight puts a smile on my face every time and brings back fond memories. I look forward to driving my sweet dream as often as I can, attending my monthly car club meetings with South Bay Mopars in Torrance, CA and showing it whenever possible.

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