Muscle Car Madness: 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner

Click Here to Begin Slideshow Cars are like landscapes: undulating curves and expressive lines. The 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner is no exception, with looks like it was born with muscle, not flab. And cloaked in black, it appears downright menacing. The Road Runner brand has always been tough and power hungry. Hardly surprising, when you consider that its DNA dates back to its moonshine delivery days that meant dropping the hammer and out-classing the boys in blue. The ‘72 Road Runner was similar in look and design to its ’71 predecessor, with most of the changes in the engine to conform to new emission regulations. Only about 7,000 of the ’72 models were built, which makes them relatively rare and a collector’s wet dream. James Dinsmore’s Road Runner is even rarer because it rolled off an assembly-line in Windsor, Ontario pampered with a 440 high performance engine that can cause dentures to fall out at the turn of the ignition. Clive Branson brings us the story of a formidable barn find and its owners dedication to giving it the impeccable restoration it deserved. You can check out the whole thing over on Hot Rod Hotline!

Muscle Car Madness: 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner

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Cars are like landscapes: undulating curves and expressive lines. The 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner is no exception, with looks like it was born with muscle, not flab. And cloaked in black, it appears downright menacing.

The Road Runner brand has always been tough and power hungry. Hardly surprising, when you consider that its DNA dates back to its moonshine delivery days that meant dropping the hammer and out-classing the boys in blue. The ‘72 Road Runner was similar in look and design to its ’71 predecessor, with most of the changes in the engine to conform to new emission regulations. Only about 7,000 of the ’72 models were built, which makes them relatively rare and a collector’s wet dream. James Dinsmore’s Road Runner is even rarer because it rolled off an assembly-line in Windsor, Ontario pampered with a 440 high performance engine that can cause dentures to fall out at the turn of the ignition.

Clive Branson brings us the story of a formidable barn find and its owners dedication to giving it the impeccable restoration it deserved. You can check out the whole thing over on Hot Rod Hotline!

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About Clive Branson 26 Articles
Clive Branson is a photography graduate from Parsons School of Design in New York City and has since divided his career as an advertising creative director/copywriter and as a freelance writer/photographer. He is the author of Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography and numerous articles for magazines and newspapers throughout North America and Britain. Clive lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario.

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