This Road Runner Took Full Advantage Of The 1970’s

In the beginning of the 1970’s muscle cars were it. The more cubic inches you had, the more you could brag.  Then the big bad catalytic converter jumped into the car scene, and ruined everybody’s fun. Way to go smog. By the time the late 1970’s came around, the best you could hope for in a new car was a manual transmission, some groovy disco stripes, and t-tops to let your hair breath.  In short, you hoped for this Road Runner.

Flat out, I have no idea what year this Road Runner is, but I’m quite sure its between 1976-80.  The front bumper is throwing me off because it has the parking lights in it.  I’m not sure if that was a specific year thing or a Road Runner thing.  No matter what year it is, this car is the bees knees.  Just look at it for god sakes!  360 V8, manual transmission, t-tops, side pipes, chrome Cragars, window vents, a hood scoop, and those frickin stripes!  Oh god, I gotta have those stripes!  If cool options were land mass, this Road Runner would be the Louisiana Purchase.  I’m serious.  I would put a comb in my back pocket, bury my foot into the cutpile carpet, and rock this thing hard.  Would chicks dig it you ask?  Who knows!?  Who cares!?  Just look at those stripes!

Jeremy Nutt

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6 thoughts to “This Road Runner Took Full Advantage Of The 1970’s”

  1. That’s a big 10-4. I turned 16 in 1977, so I was there to witness the full scale neutering of the muscle car market. From massive torque and horsepower to decals and shiny stuff… Sad.

  2. I’m pretty sure that was the coupe version of the Volare. I have fond memories of being stranded by the side of the road as a child because of my Mom’s Volare.

  3. I worked for Chrysler corporation from 1966 to 1997 and I was there when they made this one . and many others that set the pace for muscle cars, almost owned one once but took the reins of a 66 Mustang Gt instead , boy did I love that car . traitor? well maybe ?

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