Muscle Cars In Detail No. 5 – 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Muscle Cars In Detail No. 5

1969 Plymouth Road Runner

By Wes Eisenschenk

 

Explore the 1969 Plymouth Road Runner inside and out with this resource that showcases the wildly popular, affordable muscle car, its big-block engine options and the brilliant marketing strategy that featured cartoon graphics and a beep-beep horn.

The 1969 Plymouth Road Runner attempted to appeal to potential buyers with a low-cost, lightweight and potent bare-bones package.  It also added a brilliant marketing strategy of partnering with a famous studio and a popular cartoon character.

The late 1960s was an interesting time in the automotive world.  Muscle cars, as we now know them, were well established with manufacturers joining the horsepower race.  You could walk into the showroom for any brand from any manufacturer and find a variety of performance models.  Competition being what it was, the manufacturers were looking for ways other than winning races to lure buyers into the showrooms and entice them to buy their products.  Some tried to accomplish this with fancy marketing schemes and graphic paint packages and decals, and for the first time, some tried to win over buyers with price.

All In Detail series books include an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today.  Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

Published by CarTech - # CT580

Paperback – 96 Pages

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