History
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My wife is a letter carrier and a muscle car lover so she checks out people's garages and backyards while she is walking her route. When she came home one day and asked "What Mopar would be Blue with 4 headlights and two bumps on the hood?" I knew she had found something, We made a few recon passes by the garage until we found it open and verified it was a 68 Roadrunner. My wife then started talking to the people who owned it and discovered he was the original owner and it had been sitting for 20 years in the same garage. Finally the man admitte4d that his wife was asking him to get rid of the car and wondered if I could come over on Saturday and give him an idea what is might be worth. Saturday came and I loaded up my truck with the necessities like jack stands, flashlights and a large screwdriver for poking the bottom of the car for rust. I went through the car and could only find the obvious rust in the lower quarters and in front of the wheel wells. What struck me as unusual was the virgin state this car was in. Every clip, nut and bracket was as Mother Mopar had placed them so many years ago and unmolested since then by unknowing hands. We spoke and I discovered he bought the car new in 1968 when he got out of the Air Force and just hung onto it all these years. He put the car in the garage 20 years ago and he started it occasionally but that was the extent of it's use for all those years! Well I wasn't in the market for a car at the time and he did not know if he wanted to sell or keep it a while longer so we left it at that and I filed the car away under "Maybe someday" in my memory banks.
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Over the winter my wife had to have ACL replacement in her knee so it kinda put a kibosh on her getting a motorcycle like she wanted for the summer. We started thinking about getting her own piece of muscle car history until we finished the Hemi car so we started looking. After looking at some real crap that people thought was worth big bucks, we remembered the Roadrunner and wondered if he was ready to sell it yet. A quick phone call yielded a yes and that weekend we picked it up and brought to it's new home. On this page I have included copies of the original build sheet and the original window sticker. It turns out he also had the original bill of sale and all the supporting paperwork to go with it. Pretty cool to buy a classic car from the original owner who can tell you the entire history of the car. Everything matched up with the buildsheet except the car had a sure-grip rear end. A quick look at the bill of sale and I discovered that he had it installed as a dealer item before he took the car home. That is the neat thing about buying a car from the original owner. To see the work we put into the car just click on the sections on the left to follow the restoration. While we are not doing a rotessire restoration like the Charger, we will be freshing up all the important items and making the repairs to the cosmetics so it will look and drive like new again.