1969 1/2 Plymouth Road Runner A12 Six Barrel: Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode 237

  • Published on Jan 12, 2018
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    A 1969.5 Plymouth Road Runner equipped with the A12 440 6BBL performance package in Vitamin C Orange from The Brothers Collection!
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Comments • 101

  • Easy Going
    Easy Going 12 days ago

    Nice video, GREAT car. An apex predator of the muscle car era. A few items: the β€˜69 1/2 440 6V had 10 1/2 compression, and no electronic ignition - a dual point Prestolite distributor was spark. 1969 was the last year for all-mechanical electronics. 1970 went to electronic voltage regulators, and a few years later electronic ignition.

  • LeeDuKe 951
    LeeDuKe 951 Month ago

    What exhaust is on it

  • Robert LaPointe
    Robert LaPointe 4 months ago

    Only 120 mph speedo? I thought the speedo went to 150 mph

    • Easy Going
      Easy Going 12 days ago

      Robert LaPointe - not w/ a 4:10 gear in back. These were meant to go 0-110mph faster than the guy next to you.

  • Bighorn44 None
    Bighorn44 None 5 months ago

    Brother had a 69 road runner 383 Magnum equipped. He torn the clutch out etc. So he sold it for little of nothing. Good thing he is internet illiterate. He would kick his own arse if he knew what it IS worth now. Kicking my own arse. Had a 68 GTO. ex wife exchanged it for little of nothing to get the meager money for a down payment on a new car. Sure miss that car.should have got rid if her and went and took my car back.

  • motown 1
    motown 1 7 months ago

    Better put McLeod in that thing before you sell it :)))

  • Jeremy  Thompson
    Jeremy Thompson 7 months ago

    My all time favorite muscle cars. Both this and the A12 Super Bee 440 Six Pack. Pretty much just as quick as a 426 Hemi Roadrunner but alot cheaper and the 440 has much better street manners than the Hemi

  • Jeremy  Thompson
    Jeremy Thompson 8 months ago

    Definitely my favorite Mopar muscle car that wasn't 426 Hemi powered

  • Magna Carta Sam Adam's
    Magna Carta Sam Adam's 10 months ago +1

    It's like the original demon

  • Johnny Kruger
    Johnny Kruger 11 months ago

    Great video and great car! My question is: what would someone do back then to modify the car even further? It already has all those great options from the factory but what else was available back then? Cams, headers, timing etc?

  • Troy Tempest
    Troy Tempest Year ago

    Really appreciate your videos Kev!

  • Clive Nyathi
    Clive Nyathi Year ago

    Your channel makes me feel like life is worth living if this world has cars like this .
    Very grateful

  • TheGreenmeeny
    TheGreenmeeny Year ago

    Yes pleaseπŸ‘Œ

  • Johnnie Campbell
    Johnnie Campbell Year ago

    my aunt had a used 383 roadrunner back in the early 80s and man that damned thing had power. roadrunners run great and sound even better, just leave a lot to be desired in the looks dept.

  • Mike in the drum room

    I love this CAR!

  • Randall Robertson

    That's my Dream Car , I had seen one new at Seaway Chrysler Plymouth in Duluth Mn. in 1969 it was sitting on the Showroom Floor , it was Go Banana (yellow) with black interior and Vinyl Top I was 12 years old at the time , but I feel in Love with the Big yellow Bird..

  • AMJD8
    AMJD8 Year ago +1


  • Lion Heart
    Lion Heart Year ago

    Love it...

  • Mean Green R/T 392

    My favorite Classic Mopar! A-12 Road Runner will be in my garage one day! Love the video!

  • Audie Conrad
    Audie Conrad Year ago

    Hmmm...awesome rig, not to be picky but no pistol grip on the stick?

    • Easy Going
      Easy Going 12 days ago

      Audie Conrad - not in 1969... 1970 was pistol grip.

  • blipco5
    blipco5 Year ago

    Can you run that in the rain with that type of hood scoop?

  • David Flaugher
    David Flaugher Year ago +2

    A great street fighter bad a$$ car if ever there was one. Slicks and factory Super stock rear springs and instantly way down in 12's.

  • Peter Ross
    Peter Ross Year ago +1

    Hi Kevin, thank you so much for continuing to feature the A12 Road Runner. Its such an iconic, rare, special car! I own a very correct tribute car.

  • Archie Bunker
    Archie Bunker Year ago

    One of Dodge's best.

    • Jeremy  Thompson
      Jeremy Thompson 7 months ago

      You mean Plymouth? Dodge made a 440 Six Pack Super Bee in 69 though. Basically the same exact car

  • SVT777
    SVT777 Year ago

    Absolute dream machine

  • cee dee
    cee dee Year ago +1

    The Brothers Collection is amazing
    @3:30 that poor clutch

  • wadojohnny3
    wadojohnny3 Year ago

    Excellent! The only thing you forgot to do was beep the horn ("meep meep") :-). Love that car.

  • Richard Collis
    Richard Collis Year ago

    Love the A12 cars, but that one smokes the clutch.

  • Racer 67
    Racer 67 Year ago +1

    3:31 pause is that the clunch burnin up or an exaust leak! Cus that smoke aint comein from the tires!

  • samspace81
    samspace81 Year ago +1

    I'm not getting enough big blocks and Vitamin C in my life, great video guys

  • Tom Lea
    Tom Lea Year ago

    Zero thumbs down on this one, and rightly so! Regardless of your brand loyalty, as muscle car fans we should all appreciate purpose-built beauties like this offering from Mopar! You guys do an excellent job with the videos, but I miss seeing the '70 T/A on the intro, but I'm a little biased. :)Please keep them coming!

  • Walter
    Walter Year ago

    that engine looks a little darker than Mopar Orange I think they used another shade? looks like chevy Orange>?

  • matrox
    matrox Year ago +4

    Now ya see?.... Thats a REAL burnout. Not the BS stand on the brake burnouts millennials do today.

  • Tammy Forbes
    Tammy Forbes Year ago +5

    My old man had one of these but his was the GTX version. His best 1/4 mile was 11.11 126mph on full slick. Stock it ran like 13’s if you where lucky. Basically it smoked the factory tires as soon as you touched the gas but man them Mohok slicks made her hook and book. Amazing what just proper traction out of the hole could do.

  • b conover
    b conover Year ago +1

    From the smoke coming out of the exhaust and breather tube, I would say it still needs a little restoration!

  • Top Hat
    Top Hat Year ago

    Roasting the front tires off that 4X4

    • Tammy Forbes
      Tammy Forbes Year ago

      Tommy Dennis clutch smoking. Probably had something on it or just slipping from the 500ft lbs of torque!

  • dennis breen jr
    dennis breen jr Year ago

    Lol saw that also........I had a chance back in mid 90s to buy a clone ,which is fine don't have time or worries of a real one.

  • grumpy old fart
    grumpy old fart Year ago

    I bought one of those used. It was a '70 model and had big 383 emblems on the scoop. It had a monster holly 4 barrel on it, and it became obvious that is wasn't a 383, when it started taking the 440's. We checked the VIN, nd it was a 440-6 pack. Someone had obviously removed the 6 pack. I couldn't wait to find a 6 pack to run. When I did, it took them too. I often wondered why someone would trade off such a good car.

    • Simeon o
      Simeon o Year ago +1

      grumpy old fart sleeper.

  • grumpy old fart
    grumpy old fart Year ago +1

    Wow !!!! You actually have room to get your hands around the engine, to work on it. Even with a monster sized Engine. Cars these days don't have enough room for a fat ant to get through.

    • Tammy Forbes
      Tammy Forbes Year ago

      grumpy old fart some do but not many. We worked on a late model the other day and we stood inside the engine bay under the hood to work on it.

  • Merle Morrison
    Merle Morrison Year ago

    would that Vancouver happen to be in Canada?

  • Clay Coates
    Clay Coates Year ago

    oopps this is not a stock car Chrysler did not make Roadrunner 440 that year
    just the same good mod job fun to watch
    Oh i worked for Chrysler at that time there was a car with that package it
    was not the Road runner

    • Rick fm
      Rick fm 11 months ago

      Clay Coates yup they did

    • Clay Coates
      Clay Coates Year ago

      Here is what i remember sitting at my desk when i was at Chrysler
      doing costumer warrant work i looked up what it would take
      to build such a car the information i had at the time where were
      parts available for a car like this checking Wikipedia and it clearly
      shows that there was a car built like this i knew that there were
      Hemi s Roadrunners available i was driving one a co. car thank you
      oh the problem here i was told at the time was the fees from Warner Brothers is thr reason they did not Build such a car so i think the GTX would probably cost less thank you

    • G Bouc
      G Bouc Year ago

      They absolutely did make a 69 1/2 440 RoadRunner. In 68 you could only get the 383 or a 426 Hemi, but in 69 they also offered the 440. I was there, I had a 68 RoadRunner that I ordered in 68, and was excited to see they upped their game in 69. My friend had a 69 Dodge SuperBee 440 Six Pack that he got after trading in his 68 Chev Biscayne 427 to get the SuperBee 440 SixPack.

    • RTLL
      RTLL Year ago

      Are you sure ? :-)

  • Crazy SRT8
    Crazy SRT8 Year ago

    The only Six-pack setup that I have had was on a '68 Charger R/T 440 (as 6 brl was not an available option until '69), and 4-speed pistol grip. I also had a '70 Roadrunner that was a 383 with an auto that was not near as much fun, but was still an awesome Mopar.

    • Crazy SRT8
      Crazy SRT8 Year ago +2

      No Dodge used the name Six-Pack for its 6 barrel carb, and Plymouths 3x2 was simply revered to as its 6brl. So for example Roadrunner used the 440-6brl callout badging on its hood, and Dodge used the name Six-pack for their three two barrel carb. We don't use the word duces in Mopar terminology, that's a GM thing. But when it comes right down to it the damn carbs have 6 barrels, whatever the hell you want to call it lol.

    • Tammy Forbes
      Tammy Forbes Year ago

      6 barrel is not the same thing. This was 3 duces equaling 6 barrels not just one 6 barrel.

  • bongo7166
    bongo7166 Year ago

    another cool vid....is it just me, or does the pass side door seem just a little off on the color????

  • D C
    D C Year ago

    What a machine that's one I'd love to own.

  • Cyrus Logan
    Cyrus Logan Year ago +1

    Hell ya brother

  • Useful Entertainment

    3:25 sounds exactly like the 68 charger in Bullitt when the old guy starts to run from McQueen

    • Useful Entertainment
      Useful Entertainment Year ago

      380banshee it sounds just like this tvclip.biz/video/31JgMAHVeg0/video.html

    • 380banshee
      380banshee Year ago +1

      Steve should've picked a roadrunner to chase that charger, lol!!

    • 71 Plymouth.
      71 Plymouth. Year ago

      Useful Entertainment Hahahaha!!! Hells Yeah Brother! It sounds Exactly like it!!! I can't imagine How it would but it sure does, Hahahaha! Well I'll be! I Bet this RR watched the Bullitt Chase earlier that morning before the test run... Hahahaha!

    • Tammy Forbes
      Tammy Forbes Year ago

      Useful Entertainment almost same exact engine it should sound very similar.

  • Craig Chevalier
    Craig Chevalier Year ago +1

    Gorgeous car.. Mopar

  • kiko1605
    kiko1605 Year ago

    'The Brothers' are the Fertitta Brothers right?

  • dellcar
    dellcar Year ago

    Great vid as usual, Kevin!!
    Why have you guys never done a '66 or '67 Chevelle vid???

  • Roger Holloway
    Roger Holloway Year ago +2

    I really enjoy your videos! Thanks for being there!

  • Tom
    Tom Year ago +5

    Beep Beep

  • Mark Wegner
    Mark Wegner Year ago +2


  • Pete Medina
    Pete Medina Year ago +3

    Gorgeous car love it

  • Captain FALKEN
    Captain FALKEN Year ago +7

    69 Road Runner hell yeah

  • Jebediah Gentry
    Jebediah Gentry Year ago

    This is the third time y'all have featured this car. Y'all have done the challenger about 17 times. Are y'all running out of ideas or cars? That being said, I still enjoy it.

    • Jebediah Gentry
      Jebediah Gentry Year ago

      Darrell Kidd I know they different indivdual cars, but they're the same model

    • Darrell Kidd
      Darrell Kidd Year ago +1

      I think this is the third time they have done a 69 1/2 A12 Road Runner, but they were all different cars (red, green, and now, orange). I'm not sure they will ever run out of cars LOL (sure hope not).

  • my name is 905
    my name is 905 Year ago

    was that a head gasket or a collecter gasket that blew during the burnout on the right side engine bank?so much easier doing burnouts with automatics or line locks huh?thanks again

    • my name is 905
      my name is 905 Year ago

      Timothy Cote if it was, boy that must've been stinky,ugh,that,burning brakes and roasted diff lube,the worst vehicular stinks going!

    • Timothy Cote
      Timothy Cote Year ago

      that was a clutch burnout

  • Michael Clarke
    Michael Clarke Year ago +6

    Loved the pacing shots. They were very smooth! Super cool Road Runner!

  • Old Town
    Old Town Year ago +5

    A12 - a mighty fine package. I like the new way (?) of presenting the subject car. Not just a short, back and forth, drive by, but also continuous view for some distance.

  • Staffan
    Staffan Year ago +1

    Sweet ride.

  • Mr piston Recaro
    Mr piston Recaro Year ago +7

    Awesome car and show. Thumbs up to the host.keep it up Sir!

  • Joe Dipietro
    Joe Dipietro Year ago +3

    Nice, but what can you tell us about the clutch? New clutch up on smoke, should be the title.