The inspiration for this car comes from owner Ben Grasso's long lost '69 Road Runner he had as a high school student. He had bought a black-on-black '69 Road Runner with the factory 383 and an automatic when he was 15 years old to have ready to drive by 16. He finally had the opportunity to pay tribute to those times and build a car how he would've back then if he could've. Back then, his resources were low, forcing him to use cheap filler and even cheaper paint to smooth up the exterior. Now he can use the best of the best and give it the smooth-as-glass black paint he always wanted. The car was going to be for himself or for the shop to use as their show car, but that changed when he got a call from Mr. Dawson Davenport of Buckeye, Arizona. Dawson saw our PHR feature on Ben's Super Bee, and was sure he wanted something built by Plum Floored Creations. Lucky for him, there was one already half built. Very few changes were made to the build after Dawson was onboard. The horsepower requirement went from 700 to 1,000, as the desire for power inflated. They achieved this number with 22 psi of boost from a Vortech supercharger, on a built 426-inch Hemi.

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1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER
Owner: Dawson Davenport, 30
Occupation: car builder
Hometown: Buckeye, AZ
Engine size & type: 426-inch stoker late-model Hemi
Transmission: Chrysler NAG-1 5-speed automatic
Performance: est. 950 horsepower
Front suspension: RMS AlterKtion torsion bar system
Rear suspension: SRT-8
Brakes: Wilwood 14- and 13-inch rotors, 6- and 4-piston calipers
Wheels & tires: DPE 18- and 20-inch wheels, Yokohama S-Drive tires
Paint & body: Sherwin-William's Planet Color Obsidian Black
Built by: Plum Floored Creations, Phoenix, AZ
Vendor affiliation: Legendary Auto Interiors
Years owned: 1