1969.5 A12 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER
One of the rarest A12 Plymouth Road Runners to exist, only B7 Jamaica Blue RM21 Auto made.
Fender Tag Decoded
RM21 2 Door Coupe (Post)
E63 All A12 cars started as 383 cars
D32 Heavy Duty Automatic Transmisson
426 Production Date - Sunday, 4/26/69
949680 Vehicle Order Number
B7 Jamaica Blue Metallic
H2W High Grade Vinyl Bench Seat White
W1 Painted Upper Door Frame White
1W White Vinyl Top (same as V1W)
26 26" Radiator
A12 440 Six BBL Engine Package
926 Engine Assembly
999 Rear End
93 Transmission Assembly
01139 Lynch Road Gate Ordering
293803 Sequence Number
RM21 2 Door Coupe (Post)
M 440 Six BBL Engine
9 Model Year 1969
A Lynch Road Assembly Plant
284808 Sequence Number
By The Numbers
1 of 1,412 A12 Road Runners
1 of 615 M21 Coupe (Post)
1 of 227 D32 HD Auto Trans
1 of 1 B7 Jamaica Blue Metallic
Car #223 in the A12 Registry
Drag racing history at New England Dragway. Watch video from 1972 taken and where the below picture is from.
History of Our A12 B7 Jamaica Blue Road Runner
Released in February 1969, Plymouth offered their potent 440 ‘Six Pack’ engine in the Road Runner with a package called A12. This included the potent 440 in engine, Edelbrock manifolds, three Holley carburetors, a distinctive fiberglass hood and bare H-Series wheels. With these simple changes, the Roadrunner was much more than its Warner Brothers roots would suggest. Motor Trend named it “Car of the Year” in 1969.
Sold as a $462.80 option on the base $2,945.00 Road Runner, the A12 was a popular choice. Production of the A12 Road Runner finished after 1,412 were built, of which only 615 were M21 Coupe and of those 227 with automatics. Color options for the Road Runner included Performance Red, Bahama Yellow, Rallye Green and Vitamin C Orange. B7 Jamaica Blue was a Special Order color, where there are believed to be 4 total made with this being the only M21 Coupe (Post) Auto car. And with most A12 cars, straight to the drag strip it went and spent its early days racing at the famed New England Dragway. This car raced througout the 70's quickly blowing its motor, as about 90% of the A12s did, and replacing it with a 426 Hemi. That's right an A12 with a 426 Hemi.
In 1992, three old High School buddies, now in their late 20s began to gain interest in old Muscle Cars together. They all liked the A12 cars and their history. After aquiring a yellow A12 they found this car somewhat abandoned in a gravel lot behind an Auto Repair Shop. Jack who is pictured below would buy the car from its Original owner, Nathan would be the engine builder and restoration specialist and friend Fred who took the pictures that day Jack bought the car would eventually buy it from Jack. We have been in contact with all three and look forward to meeting them at Carlisle 2023.
Nathan started the restoration in the late 90's starting with the motor. A period correct block was borrowed from the other A12 Dodge Super Bee Butterscotch Jack had. Factory A12 rods, balanced bottom end, 10.5:1 TRW six pack .030 over pistons, ported 906 heads, 2.14 intakes, 1.81 exhausts. Purple shaft 296 degree .557 lift cam with solid lifters and Crane adjustable rockers and 3/8 pushrods. A Body On Restoration proceeded, with all original sheet metal being able to be used and the original floors are still visible. After prepping the body, PPG Deltron 2000 basecoat clearcoat in the rare B7 Jamaica Metallic Blue was laid down as it still sits today.
Once completed the car immediatly became a show car. As the Muscle Car craze kicked in, Fred said they knew they had something pretty rare. He bought the car 2000 from Jack and kept it till he sold the car to Brad in Virginia in 2004. Brad sold the car to Eric in Kansas City in 2009 and he kept the car till Rich bought the car in 2019 to take to the A12 50th Anniversary at the Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, PA. Rich did a mild refresh restoration to the car and returned the car to automatic as it came from the factory. He took home the prestigious People Choice Most Popular B-Body and A12 Road Runner in 2019.
In 2022 Rich sold the car to David James from Rochester, NY who also owned a F6 Bright Green Metallic Super Bee. After Carlisle 2022 and turning down offers of well over $100k for the car, David sold the car to Delmos Boggs of The Boggs Muscle Car Stable to pair with his A12 Dodge Super Bee known as the Junkyard Bee. What's great about this car is how the crowd reacts to the color combonination. The white vinyl top with white interior contrast against the B7 Blue, Black fiberglass hood and H Code wheels like a beauty queen. This car is a Real M code- A12 440ci/390hp 6-BBL V-8 with TorqueFlite 727 3-speed automatic. In the A12 Registry #223 as the only (1 of 1) RM21 B7 Jamaica Blue Metallic. Fender tag and all body numbers match (core support and trunk #). Original Dana 60 with 4.10 gears and Sure-Grip, original 054 radiator, original 6BBL carbs, intake, air cleaner, metal base, manifolds, and lift off hood! Rare factory tach, and it works!