Maarten's 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner 440-6 pack 4 speed
Owner: Maarten Elling / The Netherlands - Completed 2013 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner
Maarten owned his 70 Roadrunner for several years before he turned to PTTM to have it restored. The car looked to be in nice shape but after closer inspection, many flaws were found in the body. The car was far from its factory original condition and in a wrong color, but the most important thing about the car was that it still had its matching number drivetrain and original fender tag and build sheet !. Its also a very rare car with its V code 440-six-pack engine, with its 4-speed hurst pistol grip manual shift transmission and Super track pack 4.10 geared rear axle and air grabber hood! That fact made Maarten decided to have the car restored back to its former original glory and he chooses PTTM to do the job, combined with some work he would do himself with our help. It turned out to be a massive job The complete car was stripped to the bone, the body acid dipped and cleaned and then the metal works began. The body needed extensive work as through its 45 years live had seen many poor partial restorations and work done. Then the body was de-rusted and cleaned again and dipped to receive its final base protection layer and then its paint. In the meantime, PTTM restored and rebuild the 440 six-pack engine and transmission/driveline back to stock spec's and every other part received a nut and bolt restoration to factory spec's. All the wiring, switches and brake and fuel lines were restored or renewed and then the car was built back together again. The complete interior was restored as well with Maarten's help and all in all this car turned out to be a real eye-catcher. Its now back to its former glory, or maybe even better than it ever was !. All in all a major project that took more than 3 years to complete. The car is highly detailed now and 100% correct to its original build sheet specs and the end result is a number 10 quality car in every sense of the word. We handed over the keys of the car with a nice reveal party to the owner and his lady in the summer of 2013
The owner told us: It was a great experience to see my car come back to life as it was when sold new.The whole process was done with great care for originality and quality in mind and had a lot of fun during the whole process. Your knowledge and quality in restoring these original rare Mopars must be the best in the business and your prices are more than fair. Thanks, PTTM and crew, I'm extremely happy with this car and will enjoy it for sure!