POLL: What Year RoadRunner is best

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Which year roadrunner is your fav

  1. 1968

    57 vote(s)
    20.1%
  2. 1969

    75 vote(s)
    26.4%
  3. 1970

    99 vote(s)
    34.9%
  4. 1971

    34 vote(s)
    12.0%
  5. 1972

    13 vote(s)
    4.6%
  6. 1973

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  7. 1974

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  8. 1975

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  1. Brendanchambers

    Brendanchambers Well-Known Member

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    OK, just for my interest....i would love to know what everyone tends to think is the best year for the RR.

    Please try not to be too biased, i know its hard....i have a 69 which i truly think is the best...but anyhow, should be interesting to see what everyone thinks..
     
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    • oldbee

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      Gotta be '68, the first year!
       
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      • T2R9

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        Its all personal preference so the answers will vary from 68-71. Me 71 as a Hemi Orange one came down the road one day when I was young and it stopped me dead in my tracks with the wow factor!
         
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        • Ron H

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          This could apply, of course, to so many cars in their model years that mostly ran in 'threes' before a major body change. For the Cuda and Challenger (I had both a 70 and 73 and ok, they ran 4 years) first pick for both 1970. My folks were T-Bird lovers and they had 2 '57's my first pick btw the '55-57' models. They had two '60's, first pick in that model era for me was '59. We had a '66 bird and btw '64-66 models before the body change, my 1st pick '66. GTO's, we had five of those btw my brother, mother, and me, slightly lean to '67; but a so close 2nd is '65. I could go on; but will stop...anyway much as I like the 68-69 runners, the '70 catches my eye the most. A shame that kick-ass body style was only one and done. As they say, all in the eye of the beholder...
           
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          Even though I have a 71, my favorite is the 68. First year, so pure. Bench seat, no frills, just a beast. After that, they started adding options which started to take away from the original idea.
           
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          • BeepBeepRR

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            Although you missed the 69.5 in your list. The A12 cars were pretty damn cool.
             
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            • BLK 68 R/T

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              1970 for me, air grabber hood, pistol grip shifter, 383, 440+6, Hemi, axle packages, color options, awesome body style.
              Forgot to include the rally dash as well.
               
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              • dcala84141

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                I agree with above post, 68 the first year
                 
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                • Brendanchambers

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                  69 motortrend car of the year...says something :thumbsup:
                   
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                    68 as well.
                     
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                      I drove my parent's new '71 to high school for a couple of years, so how could I possibly cast my vote otherwise? Road Track Magazine named the Satellite/Road Runner line their "Car of the Year".

                      Photo #1: What it looked like new; photo #2: What it looks like today.

                      Sample RR 1.png 762 DEP 10.jpg car of the year.JPG
                       
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                      • Larrry B.

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                        I'll go with '69 as that's what I currently have, first Mopar was a '70 RR.

                        Ultimately I like them all up to '74, have really come to appreciate '71 and '72 as well.


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                        • Sahara

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                          I like all of them, really. But ‘70 with 440, six barrel, and four speed is my fave. No hi impact colours, I saw one years ago in dark green jade metallic that was breathtaking. I like copper or butterscotch, as well. I don’t know what the paint codes are. I don’t care what they are.
                          Second fave would be a black ‘68. 383 with four gears, bench, no options. So pure, so perfect.
                           
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                            I have to go with 1970. I had a orange 440 Sixbarrel 4 speed Dana 4.10 car,and recently bought a 70 Road Runner convertible project car. I also had a 70 GTX 440 4 speed Dana car,all were air grabber hood cars,that hood rocks!
                             
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                              First and only car I bought new was a 68 runner . Lots of muscle cars from the big three but I thought the runner was the coolest.
                               
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                              Says there was no 70 yet...just kidding:lol:
                               
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                                The Chevy Vega was also a motor trend car of the year.
                                 
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                                1970 for sure, many powertrain options available and I Love the front end! 440'
                                 
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                                From what i can see, the 68-70 seems the pick vs the newer fuselage body style:thumbsup:....
                                 
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