Restored Rarity

Who: Tom Finocchio
Where: Horsham, Pennsylvania
What: ’70 Plymouth Road Runner convertible

Tom sent along some pictures of his ’70 Plymouth Road Runner convertible, which he restored to stock condition after acquiring it as a project-ready basket case.

It’s a real Vitamin C Orange/383/four-speed convertible, with a white interior and top. A very rare car (total ’70 RR droptops: 824) in a very rare color combo.

The two years that he spent restoring it included an entire winter welding on new steel in his spare time, and finding a correct-date-coded 1970 383 to replace the original engine.

Per Tom, the restored Road Runner runs like a top, and gets lots of looks whenever he takes it out.


Hemified T/A

Who: Tom Bush
Where: Mauston, Wisconsin
What: ’70 Dodge Challenger hardtop

Tom’s T/A-inspired Challenger (built by L’Cars Automotive in Cameron, Wisconsin) uses not a 340 Six Pack for power, but an Andy Weber-built 528-inch Hemi, based on an Indy Cylinder Head Legend Maxx aluminum block and their 426-1RA heads. Also going in: a Callies crankshaft, Oliver rods and CP 13.5:1 pistons, and a Comp Cams solid-roller camshaft. It breathes in through an Indy intake and an AED 1150/Max Dominator, and breathes out through tti headers and Aero/Supertrapp mufflers.

It sits on an Art Morrison chassis, with a modified TKO five-speed, and a 4.10 geared Dana 60 with Moser axles and a Detroit Locker differential.

Inside, there’s plenty of custom work, including custom carbon fiber door/side panels, Recaro buckets, and a custom dash filled with AutoMeter gauges.

Outside, the shaved E-Body wears Sikkens two-stage black paint, and Hoosier Drag Radial-shod Minilite wheels fill the fenderwells.


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