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It took some work and long hours of research, but Bruce was able to hunt down Stephan Stehnij in New York, who was slowly piecing together the fabled one-out-of-four convertible Hemi-powered Road Runner. Amazingly, Stephan had also restored a 426 Hemi that yielded the same June 10, 1968 production date, but more appropriate for Bruce's later-manufactured hardtop Road Runner rather than Stephan's earlier soft top. Bruce traded the disassembled, correct running gear to Stephan in exchange for his correctly date-coded finished Hemi that would find a new home between the fenders of Bruce's unfinished '69 Runner. The exchange also allowed Stephan to meet Carroll Hendrix, the man who removed the engine in 1972.