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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

Postby daniel_depetro on Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:27 pm

Not long ago there was a 1972 Plymouth B-body being advertised for sale in the $65k price range.
Was that the above Larry's car, or was it a different car?
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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

Postby 1972RM23 on Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:46 pm

Larry's car. Now restored.
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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

Postby daniel_depetro on Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:13 am

So Larrys car is the retored one I found elsewhere in my searches. Good to know.
Anyone know who owns the other project 1972 Plymouth V code?
Looked very similar to Larrys car before the restoration. I remember it looking orange, but it very well could have been red.
It needed everything.
Was probably about 8 months or so ago.
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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

Postby sdweatherman on Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:42 pm

Daniel,
The second car you saw was most likely Larry's car also. There are rumors of a couple more 72 V-code RRs, but none have been made public. Then, of course there is the Red long lead press car - which Steve has posted already. Typically these long lead pre-production cars are dismantled and don't get sold to the public. It has not surfaced either.
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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

Postby daniel_depetro on Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:25 am

It very well could have been Scott, but did Larry have his car listed on eBay within the last year or so in project form for $65k?!? ...or ever even?

I can't imagine it could have underwent a full restoration that quickly.
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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

Postby sdweatherman on Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:33 am

Larry had it advertised on Moparts I believe for $60K - and likely had it on the Bay too but cannot confirm. The car was sent to Magnum Auto Restorations and it was done in less than a year. Check out the car on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MagnumAutoRestoration/?fref=ts
Scroll down and you will see before pics posted in February 2015.
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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

Postby daniel_depetro on Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:54 am

Darn the people with ambition and money....Hahaha.
Lately I was thinking of making a pretty serious offer on the car if it was still hanging around, however I do not have enough cars to sell/trade nor the want to own a restored car.

I will definitely read through/glance at the restoration the very next free moment I have though. These cars absolutely fascinate me.
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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

Postby sdweatherman on Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:25 pm

Tom_Quad on moparts.org did an extensive study on these cars several years ago and did a write up in the moparts forum on what he found. In a nut shell:

There were 7 V-code cars built in 1972, plus the red long-lead press car that is in this thread.

Five of these cars are known to exist, 3 Charger Rallyes and 2 RR-GTXs - so there are 2 V-code cars unaccounted for.

WH23V2G100006 - Charger Rallye - Red pilot car - currently undergoing a lengthy restoration.
WH23V2G100075 - Charger Rallye - Yellow car in Michigan - forever unrestored.
RM23V2G105346 - RR GTX - Larry's old car - Just restored and debuted at the 2015 MCACN.
RM23V2G111050 - RR GTX - no details on this car...
WH23V2A130510 - Charger Rallye - hemi orange 4 speed! - car was stolen and has not been recovered.

Two 72 RR GTX urban legends:
Supposedly there was a B5 blue car that roamed the suburbs of Detroit in the 70s.
Another Petty Blue/Black/Black car roamed the streets of Wichita, Kansas in the 70s.
Both these legends have excellent eye-witness accounts, but no proof available.

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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

Postby Eric on Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:23 am

sdweatherman wrote:Tom_Quad on moparts.org did an extensive study on these cars several years ago and did a write up in the moparts forum on what he found. In a nut shell:

There were 7 V-code cars built in 1972, plus the red long-lead press car that is in this thread.

Five of these cars are known to exist, 3 Charger Rallyes and 2 RR-GTXs - so there are 2 V-code cars unaccounted for.

WH23V2G100006 - Charger Rallye - Red pilot car - currently undergoing a lengthy restoration.
WH23V2G100075 - Charger Rallye - Yellow car in Michigan - forever unrestored.
RM23V2G105346 - RR GTX - Larry's old car - Just restored and debuted at the 2015 MCACN.
RM23V2G111050 - RR GTX - no details on this car...I believe this car is FY1 yellow
WH23V2A130510 - Charger Rallye - hemi orange 4 speed! - car was stolen and has not been recovered.

Two 72 RR GTX urban legends:
Supposedly there was a B5 blue car that roamed the suburbs of Detroit in the 70s.
Another Petty Blue/Black/Black car roamed the streets of Wichita, Kansas in the 70s.
Both these legends have excellent eye-witness accounts, but no proof available.

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Re: 1972 Road Runner V code cars.

Postby sdweatherman on Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:41 am

Thanks for the additional info Eric! Sure would like to see all 7 cars plus the pilot car survive! Scott.
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