Lot #1262 - One of the most significant Mopar muscle cars on the planet, the first A12 ever produced. On March 11, 1969, this Road Runner was delivered from the Lynch Road assembly plant to the nearby Chrysler Performance Product Planning garage, where it was tweaked and then driven to New York City and received on March 20, 1969 by the Chrysler East Side dealership's service garage on 44th Street in Manhattan. Kerry Smith, public relations manager made arrangements to have this Road Runner delivered to the new Sox & Martin test facility in North Carolina, Ronnie Sox then tested the A12 for "Super Stock" magazine, documented in the famous article "Professional vs. Journalist". This stunning R4 Road Runner was treated to a complete frame-up restoration in 2007, using nearly all of its original sheet metal and a mixture of restored original and correct reproduction parts. Present is the original fiberglass lift-off hood, correct and original Six Pack air cleaner and correct, original Edelbrock aluminum intake and Holley carburetors. This Road Runner also retains its original, A12 specific DANA 60 axle with 4.10 gear. As verified by the A12 registry and documented by the car's original Window Sticker and Broadcast Sheet, this is the first A12 produced, with a direct connection to one of the most famous Mopar drag racers in history, Ronnie Sox. This is a unique piece of Chrysler history and a significant piece for any Chrysler collector.
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