(AS OF NOW A SALE IS PENDING)This rare1970 Plymouth GTX hardtop is powered by a numbers-matching 440ci V8 and numbers matching three-speed automatic transmission and was refinished in white over white vinyl under previous ownership. Factory equipment includes power-assisted brakes, air conditioning (not finished), bucket seats, a center console, accent stripes, hood pins, and more. Work, since I bought the car in 2010, includes rebuilds of the drivetrain, front suspension, and fuel system. This GTX is offered with refurbishment photos, owner’s and service manuals, restoration guidelines, and a clean Mississippi title.
The car has been repainted in fender tag correct Alpine White (EW1) and wears a black vinyl roof cover as well as accent stripes on the sides and hood, which also features hold-down pins, a raised cowl with turn indicators, and a 440 badge facing the driver. Other details include bright drip rail and wheel arch moldings, a remote-adjusted side mirror, fog lamps, and backup lights integrated into the bumpers, and GTX badging.
Steel wheels with black recesses and chrome beauty rings wear 215/70-14 Goodyear Eagle GTII tires. The independent front suspension features torsion bars connected to a cross member aft of the engine and has been overhauled. The solid rear axle is located with leaf springs. Braking is from vacuum-assisted drums at all four corners.
White vinyl trims the high-backed front bucket seats, rear bench, and side panels, while black carpets line the floors. The doors, dash, and optional center console are lined with woodgrain accents, and courtesy lights are featured on the latter. The trunk contains a vinyl mat as well as a jack and spare tire.
Amenities include a Music Master AM radio (never hooked up), three-speed windshield wipers, and climate controls on the underside of the dash top. An air conditioning compressor is present under the hood but has not been plumbed. The analog clock and the 150-mph speedometer houses a five-digit odometer showing in the range of 72k miles, less than 2k of which have been driven under current ownership.
The 440ci Super Commando HP V8 was rated at 375 horsepower with 480 lb-ft of torque when new. The original short block has been rebuilt with a replacement crankshaft and pistons as well as one new connecting rod. A period-correct carburetor, intake manifold, and exhaust were sourced with assistance from Roger Wilson of the 1970 GTX Registry.
Block stamp 0G188907 matches both the serial number decal and underhood data plate shown in the gallery below, which also includes a photo of the engine casting number. A matching number stamped on the transmission case is also shown.
The numbers-matching three-speed HD A-727 Torque flite automatic transmission has been rebuilt and routes power to a 3.23:1 rear end. An oil change and fluid service were carried out in the last 100 miles.
The sale includes an owner’s manual, a folder of receipts, refurbishment pictures, a two-volume service manual, a reference manual from the International Chrysler Collector Authority, and a can of extra (EW1) paint. The car was featured on the 1970 GTX Registry website in 2011. This award-winning car is listed well below NADA value and ready to go.