1967 Plymouth GTX
Plymouth had been in the performance game for years, though it
typically came in the form of options buyers could add. The company
even beat everyone to the punch and put out the first pony car, the
Barracuda about two weeks before Ford issued the Mustang. But then
the hundreds of thousands of sales of the Mustang quickly
overshadowed Plymouth's sports car. So, when the company issued the
GTX, they had issued their first full-blown muscle car. Over at
Dodge the previous year, engineers had based the new muscle-bound
Charger off the Dodge Coronet platform, which was shared with the
Belvedere. Instead of creating an entirely new line in 1967,
Plymouth just made sure everyone knew that the Belvedere GTX was
their muscle car, the "gentleman's" hot rod.
For consignment the introductory year of the Plymouth GTX.
Essentially, it's a Belvedere in GTX clothing with a dual scooped
hood, a unique grille, and of course the 426ci Hemi V8 engine
coupled with a Torqueflite 3-speed automatic. Split buckets with a
fold down armrest and looking as good underneath as above we could
state "Gentlemen start your muscle cars!"
Bathed in its correct Bright Blue Metallic paintwork which was a
pro job now presents as the deep end of the pool. Straight steel
slabs with no rust are minding their gaps very nicely and this
backs up the previous owner's claim that there was very little
replacement needed when they undertook the original restoration.
Hard edged Mopar design abounds with mostly straight angular lines
throughout. Stainless trimmings surround the windows wheel wells
and accent the lower roof line as well as add a highlight to the
rockers on either side. A large chrome gas filler cap is on the
drivers' rear quarter, and dual black stripes run up the hood, and
continue on the trunk deck. Lighting on the back is integrated into
a horizontal ribbed trimmed bar and the shiny bumper is tucked
neatly below. One has to love the B pillar roofline which shows
sporty and classy at the same time. 15-inch Magnum 500 wheels are
on all 4 corners and these are wrapped in raised white letter
The classic black interior includes factory correct vinyl
upholstery believed to be the original coverings from 1967. Front
buckets are flanking a center fold down back/armrest to form a
"buddy seat" if needed in a pinch. In back is a wide bench matching
the pattern of the front buckets. The original clean and crack free
dashed. This shades factory instrumentation including a 150mph
speedometer. Also, a rare dealer installed AM/FM radio is in the
center of the dash. Fronting the dash is an original steering wheel
wrapped in a vinyl cover. Door panels are sporting new reproduction
handles, window cranks, and chrome armrest bases with new rest pads
installed also. A black nice and tight headliner in vinyl is above
and below like new black carpeting floods the floors. These have
embroidered GTX floor mats to cover and protect them. Consigner
states that a rear defogger has been added for additional safety on
a rainy dreary day.
Under those dual chrome trimmed scoops lies a brutal and correct
but non original 426ci V8. The self dubbed "elephant engine"
utilizes cast iron heads, forged aluminum pistons, and a solid
lifter cam to twist a stout 10.25-1 compression ratio into 425hp
output. The block presents in Hemi orange and correct textured
valve covers on top of those factory heads. Dual 4bbl Carter
carburetors are hidden under a polished chrome and decaled air
cleaner cover. The engine rebuild included NASCAR rods, all else is
factory spec. On back is an A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic
transmission which pushes power rearward to a Dana 60 3.54
Sure-grip rear axle. Other small goodies can be seen throughout the
engine bay highlights such as factory decals, a reproduction MOPAR
battery, and factory correct wash reservoir and brake booster.
This B body car needed only a partial restoration due to the
excellent condition it was in prior to doing so. The underneath is
as nice as the topside with a thick coating of undercoating, large
H pipe chambered muffler exhaust system, and the HEMI suspension
which includes torsion bars in front and leaf springs on back.
Power disc brakes are upfront and power drums are on the back.
A quick starter and great performer on our test track. It presents
with good handling, power steering, and power brakes that provide a
bias free panic stop. All functions were working as they should,
and it was an experience that left us test track dummies with a
smile on our faces when it sadly came to an end.
As a diehard car enthusiast, you'll know upon walking up to this
beautiful example of luxury muscle that all is right with this
restoration. A clean, well maintained, authentic right down to the
decals and new badging car that you can hop into turn the key and
drive away without a care in the world. Hurry...Please...
S-Special Price Class
23-2 Door Hardtop
J-426ci V8 2-4bbl 425hp
1-Lynch Rd, MI Assy Plant
198975-Sequential Unit Number
a5-Center Front Seat W/Armrest
b5-Rear Armrest W/Ashtrays
j4-Narrow Body Sill Moldings
F5-Special Body Style GTX
15-Bright Drip Rail Molding
AX 48-Dana 60 3.23 Sure Grip
TRM P6X-Black Premium Vinyl Buckets W/ Armrest
PNT 881-Monotone Bright Blue Metallic
UBS 3-Black Upper Door Frame Paint
RS23-Plymouth GTX 2 Door Hardtop
73-426ci V8 2-4bbl 425hp
5-3 Speed Automatic
485-7.75x14 Red Stripe Tires
310-March 10th 1967 Build Date
05123-Shipping Order #
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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