For Sale: 1969 Plymouth GTX in Charlotte, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

The first thing that popped into our heads when we laid eyes on this sinister Plymouth was: "Some cars just drip presence." Now, that's all well and good unless 'initial draw' doesn't equal 'ultimate impression'. For a car to be truly desirable, that presence must be founded on quality mechanicals. Well, we can certainly attest that this magazine-featured beast has colossal merit to back up its copious presence thanks to a 900 horsepower Hemi, a tough 727 3-speed and a roster of updated ancillaries that includes names like Wilwood, Calvert Racing and Gear Vendors. So, without further ado, here's our latest world-class MoPar!

ROAD RUNNER GTX

The story of this rad Road Runn..err... GTX's second life begins deep in Michigan, where the car's professional restorer, an outfit by the name of Dave Dudek Muscle Cars, executed a body-off nut-and-bolt restoration that literally turned metal into art. Of course, if you're a hardcore MoPar aficionado, you've probably heard of Dave Dudek. And if you're a hardcore MoPar fan, you likely understand why this Plymouth's owner opted to dress his factory GTX in arguably more timeless Road Runner aesthetics. To truly be seen in the octane scene, the enthusiast doused his creation in rich Black Velvet two-stage. And today, this buff Plymouth rolls as a brutal Drag Week warrior that's just two radials shy of 10.20 quarter passes!

There's just something inherently cool about late 1960s Detroit metal. It's almost as if the Big Three had struck a perfect balance between the lavish, hand-tailored designs of the late '50s and the ubiquitous, content-driven designs of the early '70s. That resulted in cars that were equal parts style, power AND presence. At the front of this clean coupe, a black-trimmed Road Runner grille hangs traditional halogen headlights between a bright bumper, bright parking lamps and a requisite "PLYMOUTH" header script. Behind that lettering, familiar Sport Stripes trace a "HEMI" branded hood on their way to a stainless-trimmed greenhouse. Sculpted fenders hang factory door handles between a polished driver's mirror and crisp marker lamps. And at the back of the car, a second bright bumper splits factory tails, a frame-mount hitch, polished exhaust and a big decklid that's sprinkled with both Hemi and Road Runner signage.

RAY BARTON HEMI

With an incredible 900 horsepower, and enough torque to drag the Chrysler Building from New York to New Jersey, this Plymouth's 572 cubic inch Ray Barton Hemi is a high-octane MoPar monster that easily transitions from flattering to flat out scary! At the top of the mill, a coy Coyote Duster air cleaner dumps breeze into a duo of 4-barrel carburetors that feed a lightweight Ray Barton Stage V intake. At the sides of that plane, Ray Barton Stage V heads tilt coated Ray Barton valve covers under a billet oil cap and billet Moroso breathers. Stout 12.5 to 1 compression gets sparked by MSD 6AL ignition, which sequences fire between a points-style distributor, hot MSD Super Conductor Plug Wires and a quality MSD Blaster 2 coil. At the front of that coil, pliable V-belts spin a lucid water pump next to a proven alternator. In front of those ancillaries, a beefy aluminum radiator makes excellent use of a traditional pulley fan. And exhaust duties are handled by two serious bundles of headers. Professionally freshened in 2019, and logging only 100 miles since that rebuild, the big engine does a great job of going straight at a very high rate of speed! Silky black two-stage slinks through the whole engine bay, highlighting a clean firewall and slick fenders. And overall, everything from the car's quality ARP bolts and retro Chrysler washer tank to its deep Milodon oil pan and cool Road Runner horn is well planned and well executed.

DRAG WEEK 10.20s

Crawl under this B-Body and you'll find a solid factory chassis that's characterized by a roster of 'no compromises' hardware. Behind the Hemi, a 2,800 RPM stall kicks a tough A727 3-speed that's upfitted with a reverse manual valve body and a trick Gear Vendors overdrive. That dressed gearbox spins a tough Chrysler 8.75-inch pumpkin that's finished with a Sure Grip differential and what feels like big, 4.56 gears. That axle pushes a thoughtfully upgraded rear-clip, which strings adjustable Calvert Racing shocks and between aftermarket leafs and CalTracs-style traction bars. A factory front-clip cages traditional manual steering. Stops are provided by a familiar combination of discs and drums, which squeeze modern Wilwood calipers around drilled and slotted rotors. Exhaust rolls from the aforementioned headers to large-diameter pipes, which center an X-shaped crossover in front of throaty Dynomax mufflers. And momentum comes courtesy of old school steelies, which wear F70-15 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sports in front of 275/60R15 Mickey Thompson ET Street S/S.

TRADITIONAL DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Between the doors, a simple cockpit seamlessly melds the timeless good looks of American muscle with a few choice upgrades. Broad vinyl buckets, complete with a Simpson 4-point harness for the car's driver, front a factory bench that's been gutted for the sake of weight. In front of those thrones, a sculpted dash, complete with factory telemetry, hangs a modern AutoMeter oil gauge and a modern AutoMeter temp gauge below a massive Mopar Performance tachometer. Factory side panels frame clean carpet and a tight headliner. The driver spins a traditional Chrysler wheel around a traditional column shifter. A 4-point roll bar makes quick rides safer. And the car's massive trunk hides a small fuel cell that's primed for race gas.

Featuring charismatic style, excellent hardware and colossal power, this killer MoPar is a lights out classic that goes real fast and looks real cool! And if you're in the market for some sweet old school muscle that's poised to make a lasting impression, it's an exceptional candidate for your next collector car!

HIGHLIGHTS

Bare knuckle MoPar drag warrior that's benefitted from a professional, nut-and-bolt restoration

Set up for 10.20 quarter-mile passes

Featured in Hot Rod Magazine

Featured in Hemmings Muscle Machines

Featured in Muscle Car Review

Featured in Mopar Enthusiast Magazine

Featured in Mopar Action Magazine

Featured in Mopar Muscle Magazine

Featured in a Year One catalog

572 cubic inch dual-quad Ray Barton Hemi with 900 horsepower

Engine professionally rebuilt in 2019

A727 3-speed automatic transmission with a 2,800 RPM stall and Gear Vendors overdrive

8.75-inch rear axle with a Sure Grip differential

Manual steering

Wilwood front disc brakes

Upgraded rear suspension

Black vinyl interior with a 4-point roll bar

Black Velvet paint with Sport Stripes and Road Runner trim

Restoration photos

Magazine feature articles

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can ship your new classic anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • 1969 Plymouth GTX
  • Listing ID:CC-1546985
  • Price:$115,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:GTX
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:736
  • Stock Number:137145
  • VIN:RS23L9G232580

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7600 Statesville Road
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Charlotte, NC 28269
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