20,811 actual miles / Professional, ground-up restoration completed in October of 2013
Goodguys 2015 Mopar Muscle Pick / Goodguys 2015 Award of Excellence winner
Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 / Original A833 4-speed manual transmission
Original Dana 60 rear axle / Correct Sure Grip differential / Correct 3.54 gears
Original sheetmetal / Correct Bright Blue Metallic paint
Correct Black vinyl interior
Sale includes: Original Broadcast Sheet / Original Certicard / Original vehicle registrations
Sale includes: Galen Govier paperwork / Restoration photos / Goodguys awards
Correct power steering / Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
Original 14-inch wheels / Correct redline tires
Ever have one of those moments when you find a spectacular classic that seems too good to be true? The 'coolest of the cool' that's survived almost five decades of vehicle downsizing trends, fuel thirsty gearheads and stoplight fisticuffs? Well, you don't have to worry about getting pinched back to reality this time because this killer 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX is a highly original, fully documented MoPar that's been professionally restored by some of the best names in the business! But wait, there's more. Not only is this award-winning hardtop a first class show queen that presents much nicer than when it rolled off the assembly line, it also wraps original sheetmetal around an original Hemi drivetrain that's logged only 20,811 miles. If you're looking for some tough, investment grade muscle that's fun to look at, a blast to drive and ready to hit the show circuit as soon as it rolls out of our showroom, congratulations, you've found your next classic!
It seems only fitting that a super clean and equally fierce B-Body, like this impressive Belvedere, would begin its life in the golden California sun. Fast-forward to the late 20th century where the solid hardtop, still owned by its original purchaser, was thoroughly researched and carefully documented. And step in to the early 21st century when the car benefitted from a professional, ground-up restoration that was completed in October of 2013.
When you're restoring a classic of this caliber, it's always good to start with an unmolested body that retains as much authentic feel as possible. Accordingly, this GTX's thorough reboot began with solid, all-original sheetmetal that was stripped, tightened up and eventually reassembled by Classic Garage Automobile Restoration of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Once the stage was set for paint, Chris Lidgerwood of Spokane, Washington's Extreme Customs sealed a sweet coat of correct Bright Blue Metallic base in tough and glossy clear. That pigment and metal work, tabbing out at roughly $31K, was complemented with restored stainless, original emblems and an array of correct trim that includes a tint-free windshield, a fresh vinyl roof, a manual driver's mirror and chrome drip rails. And today, this Plymouth rolls as one stunning, arrow-straight showpiece that, in 2015, was bestowed a Goodguys Mopar Muscle Pick and a Goodguys Award of Excellence.
Authenticated by a famous 2468330 casting number and October 10th, 1966 casting date, the car's original, 426 cubic inch Hemi benefitted from a completely documented rebuild that was conducted by Hemihaines of Daytona Beach, Florida. As Plymouth's top option for power hungry gearheads, Chrysler's legendary elephant block utilizes cast iron heads, an oversquare bore, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a stated 425 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque. All that high performance hardware spins in a familiar Hemi Orange block, which hangs requisite Organisol-coated valve covers over correct, low-restriction exhaust manifolds. Oxygen is supplied by a polished and decaled air cleaner, which rides original Carter carburetors and a correct aluminum intake. Compression is sparked by Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables, which are snapped onto a correct points distributor. And a correct, 26-inch radiator utilizes pliable hoses and old school squeeze clamps to cool combustion. Visually, the body-matched engine bay is both clean and accurate. Thanks to impeccable upkeep, the big mill cruises just as well as when it rolled out of the restoration shop. And naturally, a roster of correct ancillaries includes items like factory decals, a reproduction MoPar battery, an old school washer reservoir and a monochromatic brake booster.
Park this pristine GTX on a lift and you'll find a fully sorted undercarriage that's been finished to the same exacting standards as the car's impressive engine bay. Glossy blue 2-stage protects solid, original floors that probably haven't seen much daylight since the car's restoration. Behind the stalwart engine, an original A833 4-speed twists power to an original Dana 60 that's fitted with a correct Sure Grip differential and correct, 3.54 gears. That drivetrain rides a factory-spec suspension, which mixes correct power steering with correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. The car's correct dual exhaust system centers an H-shaped crossover in front of factory replacement mufflers and polished stainless tips. And power scorches the pavement through original, correctly painted steelies, which spin correct 7.75-14 Firestone redlines around correct Plymouth hubcaps.
Open this Plymouth's solid doors and you'll find one of the coolest interiors ever bolted behind a big block engine. Billed as the 'Gentleman's Muscle Car' and finished in correct Black vinyl, it brings a real sense of class to a platform with a solemn and brutish nature. Front and center, a correct combination of bench and bucket seats frame a correct fold down armrest. In front of those seats, a classy dash frames decidedly retro telemetry above a rare Reverberator radio. At the sides of that dash, ornate door panels complement correct door toppers. Those panels are sandwiched between a tight headliner and clean carpet, which frames an original Inland shifter. In front of the driver, a correct, 3-spoke steering wheel frames a chrome, Plymouth-branded horn ring. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk hangs a fresh mat and correct jack over an original spare tire.
In addition to significant historical provenance, this Plymouth's substantial documentation includes Galen Govier VIN, Fender Tag and Broadcast Sheet decodes. Here's a detailed look at how the car left Chrysler's Lynch Road assembly plant.
RS: Plymouth Belvedere GTX
23: 2-door hardtop
J: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
7: 1967 model year
1: Produced at Chrysler's Lynch Road assembly plant
XXXXXX: Sequential Production Number
RS: Plymouth GTX
23: 2-door hardtop
73: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
3: 4-speed manual transmission
48: 7.75x14 red streak tires
5: Five tires included with car
B23: Scheduled for production on Wednesday November 23rd, 1966
05147: Shipping Order Number
15: Drip rail moldings
A6: 9.75-inch axle that's fitted with 3.54 gears
X8: Sure Grip differential
TP: Premium trim grade
R6: Vinyl bucket seats
MX: Black...for more information please contact the seller.