For Sale: 1970 Plymouth GTX in Charlotte, North Carolina

$99,900

Vehicle Description

SUMMARY

Original 440 cubic inch Super Commando V8

Correct 6 BBL carburetion

Correct A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission

Correct Bright Blue Metallic paint

Correct Black/Charcoal bucket seat interior

Dana 60 rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.54 gears

Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes

15-inch Rallye wheels

While a lot of collectors are busy chasing 'Cudas and Road Runners, they're quick to overlook the Plymouth GTX. Available with the same ground-pounding big blocks as its brothers, the GTX was a refined alternative for the guy who wanted serious performance wrapped in line-topping class. This awesome GTX, a correctly restored car that's still equipped with original 440 6 BBL power, is the kind of classic that'll show, and go, just as well as its esteemed brethren. And what's better: it's something decidedly unique in the world of big block MoPars. So, if you're ready to take the road less traveled, have a look at this stylish blue Plymouth!

BODYWORK/TRIM

This slick B-Body's ground-up restoration began with what appears to be a solid, rust-free body. That body was painstakingly stripped, sanded and massaged to better-than-new condition. Once those massaged panels were correctly aligned, a smooth coat of Bright Blue Metallic 2-stage was laid under factory war paint. And the result is an ultra-straight, fully detailed pavement pounder that, thanks to its high quality assembly, literally glows under our bright showroom lighting.

Every bit of this coupe's classy ornamentation is extremely clean, lending excellent detail to the aforementioned pigment. At the front of the car, a black honeycomb grille hangs a bold "GTX" script between four halogen headlights, crystal clear parking lamps and a guarded bumper. Behind that grille, a raised hood centers a wind-cheating scoop in front of chip-free glass that's framed in bright stainless trim. Below that glass, a slab-sided profile hangs stylish scoops and aggressive "GTX" emblems between dent-free wheel lips, a bright chrome mirror and old school door handles. And at the back of the car, a striking black valence founds crystal clear tail lamps above a wide "PLYMOUTH" script, a second chrome bumper and spotless stainless exhaust tips.

ENGINE

Hoist the car's striped and decaled hood and you'll find an original, 440 cubic inch RB V8 that hangs a correct 2536430 casting number between an August 5th, 1969 casting date, a correct "F" assembly stamp and a matching partial VIN. More popular than Chrysler's famed Hemi, and almost as feared, Plymouth's storied 440 6 BBL was designed to be the industry's best combination of comfort, streetability and big block performance. Oxygen whips through functional cowl induction to a correctly decaled air cleaner and three Holley 2-barrels, which are bolted to a beefy intake. At the front of those carbs, a traditional points distributor sequences fire through proven Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables. At the sides of that intake, Hemi Orange valve covers perfectly contrast old school exhaust manifolds. Cooling is provided by a heavy duty radiator that's cinched to pliable hoses via simple squeeze clamps. Power is provided by a tagged MoPar battery. And aesthetically, the engine bay looks great, from its correct decals and Bright Blue fenders to its old school washer reservoir and fully restored brake booster.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Given this Plymouth's vivid paint and clean engine bay, great looks must've been the mantra of its restoration. Check our undercarriage photos and you'll find a fully restored chassis that backs a roster of tough componentry with solid, body-matched floors. Behind the 440, a correct A727 TorqueFlite twists power to a tagged Dana 60 that's fitted with a posi-traction differential and stout, 3.54 gears. Below that proven drivetrain, a familiar front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension has, with the exception of modern KYB shocks, been completely rebuilt to factory specifications. Stops are provided by power front disc and rear drum brakes. Turns come courtesy of traditional manual steering. Exhaust exits through free-flowing, 2.5-inch pipes, which filter cooked dinosaurs through Flowmaster dual-chamber mufflers. There's a fresh stainless fuel tank that'll provide years of carefree cruising. And power meets the pavement through traditional Rallye wheels, which spin 225/70R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around stainless trim rings and silver center caps.

INTERIOR

In the age of constant connectivity and pending autonomy, there's really nothing better than sliding behind the wheel of simplistic '60s muscle. Open the car's solid doors and you'll find a trio of silver-trimmed seats that combine supportive comfort with minimalist style. In front of the driver, a wood-trimmed steering wheel spins polished spokes around rebuilt Rallye gauges and a correct AM/FM radio. At the sides of that wood-trimmed dash, weather-free door panels hang chrome-laden armrests under fresh stainless trim and correct Black frames. At the bottom of those panels, fade-free carpet is protected by color-keyed, "GTX" branded floor mats. At the center of that carpet, a wood-trimmed console traces a factory-spec shifter. And behind the cockpit, a dressed and decaled trunk features a correct jack, a steel wheel and a full-size spare tire.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Here's a basic breakdown of this Plymouth's VIN and Fender Tag:

VIN

R: Plymouth Belvedere/Satellite

S: Special/GTX

23: 2-door hardtop

V: 440 cubic inch V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to create 390 horsepower

0: 1970 model year

A: Assembled at Chrysler's Lynch Road facility

XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number

FENDER TAG

R: Plymouth Belvedere/Satellite

S: Special/GTX

23: 2-door hardtop

V: 440 cubic inch V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to create 390 horsepower

0: 1970 model year

A: Assembled at Chrysler's Lynch Road facility

XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number

E87: 440 cubic inch V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to create 390 horsepower

D32: Heavy-duty automatic transmission

EB5: Bright Blue Metallic paint

P: Premium Trim

6: Vinyl bucket seats

XA: Black/Charcoal interior

TX9: Black door frames

A01: Assembled on October 1st, 1969

125255: Order number

EB5: Bright Blue Metallic roof paint

26: 26-inch radiator

C16: Wood-trimmed console

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

The original Broadcast sheet

A copy of the title from 1977

A novelty 'GTX' plate

With the market focused on specialty Road Runners and big money 'Cudas, it's easy to overlook cars like this striking GTX. Not only is it a correct, numbers-matching restoration with a price that's substantially lower than most finicky garage fodder, it's also an underappreciated rarity that mixes top notch performance with increased approachability. Why not relive the golden age of Detroit in 'the gentleman's muscle car'? Give us a call and take home this awesome metallic MoPar!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-763374
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:GTX
  • Exterior Color:Bright Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:377
  • Stock Number:135423
  • VIN:RS23V0