A 1968 Plymouth GTX that's factory-correct inside and out, and even
has it original 440 big block under the hood?! Oh yes, this
low-numbers Mopar is just as unique and special as you think. Just
check out the interior!
The GTX was the gentleman's muscle car. Many people were not willing to go to the expense of premium rapid transit, and instead opted for its Road Runner sibling. Today that makes the GTX one of the most respected and rare Mopars around, so you are already going to gain gawkers from far across the car show field. As they get closer, the compliments will start with the paintwork; and you'll be able to tell them it's a professional respray of the factory-correct F-code Forest Green. They'll start to admire the details like the pristine brightwork, complete badging, black vinyl roof with coordinating dual side stripes, optional Magnum 500 wheels, and redline tires. That's when you open the door and knock their socks with the interior.
The sea of green continues inside with a factory-correct two tone that is one of the most amazing patterns you will ever see. The appearance and the level of restoration/preservation will win awards on its own. Almost everything you can see or touch feels like it's 1968 all over again, including the seat covers, door panels, and carpets. There's hints of wood paneling on the doors, dashboard and three-spoke sports steering wheel, which makes this feel like driving a mean green forest. Besides just the extra wide speedometer, the driver gets a full gauge setup that includes temperature and ammeter. This is a complete package right down to the factory AM radio. But honestly, the radio is secondary to the rumbling soundtrack you create with your right foot.
Power comes from the biggest engine in Chrysler's stable, the venerable 440 cubic-inch big block. The V8 is original to this GTX, which should make you weak in the knees thinking about the rarity. It looks very business-like under the hood, with Chrysler Blue paint on the block and that big Super Commando air cleaner up top, which hides an upgraded Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor. This one shows signs of the kind of proper maintenance worthy of a valuable muscle car. So when you twist the key and hear the dual exhaust, don't just enjoy the throaty rumble... also check out its path. Even the undercarriage is super clean and carries the green and black appearance of the rest of this coupe. But just because it looks this good doesn't mean it's not begging for Sunday drives. Power steering, the Torqueflite 727 three-speed automatic, and power brakes give this a fine presence on the road.
Plymouth made less than 18,000 of these hardtops in '68. How many do you think are this nice and factory correct nearly a half a century later? Don't take to long to answer that question, because you know an exceptional Mopar like this will be gone soon. Call today!!!
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