Here's a 1968 Plymouth GTX that's factory-correct inside and out, and even has the numbers-matching 440 big block under the hood. Oh yes! This low-numbers Mopar is just as unique and special as you think. And so they have made the big investments to keep it fresh, correct, and absolutely awesome.
The GTX was the gentleman's muscle car. Many people were not willing to go to the expense of premium rapid transit, and instead, many 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 vivid paintwork; and you'll be able to tell them it's a professional respray of the factory-correct Matador Red. They'll start to admire the details like the pristine brightwork, complete badging, dark performance hood, bright white rocker stripes, optional Magnum 500 wheels, and well-coordinated redline tires. And real fans will be able to see how the panel quality, uniform gaps, and fresh weather-stripping signal that someone paid attention to making sure this one is stunning even in the fundamentals that few others see.
The white racing stripes of the outside were a nice preview of the upholstery and door panels inside. This is joined by a rich red for a factory-correct presentation. It's a unique and attractive look that really helps tell the story of how the GTX was the premium Plymouth. This interior is also impressive just for its level of presentation. It feels like 1968 all over again with nice seats, smooth panels, bright trim, and plush carpeting. Just like the exterior, they really paid attention here. That's why you have details missing from others, like the insignia trim on the rear seatback, working dome lights, red seatbelts, and the AM radio with working 8-Track. And this hardtop has a proper driver's setup with front bucket seats, a center console in-between, a classic/grippy Mopar steering wheel, and a wide gauge panel with full readouts - including tach.
Power comes from the biggest engine in Chrysler's stable, the 440 cubic-inch big block. This V8 was part of what made the GTX the premium offering, and so it's terrific to have the numbers-matching motor still in the engine bay. And this one loves to show off its originality with a very tidy but honest presentation in the block and details (including the Super Commando air grabber.) More than just a display piece, the way this one fires up with gusto reaffirms its well-respected nature. The powerful V8 feeds its numbers-matching Torqueflite 727 three-speed automatic transmission on its way to the 3.23 rear end. Plus, power steering and power brakes are the kinds of features you want for a muscle car that's also a solid all-around driver.
The sale comes complete with a Galen Govier Chrysler Registry letter and the owner's manual. You even get the correct-style four-barrel carburetor (it's currently using an Edelbrock to remain a strong runner.) It all makes for a rare muscle Mopar hardtop that really appreciates its pedigree. Call today!!!