NUT & BOLT, ALL-CORRECT RESTO, GREAT DOCS, #'S SUPER COMMANDO 440, FACTORY A/C!!
Plymouth got a two-for-one out of their Road Runner/GTX twins, but they played distinctly different roles. The Road Runner was all about bargain performance, while the GTX was its more sophisticated brother designed to combat the likes of Buick and Mercury. With that in mind, this stunning, high-quality, matching-numbers 1968 Plymouth GTX combines brute horsepower with some luxury features that make a fantastic way to travel.
With a restoration that's a few years old, the subtle GTX still has a lot presence. Finished in Sunfire Yellow, which was a popular color in 1968, it's a subtle, attractive finish that works on the upscale GTX more than on the high-impact Road Runner or other in-your-face muscle cars. The shape was all-new in '68, but the traditional styling cues are still there, from the sleek hardtop profile to the crease in the quarter panel. The sheetmetal is quite straight and clean, suggesting a solid car was the starting point and we can find few demerits in the show-quality finish. The performance vibe shines through, don't worry, with proper black rocker stripes and GTX emblems on the grille as well as just behind the doors, and the '440' callouts on the hood are not merely for show. There's also plenty of chrome that's all in fantastic condition, and I have no idea where they found the beautifully preserved GTX-exclusive tail panel, which is virtually unobtainable today. The black vinyl roof gives it a formal look, and it, too, is in excellent shape. This car is still crisp and sharp enough to be welcome on virtually any show field.
The rather rare gold bucket seat interior offers a cool change from the usual black or white and the upscale look works quite well in the GTX. Not just a muscle car, the handsome interior is very much in tune with what the GTX was trying to achieve and a big step up from the more basic look of its corporate siblings. The upscale GTX vibe continues with woodgraining on the dash, a lot of bright trim, including on the center console, and a fairly complete set of gauges (including an optional tach) with clear markings. The factory Music Master AM radio remains in place, and even the front/rear fader works. There's also ice cold factory A/C to make cruising comfortable even on the hottest days. The door panels with their woodgrain inserts look new, as do the carpets, with everything else showing proper care and not a lot of use. The sizable trunk includes a correct mat, jack assembly, and a full-sized spare tire.
Mopar fans will probably take a quick glance at the VIN and be pleased to learn that this is a real-deal L-code car with its matching-numbers 440 "Super Commando" engine. Fully rebuilt at the time of restoration, it runs superbly. Upgrades include a QuickFuel 4-barrel carburetor and an aftermarket coil and distributor, but the original parts come with the car and you can't spot any of it at a glance. The engine bay is nicely detailed and shows few signs of use and lots of accurate details including factory assembly markings. It's backed by a 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission and the factory-issue 8.75-inch rear end out back. A recent dual exhaust system sounds downright wicked, and while you're looking around under there, note that the floors are in exemplary condition and have been painted to match the bodywork. Factory Magnum 500 wheels look awesome and carry modern redline radials that really make the car pop.
The GTX remains a favorite among Mopar faithful, and with the fantastic looks, big block power, and tons of documentation including the original Chrysler Corporation Broadcast Sheet, this is a car you can show and drive with pride. Call today!
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Build Receipts
- Factory Buildsheet
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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