The 1968 Plymouth GTX was a premium muscle Mopar that was all about show and go. So you know it's something special to find one of these rare coupes that's vibrant on the outside and keeps the right 440 big block muscle under the hood.
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 well-done color theme. The trim tag tells us this was born a Sunfire Yellow car. It was given a quality respray later in life so that the color can live up to its name and retain a nice glow in the sunshine. And we especially love the well-coordinated dark contrast against this yellow. It includes the blackout grille, hood louver trim, and double side stripes that draw attention to the special GTX badging. Plus, the black vinyl roof has a like-new look that goes with the package and also drives home the premium feeling of the GTX. Bright chrome bumpers, the detailed rear panel, and upgraded 15-inch wheels are all part of a stylish muscle car that gets far more than just Mopar people excited.
All the black accents on the outside are also a nice preview of the inside. This has a very cool classic style with the intricate pattern on the door panels, premium wood paneling on the dash, and the unbeatable view from a pillarless hardtop coupe. This one is for people who appreciate authentic originality, right down to details, like AM radio that's on display and working courtesy lights. Bucket seats, a bright center console in-between, and well-placed auxiliary gauges get you ready for the road. So while there's plenty of room for family and friends, one hint of that rumbling exhaust soundtrack reminds you that this Mopar muscle machine is all about the driver.
This was born a 440 car, and so it's great to see that displacement still under the hood today. In fact, that big bold blue V8 even has the year-correct block for this GTX. And the presentation is quite correct, right down to the decals on the Super Commando air topper. But if you look a little closer, you'll spot the right upgrades. The V8 inhales deeper with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with added power and authority out of the Hedman headers feeding H-pipe dual exhaust. While this coupe sounds intimidating, it's quite nice to drive. The numbers-matching Torqueflite 727 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc 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 over a half a century later? Don't take too long to answer that question, because you know an exceptional Mopar like this will be gone soon. Call now!