The great thing about '60s Mopars is the wonderful combination of colors, options, and downright playful features that make them some of the most highly-sought muscle cars today. This 1969 Plymouth GTX, for example, features big block power, a handsome color combination, and all the street presence of one of Chrysler's heaviest hitters.
Thanks to a lot of time and effort, this Top Banana GTX looks great in the sunlight and stands out in our showroom. The combination of the vivid yellow bodywork, black vinyl top, and blacked-out hood treatment makes for an aggressive combination that is pure 1960s cool without looking dated. There's lots of money on display, from the straight quarter panels to the gaps that are factory-correct, to the beautiful reflections in the paint, which would benefit even further from a professional wet sand and buff job. It doesn't appear to have ever been in residence in an area with snow or salt on the roads and no liberties were taken with the original design because, after all, what would you do to make it better? The hood has those cool vents and there are subtle GTX emblems on the lower front fenders just to remind everyone that this is no low-cost Roadrunner. The black top is neatly fitted and shows no signs of issues underneath, now or in the past. And yes, those are original bumpers, not repros, so they fit right and look great.
Just like the MOPAR gods intended, that black bucket seat interior with a center console looks correctly fantastic. The interior was refurbished to stock at some point during the resto, complete right down to the cool headrests that were mandatory in 1969. The consistency of the black upholstery, carpets, and dash looks quite stylish, even by today's standards, and it's cool to see where Plymouth stylists added little luxury touches for the upscale GTX. Note the woodgrained dash and console, the neat 3-spoke steering wheel, and plush carpets. Experts may spot that this was originally a car with factory A/C, but most of the components are now missing, making it a great opportunity for a modern upgrade. The gauges are nicely preserved with bright markings and a clear lens and the original AM/FM radio is still in the dash. Even the trunk is correctly finished with a reproduction mat that neatly completes the stock look.
The 440 under the hood is a date-code-correct 375 horsepower that fires up fast and runs like a scalded dog. Hemi Orange paint on the block, topped by an Edelbrock intake, finned MOPAR Performance valve covers, and the big Edelbrock air cleaner make it look clean and honest, but it's not so perfect that you'll be too afraid to use it as intended. If you could see under that air cleaner, you'd find a Holly Sniper Fuel Injection system and an MSD distributor/coil/plug-wire package that all help this GTX run superbly. Backed by a Summit 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission and a set of all-purpose Sure Grip 3.55 gears in the 8.75-inch rear end, it lives up to its “gentleman's hot rod” reputation and thanks to a burbling exhaust system, it sounds intimidating. The power steering helps move around this B-body with relative ease and stopping is no concern thanks to an upgrade to power 4-wheel discs. There's a newer gas tank out back and the floors are super solid and don't have anything to hide. Chrome Magnum 500 wheels are an excellent choice and carry fat 235/60/15 white-letter radials for a performance look.
Fast, comfortable, and still very much in demand, this well-sorted GTX is the kind of car that Mopar guys admire at shows and dream of owning. Well, here's your chance. Call today!