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 B5 Blue GTX looks great in the sunlight and stands out in our showroom. The combination of the vivid blue 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 super straight quarter panels to the gaps that are factory-correct, to the beautiful reflections in the paint, which benefitted from a professional wet sand and buff job once the surface was dry. 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.
According to the fender tag, that white bucket seat interior with a center console is how this car came from the factory. An all-new Legendary interior was installed, complete right down to the cool headrests that were mandatory in 1969. The combination of white upholstery with black 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 some of the components are missing, making it a great opportunity for a nice upgrade. The gauges are nicely restored with bright markings and a clear lens and the original AM radio is still in the dash. Even the trunk is correctly finished with a reproduction mat that has a nice blue tint to it to match the bodywork.
The 440 under the hood is a date-code-correct 375 horsepower that was rebuilt to largely stock specs and detailed just a few years ago. Hemi Orange paint, the big air cleaner, and all the proper fasteners, tags, and other small items make it look right, but it's not so perfect that you'll be afraid to use it as intended. If you could see under that air cleaner, you'd find an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and an MSD distributor, but otherwise it's pretty stock and runs superbly. Backed by a 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission and a set of all-purpose 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. There's a new gas tank out back and floors covered in a light dusting of undercoating don't have much to hide. Custom Magnum 500 wheels are an excellent choice and carry fat 235/60/14 white-letter radials for a performance look.
Fast, comfortable, and still very much in demand, this well-restored GTX is the kind of car that Mopar guys admire at shows but don't dare dream of owning. Well, here's your chance. Call today!