Pick of the Day: 1968 Plymouth GTX numbers-matching convertible

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

The Pick of the Day is a numbers-matching 1968 Plymouth GTX, one of just 506 GTX convertibles powered by the 440cid Super Commando V8.

Chrysler’s Plymouth Division produced the GTX from 1967 to 1971 based on the midsize Plymouth Belvedere but with upscale trim and performance tweaks. When packed with the Super Commando V8, these muscle cars produced 375 horsepower and did the quarter-mile in 15.2 seconds, with a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds.  

While Plymouth discontinued its “gentleman’s muscle car” in 1970, its iconic Road Runner paid homage to the car by wearing GTX badges from 1972 to 1974, if the optional 440cid was fitted.

“This car is stunning and an eye-catcher in a very unique color that is rarely seen,” says the Long Beach, California, seller advertising the GTX on ClassicCars.com.

Wearing its original burgundy paint, the GTX’s exterior also features a satin black hood blister with 440 badges on both sides, a black power-operated convertible top with a glass window rear and double-horizontal black graphics on the lower panels that end in GTX chrome trim.

1968 Plymouth GTX

“Additional features include fender-mounted turn indicators, dual side-view mirrors, dual exhaust with chrome tips, and a black vinyl boot coves for when the top is retracted,” the seller notes.

“The interior features embossed black bucket seats with matching door panels and is equipped with a center console. Simulated walnut wood trim adorns the dash and door panels.”

The GTX’s original 440cid V8 engine retains many factory-original components, the seller says, including the Carter 4-barrel carburetor, cast-iron exhaust manifolds and 22-inch radiator. Power is sent to the rear through a rebuilt 727 Torqueflight automatic transmission with a 3.23 Sure Grip rear end.

“Equipment includes the Hemi Suspension Package, power steering, and power front disc brakes,” the seller adds.

This classic muscle car is offered for $62,449.

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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