Red
Black
440 Super Commando V8
3 Speed Automatic

You know right away when you're in the "right" car. First, it's got to be cool, and this numbers matching '68 GTX certainly qualifies. Next, you have to be able to sit in the car, move it 10 feet, and already know it's clean, unmolested and original one look underneath confirms that. The documentation has to be in order, and again this pavement pounder hits the mark with its original engine and transmission, fender tag, broadcast sheet and window sticker. Finally, you have to want to enjoy driving the car as much as you do looking at it...see what we mean?

Let's look at the original Chrysler Corporation Broadcast Sheet. The original fender tag's still on the car, but there's a pile more on the sheet than the tag. Here are the highlights:

PP1 Bright Red exterior
S6X Black interior
B Black side stripes
83 440 Super Commando
301 Black vinyl top
395 HD Torqueflite automatic
404 3.23 Rear
408 Sure Grip differential
421 Music Master AM radio
44 F70x14 Redline tires
456 Power steering
478 11” Drum brakes
486 Center console
564 Bucket seats
573 Woodgrain steering wheel
580 Chrome "Magnum 500" wheels
691 Sold car

Of course, the whole flotilla of GTX trim from the body side moldings to the grille to the specific tail panel and taillights are coded, as well. This car also features correct fender-mounted turn signal indicators, which were recently installed to factory specs.

Pop the hood to find the largest engine available in an intermediate body in 1968 - the ORIGINAL stump pulling 440 Super Commando. Inside the restored engine compartment lies the rebuilt beast, dressed right and running beautifully. Correct turquoise paint covers the engine from the original oil pan to the original air cleaner. There's a '69 4640S (service replacement) carburetor under the correct air cleaner and electronic ignition for better performance. A reproduction coil in a restored bracket bolt to the manifold, feeding current to a new NAPA tan cap and reproduction spark plug wires. New battery cables connect to a group 27 battery locked in place with the correct hold down. A reproduction ballast resistor keeps a new ground strap and voltage regulator company on the firewall. The recored, original 053 radiators up front connected with new hoses and Corbin clamps. Details from a new washer bottle to the formed hood pad to the new callout pie pan complete the look.

Slide inside and take in the mix of restored and original components. You're sitting on newly recovered and padded seats, resting your feet on new carpet and looking up at a new headliner, but those are the original door panels, dash panels, center console, center console top plate, steering wheel and gauges. The original AM radio is in the dash while a new Clarion CD player lurks in the glove box, helped out by speakers in the rear deck and hidden in the kick panels. This is a clean, low mileage car which was well kept why replace original parts when they're in such great shape? RK Motors just finished restoring the trunk compartment as well, with a fresh mat, spare, jack and handle, and spectacular paint.

Put this GTX in the air and look at a nearly untouched undercarriage. There's a new, high flow TTI exhaust and a new set of shocks, the rebuilt original transmission and new U joints, and, well, not much else! That's not to say this is a clapped-out car: It's simply a very well preserved example of the breed! Original tie rods, ball joints, adjusting sleeves, hardware and even the stabilizer links are still up to the task. Out back the original leaf springs hold the untouched rear axle. You can still see gray dip primer on the floor over the mufflers, and the original fuel hoses feed the original fuel lines. New redline radials have just been installed and they give the car a great vintage look with modern performance and handling. Overall, the level of preservation is amazing. Sold new by Artwin Motor Sales in Brooklyn, New York, this GTX was obviously spared from the ravages of city life!

While the undercarriage's focus is originality, the body was given the royal treatment. Smooth PP1 Matador Red paint covers the mostly original sheet metal. I say mostly as the driver side fender was replaced by an NOS piece long before reproductions were available if it weren't for a lack of undercoating on it you'd never know! A new vinyl top with black side stripes and hood patch accent the color beautifully and there's a pile of new chrome from one side to the other, but the real treats are at the ends. Both bumpers were expertly rechromed, as was the original tail panel. Anyone who's dealt with a '68 X knows how hard it is to get one of these right, and this one's beautiful from the chrome to the argent paint to the insert decals. Up front is the other beauty the grille was treated to a $1200 restoration and the restorers earned every penny of it.

If you're a GTX fan like we are, it doesn't get much better than this in a cruiser muscle car: big block power, numbers matching, documented and restored to a high standard, while using most of the original pieces. Plymouth's "gentleman's muscle car" is a great cruiser, especially with the highway friendly 3.23 gears and power steering. With a very nice finish, excellent paperwork, flawless original mechanicals and massive originality, this is an investment grade muscle car that's perfect to drive and show.

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