Restored Mopar Nationals First Place Sassy Grass GTX 440 V8 PS PW PB A/C
- Original 440 cubic inch Super Commando V8
- Original Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission
- Correct 8.75-inch rear axle
- Factory power steering
- Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
- Magnum 500 wheels
- Sassy Grass paint
- Factory air conditioning
- Premium stereo option
- Winner of a MoPar Nationals First Place award
* Restoration completed in 2008
* Winner of a MoPar Nationals First Place award
* Original 440 cubic inch Super Commando V8
* Original Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission
* Sassy Grass paint
* Factory air conditioning
* Premium stereo option
* Magnum 500 wheels
* Factory power steering / Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
* Sale includes restoration and service documents
While a lot of collectors are busy chasing 'Cudas and Road Runners, they're quick to overlook the Plymouth GTX. Available with the same ground-pounding big blocks as its bestial brothers, the GTX was a refined alternative for the guy who wanted serious performance wrapped in line-topping class. This MoPar Nationals award-winner, 1 of roughly 3,000 GTXs produced for the 1971 model year, is the kind of classic that'll show, and go, just as well as any square edged '60s fodder. And, speaking of numbers, the car wraps an original 440/3-speed drivetrain in a fantastic, five-figure restoration. When it comes to rare American Muscle cars, it doesn't get much better than Plymouth. If you're ready for some old school Detroit metal that can be enjoyed without fear, take a look at this stylish GTX!
This B-Body's thorough restoration began when its solid shell was meticulously stripped, lightly massaged and carefully coated in glossy Sassy Grass 2-stage. Once cured, that pigment was detailed with black war paint, appropriate “440” callouts and a vivid deck decal. And, with everything fresh and ready to roll, the car was buffed to a clean and substantial presence. Take one look down the profile of this sweet Plymouth and you'll see whittled panels that have been straightened and finessed far past anything that rolled out of the factory. Pull the car in to the sunlight and its glossy glow accurately reproduces Chrysler's voluptuous, 'fuselage' design while offering a level of showmanship that can only be achieved with today's advanced paint technology. And, in summary, it all adds up to one super slick, all-American muscle car that, admirably, is a bit outside the MoPar norm.
Unlike many striped and decaled creations, which tend to throw good taste out the window, this awesome coupe seamlessly balances a cool personality with flashy good looks. At the front of the car, a wide, “GTX” branded grille hangs bright headlights between a polished bumper, clear parking lamps and small chin spoilers. At the top of that grille, a peaked hood centers small signal indicators in front of like-new glass, straight stainless trim and a body-matched mirror. At the sides of that hood, cupped door handles, bold “GTX” emblems and detailed rocker trim highlight smooth, professionally finished bodylines. And at the back of the car, a second polished bumper hangs tilted taillights between a large spoiler and slotted exhaust tips.
Lift the hood and you'll find an original, 440 cubic inch Super Commando V8 that supplements a correct 2536480 casting number and July (7) 21st (21), 1970 (70) casting date with a matching partial VIN. Almost as feared as Plymouth's storied 440 6 Barrel, this proven mill, a very common member of the RB family, was designed to combine great performance with staunch, relatively mild road manners. Oxygen whips through the car's Satin Black, dual-snorkel air cleaner to a big Carter 4-barrel, which is bolted to a factory-spec intake. At the front of that intake, a familiar points distributor sequences spark between a MoPar voltage regulator and MoPar Electronic Suppression cables. At the sides of that intake, Hemi Orange valve covers perfectly contrast correctly restored exhaust manifolds. A stalwart MoPar red cap kicks everything in to motion. A Comp hydraulic, flat-tappet cam ensures combustion. Cooling comes courtesy of a 26-inch Chrysler-stamped radiator, which rides in front of pliable MoPar hoses and simple squeeze clamps. And aesthetically, the entire engine bay looks spectacular, from its correct markings all the way to its old school washer reservoir.
This Plymouth's chassis specs leave little question as to why Chrysler's B-body architecture was such a huge hit with performance car fans. Take a step under our lift and you'll find a tough ol' stoplight skeleton that's been carefully refurbished to appear just as it rolled off St. Louis' storied assembly lines. Behind the thumpin' big block, an original A727 Torqueflite twists power to a correct Chrysler 8.75-inch rear end. Below that proven drivetrain, a familiar front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension has been completely rebuilt to include correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. Opposite that over sprayed chassis, armored floors sport everything from a fresh fuel tank and fresh fluid lines to correctly coated wheel wells. Turns come courtesy of correct power steering. Exhaust is handled by free-flowing, 2.5-inch pipes, which jettison cooked dinosaurs through an H-shaped crossover, throaty mufflers and slotted stainless tips. And power meets the pavement through chrome Magnum 500s, which spin F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around polished center caps.
If you're like us and prefer your muscle cars flashy, you'll definitely appreciate the contrast exhibited by this coupe's striking interior. The car's vivid perches are firm to the touch, featuring pliable covers that present very well. In front of that bench and bucket combo, a warp-free dash frames factory gauges, factory air conditioning and a small AM/FM radio in bright wood applique, fine silver trim and an orange “GTX” emblem. Below that dash, a wood-trimmed and black-dyed console centers a premium Chrysler stereo in front of a T-shaped shifter. At the base of that console, “GTX” branded floor mats protect fade-free carpet. At the sides of that carpet, white door panels unite optional power windows with ornate stainless and a sprinkle of faux wood. In front of the driver, a familiar Chrysler Tuff Wheel laps stainless-trimmed foot pedals. And behind the passengers, a restored and decaled trunk features a correct jack, a full-size spare tire and a fresh mat.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
* Vintage Plymouth marketing brochures
* A vintage Operator's Manual
* A stack of restoration and service records
At RK Motors Charlotte, we love anything with tires and a motor. But if you get the impression that we're particularly fond of this coupe, you'd be exactly right! It's the rare cars that always get our blood flowing the fastest. And this Plymouth, some of the rarest muscle on the planet, is a proven MoPar Nationals winner that effortlessly draws a crowd. If you're looking for some highly appealing metal that's ready to show and go, this GTX is the classic for you!
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