Bright Blue Metallic
Black
426 HEMI V8
4 Speed Manual
  • Original 426 cubic inch Dual Quad Hemi V8
  • Original A833 4-speed manual transmission
  • Original Dana 60 rear axle / Correct Sure Grip differential / Correct 3.54 gears
  • Correct power steering / Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Original 14-inch wheels / Correct redline tires
  • Original sheetmetal / Correct Bright Blue Metallic paint
  • Correct Black vinyl interior
  • Fully documented 20,811 actual mile one owner car
  • Professional, ground-up restoration completed in October of 2013
  • Goodguys 2015 Mopar Muscle Pick / Goodguys 2015 Award of Excellence winner

Ever have one of those moments when you find a spectacular classic that seems too good to be true? The 'coolest of the cool' that's survived almost five decades of vehicle downsizing trends, fuel thirsty gearheads and stoplight fisticuffs? Well, you don't have to worry about getting pinched back to reality this time because this killer 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX is a highly original, fully documented MoPar that's been professionally restored by some of the best names in the business! But wait, there's more. Not only is this award-winning hardtop a first class show queen that presents much nicer than when it rolled off the assembly line, it also wraps original sheetmetal around an original Hemi drivetrain that's logged only 20,811 miles. If you're looking for some tough, investment grade muscle that's fun to look at, a blast to drive and ready to hit the show circuit as soon as it rolls out of our showroom, congratulations, you've found your next classic!

BODYWORK/TRIM

It seems only fitting that a super clean and equally fierce B-Body, like this impressive Belvedere, would begin its life in the golden California sun. Fast-forward to the late 20th century where the solid hardtop, still owned by its original purchaser, was thoroughly researched and carefully documented. And step in to the early 21st century when the car benefitted from a professional, ground-up restoration that was completed in October of 2013.

When you're restoring a classic of this caliber, it's always good to start with an unmolested body that retains as much authentic feel as possible. Accordingly, this GTX's thorough reboot began with solid, all-original sheetmetal that was stripped, tightened up and eventually reassembled by Classic Garage Automobile Restoration of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Once the stage was set for paint, Chris Lidgerwood of Spokane, Washington's Extreme Customs sealed a sweet coat of correct Bright Blue Metallic base in tough and glossy clear. That pigment and metal work, tabbing out at roughly $31K, was complemented with restored stainless, original emblems and an array of correct trim that includes a tint-free windshield, a fresh vinyl roof, a manual driver's mirror and chrome drip rails. And today, this Plymouth rolls as one stunning, arrow-straight showpiece that, in 2015, was bestowed a Goodguys Mopar Muscle Pick and a Goodguys Award of Excellence.

ENGINE

Authenticated by a famous 2468330 casting number and October 10th, 1966 casting date, the car's original, 426 cubic inch Hemi benefitted from a completely documented rebuild that was conducted by Hemihaines of Daytona Beach, Florida. As Plymouth's top option for power hungry gearheads, Chrysler's legendary elephant block utilizes cast iron heads, an oversquare bore, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a stated 425 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque. All that high performance hardware spins in a familiar Hemi Orange block, which hangs requisite Organisol-coated valve covers over correct, low-restriction exhaust manifolds. Oxygen is supplied by a polished and decaled air cleaner, which rides original Carter carburetors and a correct aluminum intake. Compression is sparked by Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables, which are snapped onto a correct points distributor. And a correct, 26-inch radiator utilizes pliable hoses and old school squeeze clamps to cool combustion. Visually, the body-matched engine bay is both clean and accurate. Thanks to impeccable upkeep, the big mill cruises just as well as when it rolled out of the restoration shop. And naturally, a roster of correct ancillaries includes items like factory decals, a reproduction MoPar battery, an old school washer reservoir and a monochromatic brake booster.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Park this pristine GTX on a lift and you'll find a fully sorted undercarriage that's been finished to the same exacting standards as the car's impressive engine bay. Glossy blue 2-stage protects solid, original floors that probably haven't seen much daylight since the car's restoration. Behind the stalwart engine, an original A833 4-speed twists power to an original Dana 60 that's fitted with a correct Sure Grip differential and correct, 3.54 gears. That drivetrain rides a factory-spec suspension, which mixes correct power steering with correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. The car's correct dual exhaust system centers an H-shaped crossover in front of factory replacement mufflers and polished stainless tips. And power scorches the pavement through original, correctly painted steelies, which spin correct 7.75-14 Firestone redlines around correct Plymouth hubcaps.

INTERIOR

Open this Plymouth's solid doors and you'll find one of the coolest interiors ever bolted behind a big block engine. Billed as the 'Gentleman's Muscle Car' and finished in correct Black vinyl, it brings a real sense of class to a platform with a solemn and brutish nature. Front and center, a correct combination of bench and bucket seats frame a correct fold down armrest. In front of those seats, a classy dash frames decidedly retro telemetry above a rare Reverberator radio. At the sides of that dash, ornate door panels complement correct door toppers. Those panels are sandwiched between a tight headliner and clean carpet, which frames an original Inland shifter. In front of the driver, a correct, 3-spoke steering wheel frames a chrome, Plymouth-branded horn ring. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk hangs a fresh mat and correct jack over an original spare tire.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

In addition to significant historical provenance, this Plymouth's substantial documentation includes Galen Govier VIN, Fender Tag and Broadcast Sheet decodes. Here's a detailed look at how the car left Chrysler's Lynch Road assembly plant.

VIN:

* RS: Plymouth Belvedere GTX
* 23: 2-door hardtop
* J: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
* 7: 1967 model year
* 1: Produced at Chrysler's Lynch Road assembly plant
* XXXXXX: Sequential Production Number

FENDER TAG:

* RS: Plymouth GTX
* 23: 2-door hardtop
* 73: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
* 3: 4-speed manual transmission
* 48: 7.75x14 red streak tires
* 5: Five tires included with car
* B23: Scheduled for production on Wednesday November 23rd, 1966
* 05147: Shipping Order Number
* 15: Drip rail moldings
* A6: 9.75-inch axle that's fitted with 3.54 gears
* X8: Sure Grip differential
* TP: Premium trim grade
* R6: Vinyl bucket seats
* MX: Black interior
* P8: Bright Blue Metallic roof paint
* N8: Bright Blue Metallic body paint
* T1: Monotone paint style
* UB: Black upper door frames
* A1: 26-inch radiator
* D9: Front disc brakes
* E1: California Cleaner Air Package
* F5: GTX special body style
* R1: AM radio that's complete with a front speaker
* Y6: Black vinyl roof
* a5: Center front seat that's complete with a fold down armrest
* b5: Molded bucket seats
* j4: Sill moldings
* u1: Sold car

BUILD SHEET:

* B: B-line broadcast copy, Lynch Road plant
* 081005: Job Sequence Number
* B23: Scheduled for production on Wednesday November 23rd, 1966
* 05147: Shipping Order Number
* RS: Plymouth Belvedere GTX
* 23: 2-door hardtop
* J: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
* 7: 1967 model year
* 1: Produced at Chrysler's Lynch Road assembly plant
* XXXXXX: Sequential Production Number
* 8: Bright Blue Metallic roof paint
* 8: Bright Blue Metallic body paint
* 1: Monotone paint style
* B: Black upper door frames
* 306: Black vinyl roof
* P: Premium trim grade
* 6: Vinyl bucket seats
* X: Black interior
* 73: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
* 393: 4-speed manual transmission
* ***: Dual exhaust
* 406: 9.75-inch axle that's fitted with 3.54 gears
* 408: Sure Grip differential
* ***: Front heater
* 421: AM radio that's complete with a front speaker
* 48: 7.75x14 red streak, nylon-belted tires
* 5: Five tires included with car
* 451: Power brakes
* 456: Power steering
* 471: California Cleaner Air Package
* 479: Front disc brakes
* 485: Center front seat that's complete with a fold down armrest
* 487: Cigar lighter
* 365: GTX special body style
* 509: Glovebox lock
* ***: Clear glass
* ***: No headrests
* ***: Driver's side manual rearview mirror
* 535: Drip rail moldings
* 564: Bucket seats
* 565: Rear armrests that are complete with ashtrays
* 691: Sold car
* 648: Police/Handling Package (Hemi Suspension)
* 544: Sill moldings
* 75: 426 Hemi distributor (Compliant with California Cleaner Air Package)
* 2462885: .94-inch front sway bar
* 2785934: 26-inch radiator
* 516: 426 Hemi V8 with manual transmission (Compliant with California Cleaner Air Package)
* 394: A833 Hemi 4-speed 18-spline manual transmission with an 11-inch clutch
* 634: 9.75-inch Dana 60 axle with 3.54 gears, a Sure Grip differential and 10-inch drums
* 2538935: 35-tooth orange speedometer pinion
* 14: 14x5.5-inch stamped steel wheels
* 8: Bright Blue Metallic wheel paint
* 2823008: Hubcaps
* 45: R-model heavy duty propeller driveshaft
* 1857781: .92x41-inch left Hemi torsion bar
* 1857780: .92x41-inch right Hemi torsion bar
* 2539795: Left Hemi rear spring assembly
* 2539965: Right Hemi rear spring assembly
* 29: 4-speed with power disc brakes clutch and brake bracket
* 29: B-Body front disc brakes
* 2206832: Firm ride front shock absorbers
* 43: Firm ride rear shock absorbers
* 2642969: Series 27 heavy-duty red cap battery (70 amps)
* 13: B-Body floor shifter
* X: Black steering column
* 12: 3-spoke steering wheel that's complete with horn button
* X: Black steering wheel
* 18: B-Body Hemi/4-speed stub frame
* 2843225: Steel 7-blade engine fan (Compliant with California Cleaner Air Package)
* 1825932: 1.24-inch fan spacer
* 2806186: 26-inch radiator inlet hose
* 2658931: Heavy duty radiator outlet hose
* 00: Carter AFB dual Hemi carburetors (Compliant with California Cleaner Air Package)
* 00: Carter AFB dual Hemi carburetor chokes

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

* An original Broadcast Sheet
* Original accessory paperwork
* An original Owner's Manual
* An original Certicard
* Original paperwork for a disc brake recall
* Original vehicle registrations
* Original vehicle prep paperwork
* Galen Govier paperwork that includes the aforementioned breakdowns
* Ample restoration photos
* The car's Goodguys awards

Every car has a story. But how often is that story so good that it seems ripped from the pages of an octane-fueled fairy tale? Think about it: this incredible GTX is a rare, highly authentic classic that, during its long tenure with one owner, logged less than 21K miles on mostly original hardware that's been professionally restored to an award-winning sheen. If you're looking for an exceptionally documented investment that enjoys near limitless appeal, this top-notch Plymouth is the car you've been dreaming of!

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SUMMARY

* 20,811 actual miles / Professional, ground-up restoration completed in October of 2013
* Goodguys 2015 Mopar Muscle Pick / Goodguys 2015 Award of Excellence winner
* Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 / Original A833 4-speed manual transmission
* Original Dana 60 rear axle / Correct Sure Grip differential / Correct 3.54 gears
* Original sheetmetal / Correct Bright Blue Metallic paint
* Correct Black vinyl interior
* Sale includes: Original Broadcast Sheet / Original Certicard / Original vehicle registrations
* Sale includes: Galen Govier paperwork / Restoration photos / Goodguys awards
* Correct power steering / Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
* Original 14-inch wheels / Correct redline tires

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