Belvedere GTX 426 Dual Quad HEMI V8 Torqueflite PS PB Dana 60
- Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8
- Original A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
- Dana 60 rear axle
- Hemi Suspension
- Factory power steering
- Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
- 15-inch chrome Magnum 500 wheels
- Correct Bright Blue Metallic paint / Black stripes
- Correct Black bucket seat interior
* Correct 426 cubic inch Hemi V8
* Correct A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
* Correct Bright Blue Metallic paint / Black stripes
* Correct Black bucket seat interior
* 15-inch chrome Magnum 500 wheels
* Dana 60 rear axle
* Factory power steering
* Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
* Hemi Suspension
As a diehard car enthusiast, you know right away when you're in the 'right' car. First off, it's got to be cool. This Hemi-powered Plymouth GTX certainly fits that criterion. Next, you have to be able to sit in the car, move it 10 feet and already know it's clean, well-maintained and authentic. One look under this Bright Blue beast confirms that. And finally, you have to enjoy driving the car as much as you enjoy looking at it.... See what we mean?
Much more impressive than when it left Lynch Road's storied assembly lines, this well-done Plymouth has been transformed into a take-no-prisoners showboat that consistently headlines cruise nights. You won't be staying under the radar with the car's correct Bright Blue Metallic paintwork, which has been professionally applied over a very clean body. There are no obvious signs of wholesale panel replacement, backing up the previous owner's claim of only a partial restoration. Not surprisingly, fit and finish is almost good enough to turn reflections into reality. And those reflections gain a sinister slant when stretched between stylish racing stripes and a hard edged MoPar profile.
Under the car's classy hood ornament and small, stainless-trimmed scoops, a brutal, 426 cubic inch Hemi is authenticated by a famous 2468330 casting number. As Plymouth's top option for power hungry gearheads, Chrysler's legendary elephant block utilized 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 textured valve covers over correct, low-restriction exhaust manifolds. Oxygen is supplied by a polished and decaled air cleaner, which rides correct Carter carburetors. Compression is sparked by Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables, which are snapped onto a correct points distributor. And a correct Chrysler radiator utilizes pliable hoses and old school squeeze clamps to cool combustion. Visually, the body-matched engine bay is clean and fairly accurate. Thanks to impeccable upkeep, the big mill cruises just as well as when it rolled off the assembly line. 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.
According to the car's previous owner, this cool B-Body has been so well maintained that it only needed a partial restoration. The result is a factory-accurate undercarriage that appears just as Ma MoPar intended. Solid floors are protected by stereotypically thick undercoating. Behind the stalwart engine, a correct A727 3-speed twists power to a familiar Dana 60 axle. That drivetrain rides a firm Hemi Suspension, which mixes factory power steering with power front disc and rear drum brakes. The car's large-diameter exhaust system centers an H-shaped crossover in front of Flowmaster dual-chamber mufflers and polished stainless tips. And torque tills the ground through chrome Magnum 500s, which spin meaty 225/70R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around classy center caps.
According to the Psychology of Color, a sense of considerable power is gained through displayed contrast. That being said, it should come as no surprise that this Plymouth's brilliant paint borders a correct interior that's dressed in miles of monochromatic Black. Front and center, an attractive, stainless-trimmed dash hangs old school telemetry above factory AM/FM audio. In front of that dash, ornate thrones center a factory speaker behind a correct center front seat. At the sides of the car, pliable door panels found correct frames in front of correct armrests. Those panels are sandwiched between a tight headliner and clean carpet, which is protected by red-tinged GTX floor mats. In front of the driver, a satin-spoke steering wheel frames a Mayflower column topper. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk swallows a large amount of cargo.
For the sake of reference, here's a detailed breakdown of this Belvedere's Fender Tag:
CAR: Plymouth GTX 2-door hardtop
ENGINE: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that's equipped with two 4-barrel carburetors
TRANSMISSION: 3-speed automatic
TIRES: 7.75x14 red stripe tires
BUILD DATE: March 10th, 1967
AXLE: Fitted with a Sure Grip differential and 3.23 gears
INTERIOR: Black Premium Trim Grade interior that's fitted with vinyl bucket seats
PAINT: Monotone Bright Blue Metallic paint
OTHER: Equipped with Black door frames
* 15: Unknown molding
* A1: 26-inch radiator
* F5: Special body style (GTX)
* R1: AM radio
* a5: Center front seat
* b5: Rear armrests that are complete with ashtrays
* d6: Unknown option
* j4: Narrow body sill moldings
* u1: Sold car when built
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
* A vintage marketing brochure
* An original Owner's Manual
* An original Warranty Booklet
* A reproduction window sticker
If you're the kind of hardcore MoPar fans we are, you probably agree that it doesn't get much better than this Bright Blue GTX. With high quality aesthetics and a correct Hemi drivetrain, it's a great car to show AND cruise. Of course, with a nickname like 'the gentleman's muscle car', would you expect anything less?
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