Another B-body convertible? Yes, please! Gorgeous to look at and even better to drive, these are some of the best muscle cars ever built. They're comfortable, fast, nimble, and easy on the eyes. This fine GTX convertible is an all original panel, rust-free, numbers-matching car that definitely turns heads. When it first showed up, my first thought was, “Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous car!”
Given that we love Mopars, and that GTXs are some of our favorites, this is still a very rare car, even to us. In fact, it's only the second 1968 GTX convertible we've ever featured, so you know they're hard to find. Hesitate on this one and you'll definitely miss it.
Here's the fender tag data:
CAR: Plymouth GTX 2 Door Convertible
ENGINE: 440 cubic inch 4-bbl HP V8
TRANSMISSION: 3-Speed Automatic
TIRES: F70x14 White Side Wall, steel belted
BUILD DATE: October 05.
AXLE: 3.23 Rear Axle Ratio, Sure Grip
INTERIOR: Sport Trim Grade, Vinyl Bucket Seats. White on Green Interior.
PAINT: Racing Green Metallic Paint.
OTHER: White Upper Door Frame Color. White Horizontal Sport Stripe.
19: Wide Sill Moldings
30: Body Belt Moldings
78: Wheel Lip Moldings
K1: Power Brakes
X2: Tinted Windshield Only
Y2: White Convertible Top
Z6: Unknown Stripe Code
b4: Bucket Seat
sh7: Fender or Hood Mounted Turn Signal Indicators
m6: Driver's Outside Remote Operated Mirror
r4: AM/FM radio (working!)
The Racing Green Metallic paint shines brilliantly in the sun, the white top, stripes and interior complimenting the classic dark green finish perfectly. Racing Green (GG1) is arguably the best looking shade of green Chrysler put on their cars in the muscle car era. Sure, Limelight and Sassy Grass is cool, but GG1 is a MAN'S color. It shows as black at night and looks sinister during the daylight hours. Even if you're not a fan of green (the MOST popular color of the 1960s), you can't help but admire GG1.
Speaking of the paint, it was just given a high quality complete strip and repaint and looks like a show winner. I mean, look down those long quarter panels this is one of the straightest cars I've seen in a long, long time. Do you have any idea how expensive and time-consuming it is to make a dark car look that good? If the paint on this car cost less than $10,000, consider me shocked.
On a GTX, there's plenty of bright work to add interest without taking away from the lines. Magnum 500 wheels with Goodyear white letter tires are the perfect touch at the corners, giving the car can athletic stance. The grille, headlight bezel and tail panel bezel are anodized aluminum pieces with textured argent and chrome components, and are very expensive to restore. Figure $3,500.00 for a set. These pieces have been restored by King of Trim and look like a million bucks. The stainless trim has been polished and is in excellent condition, both bumpers and the fender-mounted turn signals have been re-chromed, while new marker lights and new taillights add shine.
Under the hood you'll find the original, numbers-matching 440 cubic inch Super Commando engine. Torn down, rebuilt to stock specs and wearing a fresh coat of Chrysler Turquoise paint, it looks great with a ton of other restored and new parts. A freshly restored air cleaner assembly and new pie pan cover an original style Edelbrock AFB carb atop the original intake manifold which is also home to a restored original coil and bracket. The firewall has a new ground strap and reproduction ballast resistor, and a restored wiper motor and master cylinder. A brand new Glen-Ray reproduction radiator keeps everything cool while reproduction heater hoses keep passengers warm. We just installed a new Group 27 red cap battery for that exactly right look.
The engine is backed up by the original 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic, newly rebuilt, that clicks through the gears with authority. It churns a set of 3.23 gears on a Sure Grip limited slip, all packed inside an original and durable Chrysler 8-3/4 rear. 3.23s are ideal for cruising that torquey 440 don't need a lot of gear to get this car rolling, and the 3.23s give it long legs on the highway. Everything is tight and quiet, with no leaks or other questionable issues anywhere on the drive train.
Drop underneath for a view of the amazing undercarriage. There's no sign of rust or any hard living under there. Lift the trunk mat, get cozy with the floor pans and frame rails this is one incredibly clean car. It has never been completely disassembled, and all the panels are original, which means that you can drive the wheels off of the car without worrying about getting the bottom dirty. More importantly, there aren't any smoke-and-mirrors repairs under there you can see for yourself how clean it is. Glance over the recent exhaust system with Dynomax mufflers that sound killer, the well maintained suspension and brakes... is it time for a cruise yet?
Inside, the white interior is the best feature of a convertible. Ever ridden in a drop top with black seats? It's a revelation to sit on white upholstery. The seats are in fantastic shape, as are the original (undamaged) dash pad, the bright and clear gauges and the redone lettering on the dash and the restored center console top plates. Not too long ago, we installed new Legendary door panels, new armrests and bases, new inside door handles and new headrests for a fresh look. And check out the contrast between the white seats and green seatbelts gorgeous! Did you catch that the original AM/FM radio works? That's rarer than the car itself! The white top's in great shape, too, and the power mechanism functions as new.
GTX convertibles are cool, interesting and scarce: how about a total of only 1,026 built in '68? That's rare by anyone's standards. Now, how many of those survive today as original sheet-metal cars? Surely only a handful. Couple that clean body with excellent mechanicals, great visuals, and an awesome color combo and you've got a car you'll want to drive across the country. Ask anyone with a muscle convertible what the best part of owning one is and they'll tell you it's the open air coupled with massive power. Experience it for yourself and call today!
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