1968 Plymouth GTX Convertible Replica...440 727, Dana 60 Show Condition!!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: GTX
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1968
- VIN: RP27F8G******
- Color: B5 Blue
- Engine size: 440 Magnum
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Steering, Power Convertible Top
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: Torque Flite 727
- Interior color: White seating with Blue accents
- Safety options: Front Disc Brakes
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Plymouth GTX
Your viewing and bidding on this beautify restored 1968 Plymouth GTX Convertible replica. Now I know you’re saying to yourself; “That’s a sin. Replicas are not real cars” Well they are real cars if done right and if you can accept that. What’s wrong with cruising down the streets getting thumbs up and complements at the gas station and stop lights from people who admire your car. They don’t know if it’s real. Nor do they really care. They just love your car. Replicas make perfect sense when it comes to saving money and driving your car. A real ‘68 GTX convertible will cost on average about a 1/3 more than a replica and you’ll drive the replica a lot more often than the real thing because of its rarity. Only 1026 GTX convertibles were produced in ‘68. How many do you think still remain after 48 years. Let’s face it, the only people that really care about numbers and real cars are numbers people. That’s it…bottom line. Save money, look cool and drive a nice car. That’s what it’s all about. So read on and seewhat you think and maybe you too, can be driving a really nice looking replica.
This car was originally built as a Sport Satellite (a GTX with a smaller engine) with the reliable 318 V8. It was then transformed in 2006 into the street cruiser you see now. Since its transformation it has been carefully treated, maintained and only driven approximately 3,000 miles. The 440 engine, 727 transmission and Dana 60 rear axle were all overhauled at the time of the build.
The 440 engine idles and performs with respect and authority and runs cool with its aluminum radiator and a mild loping camshaft. It’s topped off and equipped with an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, Holley 780 Street Avenger carburetor, MSD ignition and Mopar distributor. It exhales through Mopar HP exhaust manifolds, 2 ½” pipes, a pair of DynoMax mufflers and stainless steel original style exhaust tips. Giving it that muscular sound. The 727 transmission shifts smoothly both on up shifts and downshifts when needed. The Dana 60 is a 3.54 ratio Sure-Grip unit that operates as it should except for a slight whine at around 40-50 MPH. Nothing crazy I just want you to know I’m picky.
This car for stopping utilizes late model Mopar single piston Front Disc Brakes and the large 11” rear drums. So stopping isn’t a problem even without power assist. Car has power steering, a front sway bar, dual chrome outside mirrors, 15” nostalgia looking American Racing “Salt Flat” wheels with like new, B.F.Goodrich Radial T/A tires at all 4 corners.
The interior features the GTX/R/T exclusive 150 MPH speedometer, factory in dash tachometer, an AM radio and the illuminated ignition key light. This was part of the light group option. Which also included a glove box light, trunk light and dash map light. All of which work perfectly as do all the dash gauges and warning lamps. Recently the interior had a refreshing with new carpet, GTX logo mats, sill plates, arm rest bases, window cranks and door handles. The interior is perfect with no tears, cracks or damage. Seats, door panels and rear quarter interior panels are in great condition with all chrome and wood grain accents looking great. In the trunk you have a new trunk mat and an old school bias ply spare tire with all the original jack components still contained.
Now the exterior is where this car really pops!! The paint is outstanding with a shine that looks wet. The paint has no flews or blotches as most B5 metallic paint jobs typically display. I have receipts from 2006 for the paint work along totaling over $12K. The paint work and panel alignment are a testament to the quality that was provided at that cost. Perfect show paint, laser straight panels with excellent panel fit and gaps. All the chrome, moldings and stripes are in excellent condition too as well as the rear trunk exterior panel and new windshield. All side glass is also good with only some slight imperfections. What’s brand new on the outside is the electric convertible top. It was replaced just weeks back, from a canvas black to the white original style textured vinyl. It features a glass rear window, new seals, pads, cables, well liner and a white boot when top is down. It fits as tight as a glove and looks mint with the white stripes and interior.
The entire under carriage is new including; torsion bars, ball joints, tie rods, center link, idler arm, pitman arm, steering box, upper and lower control arm bushings, rear leaf springs, brake lines/hoses, fuel lines…everything is new.
This car runs and drives like a new ’68 GTX. 2 pumps to the floor in the morning sets the electric choke up to start. Drop it in reverse and back it out of the garage. That’s it. Yes and one more thing…no leaks on your garage floor...bone dry.
Don’t miss out on bidding for this very respectable GTX replica. The reserve price is set very fair for what you’ll be owning and most importantly, enjoying. Remember, only you will know it’s a replica.
If you have any questions feel free to call or email: 631-796-7173 (Cell) Thank you. Good luck and happy bidding.
NOTE: This vehicle is being sold in as is condition with no warranty or guarantee implied. It is encouraged that the vehicle be inspected prior to bidding and I welcome all interested parties to do so. I can assist you with any transporting questions or concerns you might have as well with questions pertaining to final payment. A $500 deposit is due at auction end via PayPal. Balance must be paid within 5 business days. No exceptions. Payment can be made in cash, certified bank check, bank wire transfer or PayPal. If you elect to pay in full with PayPal, be sure to include an additional 3% to the total balance due to cover the PayPal handling fee. Any documents and vehicle will not be released until full payment has been made and has fully cleared.