True GTX - 440 NOM 375hp - TorqueFlight - Buckets - Redlines - RUST FREE!!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: GTX
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 24,702
- VIN: RS23L77172888
- Color: Black
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Red
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Plymouth GTX
The GTX was to be an exceptional blend of style and performance. What differentiated it from a normal Belvedere was its special grille and rear fascia, shared with the Satellite, chrome “pit stop” fuel filler cap and optional racing stripes. For the performance aspect of the vehicle, a heavy duty suspension system was made standard. Standard too was Plymouth’s 440V8called the “Super Commando 440“. The engine was rated at 375hp.
The Plymouth GTX arrived on the muscle car scene in 1967 as Plymouth’s serious contender, a hot rod version of the square Belvedere, with a Hemi V-8 option. Base motor in the GTX was the 375-hp, Super Commando 440-cid V-8, capable of 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds, with a quarter-mile time of 14.6 seconds and a top speed of 121 mph. And that was when the car was equipped with an automatic transmission and not an optional 4-speed. The 426 Hemi option cost $605 extra and only 703 GTX hardtops and 17 convertibles were so equipped in 1967.
Due to its high cost relative to the Plymouth Road Runner, the GTX is relatively rare today. The cars were incredibly quick, but also invariably better equipped than most other muscle cars of the era, which makes good originals worth seeking out. Hemis are the rarest of the breed, and priced accordingly, but the 440 cars are generally easier to live with and provide an exhilarating ownership experience in their own rights.
This particular “Gentleman’s Muscle Car” is a very nice example of a powerful street machine that won’t break the bank. This car is sporting a NOM 440 Super Commando V-8, and the extremely durable TorqueFlight automatic transmission.
In January of 1967; this GTX rolled off the assembly line in a rather dull Monotone Green exterior color with black vinyl bucket seats. That may have been a nice color for 1967, but today we prefer brighter, flashier colors. So it was painted a beautiful Bright Red that shines brightly, and demands attention wherever it goes. The black interior that gets so unbearably hot in the summer months was replaced by a crisp white, period correct, vinyl fabric that perfectly complements the Bright Red exterior.
The 440 Super Commando V8 has been completely rebuilt, and is most certainly producing more horsepower than the advertised 375 back in the day. This is an extremely strong running engine that will scream down the road! However; with the luxuries of power steering, power disc brakes and automatic transmission; this muscle car can easily be tamed for a nice, relaxing cruise if you choose. The TorqueFlight automatic transmission is perfectly mated for smooth, confident shifts.
As I mentioned previously; the interior has been replaced and looks like new. All the vinyl seats are in excellent shape as well as the dash, headliner, door panels and center console. This car has obviously been well-maintained and loved by the previous owner that purchased the car 17 years ago.
This car was recently brought north from Central Missouri, and retains all its original sheet metal. All the chrome has either been polished or re-plated; the stainless has all been restored to a high shine; the glass is all in excellent shape with no cracks or chips, and the Cragar SS wheels and Red Streak tires are like new.
This is a very nice find, and truly a lot of car for the money!