1972 Plymouth Roadrunner GTX U-code Dual Badge
Price: US $35,900.00 Item location: Springfield, Virginia, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: GTX
- Trim: Roadrunner Decor Group
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 50,087
- VIN: RM23U2G1XX8XX
- Engine size: 440-4
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
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1972 Plymouth GTXYou go to Plymouth Dealers in 1972, nd ask for a most powerful automobile that have air-condition. There is exactly one choice: 1972 Plymouth GTX 440-4 torqueflite. Mopar produce only 453 U-code GTX torqueflite in 1972. Portion of the 453 equipped with AC, his car is one of those. Rare as hen's teeth, t is.
This GTX was advertised as gentleman-car back in the day. It loaded with a biggest motor (440cu 7.2L) and all the luxury option available: AC, inted glass, ual racing mirrors, -speed wiper, achometer, oodgrain console, ear speaker and all decoration trim. This GTX has 2 build-sheets. They all match the VIN and Order #, ust have different Sequence #. My guess is one build-sheet is for the Roadrunner platform, nd the other is for GTX package, hat is why they call it as Dual Badge car.
It is rotisserie restored in 2008 to the point as it left the factory in 1972. Matching engine and transmission rebuilt to stock specifications. Since then I have put roundly 5000 miles on it. The 440 after correct break-in time is running strong and produce a massive torque. The 3:91 posi-trac force the car launching hard at dead stop while maintain the decent mpg in highway. The performance of this GTX is just unbelievable, ts hard to imaging 4-decades ago people did have such powerful toy to play with. This is truly Americana icon.
It does have a few flaws from use, few little nicks on the body, mall cut in driver seat, rack in dash cover (see last pics); the gas gauge & oil gauge stop working (the engine oil pressure is good). Also, threw the spare-tire away to make the trunk clean and dry, o no spare-tire and trunkmat. Other than that, he GTX is in excellent shape, ts not trailer queen but I would rate it 8 out of 10.
For new car collector, f you by chance reading my auction, onsider yourself lucky. Stop buying project car or small block car. Guys who drive small block and still promo for them because they have not drive big block, nce you drive big block, specially 440 you will see 340, 60 or even 383 as a joke. Everytime you step in the gas pedal, t stuck you in the driver seat, ard. Also forget the need of 4-speed, he tremendous torque of the 440 give enough of the feeling for changing gear of the 4-speed, t launch quick.
I have own A-body big block, -body. Nothing can compare with this GTX. The big block A-body is heavy nose; the E-body is too short. The GTX, n other hand, s heavier than A-body; longer than E-body and have efficient weight distribution, t made for the best. Dont ever think that you can buy the small block B-body and swap the 440 and call it GTX. There are much different. The original GTX body made to match high performance engine: high quality structure, orque box, eavy duty suspension, ront and rear-swaybar. All of these made it tight and firm control at high speed. I have never had this feeling when driving A-body big block of E-body, hese are spongy at high speed.
This GTX are the most aggressive machine ever produce, y both its looks and its performance. Although 71 and 72 GTX are identical, he 72 grille and taillight are different. The 72 made to look more like fighter jet. John Herlitz, he designer of the 71-72 GTX have stated: "both are good, ut the 72 GTX are the best". As for pre-71 GTX, hese car look nothing like muscle but a classic car. Coke bottle? Not for me, orry. As for 1973-74, he engine detuned; the body is re-structure and the B-body is nothing but grocery-getter car. The 1972 GTX is the last gentleman-car.