1968 Plymouth GTX Convertible  Chassis no. to be advised
Lot 373
1968 Plymouth GTX Convertible Chassis no. to be advised
£40,000 - 48,000
US$ 63,000 - 75,000
amended

Lot Details
1968 Plymouth GTX Convertible  Chassis no. to be advised 1968 Plymouth GTX Convertible  Chassis no. to be advised
1968 Plymouth GTX Convertible
Registration no. BHJ 151F
Chassis no. to be advised

Footnotes

  • The introduction of a lower-price line - Plymouth - to compete head-on with Ford and Chevrolet, helped Chrysler Corporation weather the Depression years. Launched in 1928, the four-cylinder Plymouth, although not a revolutionary design, nevertheless incorporated hydraulic braking, full-pressure lubrication and aluminium pistons, a specification its rivals would not match for a decade. The car was an instant success and by 1933 Plymouth was the US auto industry's third biggest seller, just behind Ford. Plymouth sales enjoyed somewhat of a roller-coaster ride in the post-war era, plunging in the early 1960s only to revive on the back of a range of new sporting models and numerous high-profile racetrack successes. Plymouth's Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 in 1964 and the NASCAR Championship three years later, ensuring maximum exposure for the Mopar brand. New for 1967, the GTX was the high-performance version of Plymouth's medium-sized Belvedere model and came with the 440ci (7.2-litre) four-barrel V8 engine as standard, the combination of the latter's 375bhp and a compact package making it a real 'street sleeper' in the best traditions of the American hotrod. Attractively styled and generously equipped, the GTX was available as a hardtop coupé or convertible, while distinguishing features included hood scoops; twin exhausts; heavy-duty transmission, brakes and suspension; and a 'Pit Stop' fuel filler cap. Compared with other contemporary muscle cars sales were relatively low, making surviving GTXs all the more collectible.
    One of only 881 GTX Convertibles produced in 1968, this original matching-numbers example is finished in QQI Bright Metallic Blue with ivory interior and matching power-operated convertible hood. We are advised that the car has just completed a five-year restoration costing £25,000, which included a bare-metal re-spray; fully detailed engine bay and body underside; fully rebuilt 440ci engine (by Houser Racing); new front disc brake conversion complete with master cylinder and servo; new Torque Thrust 'D' alloy wheels shod with new B F Goodrich tyres; and a new custom-built stainless-steel twin exhaust system. Described as in generally excellent condition, this classic American is offered with sundry restoration invoices, current MoT/tax, Swansea V5 and a substantial history file. A true muscle car in every sense of the word and extremely rare indeed.

Saleroom notices

  • We are pleased to inform prospective buyers that the MoT/tax is valid until 31/05/2011. Also, please note the engine number is 176847, and the chassis number is RS27L8G176819.
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