1968 Plymouth GTX Barn Find

1968 Plymouth GTX Barn Find

Jesse MortensenBy Jesse Mortensen

The 1968 Plymouth GTX may have been nicknamed the “gentleman’s muscle car”, but apart from a few luxury upgrades, it was a serious machine. The base engine was the 440 Super Commando so you know it meant business. This one hasn’t been doing any street racing for at least 30 years though because it’s been holed up in this storage unit waiting for someone drag it home. The engine doesn’t run and there’s some rust to deal with, but this looks like a great project for someone wanting some muscle. It’s located in Celina, Ohio and is listed here on Hemmings for $18,000.

Buckets And Center Console

When I said luxury, I wasn’t talking about luxury like we know it today. Things like bucket seats and a center consoles were pretty luxurious items to have in your car when this thing was built. There’s no A/C in this and you still had to wind down your own windows. There was an automatic attached to the back of that big block though so at least you didn’t have to row through the gears yourself.

440 Super Commando

A 4-speed might provide more interaction, but by holding the brake and revving the engine up against the torque converter, you could do some massive burnouts with this thing. It’s going to be a while before this GTX will be leaving any rubber patches though because it’s going to need a full restoration first. The engine isn’t seized up, but I bet it will get rebuilt before it’s run again anyway.

Rusty Quarters

The seller left the car dirty for effect, but personally I’d rather have a few photos of the car coming out of storage as a memento and the rest of them be of the car after a good bath. There’s some rust visible on the bumper and in the rear quarter panels, so it would be nice to know how extensive the damage really is. The price may seem high for a project, but these do bring good money, so as long as it’s complete and solid, they will probably get something close to their asking.

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Comments

  1. Fomoco

    https://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/5684824311.html

    Would it look like this after 12k worth of work




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  2. Bruce

    I agree with Fomoco. $12k invested in that car won’t go too far, even if you did all the work yourself.




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  3. Jackson

    “I am selling this car for my father Jack Denker Sr who is a disabled Vietnam Vet. He needs to pay medical bills so this car must go!”

    Sounds like a car for JACK DIAMOND!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDGEachjgWE




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  4. stillrunners

    Funny – Hemmings use to be the place to get big bucks way before the big auctioneers came along….looks like a solid foundation….what did that stang go for ?




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  5. doc

    12k really? I dunno, doesn’t look that rough to me. I could R&R the trans.in about 6 hours that includes shift kit and waffle pattern clutches. Whats left? Left front fender? 2 days with match paint, interior 4 days Spit and polish. . Done You got yourself a very decent driver.




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