Gentlemen’s Muscle Car: 1969 Plymouth GTX 440!

If you’d rather repair or replace rusty metal than chase down rare parts for your muscle car, check out this 1969 Plymouth GTX in Colorado Springs, Colorado! The listing here on craigslist shows most of the hard-to-find parts present and in relatively usable condition. The floor boards and interior are shot, but you can order that up. We’ve seen worse for the $8000 asking price. Thanks to reader Ikey H. for spotting this Centennial State project car.

There’s a hole in my heart, and it can be filled with a numbers-matching 440 (block) that comes with this car. The firewall shows a hint of the F8 Ivy Green, certainly one of the best of the ’60s greens. The E86 code 440 cid four-barrel V8 made 375 HP. Where the budget-minded Road Runner made due with a stout 383 for its base engine, the GTX, Plymouth’s Gentleman’s Performance Coupe, came with this hard-hitting 440 standard. The 426 cid Hemi and 440 Six-Pack stood as extra-cost options.

Though all rust and black primer today, the mean green Plymouth would have a 1F Green Vinyl Top above the Ivy Green paint. This is the view that many cars would have seen about half a second after a green light in traffic, a green vanishing haze, two black marks on the pavement, and a black-and-blue bruise where your buddies lumped you for dropping behind.

The GTX dash for ’69 looks like a million other cars from this time period, but dig that shiny console, often the first thing to vanish from a forgotten muscle car. The original steering wheel is a plus too, as many were jettisoned in favor of a $25 Jamewsay special. Be sure to get a Tetanus booster before sitting on those springs. Bank on some upholstery work! What looks like a pie plate hangs from the ash tray, so you can serve up a slice of humble pie to that poseur you just smoked in style. The best time to have fixed up this GTX would have been about a month after it was parked, and the second best time is today. Can you see yourself cruising in this triple-green GTX?

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Comments

  1. Leland

    I had a friend who bought a new Belvedere of that year. Of course his was a 225 3 speed. Still, an honest dependable car, just like the owner, my friend Fred.

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  2. michael streuly

    Another pile of crap someone wants way to much money for.

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  3. Jerry

    My guess is he picked up for ~$1200 a couple of months ago and is trying to make a quick flip. No pictures of the engine. Is it complete? AC etc. are all the parts there? The metal work alone would be a fortune.

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  4. David Kelley

    My dad bought a new one in summer of 69, it was gone in the fall along with him

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  5. Johnny

    For $8,000 I would expect to be able to start it and drive it. It will take alot of money–searching for parts and alot of time and work to get this car driveable. How about being reasonaale with the price? Chrysler product or not–its not worth the money or problems .. For $8,000 alot of us could put that money into a old car or truck out back and make it look new again.

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  6. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    What Jerry said…….what’s so wrong with just making a grand or two ?

    Like 3

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