1967 Plymouth GTX 440: Rough And Ready

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This 1967 GTX 440 automatic appears to be a solid with some great potential. There seems to be little rust and it looks to be a very original car. The owner has gotten it running and driving, but it needs the usual tuneup and brake work as well as interior and body work. If it’s a solid as it appears, perhaps the $12,900 asking is not too unreasonable. The sale includes some of the missing trim pieces. One could do the mechanicals and perhaps drive it as it is and do the interior and body work as the budget allows. I am amazed at the difference, perhaps $30,000, between this 375 horsepower 4 barrel 440 and the 425 horsepower 426 version with 2 4 barrel carbs. A solid car like this could perhaps end up as parts for it’s big brother. If this GTX was restored to a condition 3 car, it would still be worth perhaps only $40,000, so that does not seem to be a sensible option. It’s a couple hours west of Columbus, Ohio and listed here on craigslist. What do you think?

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Comments

  1. JW454

    I think it’s a ’67. Otherwise, I think it could be a nice car with the right buyer and a few bucks invested.

  2. Booger

    I think any old Mopar that has lived in Columbus OH isn’t as rust free as you think this one could be.

    The ebay auction includes a photo of the passenger side inner fender showing the car has been crunched before.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Plymouth-GTX-Hardtop-/291530727388?forcerrptr=true&hash=item43e095dfdc&item=291530727388

  3. Alanjnc

    Looks a lot like a 67. ….

  4. John D

    I guess a 67 with a 70 engine averages to 68.5 which rounds up to 69???

  5. R. Marsh

    That’s a ’67. ’66 had the signal lights in the grill and they changed the body style in ’68.

  6. LimoSean

    I like these cars a lot, but I have zero knowledge on restoring them. I’d drive it how it is and fix up when I could.

  7. Dennis

    Yes, it’s a 67 GTX. To buy it at $12,500 and then put a minimum of $20,000 to restore it would put you at all the money for a Console Automatic 67 GTX.
    I believe I have a very good idea on price and costs as I have restored many of these 67 Hardtops and 16 of the Convertibles.

  8. Rocco Member

    It doesn’t have side marker lights(’68-up), plus it say’s ’67 in the e-bay ad.
    It must be at a body shop for Mopars. Check out the ’65-66 Barracuda in background, along with some other Mopars. It is in GOOD Ohio rustbelt condition. That’s why I moved to FL. Two years in the north will ruin a southern car. It look like some body work has been done, but a LOT more needs to be done.
    But it looks like they finished the ’65-66 Mustang fastback in the shop.

  9. LARRY

    Its a Tennessee car, boys, as stated in the ebay auction. also , I have never seen a bad rusty 67 dodge or ply and I live in indy with the car. you don’t have to buy body panels for this one, any where. 2 areas will be come rust holes on outer body. but i cant speak for what might be in window chanel. it looks solid from what can be seen. price is nego. but not much. hard to find the 67 gtx.

  10. Ric Parrish

    You would not be surprised at the difference in price of a 440 and a max wedge, If you had ever ridden in 426 Max Wedge, the highest performance car ever built (at this time). you wouldn’t say that because the car was an actual phenomenon, the old long stroke, low RPM 440 was a motor home engine, led sled. When you got on a Max Wedge, with the torque flight automatic trans, no other car could even come close. Our brand new 1963 Plymouth Sports Fury Wedge would eat the other kids cars for lunch, when you got on it at 30 MPH it felt like it leaped several city blocks. It left many a Goat driver with his mouth open, two blocks behind this true street race car.

    • Rocco Member

      Those Max Wedge cars made history.

    • Ed P

      Ric, The 426 Max Wedge and the 426 Hemi are not exactly the same engine. The Max Wedge engines lacked Hemi heads. Also the stroke for the RB series 413,426,440 engines are all the same, 3.75″. Only the bore is different.

      • Rocco Member

        Also, didn’t the Hemi crank have 8 flywheel bolts? 440 had six. Don’t know about the Wedge or 413.

      • Ed P

        Rocco, In testing the 426 Hemi was cracking the RB block. They had to make special castings for this much power. So any other changes to deal with the power are believable.

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