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Dad’s Show Car: 1967 Plymouth GTX

Plymouth introduced the GTX in 1967 as an upscale, mid-size muscle car a year before the budget-minded Road Runner. Using the Satellite’s body and trim level, the GTX was around for five model years. It came standard with a 440 cubic inch “Super Commando” V8, meaning the only way to go up was to order the Hemi. This ’67 GTX looks quite original and may have as little as 38,000 miles. The seller is working to get it running before the auction closes. Located in West Burlington, Iowa, this Plymouth is available here on eBay for $23,100 (so far).

The GTX never sold in huge numbers, which would explain why it was no longer a standalone series after 1971 (a Road Runner option in 1972). About 12,000 GTX hardtops were built in 1967 (plus a few hundred convertibles), of which nearly 9,000 came with the standard 440/automatic transmission combination. This GTX belonged to the seller’s father who passed away, so it’s never easy selling things that would have been considered prize possessions by their owners.

We don’t know how long this Plymouth has been in the seller’s family, but it was used more lately for excursions to car shows. The seller believes the low odometer reading to be correct, meaning the car has spent more time in the garage than anywhere else. From the description provided, it sounds as though the car runs intermittently. The seller has ordered a new alternator and voltage regulator. The carburetor and fuel pump have already been changed with the factory carb retained, just in case.

The only photos provided are from inside the garage and portrait-style, so we don’t see the entire car in any one picture. The body and paint look good from what we can see, but we’re told there are dings and scratches that you would expect after 55 years if the paint is original. The interior needs a bit of cleaning up and the front bucket seats may require recovering as both are wearing some aftermarket throws over them, usually a sign of trouble. With a little TLC, this car could be soon ready for the car show circuit again.

Comments

  1. Dusty Rider

    That was a rough 38 thousand…

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  2. piston poney

    belive it or not the road runner was based on the belvedere, gtx, satalite, belvedere, road runner are all pretty much the same car fr the most part

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  3. DrillNFill

    I never really used to care for this ‘67 body style (being so so square) but it’s grown on me over the years. Neat car that’ll go like stink when it’s running well. Those seat covers gotta go though!

    I don’t think I could ever sell my dads Satellite. Nor my grandad’s Caprice. Too many memories, to me cars are like family members.

    Like 14
    • KarlS

      Too bad it’s missing those cool and interesting curvy exhaust tips.

      Like 2
  4. its1969ok

    Another set of poor taste tailpipes.

    Like 2
  5. stillrunners

    What’s wrong with a body that took the King to victory lane 11 times in a row….or was it his driving….or that engine Maurice built ?

    Like 1
  6. Yooper Mike

    I bought one of this used in July of 68. Smoked all five tires off in 2 weeks. Took it in for service and saw a new Black 68 RR. Traded the GTX in and bought the RR.

    Like 3
  7. trav66

    Judging by the condition of the interior and sludge on the engine, this most likely has 138,000. Looks like the carpet might have been replaced not too long ago. No matter, this is a very nice original GTX that doesn’t need much to have a near-perfect example. It’s fine just the way it is though. At $25,100 with a day to go, someone is getting a nice Plymouth.

    Like 2

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