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Déjà vu: 1972 Plymouth Road Runner GTX

The GTX was Plymouth’s mid-size luxury car from 1967-71, at the opposite end of the budget scale to the Road Runner. But when the B-bodies were redesigned for 1972, Plymouth thinned the ranks of its performance cars to make the GTX an option on the Road Runner. Only 672 of them were built, with just 219 of them with a 4-speed manual transmission. This is a rare car that we’ve already seen, but not recently. Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this beauty is available here on eBay where the bidding has reached $55,100 but the reserve has yet to be triggered.

This Plymouth was built in July of 1972, about the time production was winding down for the model year. It has the requisite 440 cubic inch V8, which was still potent though detuned a bit for lower emissions output. The seller says this GTX has the A33 Track Pak option which included a 9 ¾ Dana rear end with 3.54:1 gears and a Sure Grip differential. He/she adds that it was the last one built that way, but no indication of proof is made.

We believe this is the same car we had the good fortune to review in September 2021. It may have been in Tampa, Florida at the time and the asking price was $75,000, though one of our readers mentioned it was also seen in Oklahoma. So, the car either didn’t sell then and is back on the market or it changed hands, making it a three-owner vehicle rather than just two. It’s a numbers-matching car that we’re told runs great, but the latest listing excludes any real photos from under the hood or the interior.

The indicated mileage is 37,500, which is almost unheard of for one of these cars. It misses falling into the survivor category as the hot automobile was repainted in its original color around 1982. These cars were known for being some of the most comfortable performance cars, yet this one was built without a radio! The mystery interior is said to be original except for the carpeting. Since this Plymouth has a bench seat instead of buckets (according to the seller), the long stick Pistol Grip shifter was deployed. Whether or not this GTX is the last one off the line in 1972 or not, it’s still a sharp-looking muscle machine from the period when they were beginning to fall out of favor.

Comments

  1. Avatar photo shelbyGT500 Member

    19 bidders @ $55,000 and No picture of an engine. how these people are bidding ? puzzling .

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    • Avatar photo bobhess Member

      If the engine is as clean as the rest of the car it might be worth taking the risk. Would hope you could contact the seller for pictures and information on the engine. Beautiful car.

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    • Avatar photo Michael Macoubrie

      because I have been sending them pics and I ran out of picture spots to put the top of the engine, thinking the engine and trans numbers were more important.

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  2. Avatar photo Shuttle Guy Member

    I agree with Shelby but will add “No Interior” pic’s either.

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    • Avatar photo Michael Macoubrie

      because I have been sending them pics and I ran out of picture spots to put the top of the engine, thinking the engine and trans numbers were more important.
      Before I knew it, 24 pics were gone and there I was thinking from the last auction the numbers and underneath were the most important.
      I have been sending interior pics and engine pics via replies.
      THanks,

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  3. Avatar photo tim961

    I always get the feeling that many of these sellers ( not necessarily this one) have their buddies help jack up the price like there is is bidding war. They bid like crazy early in the auction and then hope a real bidder tops them at the end. It’s difficult to tell whan they hide the bidders id.

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    • Avatar photo Michael Macoubrie

      That’s not happening in this case, but with the numbers matching information and pics it seems to be taking off this auction. Thanks,

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    • Avatar photo Doug F.

      Yeah, you have all your buddies throw a bunch of bids at it in the beginning and then the first real bid that comes along meets your reserve. Then you just hope it escalates after that.

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  4. Avatar photo jack

    Not seeing any indication of the dual exhaust & unique chrome tips. Appears to be a 318 car.

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  5. Avatar photo James

    This guy doesn’t really want to sell it with the handful of exterior and underside photos. I just sold a motorcycle for $12K over my reserve on Ebay this week. 90 photos and I had only one question from someone who didn’t end up bidding. Show every possible detail and the real buyers will respond.

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  6. Avatar photo Rex B Schaefer

    Ugly looking!

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