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Unfinished Project: 1969 Plymouth GTX

Plymouth perceived there was a market for an upscale mid-size muscle car, so the GTX debuted in 1967. The cars had a standard 440 cubic inch V8 and the marque continued through 1971, after which it became part of the Road Runner series. This ’69 model is a project that will involve reinstalling its rebuilt drivetrain and it could become a nice driver before entertaining a restoration. Located in De Pere, Wisconsin, this Plymouth is available for $26,900 here on eBay (Buy It Now). Another cool tip from Barn Finder, T.J.!

Conceived as a “gentleman’s muscle car” the GTX moniker stands for Grand Touring X. The Belvedere-based car would share three platforms over its relatively short production run (1967, 1968-70, 1971). It was a companion to the Road Runner, directed to buyers who wanted to go fast but in style. Compared to substantially larger sales for the RR, Plymouth built 9,862 GTX’s in 1969 with the 440 and an automatic transmission. That excludes 4-speeds, convertible, and the few cars that had the 426 Hemi under their hoods.

This ’69 GTX looks like a project that was started but never finished. The V8 and transmission have both been rebuilt but will need to be reinstalled. There are some assorted miscellaneous parts, likely in the trunk, such as a new electronic distributor, driveshaft, and some interior components. But the list of missing stuff is a lot longer, so that should be factored into the cost of getting this Plymouth going again. Those MIA items include the radiator, fan blade, air cleaner, transmission cooler lines, battery box, and keys to both the ignition and trunk.

The blue paint looks pretty good, but there is some bubbling under the dark blue vinyl top. All the sheet metal is thought to be original, and the floor pan in the trunk has been replaced. The rest of the Plymouth seems to be solid. The tires may be new and the odometer reads below 30,000 miles, but the seller cannot verify if that’s accurate. Most of the interior that’s in place looks very nice. An interesting project that no doubt has a story but we don’t how it goes.

Comments

  1. Avatar photo Pete

    Maybe fishy maybe not! I am writing this from my bed in an assisted living facility where I look at BF’s to keep busy; I had a lot of unfinished projects myself, but was struck down with bone cancer 5mos ago, so now I don’t know if/when I can finish them unless I can physically recover, so lets keep an open mind about unfinished projects until we know the facts! Thanks all!

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    • Avatar photo sourpwr

      Sorry, Pete, keep fighting!

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    • Avatar photo 86_Vette_Convertible

      Pete
      Sorry to hear about your medical issues. Think of those unfinished projects as incentive to beat it.
      Good luck.

      Paul

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  2. Avatar photo Sam Shive

    Not A CUDA But Your Right, Something Is Fishy

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  3. Avatar photo Rex Kahrs Member

    Where did the missing parts go? Fishy indeed.

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  4. Avatar photo MoragaPulsar

    Flying brick. These are looking older and older fast. Sell when you can??

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    • Avatar photo Chris

      That’s part of the appeal. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it.

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  5. Avatar photo arkie Member

    Yeah, it’s a flying brick for sure. In a once glorious era, this brick and others like it were thrust down quarter mile strips or ovals of a mile or more in length, propelled by nothing more than cast iron engines comprised of huge cubic inch displacement, high compression ratios, with the fuel/air mixture being precisely metered by basically a block of metal with various holes drilled into it. A wonderful, Hell of a good time.

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  6. Avatar photo Greg

    Another unfinished for big money

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  7. Avatar photo Tom

    Unfinished or not I like it!!

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  8. Avatar photo PRA4SNW

    SOLD for $26,900.

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