32,000 mile survivor, 4-spd, original paint/interior, freshly rebuilt 440

1967 Plymouth GTX for sale in Macedonia, Ohio, United States

Item location: Macedonia, Ohio, United States
Make: Plymouth
Model: GTX
Type: Hardtop
Year: 1967
Mileage: 32827
VIN: RS23L71191864
Color: Dark Blue
Engine size: 440 cubic inch V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Interior color: White Vinyl
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description for Plymouth GTX 1967

Plymouth was late to the muscle car game after watching the Pontiac GTO, Olds 442, and even the Ford Fairlane GTA grab all the performance headlines. Sure, you could outfit a Belvedere or a Coronet with a big motor, but until the 1967 GTX, Plymouth was leaving that to their customers and dealers to figure out. With the GTX, however, they created a one-stop-shop for Mopar performance, a mid-sized car with all the right pieces (at the right price) to deliver a serious beat-down to most of its competition. Standard equipment (not optional!) included the 375 horsepower Super Commando 440, a heavy-duty suspension, hood scoops, a chrome fuel filler door, and unique front and rear trim. At a distance it was still a Belvedere, but if you got close enough to identify the unique GTX parts, it was probably already too late and you were about to get stomped. 

Perhaps that's why the 1967 GTX seems to hold a special spot for so many enthusiasts. It's the first year for the GTX but the last year for the angular styling with the awesome "cantilever" roofline that defined Chrysler in the '60s. It's lighter and faster than its younger siblings, yet Plymouth gave it enough upscale details to make it feel like a grown-up's car, not a stripped-down boy racer (I'm looking at you, Roadrunner). And if you are a fan of these cars, then this wonderfully original survivor should really appeal to you. It shows just 32,827 original miles, and there's no question that's an authentic reading. The car was recently disinterred from long-term slumber (nearly 20 years) and has been comprehensively serviced, including a fresh engine rebuild, so it's ready to rock. If you like originality and authenticity, this GTX will delight you.

It's wearing 100% original code E Dark Blue Metallic paint with no signs of touch-ups, resprays, or other maladies in its past. Please, come look at it and see just how straight and clean it really is. It's a fantastic color that makes the GTX look sporting without being overt about it and even though the paint is now more than 50 years old, it looks fantastic. Sure, there are a few signs of use and age as you'd expect, with the most notable issue being a few pockmarks on the left front fender and hood area where it appears maybe a few droplets of brake fluid might have landed—it's so minor it doesn't even show up in our photos. You know that with original paint there are no surprises underneath, so no rust, no bubbles, no bondo to upset you in the future, and the doors close with a precision that you don't often hear in a vintage Mopar. It's pretty darned nice. All the chrome and trim is excellent, including the unique grille and stainless rocker trim, and experts will be pleased to note there's minimal pitting on the fluted trim surrounding the taillights and tail panel. It isn't like a restored car, but if you remember that this is a survivor, you're going to be very impressed.

The same goes for the lovely white-on-black interior, which features original seat covers, door panels, headliner, and we believe those are even factory-installed carpets. This one isn't loaded up with options, but then again the industrial-strength shifter sticking out of the floor always looks butch. The steering wheel is beautifully preserved, as is the ornate horn ring which was among the last of its kind in a production car. Gauges are all fully operational and cover the basics, and even the factory Music Master AM radio works like it should. And you have to admit that the fold-down arm rest and "buddy seat" between the buckets is an unusual feature. Seats are still firm and comfortable the way you'd expect from a low-mileage car and it feels tight and rattle-free going down the road. The trunk has a new reproduction mat, but the jack is in its original spot and that might just be the original spare tire in the well underneath.

Standard equipment in all the GTX models was the 440 cubic inch Super Commando V8, which was rated at a rather stout 375 horsepower—more than enough to handle those pesky GTOs and Fairlanes. This is unquestionably the car's original engine, although "matching numbers" in the traditional sense isn't possible in 1967. It has a C prefix meaning it's a 1967 engine, the date code is 2-10, which pre-dates the 2-17 build date, and it is a correct 2536430-10 casting number. That's as close as you can get. When it was pulled out of storage in 2018, it smoked a bit so it was treated to a full rebuild with receipts totaling more than $7200. It was bored .020 oversize, the block was decked, the rotating assembly was balanced, hardened valve seats were added, and things like the carburetor, water pump, starter, fuel pump, and alternator were rebuilt or replaced. Of course, all the belts, hoses, plugs, and wires are fresh, too. Mechanically, it's like a new car. There are receipts documenting everything that was done, and since it's a survivor, they tried to keep the engine bay as original as possible. The engine was painted, of course, but the air cleaner is original, as are the exhaust manifolds, which were left raw cast iron. Everything was carefully cleaned but not replaced, so it looks especially tidy without ruining the survivor vibe. You'll also find a new radiator up front, a new Centerforce clutch and pressure plate, and new wheel cylinders for the front brakes. This GTX is mechanically 100% ready to rock.

Underneath it's original, but that doesn't mean rusty. Don't let the dirt and grime trick an inexperienced eye into thinking this car has issues, because it most certainly does not. Floors, rockers, trunk extensions and even the pinch welds on the rockers are all completely solid. The front suspension features recent shocks and bushings, so it feels suitably smooth going down the road and the fresh engine was connected to what appears to be most of the stock exhaust system with a pair of ancient Midas mufflers that were probably installed in the '80s. The GTX included a heavy-duty Dana 60 rear end, with this one stuffed full of 3.54 gears on a Sure Grip limited slip, so it feels lively around town but cruises well on the highway. Heavy-duty 6-leaf springs were also part of the deal, and it has been fitted with fresh shocks out back as well. The gas tank was removed and cleaned, but not restored so it looks right and it sits on original Magnum 500 wheels with new 205/70/14 BFGoodrich T/A radials all around.

Documentation includes the original owner's manual, decades of registrations, receipts for more than $10,000 worth of recent service work, a bunch of invoices for work done in decades past, plus a factory service manual. 

This is one of those cars that only gets better the more you look at it. If you need shiny perfection, well, this isn't for you. But if you're a savvy collector who understands that unrestored, original cars are special (or if you're just a guy who appreciates an affordable GTX with a TON of recent work), then this car will really stand out. It drives like it should, it feels tight, and it's ready for another 50 years of fun.

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