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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1968 Plymouth GTX hard top

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From the seller’s description:

This is a very original 1968 Plymouth GTX that I just purchased from a dear friend with failing health who has owned the car for 35 years. This is factory bucket seat console car that still wears all of its original exterior and interior colors done in one of the most beautiful colors ever done by Ma-Mopar (Burgundy Metallic). What we believe to be the original engine (D-Block) Casting Number 2536430-10 with a casting date of 1-10-68 is still in the car. The car is a true survivor with one repaint and a new interior. The car retains (the best we can tell) all its original sheet metal. Fenders, Floors, Trunk, Frame Rails all original and in good shape. The trunk floor has some surface rust but is in good condition. The floors are darn near perfect. The car lived most of its life in Oregon which explains all of the original sheet metal and the solid frame rails all around. This car has NEVER been blown apart, so the windows crank just like factory etc, etc, etc.

The original Fender Tag and Vin Tag are still in place. Even the radiator is original to the car with the correct date codes etc. Spark plugs wires are date coded and have all the proper mounting brackets and separators. The suspension received a stock replacement rubber bushing kit a few years ago and drives fantastic. Tires are brand new as are all the hoses, belts, heater core and even the original radiator was just restored by “Glen-Ray” and is perfect.Other than an upgraded ignition system the car has been left virtually original.

Magazine Car: This car was featured on the “Front Cover” of Mopar Muscle Magazine and a copy of the article and the magazine come with the car. The interior is spectacular and was restored using legendary interior products throughout. Auto Instrument Specialties restored both the instrument cluster and the dash, and they are stunning. The interior is a real jewel on this GTX. The paint is very good, and the car goes down the road just like it should.

The engine and the 727 transmission were freshened up less than 1000 miles ago and both run strong and they don’t leak. The engine retains its original heads, intake, exhaust manifolds, crank, rods and was upgraded with forged aluminum pistons at the time of rebuild. The rear end is the original (489 Sure Grip) with 3.91 gears. The car starts instantly. Choke comes on just as it should and is a joy to drive. You could pick this car up and drive it from coast to coast right now.

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Price
$44,000
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Location
Lindon, Utah
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Available

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