This ClassicCars.com Marketplace featured listing is a 1969 Plymouth GTX for sale in Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada. While not a numbers-matching car, it is a lovely driver with a rebuilt 1968 Mopar 440 powerplant, a 727 transmission and a very straight and clean exterior/interior. During the restoration, the seller replaced the quarter panels.
From 1967 to 1971 Chrysler’s Plymouth Division produced the GTX, based on the midsize Plymouth Belvedere with upscale trim. Fast they were! The GTX with the 426 Hemi from the factory was a 13.5-second car with a 0-60 launch of just 4.8 seconds. No slouch, the factory 440 did the quarter in 15.2 with a 0-60 of 6.5.
While the GTX was discontinued in 1970, the lesser-trimmed but Warner-Brothers’ character-badged Road Runner, also based on the Belvedere chassis, became the go-to muscle car from Plymouth. However, from 1972 to 1974, the Road Runner carried GTX badges if the optional 440 was ordered – thus the Road Runner GTX.
According to the seller, the car is only summer driven andis stored in a heated shop during the long, cold, dark Alberta winters. As mentioned, the engine is not the original 440, so it has more modern-looking valve covers and does not have the “double-snorkel” air cleaner.
The seller is a red-seal auto body journeymen who owned his own shop in Grande Prairie for 36 years and restored 4 of his own cars and many others for clients. The reason he is selling is retirement and downsizing to a house where there will be no storage for cars.
This car has the iconic “Air-Grabber” hood, an option in 1969 and the 440 makes an estimated 375 horsepower. The mag wheels and raised-white letter Goodyear tires give the car a racy stance.
The 1969 Plymouth GTX has an asking price of $37,865. To view the listing on ClassicCars.com, click here.