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Trio of custom Mopars for sale at Barrett-Jackson Houston auction

The Barrett-Jackson Houston auction runs from October 20-22, 2022 at the NRG Center

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The Barrett-Jackson Houston auction docket is taking shape and a trio of highly-custom Mopar offerings caught my eye. These custom Mopars run the gamut from muscle cars to trucks and display the highest level of restoration and custom flavor.

An 8.4-liter V10 powered classic Plymouth? Dodge’s V10 engine is usually associated with the Viper but this 1971 Plymouth GTX Pro-Touring custom coupe borrows from that snake charmed sports car.

8.4-liter V10 Viper engine
8.4-liter V10 Viper engine

This custom GTX is nicknamed “GTX-R” and features a fresh build 8.4-liter V10 Viper engine that has been has a dyno rated 630hp and 660 ft/lbs of torque. The engine is paired with a Viper Magnum T56 6-speed manual transmission with a Billet yolk, 4-inch aluminum driveline, and a custom aluminum 8.75 third member with a 3.70 TrueTrac differential.

1971 Plymouth GTX Pro-Touring custom coupe
1971 Plymouth GTX Pro-Touring custom coupe

This custom build was completed by Horsepower Northwest and features Hellcat functioning cold air headlights, 14-inch Baer 6P power disc brakes with billet master cylinder, rocker exit exhaust system, and a fully welded chassis stiffened and braced throughout. 

The exterior is finished in F8 Green with black fender-to-hood stripes and also includes flushed front and rear glass. This GTX rides on custom-made Satin Bronze Boze wheels, 18×8-inches in front and 19×11-inches in back. The black and tan interior is upgraded with Restomod Air heat and air conditioning, and the Classic Instrument gauges are customized with the GTX-R logo.

1968 Plymouth GTX custom coupe
1968 Plymouth GTX custom coupe

Not to be outdone by its younger sibling, this rotisserie-restored 1968 Plymouth GTX is powered by a FiTech fuel-injected 505cid V8 big-block engine with Indy Cylinder race heads, custom headers, and a polished aluminum radiator with dual electric fans. The engine is paired with a floor-shifted three-speed automatic transmission. This Mopar has Polly bushings and Hotchkis Sport Suspension components.

FiTech fuel-injected 505cid V8 big-block engine
FiTech fuel-injected 505cid V8 big-block engine

The burgundy exterior is complemented by a new black vinyl top, new polished stainless and chrome, and a set of Magnum 500 wheels with BFGoodrich white letter tires adds to its vintage style. It has a fully restored interior with bucket seat, rebuilt gauge cluster, wood grain steering, and power windows. Amenities include a Vintage Air system with a polished compressor, and a JL Audio custom sound system is mounted in the finished trunk.

1968 Plymouth GTX custom coupe
1968 Plymouth GTX custom coupe

The last entry of this custom Mopar triple feature isn’t a GTX coupe, but a truck you wouldn’t be inclined to use for Home Depot runs. This 1983 Dodge D150 custom pickup features a Blouch Performance twin-turbocharged 318ci V8 small-block engine with FiTech fuel injection and a TurboWorks intercooler. The engine is paired with a 904 TorqueFlite automatic transmission.

1983 Dodge D150 custom pickup
1983 Dodge D150 custom pickup

It rides on a modified stock frame with stiffeners every 18-inches with tubular and adjustable control arms, dual adjustable coilovers on all four corners and a 4-link rear suspension. Four-wheel disc brakes with vented and slotted rotors help slow this Dodge truck.

Blouch Performance twin-turbocharged 318ci V8 small-block engine
Blouch Performance twin-turbocharged 318ci V8 small-block engine

This custom pickup is finished in Indigo Blue with racing stripes, hand-painted pinstripes and features custom water-jetted grille, a vented and smoothed hood, and fabricated front and rear diffuser and splitters.

1983 Dodge D150 custom pickup
1983 Dodge D150 custom pickup

The navy and cranberry interior includes a 12-point steel roll cage with driver and passenger side door bars, and cage bars.

1983 Dodge D150 custom pickup
1983 Dodge D150 custom pickup

The Barrett-Jackson Houston auction runs from October 20-22, 2022 at the NRG Center.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is one of our lead writers. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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