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1969 Plymouth GTX

Classics  /   /  By Jim Pickering

Plymouth’s Road Runner is a great car, but it’s known for being a little spartan. What to do if you’d like the power of a 440 and a 4-speed in a B-body Mopar but would rather have niceties other than a bench seat, heater, and rubber floor mat? The GTX is your car — it’s basically an upscale Road Runner, complete with woodgrain trim and a host of decent options.

If the Road Runner was the Mopar for the street racer on a budget, the GTX was there to let bankers and businessmen play, too. But the Road Runner outperformed the more expensive GTX in sales, and today, the GTX is a rarer machine, with only around 17,700 built in 1969 compared to the Road Runner’s 82,000.

This car is said to be a one-owner 62,000-mile car with all its original sheetmetal. The seller says it’s a numbers-matching Air Grabber car, fitted with its original 440-ci 375-hp engine, 4-speed, and Dana rear end. The paint and engine compartment suggest a recent cosmetic restoration done to a high level, and the listing states that all the car’s chrome and trim have been replaced.

Other options on this car include a factory tach, bucket seats, factory AM radio, chrome wheel lip moldings, and Magnum 500 wheels. The original build sheet and dealer warranty book are included.

The market rose and fell on cars like this just a few short years ago, which has made good cars more accessible at lower prices. But this is still going to represent a fairly significant investment from potential buyers, so if you’re a serious bidder, be sure to have an expert check out the numbers and the claims of originality on this GTX. Better to know exactly what you’re getting into before it’s parked in your driveway.

Only 668 1968-1970 Plymouth GTX hard tops have sold on eBay Motors in the past several years, with prices ranging from $21k to $37k, depending on options and condition. See this one’s listing here.

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