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The Mighty Plymouth GTX

The shapely new intermediate Plymouth was the basis for the GTX and the new Road Runner, part of Plymouth's "Rapid Transit System." While the GTX combined 440 and Hemi power with a classy interior, the Road Runner reinvented the muscle car with a lightweight, bare-bones car with 383 Magnum, 440, or Hemi engines and catchy graphics. 

During the 1968-69 seasons, Plymouths struggled to keep up with the sleek Ford Torino and Mercury Cyclone bodies in NASCAR racing (Richard Petty even switched to Ford in 1969), so the winged and beaked Superbird was introduced in 1970 in response.  2,783 Superbirds were built, most with 440 power.  Genuine Hemi cars are rare and very valuable, but any GTX or Road Runner from this era is a blast to own and drive.

Overall, the 1968 through 1970 Plymouth GTX scores three out of five stars across the board for reliability, maintenance costs, parts/support and market appeal. Good examples can fetch $40,000 or more with rust-buckets selling for what it costs to drag em' out of the yard.

Later this week we'll find you a GTX for sale. It just may be your next muscle car!

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(Description courtesy of Sports Car Market magazine)

Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.

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