Pick of the Day: 1969 Plymouth GTX convertible


The Decide of the Day is a 1969 Plymouth GTX convertible listed on the market on ClassicCars.com by a supplier in St. Charles, Missouri. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)

It took Plymouth three years to introduce the GTX after Pontiac launched the 1964 GTO. Plymouth had the {hardware} with first rate 383s and, come 1966, the 426 Hemi, however Plymouth realized the arduous manner that efficiency automotive consumers additionally needed picture. The GTX would repair that for 1967.

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1969 Plymouth GTX convertible

The core elements for the GTX had been a regular 440 Tremendous Commando with 375 horsepower, TorqueFlite computerized, heavy-duty suspension and 11-inch drum brakes, and seven.75 x 14-inch Pink Streaks. “Now there’s no place for tigers to cover,” Plymouth proclaimed, a diss to the GTO because of the GTX’s “greatest GT engine on the planet.” The competitors relied on optionally available engines to compete with the GTX’s (and none had been nowhere close to as large) and, if the 440 wasn’t as much as activity, there at all times was the 426 Hemi.

Plymouth utterly redesigned its total Belvedere collection in 1968, with 1969 that includes typical model-year revisions. The GTX continued to incorporate a regular 440, however updates for the model included grille, taillights and trim/identification tweaks. Visually, probably the most noticeable change was the elimination of the GTX’s aspect stripes, changed with black textured paint beneath full-length decrease physique moldings, plus reflective tape sport stripes in pink or white. A nifty new choice for 1969 was the Air Grabber, a vacuum-operated air-induction system that was included when the Hemi was ordered.


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