1968 Plymouth GTX

If you want raw power with a touch of class look no further than this 1968 Plymouth GTX in black with white / blue interior. Powered by the 440 cubic inch (that's 7.2 liters folks!) V8 Super Commando engine.

Introduced in 1967 the intermediate-sized GTX was based on the Satellite / Belvedere and aimed at the more discerning buyer rather than those who just wanted speed for the street or strip and couldn't care less about refinements. These cars were definitely at the top of Plymouth's intermediate line and also featured heavy-duty brakes, suspension, brakes and battery.

What the Plymouth GTX offered was plenty of exterior flair and top-of-the-line interior that included embossed vinyl. Plymouth described them as, "rich, yet simple". Door and instrument panels are trimmed with simulated walnut grain. Loop-pile carpeting throughout. Seats were available in eight color combinations and seat belts were provided front and rear. 

1968 Plymouth GTX side / rear view

Check out those lines

The blue side stripes you see here were also available in white, black, green or red. The red streak tires are period correct.

Plymouth took the existing 440, revised the camshaft and valve train, used oversize ports and valves and used an unsilenced air cleaner and the 375 horsepower Super Commando 440 was born. This engine made the GTX the intermediate with the largest standard motor.

1968 Plymouth 440 V8

440 V8

For those that wanted it, and had the cash, the GTX could be ordered with the 425 horsepower 426 cubic inch Street Hemi. This was the only other engine option available and at $605 it had very few takers.

Inside the interior has white vinyl seats and door panels with contrasting blue dash etc. Note the column shift which was a rare option for this car.

1968 Plymouth GTX Interior

White vinyl interior

The GTX came with TorqueFlite automatic transmission as standard but original buyers could opt for the A833 close-ratio 4-speed manual. The original buyer of this GTX opted for power steering and power disc brakes with the latter being a particularly rare option.

Plymouth produced 17,914 GTX cars for 1968 at a base price of $3,329. It was built at Lynch Road, Detroit, MI

This Plymouth GTX is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos´╗┐)

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