Plymouth GTX Convertible
The late-1960s demanded specialty models as never before, particularly in the mid-size market segment. Chevy offered the Chevelle Super Sports, Ford the Fairlane 500 fastbacks, and Dodge the Charger. Plymouth’s initial entry was the Satellite, a well-trimmed Belvedere hardtop coupe. Satellite amenities included bucket seats with a center console, fender-top turn signal indicators, body stripes, and full-length lower body trim. The GTX, first seen in 1967, was a full-performance Satellite, with a 375 brake horsepower, four-barrel, Super Commando 440 wedge, a heavy duty Torqueflite transmission, brakes and suspension, dual hood scoops, a pit-stop fuel cap, and red-line tires. Both the hardtop coupe and convertible models were available. In its day, the 440 GTX recorded 6.5-second 0–60 times, and a 15.2 second 97 mph quarter mile.
This 1968 GTX convertible is all but identical to the 1967 model, except for the government mandated safety features, like side marker lights and seat belts. In Sable White, it has a black body stripe and wears the characteristic chrome Magnum wheels and red-line tires. Accessories include power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, windshield washers, and a Solid State AM/FM radio with in-dash speakers. Seats are upholstered in pearlescent white vinyl, and there is a black canvas top with a white vinyl boot cover. Additional options include bucket seats, a console shift, power top, remote side view mirror, day/night mirror, tachometer, original fender tag, and of course, the 440-cubic inch 375 horsepower engine.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Teddy Pieper