REAL GTX, RESTORED BY HODGE RESTORATIONS, 440, AUTO, AC, $72K IN RESTO RECEIPTS!
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You don't often get a second chance in life, so consider this carefully. This 1970 Plymouth GTX is the real deal, a golden beast from Detroit's heyday. Positioned initially as the “gentleman's” muscle car, the GTX was seen as the refined alternative of the MOPAR fraternity. Think of it as the body builder bulging out of a tailored suit. 440 cubic inches of big block Chrysler “Wedge” motor put down 375 of Chryslers finest horses, paired to a three speed automatic. This 440 featured a 4-barrel carb, mild cam and dual exhausts. It also featured one of the best names ever bestowed on an engine, the Super Commando.
Let's start with the fender tag and VIN breakdown first proving the authenticity of the GTX.
R = Plymouth Belvedere/Satellite
S = Special, GTX
23 = 2 Door Hardtop
U = 440 375HP 1-4BBL 8 CYL
0 = 1970
G = St. Louis, MO, USA
167758 = 67757th Vehicle
RS23: Plymouth Belvedere,Satellite Special, GTX 2 Door Hardtop
U0G: 440 375HP 1-4BBL 8 CYL 1970 St. Louis, MO, USA
167758: Sequence number
E86: 440 cid 4 barrel V8 (High Performance) 375hp
D32: Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission
FY4: Light Gold Poly Exterior Color
P6XY: Trim - Premium, Vinyl Bucket Seats, Gold/Black
TX9: Black Int. Door Frames
C01: Build Date: December 01
083791: Order number
FY4: Light Gold Poly Top Color
A04: Basic (Radio) Group
C16: Console w/Woodgrain Panel
C55: Bucket Seats
G33: LH Remote Racing Mirror
H51: Air Conditioning with Heater
J25: 3 Speed Wipers
J45: Hood Tie Down Pins
M21: Roof drip rail moldings
R11: Radio Solid State AM (2 Watts)
V6X: Longitudinal Stripes, Black
26: 26in Radiator
END: End of Sales Codes
This GTX has been painstakingly restored by Hodge Restoration of Inman, South Carolina. The Mopar expert invested over 5 years into this restoration and carries with it over $72,000 in just restoration receipts alone. First she was stripped to the bare metal and a complete rotisserie restoration was completed. Any concerns with rust were immediately taken care of with new quarters, trunk floor, doors, hood, and trunk lid. The restoration culminated by finishing the classic B-Body in the original Poly Gold Metallic, paint code FY6 – with the correct accompanying matte stripes lining the sides and hood.
Inside you'll be met with a period-correct interior, with a wooden dash, and center console. Sitting in newly minted vinyl clad bucket seats, you'll find an assortment of options. Power steering, brakes and a clean Vintage A/C air conditioning unit make this muscle car a blast to behind the wheel. Inside the new theme continues with a new package tray, carpet, headliner, door handles, rebuilt original gauges, new dash, new foam, new mouldings, new glass, new antenna, new seat covers, door panels, new arm rests… and the list goes on.
Completely finished in September of 2014, this professionally restored GTX has just over 3000 miles since the extensive 5-year restoration. This is a stellar example of a hard to find GTX – they don't get better than this; if you hesitated in 1970, don't let this one get away.
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning NO - Everything is new, needs first R134a charge.
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Radio NO, power, but no sound
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES
Vehicle is located in North Carolina, USA. Bidder/Buyer is responsible for pickup and/or shipping charges from this location to wherever they want it shipped to.
440 Magnum V8