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Today’s Car: Rotisserie Restored ’69 GTX 440!
The great thing about ’60s Mopars is the wonderful combination of colors, options, and downright playful features that make them some of the most highly-sought muscle cars today. This 1969 Plymouth GTX, for example, features big block power, a striking color combination, and all the street presence of one of Chrysler’s heaviest hitters.
Thanks to a rotisserie restoration and PPG two-stage urethane, this B5 Blue GTX looks dazzling in the sunlight and glows in our showroom. The combination of the vivid blue bodywork, white vinyl top, and blacked-out hood treatment makes for an aggressive combination that is pure 1960s cool without looking dated. There’s lots of money on display, from the super straight quarter panels to the gaps that are factory-correct, to the beautiful reflections in the paint, which benefitted from a professional wet sand and buff job once the surface was dry. It doesn’t appear to have ever been in residence in an area with snow or salt on the roads and no liberties were taken with the original design aside from the addition of an Air Grabber hood, which, honestly, you would have wanted on there anyway. The white top is almost painfully bright and shows no signs of issues underneath, now or in the past. And yes, those are original bumpers, not repros, and they look fantastic.
According to the fender tag, that white bucket seat interior with a center console is how this car came from the factory. An all-new Legendary interior was installed, complete right down to the cool headrests that were mandatory in 1969. The combination blue and white upholstery job looks quite stylish, even by today’s standards, and it’s cool to see where Plymouth stylists added little luxury touches for the upscale GTX. Note the woodgrained dash and console, the neat 3-spoke steering wheel, and plush carpets. While the car was a bare shell on the rotisserie, every inch of interior space was treated to Dyna-Mat to control noise and heat, which makes a significant difference in the performance of the original radio, which has been upgraded to AM/FM/iPod with a Custom Auto Sound subwoofer/tweeter box under the front seats. The gauges are nicely restored and include an optional tachometer tucked onto the far right edge of the cluster and the overall level of detail is quite impressive. Even the trunk is correctly finished with a reproduction mat, full-sized spare, and a jack.
The 440 under the Air Grabber hood is a date-code-correct block that was rebuilt to largely stock specs and detailed for show about three years ago. Hemi Orange paint, the big air cleaner, and all the proper fasteners, tags, and other small items make it look right at home on the show field. If you could see under that air cleaner, you’d find an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, but otherwise it’s pretty stock and runs superbly. Backed by a 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission and a set of highway-friendly 3.23 gears in the 8.75-inch rear end, it lives up to its “gentleman’s hot rod” reputation and thanks to a burbling Flowmaster exhaust, sounds intimidating. The floors were finished as beautifully as the body and almost everything you can see or touch was restored or replaced during the build. Custom Magnum 500 wheels are an excellent choice and carry fat 205/60/15 front and 295/50/15 rear red-stripe radials for a vintage look.