When it comes to Plymouth muscle cars of the late 1960s and 70s, an instant name that comes to might is the Road Runner. Despite being a stripped-down, big horsepower midsized coupe, the Road Runner gets a lot of its acclaim for its Warner Bros. cartoon character. But if you want big power with all the luxury, you would step up to a GTX.
The Plymouth GTX was the brand’s true answer for the Pontiac GTO. Offered in either a two-door coupe or two-door convertible, the GTX came standard with the 7.2-liter (440 cubic inch) 4-bbl V8 with 375 horsepower and 480 ft.-lb. of torque. A 7.0-liter (426 cubic inch) HEMI V8 was optional (with a 440 6-bbl becoming optional in 1970).
This stunning 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible was just 1 of 362 produced in 1969 with an automatic transmission. Painted in the stunning Sunfire Yellow (Y2) and set off with a Black-colored interior and power top, this car has had an impressive history including being featured in a number of Mopar-themed magazines (High-Performance Mopar – June 1993, Mopar Muscle – August 1994, and Mopar Collector’s Guide – November 1996).
Equipped with the popular “Air Grabber” hood, performance hood stripes, and a handsome set of chrome Magnum 500 wheels, this GTX is sure a looker. Interior comforts include AM/FM radio, floor mats, bucket seats, and a center console. There is also a Black convertible boot cover, to conceal the top when it’s not up.
Despite its age, the car comes with its date-coded wiper motor, starter, alternator, coil, voltage regulator, horn relay, plug wires, master cylinder, radiator, glass, hoses, belts, and carburetor.
This Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Grand National Senior, is going up for auction at the Mecum Chattanooga event on Saturday, October 15th. With some of the big money going for classic Mopar muscle cars lately, we are curious to see how this car will do.
To look at more pictures or to bid on this wonderful-looking GTX, you can visit Mecum.com.
1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible in Sunfire Yellow Image Gallery: