- A genuine factory 426-cu.-in. Hemi V-8 GTX benefiting from a previous high-quality restoration
- Believed to be one of only five Hemi four-speed convertibles produced for the 1969 model year
- Equipped with Dana 60 Sure Grip rear differential, heavy-duty cooling components, bucket seats with headrests, center console, Hurst wood shifter knob, power steering and brakes, and a power top
- Recipient of nut-and-bolt restoration 2006–2007
Introduced in 1967, the Plymouth GTX offered buyers both luxury and performance from the extensive B-body lineup. As such, only the largest engines within the Mopar portfolio were fitted to these cars, along with a variety of standard equipment. Unique styling elements included a revised grill, hood scoops, and a “pit-stop” gas cap. After a redesign in 1968, which adopted the handsome coke-bottle shape seen across the range of Chrysler Corporation products, the GTX arrived standard with the 440-cubic-inch V-8 engine and a three-speed Torqueflite transmission. For an additional $604, buyers could opt for the legendary 426-cubic-inch Hemi V-8, which compled a performance package of out-accelerating just about any other performance street car of the era. Few chose this pricey option, however, and just over 200 coupes and convertibles were believed to have been sold for the 1969 model year.
The example on offer, a Plymouth GTX Hemi Convertible, is believed to be one of just five four-speed drop-tops produced in 1969 and is a genuine, factory-Hemi-optioned car, as confirmed by the J code within the chassis number. While the original engine was removed from the car at some point, a date-correct unit currently resides under the hood.
In 2006, the car was sent to a shop in Chatsworth, California for a complete nut-and-bolt restoration. This work is documented by a series of invoices and several photographs within the files accompanying the car. Now finished in a subdued but impactful black over black color combination with a contrasting white convertible top, the car features a Dana 60 Sure Grip rear differential, heavy-duty cooling components, bucket seats with headrests, a center console, Hurst wood shifter knob, a 150-mph speedometer, 8,000-rpm tachometer, and a pushbutton radio. Power steering and brakes, a power top, heater, and defroster further aid driver comfort and usability.
Rare, handsome, and fast, this 1969 Plymouth GTX Hemi Convertible offers a highly appealing and not-often-seen combination of performance features combined with desirable creature comforts, making it an apex muscle car sure to stand out wherever it goes, whether making runs on the drag strip, cruising on the boulevard, or on display at events.