1968 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi Convertible Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #203

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This 1968 Plymouth GTX convertible features a thumpin’ 426 Hemi for power, one of just 34 built! It’s one of the most stylish and speedy rides in The Brothers Collection!

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Chase Kenyon says:

I worked at a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership in 68 and 69. We had a Sun distributor machine and I was in charge of building custom distributors and curves and such to suit individual cars and customers. Then we'd check them on the dyno. The GTX was not a gussied up Road Runner. Stripped out
Sixth generation
'66 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan (Centropolis Laval '10).jpg
1966 Plymouth Belvedere sedan
Overview
Model years 1965–1967
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door sedan [14]
4-door sedan [14]
2-door hardtop [14]
2-door convertible
4-door station wagon [14]
Platform B-body
Related Dodge Custom 880
Powertrain
Engine 273 cu in (4.5 L) V8
383 cu in (6.3 L) V8
318 cu in (5.2 L) V8
340 cu in (5.6 L) V8
360 cu in (5.9 L) V8
426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi V8 were available in late 65 with the vertical letters Hemi on the little front vertical hood ornament that had C Inches for all other versions. Nowhere else was any Hemi badging. SUPER SLEEPERS! One of the techs at the Motorola commercial 2-way radio store had one I serviced and tuned 1/4 ly for him. The GTX was available in late 66 as a 67 Belvedere GTX. Later in 67 it became its own line as the GTX. The Hemi was available and the four-speed was available with the Hurst "dragon bent it" shift lever and with a reverse lockout mini lever. "The Plymouth GTX was an automobile introduced as the Belvedere GTX in 1967 by the Plymouth division and positioned as a "gentleman's" muscle car." It was only available with the 440 or the Hemi anything else it is a fake build up not a real GTX. Common cheat when GTX is pulling more $ at auction than the RRunner. In mid 68 the Road Runner and its mega winning advertising campaign became available and replaced the stripped out Belvedere. The road Runner came with the 383 RB big block engine. Initially, it was only available with the 383 or the Hemi. Later, the 440 6BBL 440 was added to the lineup as a very stripped out version. The "Six Pack" was only the Dodge version never the Plymouth engine. Everyone still calls both the six pack anyway. The earliest of the 1968 models were available only as 2-door pillared coupes (with a B-pillar between the front and rear windows), but later in the model year a 2-door "hardtop" model (sans pillar) was offered. "The Road Runner of 1968-1970 was based on the Belvedere, while the GTX was based on the Sport Satellite, a car with higher level trim and slight differences in the grilles and taillights.
The interior was spartan with a basic vinyl bench seat, lacking even carpets in early models, and few options were available – such as power steering and front disc brakes,[1] AM radio, air conditioning (except with the 426 Hemi) and automatic transmission. A floor-mounted shifter (for the four-speed) featured only a rubber boot and no console so that a bench seat could be used." All of this is common knowledge to Mopar Muscle Car People. I'm actually a Studebaker Man. A 63 lark R2 or even better the R3 will beat a 440 RR and a Hemi RR, and a 428 GTO Judge and an SS 427 and be pulling away at the traps. Funny how all of our modern Hot HP cars are using forced induction. For Street/Strip use and Road Course use the Superchargers seem to prevail for race only the turbos prevail.

Michal Hloušek says:

Rocket GTX HEMI! Absolutely gorgeous car. I like the steel wheels, it looks very cool. Nice video.

Matt Trenske says:

nice typo….

haleydog8 says:

I don't remember seeing these cars with poverty hub caps back in the day unless it was a six cylinder car like a base satellite.Seems to me that they may have been purchased that way because Mag wheels or Crager SS wheels were put on soon after. Everyone thought the factory Steel wheels were too heavy.
They made the cars look so much better. I appreciate the factory correct restorations but, that's not how they were back in the day.
I never saw very many Hemi powered cars at all but, a lot of fast 440s and modified 383's were out there. I wonder if anyone restores or saves cars like that. The ones with Headers, lumpy cams, wild paint jobs, jacked up rear ends, and Mag wheels.

Steve Brackett says:

Another great review! Thanks!

Newton Washinton says:

Nice car, i seen a few GTX Back in the day but never a 426 hemi, A 383 or 440 i remember, before i bought my SS454 Chevelle i remember there was a 440 6 pack new they tried to sell me. knowing what i know now i should have bought them all,…

stripervince1 says:

convertible completely ruins this car. kills the body lines. I'd still take it though

Robert DePonceau says:

So the car is a 68 although the introduction to video states it as a 69

Johnatan Guebur says:

The magnum wheels weren't available with the hemi in 1968

matrox says:

I never liked the grill and rear panel of the 68. The 69 is just cleaner and the 70 is the sportiest.

Victor Xavier says:

Beautiful car for sure but I do prefer the road runners sleeper look with less trim.

John L says:

I want to meet these so-called 'Brothers' one day!  One day I will.  I will see to it…

ziggy morris says:

Temperature "C…….H"

lol

LoneLover80s _ says:

Very nice GTX. I was thinking that 1968 is the first year of the street HEMI start to use hidraulic lifters. its correct?

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