1967 Plymouth GTX$289,900

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Price: $289,900
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Charlotte, NC
SUMMARY</p>The beneficiary of a detailed rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2011Scored 994 out of 1000 points to attain gold certification at the 2011 Muscle Car andamp; Corvette NationalsFeatured in Mopar Collectors Guide / Sale includes a copy of the cars featureOriginal 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 / Sale includes the cars original 4-barrel intake and custom fresh air hoodCorrect A727 3-speed automatic transmission / Correct 8.75-inch rear axleMostly original sheetmetal / Correct Gold Metallic paint / Mostly original interior / Correct Black topCorrect power steering / Correct power drum brakes / 14-inch Magnum 500 wheelsSale includes: An original Certicard / Restoration photos / Ownership history signed by the cars first ownerSale includes: / DaimlerChrysler paperwork / Chrysler Registry paperwork / Galen Govier paperworkBelieved to be the first Hemi-equipped 1967 Belvedere GTX Convertible<p>Ever have one of those moments when you find a spectacular classic that seems too good to be true? The coolest of the cool thats survived almost five decades of vehicle downsizing trends fuel thirsty gearheads and stoplight fisticuffs? Well you dont have to worry about getting pinched back to reality this time because this storied Plymouth Belvedere is a fully restored fully documented classic thats believed to be the first 1967 Hemi GTX Convertible produced! But wait theres more. Not only is this magazine-featured drop-top a national award-winning show queen that presents much nicer than when it rolled off the assembly line it also features a great backstory. If youre looking for some tough investment grade muscle thats fun to look at a blast to drive and ready to hit the show circuit as soon as it rolls out of our showroom congratulations youve found your next classic!</p><p>HISTORY/CONDITION</p><p>Sergei Dennenbaum was a Russian immigrant who arrived in New York City in 1962. Mechanically inclined from a young age he eventually found a Chrysler apprenticeship that lead to a year of employment endurance testing the companys latest and greatest products. Now we all know endurance testing is the sophisticated cousin of drag racing and it wasnt long until Sergei set in to building a 1963 Plymouth Max Wedge super stocker that would rise to fame as The Mad Russian.</p><p>The Plymouth you see here believed to be the first Hemi-equipped GTX Convertible produced for the 1967 model year was originally purchased as a fun tow vehicle for The Mad Russian. Thanks to Sergeis contacts at Chrysler the car was specifically optioned with a functional Belvedere I hood scoop and Holley 4-barrel carburetor. When the drop-top arrived at Manhattan Chrysler/Plymouth in the fall of 1966 it wore a flat Belvedere hood over one-off 4-barrel induction and as was common practice its polished air cleaner and standard dual-quad setup had been loaded in to the trunk. Since the weather was bad and the car was pretty unique Sergei allowed the dealer to park it in the showroom for a few weeks of display. During that stint requisite GTX scoops were bolted up along with showy 426 HEMI emblems - emblems that upon Sergei officially taking delivery of the car were quickly swapped for diminutive 383 badges.</p><p>Fast forward to early 1967 when this GTXs custom fresh air hood arrived. Literally a bolt-on piece the bonnet was coated in correct Gold Metallic pigment capped with a matching scoop and featured an aluminum plate that funneled wind directly in to the aforementioned Holley. Cool unique and sporting plenty of power the car was ready for many seasons of towing The Mad Russian. That said being a tried and true gearhead Sergei wasnt about to leave well enough alone. So he commenced a series of mild modifications that further enhanced the big Plymouths performance.</p><p>Speaking of cool heres where things go from cool to flat out awesome! At some point Sergeis mom took a liking to the GTX and along with Segei began to drive it pretty regularly. Unfortunately that