1971 Plymouth GTX$34,995

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Price: $34,995
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Price Analysis: Good Deal, 37.0% below market avg. What's this?
Time will tell if the fuselage styling on this 1971 Plymouth GTX becomes as popular as the first-generation carsand#44; but theres no denying that any piece of Mopar muscle packing a big block under the hood is going to be a party on four wheels. This cleanand#44; no-nonsense bruiser has been restored as needed over the past four decadesand#44; making it a car you can drive without worries and still get the flavor of the original.<br /> <br /> That subtle dark green paint isnt very old and they not only captured just the right hueand#44; but it has a soft gloss like the original enameland#44; so it looks very authentic. Obviously this was a very straightand#44; clean car before the paint job and aside from a few very minor signs of useand#44; it looks great in person. A correct set of 440 inserts on the hood were added to give it the right muscle car look and they work with the bigand#44; bold GTX emblems that define these cars. Its really a low-key look overalland#44; with no wings or spoilersand#44; and that was always the intent of the GTXand#44; which was affectionately called the gentlemans express. A few chrome details like the wheel arch moldings add some contrastand#44; while the bumpers are original and their condition should tell you all you need to know about the easy life this car has led. If you like these carsand#44; you need to spend some time with this one.<br /> <br /> The interior is older and possibly originaland#44; and its all in great shapeand#44; including the seatsand#44; dashboardand#44; and door panelsand#44; and againand#44; it speaks to the quality of the car. Given the subtle bodyworkand#44; the black interior is just rightand#44; but the design still has a racy vibe. There are a few signs of useand#44; of courseand#44; but it would be a crime to replace an interior this niceand#44; although there are a few little details that could be tweaked. The factory gauges should look familiar to anyone who has driven a vintage Mopar and theyre joined by an auxiliary oil pressure gauge under the dash. A T-handle shifter on the woodgrained console is linked to a slick-shifting TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmissionand#44; and its still a lot of fun to snap it into gear. The original AM radio is long gone and they havent replaced it with anythingand#44; so an upgrade would probably be a welcome addition. The trunk is also correctly finished with a brand new reproduction mat that fits well and looks good.<br /> <br /> With 440 cubic inches on tapand#44; this car is a blast to drive around town. Effortless torque and a fantastic sound mean that youll be grabbing a downshift every chance you get. Its also quite nicely detailed under the hoodand#44; with Hemi Orange on the blockand#44; wrinkle-finish paint on the air cleanerand#44; and reproduction decals throughout. The distinctive exhaust manifolds are in good condition and feed a recent dual exhaust system thats not too loud and not too softand#44; so its a pleasure to drive on the highway. Theres a big Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor up topand#44; along with power steering and brakes to make it fast as well as easy to drive. The cars warm-weather roots show underneathand#44; where its in great condition with no major issues and its got exactly the right stance on those plain-Jane steel wheels with staggered 215/70/15 front and 255/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.<br /> <br /> If youre into driving rather than decoding numbersand#44; this Road Runner delivers big block fun at a reasonable price. Call today!