LMC is proud to offer for sale this 1971 Plymouth GTX.
The Plymouth GTX was introduced by Plymouth’s division of Chryslers Rapid Transit System to be a "Gentleman's" muscle car. The GTX offered stylish performance for the discriminating buyer - a beautiful muscle car spanning the spectrum from fanciful to fearsome. For 1971, GTX was completely redesigned with a curvaceous new "fuselage" aircraft and space motivated styling. These full sized Mopars were incredible looking cars and had a three-inch increase in rear track which benefited handling, new hood cutouts plus a reconfigured interior with a more comfortable driving position and superior ergonomics. The distinctive loop front and rear bumper with the rounded underside profile still looks great today. Sadly this was the final year for the GTX as a stand-alone model and body style as the GTX became an option package on the Road Runner. Mopar was the slowest of the Big Three to scale back their engines and the GTX stayed true to what the purpose of the vehicle was made for: to go fast, look good and feel good doing it. So in an era in which many manufacturers were backing down from the horsepower wars, the Six Pack equipped GTX still packed a pretty healthy horsepower punch. The Six Pack engine option was cheap at $125 and power was down only five on the 440 still rated at 385 horsepower - less than 14 seconds and over 100 mph in the quarter-mile plus 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The cars were incredibly quick and invariably better optionally equipped than most other muscle cars of the era.
This 1971 Plymouth GTX, with a mid-production year build of February 23, 1971, has a very stately look in the Gold Leaf Metallic and Black interior. An extremely rare V-Code GTX that records indicate is 1 of 62 440+6 Pack Manual Transmission GTX Hardtops produced. The GTX for ’71 was still the top of the line and this car has a great choice of options - so many that there are two fender identification tags to list all the extra cost items. As such this GTX has to be appreciated for its very low production number and given the unusual option package that quite possibly is the only one of its kind constructed. This missile-shaped muscle car did not need any flashy racing stripes just a few reminders with bold White 440+6 decals in the side-hood-scoops and Black versions on the front fenders for others to beware of the Gentleman’s Muscle Car. It has the optional Black Accent Stripes highlighting the style lines of the car. As well the optional bright moldings for the drip rails, body sill and body/wheel openings. The numbers matching 440 + 6 has 385 HP selected through the Pistol-Grip Hurst Shift Handle – arguably the best looking muscle car shifter. The numbers matching 4-Speed Manual Transmission connects the Super Track Pack Dana 60 out back complete with the 4.10 gears and Sure Grip limited slip unit. Pavement pounding power is delivered by Rallye Wheels with period correct raised white lettered Goodyear Polyglas GT tires. The gorgeous Black interior welcomes you into the optional contoured one-piece Black High-Back Bucket Seats facing wood-grain dash and these added options; Tach, Noise-Reduction Package, wood-grained Rim-Blow Steering Wheel, contoured Console with woodgrain, Instrument Panel Hood Release, extensive Interior Light Package, Chrome LH Remote/ LH Manual Racing Mirrors and Tinted-Glass all around. Highlight of the options is the extremely rare Radio AM/FM/MX Stereo Cassette with Dictaphone/Microphone with the front/rear speaker package for the Executive in the fast lane. Other options and features include the Hemi-rated Suspension, HD Radiator, PB/front disc brakes, PS, dual horns and dual exhaust with bright gun-barrel exhaust tips. This car came from a notable collection and has the original factory build sheet. As well this GTX has been featured in a car calendar, the Muscle Car Review magazine and the hard cover book Muscle Cars – Kings of the Street from the Golden Era all of which will be passed along.
GTX 440+6 -- It was bold, it was bad, and it was beautiful!