In the world of classic cars, there are few things more exciting than stumbling upon a rare gem that’s been sitting untouched for decades. That’s exactly what happened to me while exploring a small town in Alabama. I came across a garage filled with an abundance of engines and projects, but there was one vehicle that immediately caught my eye – a 1967 Hemi GTX.
The owner of the garage, a friendly elderly man, shared with me that he had owned the car since 1967 and it had been sitting in the garage since 1983. As we talked more, I learned that this original Plymouth HEMI GTX 4-speed vehicle had just about 65,000 miles on the odometer. It was truly a rare find.
The current owner of the car, who was the second owner after the original owner, had recently started the process of rebuilding the original HEMI V8. The car had been in his possession for over 50 years, and he had decided it was time to restore it to its former glory.
As we talked, the owner shared with me some of the history of the car. He had acquired it back in 1967 when he was just a young man, and he had used it as his daily driver for many years. The car was fast, powerful, and turned heads wherever it went.
Over the years, the car had seen its fair share of wear and tear, but the owner had always taken good care of it. He had stored it in his garage for many years, hoping one day to restore it to its original condition. And now, after all these years, he was finally getting around to it.
As I looked around the garage, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of awe at the sheer number of engines and projects the owner had accumulated over the years. But the 1967 Hemi GTX was clearly the crown jewel of his collection. The car was a testament to an era of American muscle cars that will always be remembered as some of the greatest vehicles ever made.
Finding this car by accident was a stroke of luck, and I feel fortunate to have had the chance to talk to the owner and learn more about its history. It’s a rare find that will undoubtedly be treasured by its owner and admired by car enthusiasts for years to come.
Check out the shared video to learn more about this car’s history.