The Plymouth Belvedere GTX was a high-performance variant of the Belvedere vehicle made by Chrysler Corporation’s Plymouth division from 1967 to 1971. The GTX was available in two body styles: hardtop and convertible. It was powered by the “Super Commando” engine, a 440 cubic inch (7.2 liter) V8 engine. The engine produced 375 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque when mated to a three-speed automated gearbox.
Power steering, power brakes, and air conditioning were among the optional features offered for the GTX. It also had a unique external style kit with a blacked-out grille and special GTX badging. The GTX’s interior was similarly well-appointed, with bucket seats and a center console standard.
The 1967 GTX, dubbed the “Gentleman’s Muscle Car,” was the first time Plymouth released a no-nonsense power and beauty united car. It has everything a fan would desire. It debuted with two engine choices under the hood. The basic engine was a 440 CI V8 with 375 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque. The “Super Commando 440” was the model’s moniker. To say the least, respectable.
But the true enthusiast would have gone for the other engine. The 426 cubic-inch V8 Hemi capable of producing 425 horsepower with 490 lb.-ft. of torque.
The exact engine from today’s model that was restored. Fortunately, it was completed by an engine manufacturing aftermarket firm that has built Hemi engines for over 30 years. According to the auction site, it received “First Prize Restored” at the World of Wheels in Boston.
The 426 Hemi accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, while the 440 took somewhat longer, taking 6.6 seconds. The ’67 GTX was also available with either a three-speed automatic or a four-speed manual transmission. While the three-speed gearbox would have made the GTX one of just 48 produced in 1967, the other choice would have made it one of 312 GTXs produced.
While it’s not as rare, it’s no reason to take bragging rights from it. Moreso, because this car only has 31,000 miles on the odometer.
In terms of the appearance, there were coupe and convertible models offered. Of course, today’s model assumes the former. It has a black exterior with Medium Red stripes on the sides and a bright red inside.