1967 GTX Survivor vs Corvette
Unrestored 1967 440 GTX drag racing for the first time in 38 years. This
1967 440 4 speed Plymouth GTX was stored in a warehouse in 1973. I
purchased it in 1998 and was the first person to drive it on the road since
'73. I put it in a shed awaiting restoration 9 years ago. On the day this
video was taken (October 30, 2011) it literally had dirt dauber nests and
cob webs still in the engine compartment.
Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
1970 Road Runner 440 6 pack
One of the Boss`s old beaters lol...Mint OE Paint and decals, 440 6 pack,
Isky Cam, headers etc etc...even the damn clock works. A real Jem. I will
get more footage in the future. He has a 67 GTX Hemi as well.......Tunes
Jeff Beck..Freeway Jam
1967 Plymouth GTX
This is a short clip of my friends '67 GTX just after getting it running.
(FHO) Tim Banning built 540" Hemi w/10-71 blower.
Chassis work by Ed, Chris, and Dennis Michal.
71 Plymouth GTX Startup
1971 Plymouth GTX that I've been working on getting back on the road. We
got it as a "almost running" car. "Almost running" was somewhere between
very generous and flat out false. We've ended up replacing all the bushings
in the suspension and rebuilding the engine and the brakes. Now it's
getting to the point that it's driveable and hoo-boy is it a hoot. Always
fun to do the no tag, no muffler shakedown run :)
Here's some specs:
440cu (7.2L) V8 with 727 Torqeflite reverse manual valve body; 8 3/4 rear
end with 3.91 gearset. All going out to a pair of 15x10 Centerline rims
with BF Goodrich 295/50R15 tires. Still not sure if we're going to be
putting in the 4-speed or keeping the brutal automatic. Such a fun car. My
little camera can't capture the amount of noise this thing puts out. It
currently is just running around an old set of 2.5" pipes with no mufflers
that end somewhere under the rear seats.
Can't get enough Mopar!
1967 Plymouth GTX
1967 Plymouth GTX. Very nice car. Older paint, but still nice. Interior
very clean. Original 4 speed car with 440 High Performance V8. Engine
is stamped with 1967 build date, but we are not sure if this is the
original motor. Dana rear axle. We have driven this car many miles and
it drives very nice.
133298 / 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/dybj4vm
This 1967 GTX is a super clean, near-survivor 4-speed car with 99% of its
original parts. Present is the original fender tag, original distributor
tag, original seat tags and all original sheet-metal.
Understanding that we had a 100% correct, complete numbers-matching car, we
decided to send the original engine, transmission and air cleaner off to
Shepard's Automotive. In case you've never heard of Shepard's, they were
founded by Larry Shepard, Sr., an engineer at Chrysler Corporation in the
1960s, who worked under Tom Hoover (the Godfather of the HEMI at Chrysler
when they rolled out the street HEMI in 1966). Larry was later an engineer
at Mopar Performance and has literally written the book on Mopar
performance engines (in fact, I think he's written five or six). With an
impressive bank of NOS and original parts and an even more impressive
knowledge base, there was nobody out there better suited to restore the
drive-train in our GTX.
With the doors, fenders, deck lid and hood removed, the entire body was
placed on a rotisserie and sent off for dipping and e-coating. After the
body was returned to our shop, we completed the metal work quickly, which
was limited to a few small patches in the lower driver's side quarter
panel. Because we replicated the original factory welds, you wouldn't know
that the work was done if we didn't tell you. As we learned when we
received the body shell back from the dip shop, the original floor pans,
trunk floor and floor pans were perfect, with no prior rot or rust.
With the metal work complete, the car was primed, block-sanded,
block-sanded some more and then block-sanded again for good measure and
then painted in base coat/clear coat. Only after the base paint and clear
coat were applied was the Medium Red Metallic sport stripes painted on,
exactly the way it was done on the assembly line. If you ever see a
restored 1967 GTX with the painted stripes flush with the base color, it's
WRONG. On the underside, our restoration shop replicated the factory primer
processes, complete with blown overspray.
After the drivetrain was properly bolted into place, our shop installed the
original and now restored Dana 60 rear axle and restored rear suspension.
We installed brand new stainless fuel lines, brake lines, brake hoses,
grommets, weather-stripping and gaskets. A new fuel tank was bolted into
place, and a complete, reproduction concours HEMI Exhaust handles the soundtrack. The entire
braking system was reinstalled, using a combination of restored original
and replacement parts. After the front suspension was in place, the
restored and extremely hard to find 1967-only HEMI steel wheels were bolted
up to the car, complete with four brand new reproduction redline tires.
Finishing off the restored rolling stock were the four original, restored
HEMI-only dog dish caps.
Turning our attention to the interior, our in-house interior expert Ralph
Farinacci went to work. The front and rear seats and most of the interior
parts had been finished by Ralph over the prior three months and simply
needed to be installed. Ralph is a big believer in using original parts,
right down to original screws and that's how he approached the restoration
of the interior on this GTX. Of course, there are new door panels and vinyl
seat covers, but every other piece is original to the car. The original
dash pad was restored, along with the original gauge cluster. The original
steering wheel was expertly refinished to better-than-new condition. Small
touches like original restored kick panels and an original rear seat
speaker set this car apart from the "catalog restorations" we see so often.
1967 GTXs have boatloads of interior chrome and every single piece was
redone to concours standards.
Since the restoration was completed, this amazing GTX has been gently and
carefully broken in and dialed in and is a true investment grade car which
can be enjoyed on summer nights or rolled off a trailer at any concourse
event. We all have our ultimate cars-if the 1967 HEMI GTX is yours, you
can't do much better than this one!