1967 Plymouth GTX

Rotisserie Restored GTX Convertible #1 426 Dual Quad HEMI V8 Torqueflite PS
Stock #
135726
Body Style
Convertible
Engine
426 HEMI V8
Exterior Color
Gold Metallic
Interior Color
Black
Miles
62874

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Why Buy
  • Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 / Sale includes the car’s original 4-barrel intake and custom fresh air hood
  • Mostly original sheetmetal / Correct Gold Metallic paint / Mostly original interior / Correct Black top
  • Featured in Mopar Collector’s Guide / Sale includes a copy of the car’s feature
  • Believed to be the first Hemi-equipped 1967 Belvedere GTX Convertible
  • Correct A727 3-speed automatic transmission / Correct 8.75-inch rear axle
  • The beneficiary of a detailed, rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2011
  • Sale includes: An original Certicard / Restoration photos / Ownership history signed by the car’s first owner
  • Correct power steering / Correct power drum brakes / 14-inch Magnum 500 wheels
  • Scored 994 out of 1,000 points to attain gold certification at the 2011 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals
  • Sale includes: / DaimlerChrysler paperwork / Chrysler Registry paperwork / Galen Govier paperwork

SUMMARY

  • The beneficiary of a detailed, rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2011
  • Scored 994 out of 1,000 points to attain gold certification at the 2011 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals
  • Featured in Mopar Collector’s Guide / Sale includes a copy of the car’s feature
  • Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 / Sale includes the car’s original 4-barrel intake and custom fresh air hood
  • Correct A727 3-speed automatic transmission / Correct 8.75-inch rear axle
  • Mostly original sheetmetal / Correct Gold Metallic paint / Mostly original interior / Correct Black top
  • Correct power steering / Correct power drum brakes / 14-inch Magnum 500 wheels
  • Sale includes: An original Certicard / Restoration photos / Ownership history signed by the car’s first owner
  • Sale includes: / DaimlerChrysler paperwork / Chrysler Registry paperwork / Galen Govier paperwork
  • Believed to be the first Hemi-equipped 1967 Belvedere GTX Convertible

Ever have one of those moments when you find a spectacular classic that seems too good to be true? The ‘coolest of the cool’ that’s survived almost five decades of vehicle downsizing trends, fuel thirsty gearheads and stoplight fisticuffs? Well, you don’t have to worry about getting pinched back to reality this time because this storied Plymouth Belvedere is a fully restored, fully documented classic that’s believed to be the first 1967 Hemi GTX Convertible produced! But wait, there’s more. Not only is this magazine-featured drop-top a national award-winning show queen that presents much nicer than when it rolled off the assembly line, it also features a great backstory. If you’re looking for some tough, investment grade muscle that’s fun to look at, a blast to drive and ready to hit the show circuit as soon as it rolls out of our showroom, congratulations, you’ve found your next classic!

HISTORY/CONDITION

Sergei Dennenbaum was a Russian immigrant who arrived in New York City in 1962. Mechanically inclined from a young age, he eventually found a Chrysler apprenticeship that lead to a year of employment endurance testing the company’s latest and greatest products. Now, we all know endurance testing is the sophisticated cousin of drag racing, and it wasn’t long until Sergei set in to building a 1963 Plymouth Max Wedge super stocker that would rise to fame as ‘The Mad Russian’.

The Plymouth you see here, believed to be the first Hemi-equipped GTX Convertible produced for the 1967 model year, was originally purchased as a fun tow vehicle for The Mad Russian. Thanks to Sergei’s contacts at Chrysler, the car was specifically optioned with a functional Belvedere I hood scoop and Holley 4-barrel carburetor. When the drop-top arrived at Manhattan Chrysler/Plymouth in the fall of 1966, it wore a flat Belvedere hood over one-off 4-barrel induction, and, as was common practice, its polished air cleaner and standard dual-quad setup had been loaded in to the trunk. Since the weather was bad, and the car was pretty unique, Sergei allowed the dealer to park it in the showroom for a few weeks of display. During that stint, requisite GTX scoops were bolted up along with showy “426 HEMI” emblems — emblems that, upon Sergei officially taking delivery of the car, were quickly swapped for diminutive 383 badges.

Fast forward to early 1967, when this GTX’s custom fresh air hood arrived. Literally a bolt-on piece, the bonnet was coated in correct Gold Metallic pigment, capped with a matching scoop and featured an aluminum plate that funneled wind directly in to the aforementioned Holley. Cool, unique and sporting plenty of power, the car was ready for many seasons of towing The Mad Russian. That said, being a tried and true gearhead, Sergei wasn’t about to leave well enough alone. So, he commenced a series of mild modifications that further enhanced the big Plymouth’s performance.

Speaking of cool, here’s where things go from cool to flat out awesome! At some point, Sergei’s mom took a liking to the GTX and, along with Segei, began to drive it pretty regularly. Unfortunately, that heavy usage resulted in a stuck throttle cable and front end damage from a subsequent collision. However, the damage wasn’t severe and the car was quickly fixed and put back on the road. Eventually, Sergei’s mom decided to start racing the GTX alongside her son’s perennial super stocker. And we’re not talking a few fun passes, we’re talking consistent 13-second pulls at over 100 MPH! Unfortunately, sometime in late 1969, someone stole the Plymouth’s big Holley carburetor while it sat in the pits at Atco Dragway. Disappointed and angry, Sergei installed the factory’s dual-quad setup, retired the car to street duty and, in 1970, sold it to a New York City police officer for $1,800.

For the next twenty years, the GTX would remain an odd unicorn of New York folklore. In 1990, refusing to watch the Plymouth deteriorate, a car enthusiast’s widow sold it to a well-known MoPar collector. While the original Holley was long gone, the car’s original intake, hood and various ‘go fast’ parts had been preserved and were included with the sale. In 2003, after the collector had researched the car, gathered restoration parts and cleared a few pending projects, Galen Govier was contacted to confirm its status as the first known 1967 Hemi GTX Convertible. In 2009, the Plymouth was moved to Totally Auto in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. And in 2010, that shop began a detailed, rotisserie restoration that would return the car to a factory-correct appearance, all the way down to its correct bumper guards. In 2011, the GTX stormed the muscle car scene by debuting at the Muscle Cars at the Playboy Mansion show, and scoring 994 out of 1,000 points to earn gold certification at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. And, in the years since, it’s attended many top-tier shows and even spent a little time in the Wellborn Musclecar Museum.

ENGINE

Authenticated by a famous 2468330 casting number, this GTX’s original, 426 cubic inch Hemi benefitted from an acute rebuild that occurred during the detailed restoration. As Plymouth’s top option for power hungry gearheads, Chrysler’s legendary elephant block utilized cast iron heads, an oversquare bore, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a stated 425 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque. All that high performance hardware spins in a familiar Hemi Orange block, which hangs requisite Organisol-coated valve covers over correct, low-restriction exhaust manifolds. Oxygen is supplied by a polished and decaled air cleaner, which rides correct Carter carburetors and a correct aluminum intake. Compression is sparked by Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables, which are snapped onto a correct points distributor. And a correct, 26-inch radiator utilizes pliable hoses and old school squeeze clamps to cool combustion. Thanks to less than 50 miles of road time, the body-matched engine bay is both spotless and accurate. Mechanically, the big mill cruises just as well as when it rolled out of the restoration shop. And naturally, a roster of correct ancillaries includes items like factory decals, a reproduction MoPar battery, a Chrysler washer reservoir and a monochromatic brake booster.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Park this pristine Plymouth on a lift and you’ll find a fully sorted undercarriage that’s been finished to the same exacting standards as the car’s impressive engine bay. Glossy gold 2-stage protects solid, original floors that probably haven’t seen much daylight since the car’s restoration. Behind the stalwart engine, a correct A727 TorqueFlite twists power to a correct, 8.75-inch axle. That drivetrain rides a factory-spec suspension, which mixes factory power steering with correct power drum brakes. The car’s fresh dual exhaust system centers an H-shaped crossover in front of factory replacement mufflers and polished stainless tips. And power scorches the pavement through polished Magnum 500s, which spin G70-14 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sport redlines around chrome hubcaps.

INTERIOR

Swing this drop-top’s solid doors and you’ll find a mostly original interior that’s one of the coolest cockpits bolted behind a big block! Billed as the ‘Gentleman’s Muscle Car’, and finished in correct Black vinyl, it brings a real sense of class to a platform with a solemn and brutish nature. Front and center, an original combination of bench and bucket seats hang correct, original headrests over a correct console that’s topped by a correct tachometer. In front of those seats, a classy dash frames decidedly retro telemetry above an old school Plymouth Transaudio radio. At the sides of that dash, pliable door panels bridge the gap between fresh carpet and correct toppers. In front of the driver, a glossy steering wheel laps a chrome, Plymouth-branded horn ring. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk hangs a fresh mat and correct jack over a full-size spare tire.

PROVENANCE

In addition to significant historical documentation, this Plymouth’s substantial provenance includes Galen Govier VIN, Fender Tag and Certicard decodes. Here’s a detailed look at how the car left Chrysler’s St. Louis assembly plant.

VIN: RS27J77115013

  • RS: Plymouth Belvedere GTX
  • 27: Convertible
  • J: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
  • 7: 1967 model year
  • 7: Produced at Chrysler’s St. Louis assembly plant
  • 115013: Sequential Production Number

FENDER TAG:

  • RS: Plymouth GTX
  • 27: Convertible
  • 73: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
  • 5: TorqueFlite automatic transmission
  • 48: 7.75×14 red streak tires
  • 5: Five tires included with car
  • 921: Scheduled for production on Wednesday September 21st, 1966
  • 02465: Plymouth Shipping Order Number
  • A4: 8.75-inch axle that’s fitted with 3.23 gears
  • X8: Sure Grip differential
  • TP: Premium trim grade
  • R6: Vinyl bucket seats
  • MX: Black interior
  • PZ: Gold Metallic roof paint
  • NZ: Gold Metallic body paint
  • T1: Monotone paint style
  • UB: Black upper door frames
  • B: No buffed paint
  • S: No accent stripes
  • A1: 26-inch radiator
  • F5: Belvedere GTX Package
  • STD: Radio
  • R1: Music Master AM radio
  • T7: Tachometer
  • X2: Tinted windshield
  • Y1: Black convertible top
  • a6: Console
  • b4: Bucket seats
  • g0: Body belt moldings
  • j4: Body sill moldings
  • std: Chrome driver’s mirror
  • 17A: Inspector’s stamp

CERTICARD:

  • RS: Plymouth Belvedere GTX
  • 27: Convertible
  • J: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
  • 7: 1967 model year
  • 7: Produced at Chrysler’s St. Louis assembly plant
  • 115013: Sequential Production Number
  • P: Premium trim grade
  • 6: Vinyl bucket seats
  • X: Black interior
  • Z: Gold Metallic roof paint
  • Z: Gold Metallic body paint
  • 1: Monotone paint
  • T5: TorqueFlite automatic transmission
  • SG: Sure Grip axle
  • 0967: Delivered in September of 1967

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

  • A business card from the car’s original salesman
  • The car’s original Certicard
  • An original registration
  • Vintage photos of the dragsters the car towed
  • A vintage photo of the car’s unique fresh air 4-barrel setup
  • A history of events, including modifications, recounted and signed by the car’s first owner
  • A partial ownership history
  • Restoration photos
  • A letter from DaimlerChrysler’s Corporate Historical Collection
  • A Production Record from DaimlerChrysler’s Corporate Historical Collection
  • A copy of the car’s Build Card from DaimlerChrysler’s Corporate Historical Collection
  • Chrysler Registry paperwork
  • The aforementioned Galen Govier VIN, Fender Tag and Certicard decodes
  • A copy of the car’s feature in Mopar Collector’s Guide
  • A vintage key chain that features the car’s original plate number
  • The car’s original 4-barrel intake
  • The car’s custom fresh air hood

Every car has a story. But how often is that story so good that it seems ripped from the pages of an octane-fueled fairy tale? Think about it: this incredible convertible is a rare, highly authentic classic that, believed to be the first Hemi-powered 1967 GTX Convertible, was custom-ordered, owned and raced by a family of dyed-in-the-wool gearheads. If you’re looking for an exceptionally documented investment that enjoys near limitless appeal, this top-notch Plymouth is the car you’ve been dreaming of!

Basic

Year
1967
Make
Plymouth
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
GTX
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
62874

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
426 HEMI V8
Engine Number
2468330
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Dual 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
A727 Torqueflite
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Gold Metallic
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
8 3/4
Front Wheel Specification
14"
Rear Wheel Specification
14"
Front Tire Specification
G70-14
Rear Tire Specification
G70-14
Front Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Spare
Full Size
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
  • Muscle Cars at the Playboy Mansion.
  • — Invited pariticpant.
  • Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals.
  • — Gold honors.
  • — 994 out of 1,000 points.
  • Wellborn Musclecar Museum.
  • — Displayed.
  • Mopar Collector’s Guide.
  • — Feature article.
Historical Documents Summary
* Original salesman business card. * Original Certicard. * Original registration. * Vintage photos. * First owner history. * Partial ownership history. * Restoration photos. * DC Corp. Hist. Coll. paperwork. * DC Corp. Hist. Coll. Prod. Record. * DC Corp. Hist. Coll. Build Card. * Chrysler Registry paperwork. * Galen Govier decodes. * Mopar Collector’s Guide feature.

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