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Lot Shots: 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX

1967 Plymouth GTX Driver's Side Front

(Image/OnAllCylinders – Paul Sakalas)

“Holy Schnikes!”

The entire staff at OnAllCylinders erupted in that famous line from 1995’s seminal film “Tommy Boy” when today’s Lot Shot rolled onto our pavement.

For those unfamiliar with the cinematic masterpiece, the movie stars Chris Farley, David Spade, and a 1967 Plymouth GTX.

Unlike the Tommy Boy GTX however, this one is in pristine condition. We found no damage to the driver’s side door hinges and there were no deer prints on the rear upholstery either.

Instead, we found a low-miles Mopar, complete with its original 440 cubic inch engine and four-speed floor shifter.

The GTX was originally introduced by Plymouth as upscale trim on the Belvedere. It was intended to be a “gentleman’s muscle car” thanks to its impressive performance and well-groomed style. The GTX would eventually evolve into a standalone model.

In ’67, you could get yours powered by the venerable 440, or opt for the legendary 426 Hemi. Either option would hustle the Mopar through a quarter-mile in about 15 seconds.

As with most muscle cars, the GTX gradually faded into obscurity during the early 1970s. It’s swan song was as a trim level on the 1974 Plymouth Road Runner.

Though the Tommy Boy GTX was a convertible, we’d gladly take this hardtop.

…even if there may be melted chocolate inside the dash.

1967 Plymouth GTX Grille

1967 Plymouth GTX Rear, Passenger Side

1967 Plymouth GTX Engine

Photos by OnAllCylinders – Paul Sakalas

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