Plymouth is well known for the powerful cars it has made, especially in the 60s and 70s. They had one of the most powerful cars available at that time, which created a big amount of interest among buyers because these cars were sold at affordable prices. Talking about powerful and affordable cars , one of the best of that era was the 68 GTX.
On this model the Plymouth GTX once again returned to the same Belvedere platform which was used by the Road Runner.. Trying to stick to the Plymouth standards when it came to design and keeping the customers happy, this new muscle car featured a very sturdy two door hardtop but also convertible body styles.
The 68 GTX was and still is regarded as one of the best models Plymouth had created up to that date, or in fact well after this time as well. This is because no other midsized Plymouth would even get close to performing as well as this little beast.
Instead of having the 383 cid V8 engine as the main engine, the Plymouth 1968 GTX had the power train of the 67 model. You would be given the option of having the 375 bhp Magnum 440 cid four barrel as a standard, and if you would be interested in some more powerful options, then the only option available would be the 425-bhp 426 Hemi. This engine really packed some good horsepower back in the day. Compared to other Plymouth models, for which you would have to pay an extra 200 dollars, the 68 GTX had the TorqueFlite automatic as a standard and if going with the four speed manual as an alternative, which could also be pricey on other models, it also would come as a basic. The suspension upgrades were similar to one another and they featured front disk brakes and wide oval rubber. You could also have limited slip diff as a shared option. Also, there was nothing uncommon to have non-functional hood vents in both models.
Even though the new GTX was based on the Belvedere model, the two door one, it would still prove to be a very reliable and fast car which many buyers were satisfied with.