Rare Black 1970 Plymouth HEMI GTX Stuns with Its Impeccable Style


Normally, I’m not one to get excited about black muscle cars. Sure, the iconic Challenger “Black Ghost” is a thing of beauty, but for the most part, I prefer more colorful classics. Or at least, I used to.

That all changed when I laid eyes on this stunning 1970 Plymouth GTX. Dressed to impress in black, it’s got me rethinking my color preferences..

Showcased by YouTube’s “JC Fernandez,” this GTX is rather atypical for a Mopar from the golden age of muscle cars. That’s because black wasn’t a very popular color at a time when Chrysler’s 20-color palette was made up almost entirely out of flashy hues. And I guess buyers also wanted to stand out.

Whoever ordered this car back in 1969 made a brilliant decision, because the black paint on this GTX looks absolutely stunning, especially without the addition of a vinyl top.

After all, the GTX was known as “the gentleman’s muscle car,” and this black-on-white combo with reflective yellow stripes only enhances its classy and sophisticated look.

And this combo also turns this 1970 GTX into an extremely rare muscle car. According to the owner, the GTX registry includes only nine cars finished in this hue.

And just one of them was also ordered with the yellow side stripes. Yup, it’s the car you’re looking at, which is a one-of-one gem that you won’t see anywhere else.

But how come it looks so fantastic for a car that’s 53 years old as of 2023? Well, this GTX went through a rotisserie restoration that included a professional repaint, an engine rebuild, and a refurbished interior.

It’s not as original as other survivors out there, but this thing looks better than new and it’s ready to win trophies at any Concours d’Elegance.

To top it all off, it comes with a 426-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) HEMI V8 under the hood. It’s unclear if it’s the original, numbers-matching mill, but it could be since the owner say he still has the original radiator and other parts he swapped while rebuilding the mill.

If the 426 V8 is indeed the factory unit, this GTX is one of only 71 that were ordered with a HEMI for the 1970 model year.

Get ready to feel the power of Chrysler’s most legendary engine – the 426 HEMI. As the top-of-the-line option for the GTX, this monster V8 is a force to be reckoned with.

While the standard Road Runner came with a four-barrel 440, and the 440-6BBL was a step up with 390 horsepower, the HEMI delivered a whopping 425 horsepower straight from the factory.

But hold onto your seat because this particular 1970 Plymouth GTX’s engine has been upgraded, and it’s safe to say that it packs more than just the stock amount of punch.

But that’s enough talk for today, now hit the play button below to meet the coolest 1970 Plymouth GTX I’ve seen in a very long time.


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