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September 9, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX Beats Estimates, Sells For Over Quarter-Million

Everything’s bigger in Texas after all and this here 1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX’s sale price is no exception. Pre-auction estimates had the car in the $200,000 to $250,000 range, but clearly that was low as the rare muscle car hammered at Mecum Dallas for $253,000. The sale price not only beat auction estimates, but was the most expensive car sold over the course of the four day auction.

 

In 1971 Plymouth produced just 19 examples of the Hemi GTX with an automatic transmission and this is one of them. Since it’s birth nearly 50 years ago, it has undergone restoration, but since that time has only put 40 miles on the odometer. This car may catch your eye with the Citron Yella, but much of the appeal you can’t see without taking a very close look. Under the factory Air Grabber hood is the original number matching 426 Hemi V8 paired to the also number matching 727 automatic transmission.

 

1971 would be the final year of the GTX as a standalone model and the final year of the 426 Hemi, but both live on today in this fine, well documented example of muscle car’s passed. Not to mention a great addition to any garage if you have the cost of a house to put toward something to keep in your garage.

[Photography courtesy of Mecum Auctions.]

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