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Muscle cars had evolved from mainstream models with expensive special engines to expensive special models with expensive special engines. What the youth of America needed was an inexpensive mainstream model with an inexpensive expecial engine. In ’68, playmouth gave it them.
With the hot new Road Runner anchoring the lower rungs, a familiar name returned to the top off Plymouth’s midsize muscle ladder. For its second season, the GTX moved to the same redesigned Belvedere platform used by the Road Runner.
In keeping with its upscale mission, the GTX featured two-door hardtop and convertible body styles; the ’68 Road Runner stared with a pillared coupe and didn’t offer a ragtop.
There were plenty of fast Plymouth’s before 1967, but none had the unified performance image pioneered by the Pontiac GTO. Plymounth addressed this for ’67 with an executive class hot rod that leaned a little on the Poncho for its name. GTX.