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1971 Plymouth GTX "Pro-Touring" Flexes Viper V10 Muscle

1971 was the golden year for the Plymouth GTX, with this B-body being completely redesigned and making for one of the most desirable muscle cars of the era, especially since the engine range allowed one to choose between a 440 (7.2L) V8 and the infamous 426 (7.0L) HEMI. Well, the Plymouth we have here, which is a build in the making, does away with all that, with its engine compartment housing a Viper motor instead.
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The project comes from Horsepower Northeast, which describes itself as "a small shop in Washington building classic Mopars, which are built to be driven,"

Now, given the rarity of the '71 GTX (this was also the final year for the model as a standalone model, it's possible that the starting point for the build was the similarly-styled 1971 Road Runner - the 2 extra inches describing the latter's wheelbase shouldn't be a problem for such a restomod take.

Of course, dropping that monstrous V10 into the engine compartment and calling it a day wouldn't cut it. As such, the Mopar mélange that is this car was also gifted with matching stopping power, with the hardware being supplied by Baer Brakes.

Then we have the profound chassis upgrades and while these aren't listed by the specialist, at least for now, one of the Instagram posts below allows you to zoom in on the underbody of the car, so you can clearly see goodies like the 8.75 rear end, the custom front and rear suspension, as well as the splendid exhaust.

As for the final look of the project, there will only be a few hints towards the newfound allround performance of the GTX, at least if the build follows the plan highlighted in the rendering above. Note that the pixel work comes from Abimelec Arellano, an artist whose work we've published on multiple occasions.

This looks like the type of muscle car project that will greet us on the 印象彩票app下载 SEMA show's floor and here's to hoping the global health crisis doesn't see the Vegas venue being canceled.

Speaking of muscle restomods that keep things in the Mopar family, we've recently discussed a 1970 Dodge Challenger that rides on a Viper chassis, albeit while sporting Hellcat motivation.

on Nov 3, 2019 at 1:43pm PST


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