If the other cars at this shop are any indication, it’s about to get the royal treatment it deserves.
People essentially give up on cars all the time. Maybe they intended to fix whatever was wrong with them, but then something happened that stopped them. Or maybe they’re the ultimate procrastinators. It’s even possible they’re just a car hoarder. We’re not sure what the case is with this 1968 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi barn find, a classic muscle car which literally sat in a barn for a decade.
First off, the poor GTX looks like it was left untouched for more than ten years, but maybe it was a particularly dusty barn. Or it could’ve been kept in an open field first, then transferred to the barn. People do weird things with cars.
Thanks to the hard life, pretty much every square inch of this car is filthy. There’s also some corrosion and crustiness on the body and we’ll just assume the chassis looks about the same, if not worse. That said, this muscle car is almost completely original, a big plus for its value.
Not only does this Plymouth have the illustrious 426ci Hemi V8, backing that up is a 4-speed gearbox. The previous owner installed a nice big aftermarket tach on the left side of the steering column. Maybe this was fitted with slicks and raced at a local strip? It’s possible. All that power in a relatively lightweight car means you can really get this coupe moving.
Just remember there was also a 440 Super Commando available for 1968. People get very heated discussing (arguing) over which engine is better and why. Notice we didn’t take a side, even though someone will probably claim we did in the comments below.
It was the Plymouth Road Runner which was the budget-friendly drag racer. However, if you wanted a little bit of comfort in your muscle car, the GTX was a good option. Again, everyone has their opinion about which is better.
Also in this video is a yard with a few dozen barn-find-condition Mopars scattered about. Some are in the middle of being restored and others are actually for sale.