Plymouth GTX (diecast 1:64, HotWheels)

  • Plymouth GTX (from 1971)
  • HotWheels
  • 1:64
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • orange
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging does not exist
  • Not for sale
 
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The Story of the Plymouth GTX

The vehicle on which this impressive model is based is the Plymouth GTX, a muscle car manufactured by Chrysler's Plymouth Division. The Plymouth GTX first appeared in 1967 and was designed as a high-performance variant of the Plymouth Belvedere. This powerhouse was developed to strike a balance between everyday usability and high performance, quickly gaining a reputation as a "Gentleman's Muscle Car." The generation on which the model is based was produced from 1971 to 1974. During this time, the Plymouth GTX reached its peak and became an icon on American roads.

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Model Car in Detail

The model pictured is a 1/64 scale model by HotWheels, based on the original Plymouth GTX. This model car is part of "martin852's" collection and is highly regarded for its precision and attention to detail. Made from high-quality die-cast material, this model features a bright orange paint job with black accents on the hood and side panels. The detailed reproduction of the grille and taillights will make any collector's heart race. The model's rims complement the sporty look and add to the authenticity expected from a HotWheels model.

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Technical Specs and Fun Facts

The 1971 Plymouth GTX, on which this model is based, was available with various engine options, including the 440 Super Commando V8 and the infamous 426 Hemi V8. These engines offered power ranging from 375 to 425 horsepower, allowing the vehicle to achieve impressive speed and acceleration. The designer of this generation of Plymouth GTX was John Herlitz, a legendary automotive designer known for his work at Chrysler. The vehicle also featured advanced technical features like reinforced suspension and powerful brakes, ensuring excellent driving stability.

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A Look Back at 1971

The year 1971, when this generation of Plymouth GTX was first built, was a significant year. In the USA, the Three-State Nuclear Agreement was signed to limit nuclear weapon testing. In the music scene, Led Zeppelin released their iconic album "Led Zeppelin IV," which included classics like "Stairway to Heaven." These events illustrate the historical backdrop in which the Plymouth GTX made its way onto the streets. The 1/64 scale model by HotWheels perfectly captures this nostalgic feel and pays tribute to the era.


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