Custom Restored 1971 Plymouth GTX

Built to Replicate the GTX Used in ‘Fast 8: Fate of the Furious’

When it comes to iconic muscle cars, the 1971 Plymouth GTX is undoubtedly among the most memorable ones out there. The car was a true beast on the road, and its appearance in the movie “Fast 8: Fate of the Furious” only solidified its status as a legendary vehicle. However, not all GTXs are created equal, and this one in particular is a true standout.

Period Correct 440 CI V-8 Engine

Under the hood of this beauty is a period correct 440 CI V-8 engine that has been rebuilt, bored, and honed for maximum performance. The engine is topped with an Edelbrock intake and features Holley Sniper EFI with self-tuning, black engine accessories, and coated headers. Additionally, the engine has been outfitted with a Beast serpentine kit, Wizard dual-fan cooling system, and Moroso ignition wires for an upgraded ignition. The custom dual exhaust system with Borla mufflers provides a sound that is both aggressive and refined.

Nut and Bolt Restoration Completed in 2022

This GTX has undergone a complete nut and bolt restoration that was completed in 2022. The attention to detail is apparent throughout the vehicle, and no expense was spared in making sure that every component is in top condition. From the engine to the suspension to the interior, everything has been carefully restored to ensure that this GTX is as close to its original factory condition as possible.

Custom BMW Jet Black Paint

The classic lines of the 1971 Plymouth GTX have been accentuated by a custom BMW Jet Black paint job. The paint is flawless and gives the car a sleek and modern look while still paying homage to its roots. The front fender graphic is silver and factory-like, adding an extra touch of elegance to the overall design.

727 Automatic Transmission

Behind the engine is an A727 automatic transmission that has been rebuilt to handle the power of the 440 CI V-8 engine. The transmission shifts smoothly and effortlessly, making the driving experience as enjoyable as it is powerful.

Magnum Force 4-Link Suspension

The Magnum Force 4-link suspension is a key component in the handling of this GTX. The suspension has been modified to provide a smooth ride while still being able to handle the power of the engine. The Hydroboost braking system with Wilwood disc brakes provides excellent stopping power, while the Flaming River steering column and steering wheel provide precise steering control.

Vintage Air

The Vintage Air system is a welcome addition to this GTX, especially on hot summer days. The system provides excellent cooling while still blending in seamlessly with the overall design of the vehicle.

Carbon Fiber Drive Shaft

The carbon fiber drive shaft is another performance enhancement that has been added to this GTX. The drive shaft is lightweight and provides better acceleration and overall performance.

Rushforth Custom Wheels

The 10-spoke Rushforth custom wheels are a standout feature of this GTX. The modern low-profile radial rubber provides excellent grip and handling, while the overall design of the wheels perfectly complements the classic lines of the car.

Flaming River Steering Column and Steering Wheel

The Flaming River steering column and steering wheel provide a classic look with modern functionality. The steering is precise and responsive, making it easy to handle the power of the 440 CI V-8 engine.

Wilwood Brakes

The Wilwood brakes provide excellent stopping power and have been carefully tuned to work in conjunction with the Magnum Force 4-link suspension.

Dakota Digital Custom Gauge Cluster

The Dakota Digital custom gauge cluster is a modern addition that provides accurate and easy-to-read information about the car’s performance.

Custom Dual Exhaust System with Borla Mufflers

The custom dual exhaust system with Borla mufflers not only enhances the performance of the car but also provides an aggressive exhaust note that turns heads wherever the car goes. The Borla mufflers have been carefully tuned to provide a refined sound that is both loud and pleasing to the ear.

Wizard Dual Fan Cooling System

The Wizard dual-fan cooling system is another performance enhancement that has been added to this GTX. The cooling system is designed to keep the engine running at optimal temperatures, even under extreme conditions.

Painless Performance Wiring Harness

The Painless Performance wiring harness is an essential component of the electrical system of the car. The harness ensures that all electrical components are working properly and efficiently, providing reliable performance every time.

A Legend in its Own Right

The 1971 Plymouth GTX is a legend in its own right, and this particular example is a true standout. Built to replicate the version seen in “Fast 8: Fate of the Furious,” this car is not only an homage to its roots but also a showcase of modern performance and style. Every component has been carefully selected and meticulously restored or upgraded to ensure that this GTX is the best it can be.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the 1971 Plymouth GTX is a true classic that has stood the test of time. This particular example is a standout in every way, from its period-correct 440 CI V-8 engine to its custom BMW Jet Black paint job. The attention to detail in the restoration and upgrade process is apparent in every aspect of the car, from the suspension to the interior. The result is a car that not only looks great but also performs at the highest level.

FAQs

  1. What is a period correct engine block? A period correct engine block refers to an engine block that was produced in the same era as the car it is installed in. In the case of this GTX, the 440 CI V-8 engine block is from the same time period as the car itself.
  2. What is a nut and bolt restoration? A nut and bolt restoration is a type of restoration process where every component of the car is disassembled, restored, and reassembled using new hardware. The process ensures that every aspect of the car is in top condition.
  3. What is a serpentine kit? A serpentine kit is a type of accessory drive system that uses a single belt to drive all of the engine’s accessories, such as the alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioning compressor.
  4. What is a carbon fiber drive shaft? A carbon fiber drive shaft is a lightweight drive shaft that provides improved acceleration and overall performance compared to a traditional metal drive shaft.
  5. What is a custom gauge cluster? A custom gauge cluster is a modified instrument panel that provides additional information about the car’s performance. In the case of this GTX, the Dakota Digital custom gauge cluster provides accurate and easy-to-read information about the car’s performance.