1970 SUPER BEETLE
- Year: 1969
- Make: Plymouth.
- Model: GTX
- Trim: 2 Door Hardtop
- Engine: 440 Super Commando
- Drive Type: RWD
- VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): RS23L9E126199
- Mileage: 46,000
- Exterior Color: Platinum Metallic
- Interior Color: Red
Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle’s history. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections
440 Super Commando
This engine was rebuilt when restored a few years ago and drives wonderful! Only 46,300 miles appear on the odometer and the entire car shows as if its 4,000 miles. We believe these are original miles without an odometer rollover. The GTX roars to life instantly even when cool outside. And I mean ROARS! The exhaust makes all the right noise: a nice rumble at idle, a mellow growl at cruise and an explosion of lions when you lean into it. The engine leaves no drips and burns no oil. Even in 90 degree temps in traffic it does not run hot at all! Cool as can be! It was an occasional weekend driver for the owner, so at very light throttle tip in there can be a very minor hesitation that appears to clean up nicely as you drive. All the power is there and the engine is beast! The factory tach works!!! I’ll say again – working factory tach!!! Turn the key, watch the tach rise and hear this GTX come to life! Check out the factory marked radiator and heater hoses!!!!
The TorqueFlite 727 trans shifts wonderfully and crisp and downshifts on demand with no issues!! The 727 is a legendary transmission is lives up to its lure!
The paint is very nice! It is a 9++ out of 10 easily. Nearly every inch of this car is factory fresh with only incredibly minor flaws. Any flaws are so minor they are near impossible to even see in close up pictures, there is a 1/8″ chip on the edge of the drivers door right on the very edge. It’s near impossible to see. And there is a scratch about 1/4″ long and not deep on the passenger quarter panel. Could almost not mention it just trying to be thorough!!! They are it. I don’t see anything else and themselves are virtually imperceptible!! The car was also finished in option code V21 black performance hood paint which is factory new shape!
The Sure-Grip posi rear is in great shape, makes no noise and has no slack at all. Slip the car in gear and there is NO lurch as the pinion and gear take up the slack!
Let me begin with a little background of this GTX. On Christmas Eve of 1968 in Concord, California, the original owner bought himself an early present in the form of this breathtaking GTX. I would love to know the story, or see a moment of the excitement as the day before Christmas he rumbled home. Or maybe, it was present from his wife…or if she was so lucky, a present TO his wife. We can speculate for days, but a Christmas Eve purchase just adds to a charming and storied past for this GTX. It was purchased at Freeway Chrysler-Plymouth and would have stickered for about $3,500 before any options were ticked. And options they did tick! Let’s start at the beginning!
BRAND NEW Firestone Super Sport Wide Ovals, Redline tires. 95%+ tread! How great do the Redline look against the red body stripe just south of the body moulding???
The Magnum 500 wheels are in great shape and near new condition!
Onto the cabin
The premium red vinyl seats are fantastic!!! There is NO tears, NO seams coming apart. They are supportive with no sags. The vinyl is soft and buttery and the foam and the springs are supportive with no signs of fatigue. They are simply gorgeous.
The door panels look fantastic! All of the panels are free of dents or defects.
The headliner is in fantastic shape! No sags, tears or issues and looks brilliant in the stunning red!
The AM radio turns on!
The GTX was ordered with factory AC and is all present! The heater core has no leaks and all vacuum lines and canisters are in place. The heater/AC control has been a little finicky lately but all components in good shape!
The car comes with extras such as the original factory manual, warranty book and the super rare plastic cover for each. Also, as mentioned, the full Galen Govier registry and documentation. This really highlights and completes the car’s story. Also, the owner assembled a beautiful binder filled with the report, options lists, photos of the car and further documentation. The car even comes with a little clone of itself in 1/18th scale! The car comes with interior spare parts such as the hard to find NOS heater vents.