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Old 08-02-2007, 09:25 AM
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Road Runner or GTX? Question for Mopar guys.

I have always loved the Road Runner. The GTX is also cool ('68-70).

My question is, which is the cooler, more collectable car? For example, the Pontiac line of midsize cars went 1.Tempest, 2. LeMans, 3. GTO in order of plainest to most well equipped. How does this translate to Plymouth?

Is it Satellite, GTX, Road Runner or Satellite, Road Runner, GTX?

(The reason I ask is that I am looking at a very original 68 GTX nearby with the 440 and supposedly 57,000 miles. It's a project, but it looks like a nice car to start with.)

Any info about this subject will be appreciated.

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The model line-up ascended from the low-line Belvedere (think taxi-cab),Satellite,Road Runner (although many were Belvedere like in their amenities,or lack of),Sport Satellite,and GTX at the top o' the heap.GTX's only had 2 engine options,the 440 or the Hemi.
From a collectability standpoint,it's probably almost a draw.The 'Runner may hold a slight edge in value,due to it being more "known",but the 'X would be rarer.
Cooler is certainly more a subjective thing,chase down the one you like,but I'd grab up that 57000 mile car in a flash.
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:39 PM
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I would think the Road Runner is below the Satelite/Sport Satelite, just from creature comforts alone.

The Road Runner is a stripped down Satelite (many RRs had no carpet)
The GTX had some creature goodies, but could also be a base car.
(the stripe down the side----if it has a smaller white stripe>>>came with whitewalls.-----Smaller red stripe>>>>came with redlines)

Satelite could be had with ANY engine/trans combo
Road Runner>>>>pretty much equals a 383 4-bbl ( think others were avail---just not common)
GTX= 440 or 426

Having had a 68 RR and a 69 GTX----I think I would prefer a Loaded Sport Satelite with a 440/4spd----The element of surprise.

Bryan

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2nd digit in VIN will give the price class of those cars
e=economy
m=medium
p=premium
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Satellites were available with just about any engine trans combination but were considered at the time a "grandma's car".

Road Runners were usually 383's but were also available with the 440 and 426 Hemis.

The GTX was basically a spruced up Road Runner with the 440. I don't believe the GTX trim option was available with the hemi, at least not in '69.

Which is more collectible? Road Runner followed by the GTX and then the Satellite. But I think you'll find that it is a mater of opinion more than what they're worth.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:10 PM
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I always thought from top to bottom was GTX, then Roadrunner, then Satellite. A Roadrunner was a beefed up Satellite and only came with a V8 and a GTX was a beefed up Roadrunner.

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