GTX - **
This GTX was just
removed from a bubble after 3 years of rotisserie restoration. It has
been driven 1 mile since the restoration. It was completely
dismantled, blasted and installed on a rotisserie. Being a Fort Worth,
Texas car to start with, rust was minimal or none.
car has been restored to high O.E. Standards, not the amateur restoration
that many shops think is correct. For example, non-knowledgeable
restorers think the under carriage is suppose to be painted body color.
They have no knowledge that these cars were ran thru a primer pit, thus the
undercarriage is gray primer, not body color. This car, with a little
cleaning, could do well at the Mopar Nationals Show Field. It is not a
O.E. Certification vehicle. Many shops do not even know the level of
quality for O.E. Certification, much less restore cars to such.
Basic restoration included new front suspension, shocks, all bolt on items
detailed, high quality engine rebuild, transmission rebuild, rear end
rebuild, new exhaust system, correct exhaust manifolds, correct carb,
correct dated plug wires, correct coil, new fuel lines, new fuel pump, new
distributor, new voltage regulator, 055 radiator, new clutch fan, new
shroud, correct air cleaner, restored grill & head light bezels, new
emblems, new Legendary interior, new head liner, replaced dash pad, new
package tray, and the list goes on & on..
Some of the higher end items which were done include a restored steering
wheel ($750.00), restored seat belts by Snake-Oyl ($1100.00), re-chromed
trunk panel & tail light bezels by Paul's Chrome ($3150.00), restored carb
by Concourse Creations ($415.00), recore radiator ($299.00), restored gauges
by Clock Doc ($1475.00), new interior from Legendary ($1000.00), NOS head
rests from Legendary ($550.00), and the list goes on & on....
The engine is the correct 1969 440 from a 1969 GTX. It has the full
VIN stamped in the block, just not the original one for this GTX! It
is a high end rebuild including JE pistons & rings, reconditioned rods,
turned crank (balanced to 1 gram), double roller timing chain, factory spec
cam, 906 heads completely redone. Runs very well!!!
The paint is new F9 Paint. It looks black most of the time. It's
quality is average. Not perfect, but nice.
Upon completion of the restoration, this GTX was put in a storage bubble
where it has sat for the last three years. It was started and ran up
to operating temperature on a monthly basis. Being in the bubble, it
only requires basic toothbrush & Q-Tip cleaning if going to a National Show.
The wheels are original magnum wheels with original F-70 X 14 red line
tires. As these tires are 40 years old, they would work for show, but
really need to be replaced if car is to be driven on the highway.
As I do not believe there is a real (prefect) #1 car in existence, as there
never has been a car that went thru O.E. Certification with no deducts, I
would rate this car as a #2. (Many people would rate it higher!)
This car is very comparable with other 1969 GTX's which are for sale from
$69,995 to $125,000.