Rally gauge cluster with "Tic-Toc...
Rally gauge cluster with "Tic-Toc Tach," 0-150 mph speedometer was restored by Tallahassee, Florida's Performance Car Graphics. Don't you just love the fake wood dash trim?
'70 Plymouth GTX hardtop
Owned by: Dave Drozdowski, Shelby Township, Michigan
Total '70 GTX production (all engines/body styles): 7,748
Total '70 GTX production - w/440 Magnum engine: 6,398
Total '70 GTX production - w/440 Magnum & 727: 4,927
VIN: RS23U0E102526 Built by Chrysler Corporation at Los Angeles Assembly Plant, Bellflower, California.Car was 2,525th unit off L.A. Assembly line during '70 model run.
Mopar Power Engine: That "U" code on the VIN means one thing: the 440 Magnum, topped by a Carter four-barrel, and restored to showroom-new condition, thanks to D&S Engines. Transmission: Console-shifted 727, given the same freshening as the 440. Rear end: 8 3/4-inch, which was standard on the 440 (while Hemis got Dana 60s).
Sure Grip Suspension: Restored stock front torsion bars/rear leafs, with hydraulic shocks Brakes: Restored original power-assisted drums at each corner Wheels: Magnum 500 five-spokes wearing repro 70-series Goodyear Polyglas tires.
High Impact Body: Original '70 Plymouth B-Body hardtop Unitbody restored by The Collision Shop, Clinton Township, Michigan Paint: Original Lime Light, sprayed on by The Collision Shop, Clinton Township, Michigan. (Reproduction black vinyl top and black side stripes added by them, too) Interior: Original front-buckets-with-console interior restored by Shelby Auto Trim, Sterling Heights, Michigan. (Source for reproduction interior components: Year One)
Only indication of engine...
Only indication of engine size on the '70 GTX's hood was this badge at the aft end of the hood bulge.
Four-year resto project turned...
Four-year resto project turned Dave's well-aged GTX onto this eye-grabber. We warned you about the license plate!