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Car of the Month

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This month's feature car is a 1970 GTX restored by Le Hodges Restorations and owned by Bryan Davis of AZ. It is an original 440-6bbl 4 speed painted in EB7 Jamaica Blue Metallic with a black bucket seat interior. Here is the story on the car.

Accoring to Bryan this car sat out in a field for 16 years before it was saved. It was restored by Hodge Restorations of Inman, SC. (www.hodgerestorations.com) To contact Le Hodge one can call them at 864-578-1222. Le owned his first 1970 GTX in 1982. Le's business has restored a number of 1970 GTXs for customers. At least two have been featured as the car of the month. Bryan wrote me that he is extremely pleased with the quality of the Hodge restoration of his rare, one of 350, 4 speed 6bbl GTX. Options that were ordered from the factory included: A01- light package which included the hood mounted turn signals, A04- basic radio group which included power steering, LH remote outside door mirror, and radio., A33- 3.54 gears in a Dana 60 rearend, B51- power disk brakes, C16- center console, J45- hood pins, N85- clock/tach, N96- airgrabber hood, R11- AM radio, V21- hood performance paint, and V6W- white side sport stripe. Instead of the 14" chrome Road wheels with trim rims, Bryan went with the all chrome Road wheels. To compliment the woodgrain dash and trim in the interior, there is the optional woodgrain steering wheel. To honor the many who have been wounded in combat, included Bryan himself, he had a personalized plate made for his 1970 GTX.

Of the 47 1970 GTXs that were painted EB7 in my registry, 35 were 440-4bbl cars and 12 were 6bbl cars. Of the 35 4bbl cars, 11 were painted EB7 top and bottom with the auto transmission, 9 had the black vinyl top and auto transmission, 5 were 4 speeds with EB7 top and bottom, 5 had the white vinyl top and auto transmission, 4 had the black vinyl top with the 4 speed, and only one is known with the white vinyl top and 4 speed. Of the 12 six barrel cars, Bryan's is one of 4 known with EB7 paint on the body and roof, while 5 were automatics. Two EB7 cars I don't have info on the transmission. One 4 speed 6bbl had a black vinyl roof.

June 2010

Past Car's of the Month

Barry Funk's FK5 automatic 4bbl GTX
Roy Garcia's triple black 1970 GTX
Blair Wightman's EB7 4 speed GTX
Darwin Leis's rare black 1970 GTX with white vinyl top
Brian Dougon's rare two-tone paint 6bbl GTX
Dave/Julie Stewart's EB5 w/white interior 4bbl GTX
Chip Haine's rare TX9 4bbl automatic with blue interior

Dave Grimmon's EF8 4bbl automatic with 1/2 million miles
Jim Chandler's FK5 4bbl automatic in the UK
Ron Knorr's EF8 with white interior 4bbl GTX
Dave Hechler's FE5 now 6bbl 4spd GTX
Dave Chisholm's modified TX9 GTX
John Borzych's FJ5 GTX race car

Rick Richard's EB5 6bbl 4 spd GTX

Don Collom's FT6 4 speed 440-4bbl GTX
Bob Thompson's GTX 440-4bbl automatic
Joe Petrungaro's FC7 automatic 440-4bbl GTX
Darren Phiipp's FE5 automatic GTX
Mark Sillar's EB7 A/C auto GTX
Norm VerHage's EB7 4 speed GTX
Chris Akin's FC7 automatic GTX
Steve Lester's FE5 automatic GTX
Ed Aprile's EB5 w/white vinyl top & side stripe 4 speed GTX
Ron Simonar's FC7 4bbl auto GTX
Fred Gilmore's Ivy Green GTX w/ Hemi engine
Brian Moceri's black 440-4bbl 4 spd GTX
Dave Kruszewski's TX9 GTX w/ white interior
Mats & Eva's FK5 6bbl. 4 spd GTX
Doug Dufour's EW1 4bbl GTX w/AC
Frank Forest's FK5 6bbl. 4 speed GTX

Chris Lobascio's EB5 automatic 440-6bbl. GTX
Mike Doddo's 440+6bbl. 4 speed GTX
Russ Carpenter's EB7 4bbl. 4 speed GTX
Ivan Kron's FE5 6bbl. 4 speed GTX
Nick Pieramico's FK5 6bbl. 4 speed GTX
Chuck Brunell's FJ5 GTX
Steve Coe's EK2 4 speed GTX
Dave Drozdowski's FJ5 GTX