Car of the Month

Bruce Morrow's burnt orange metallic (FK5) 440 automatic

Bruce Morrow of New Jersey owns one of 750 1970 GTXs ordered with FK5 burnt orange metallic paint, which was the second most popular color ordered on the GTX.  It is also one of 500 which came with the P6K4 burnt orange high back bucket seat interior.   This is one of a little more than 25% of all 1970 GTXs that were ordered with factory AC as well as hood pins.  The car was ordered with the AM/FM radio which was only ordered on a little less than 10% of all GTXs made.

Bruce purchased this 1970 Plymouth GTX in the Spring of 2015. This FK5 Burnt Orange E86 440 – 4 barrel is an original H51 air conditioning car with D32 automatic transmission. It was built in April of 1970 out of St. Louis, Missouri and had many options.  Following are what it was ordered with:

A01 - Light Package had many parts missing, I needed the wiring harness for the trunk light and the light itself. The map light was missing as well.

C16 - Console with wood grain panel needed to be replaced because it had a crack on the top.

C55 - Bucket seats were one of the few things that were in good condition, as was most of the interior.

H51 - Air conditioning with heat, I needed to pull out the heater box and rebuild it, still looking for parts for the air conditioning function. I can’t find 2 hoses that come off of the compressor.

J25 - 3 speed wiper worked well (wrong wiper – now replaced)

J45 – Hood Tie Down Pins - did not have hood tie down pins – needed to install

L31 - Hood/fender mounted turn signals – needed to install

M21 – Roof drip rail moldings – did not need to be replaced

R21 – AM/FM Radio (5 ½ Watts) – had an AM radio and was replaced with an AM/FM

V21 – Performance Hood Treatment – Ok condition

V6X – Longitudinal Stripes/Black – Ok condition

26 inch HD radiator.

Bruce relates, “One thing I learned is that you need to check out a car thoroughly before purchasing, as I can’t tell you how many parts of this car were incorrect. There are a lot of very knowledgeable Mopar people out there that will help you with your questions. We are still working to take this car back to its original state.”

Bruce’s GTX is one of 132 in the registry that were painted FK5 burnt orange metallic.  Of those 132 , 49 also came with the 727 automatic transmission and P6K4 burnt orange interior.  Only 9 of the 49 had the center console and only 3 had factory AC.

November 2017

Past Car's of the Month

Glen Raines' lemon twist 440 automatic.
George Moses's EB5 4-speed GTX with white and blue interior
Donnie Douglas' black 4-speed GTX with burnt orange interior
Scott and Maria Marlow's two 1970 GTX's
Blake A. Bohincs's FT6 6bbl 4-speed
Soren Maatsson's black automatic 440-4bbl drag car
Dan Streeter's EB5 4 speed 440-6bbl with blue interior
David Lee's "Vitamin C" automatic GTX
Bill Lineham's TX9 GTX with rare FK4 interior
Tim Adams' EV2 torred 1970 GTX
Rusty Easterling's EW1 automatic
Garry Keay's Blue 1970 GTX
Roger Wilson's 999 paint code GTX
Bryan Davis's EB7 6bbl 4 speed GTX
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