Car of the Month

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Dave Drozdowski's FJ5 GTX

This FJ5 GTX optioned with black vinyl top, A/C, console automatic and matching numbers 440-4bbl. didn't always look this good.  Owned by Dave and Nancy Drozdowski of Michigan, this car was purchased in May of 1994.  Dave says it "was not in the best of shape.  In fact, it was down right poor, cosmetically".  In the spring of 1995 disassembly began.  A total restoration was started.  The only modiifications made during the restoration were to upgrade the radio from a factory AM to a factory AM/FM, install chrome valve covers, swap out the rim blow steering wheel for a woodgrain one, and add the chrome road wheels.  In August of 1999, the car was done and on the show circuit.  It took 1st place in its class at the Walter P. Chrysler car show, 2nd place at the Romeo Peach Festival and 2nd at the Shelby Lion's car show.  In 2000, the GTX took 1st place in 3 shows.  In 2001, so far, Dave has won two 1st places and one "People's Choice" award.  Dave says, "This has been our first and will be our only restoration.  We now feel as if we have a new family member, and will enjoy it's company for years to come."      (featured 8-22-01 to 10-18-01)

Past Car's of the Month