Car of the Month

Donnie Douglas's TX9 GTX with burnt orange (P6K4) interior


Donnie Douglas of Kentucky owns this rare restored TX9 black GTX with burnt orange bucket seat interior. Of the five TX9 GTXs in the registry with the P6K4 interior, Donnie's GTX currently is one of 4 known four speed GTXs with this color combo but at this time is the only one known with the white side stripe. In the 1970 GTX registry there is one Lynch Road built 6bbl 4 speed GTX with a black vinyl top while the other 4 black GTXs with P6K4 interior were built at the St. Louis plant and were all black with a black painted top. Donnie's GTX came optioned with the AM/8 track radio, clock/tac, 14 road wheels, and the 3.54 geared Dana 60 rearend. It also came with manual steering and brakes.

(Note: two of the black GTXs with P6K4 interior in the 1970 GTX registry I have very limited information on, just exterior and interior color and transmission. Roger L. Wilson)


Donnie relates that he bought his GTX from the second owner who flipped the car quickly to Donnie making him the third owner. When Donnie purchased the car it was in primer and as it was related to him this was so the police would not recognize the car as easily because the original owner's son allegedly ran from the cops with the GTX back in the early 1980's. When Donnie bought the car in 2012 he completely stripped the GTX body down to bare metal. Happily, there was very little bodywork necessary, just the usual door dings and other little damage spots, but no major issues and no rust at all. The car still has all its original body panels. The car was then repainted back to its original TX9 black color with the bottom also being painted black to seal it up nicely. The interior was all redone with Legendary seat covers, carpet and headliner. Early in the car's life, in 1972, the original engine was replaced with a warranty block, so Donnie completely rebuilt this engine with a larger cam shaft. He also went through the 18 spline hemi transmission and replaced the clutch with a better than stock one. Fortunately, the manual transmission and the Dana 60 are the original equipment to this GTX. Donnie says he has searched the internet for a couple of years now and has not found another one like his GTX with this color combination and options. To help document his rare GTX, Donnie has the original fender tag and broadcast.

 

November 2015


Past Car's of the Month

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

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