Car of the Month

Eric Andersen’s EB5 4 speed 1970 GTX

The feature GTX now is a 1970 440-4bbl 4 speed GTX  owned by Eric Andersen.  It is one of 82 EB5 medium blue GTXs in the registry.  Of those 82, 58 came with the “hemi” 4 speed 18 spline manual transmission.  Of the total of 82 in the registry only 28 were ordered with the white reflective side stripe.  Only 4 of the 58 4 speed GTX came with the black vinyl top, charcoal bucket seat interior, and AM radio.  All 4 of these cars came with the A33 3.54 geared Dana 60.   Eric’s is the only one of the 4 that had power disc brakes and C21 center buddy seat.

Eric said he bought this 1970 GTX as a project in April 2013.  He believes the car was originally ordered from Bayshore Chrysler Plymouth in Millbrae, CA, and was built at the LA plant October 8, 1969.  An earlier, long time owner of this GTX started the restoration, however after spending a lot of money at the first shop and not getting much work done, it was taken to shop #2 where it was torn down, the body was stripped and put on a rotisserie.  There the center of the trunk floor was replaced.  Unfortunately, not long after that the owner stopped the restoration and told the shop to make it a roller with the drive train installed and the rest of the parts placed in plastic totes or piled in the car.  Around this time Eric purchased the GTX.  He had a friend, Dave Mortensen did most of the restoration and assembly with Eric helping out.  Eric believes this car spend most of its life out West as the suspension and undercarriage parts were super clean and not pitted at all.  The body was also in very good condition.  The drive train is the original to the car as were most of the other parts.  The only parts Eric needed to locate were the carb, starter, distributor and brake booster.


The interior has a lot of original parts including the dash pad, all the woodgrain trim, door panels, rear seat, buddy seat and pistol grip shifter.   Whoever ordered the car, picked out a lot of nice options including power steering, front power disc brakes, 3.54 geared Dana 60 rearend with the 18 spline 4 speed transmission, center buddy seat, 15” ralleye rims, airgrabber hood, light package which included the hood mounted turn signals, tic-toc-tach, 6 way manual adjustable front driver’s seat, tinted glass, AM radio, black vinyl top and white reflective side stripe.   Eric did add chrome exhaust tips to his car even though this car, sold in CA, had to have the turn down exhaust pipes.  Eric stated all 6bbl and hemi cars in California had to have the N97 noise reduction package on them, therefore they had to have the turndown pipes installed instead of the chrome exhaust tips. 

May 2019

Past Car's of the Month

Darcy's lime light 4 speed 6 barrel GTX
Ed's EF8 painted blue GTX
Bruce Morrow's burnt orange metallic (FK5) 440 automatic
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