Car of the Month

Darcy's 1970 440-6bbl 4-speed FJ5 GTX


Darcy chose not to use the flat black paint around the taillight panel.

This month's feature GTX is one of 350 1970 GTXs ordered with the optional 440-6bbl 390horsepower engine with the heavy duty 18 spline manual 4 speed transmission.  The current owner is Darcy Regala of Pennsylvania, owning it since 1977. 

This GTX was originally ordered by a young man who it is assumed planned to race this car since it was ordered with the 440 hp engine and three 2 barrel carb setup with 4.10 gears in a Dana 60 rearend.  The super track pac also came with front power disc brakes standard.  Unfortunately, the original owner was  killed in action in Vietnam so a few years later his father sold the car to a friend of Darcy's.  About a year later the friend called Darcy up and sold the GTX to Darcy for $1700.  The GTX soon got the nickname "the jet". 

 

The original owner ordered this rare GTX in the extra cost high impact limelight paint, top and bottom combining it with white bucket seat interior and white reflective side stripe.  He also included the center floor console for the long handle pistol grip and 18 spline "hemi" 4 speed transmission backed by 4.10 gears in a Dana 60 rearend.  The light package with hood mounted turnsignals, flat black hood performance paint were ordered on the optional airgrabber hood.  According to the buildsheet the GTX had 15 ralleye rims from the factory but now has the optional Road or  Magnum 500 rims.  Also some time the standard black steering wheel was replaced with the very desirable optional wood grain wheel.

Darcy brought the GTX out of 30 years of hibernation in March 2007 and by March 2009, a relative of Darcy's wife, Jeff Smith had the GTX looking like it came new out of the factory. 

Darcy's GTX is the 1243rd documented in the 1970 GTX registry.  It is one of 85 in the registry that was painted FJ5.  Of those 85, only 17 had the 440-6bbl engine and of those 14 were factory 4 speeds.  Of the 14 440-6bbl 4 speeds only 3 were painted FJ5 top and bottom, had the light package, AM radio, white bucket seat interior, white reflective side stripes and floor console.  Darcy's GTX is the only GTX of the 3 ordered with 4.10 gears as the other two had 3.54 gears.  Darcy's and one of the 3.54 geared GTXs had power front disc brakes.  This is one rare 1970 GTX since at this time it is the only one known to exist with the options ordered on it. 

Note: Darcy  sold this GTX this summer at Barrett Jackson in Connecticut to help fill his kid's college education fund.

 

July 2018


Past Car's of the Month

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

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