Car of the Month
For past car's of the month scroll down below this picture & text
This month's feature GTX is one of a number of Canadian
built 1970 GTXs.
Dave Grimmon of Ontario, Canada has been the one and only owner of this EF8 painted 440-4bbl automatic powered 1970 GTX since September 1970. Would you believe he has driven this GTX over 507,000 miles. That might be a world's record. Read below his story about this car.
.As of September 2007 I will have been the proud owner of a 1970 GTX for 37 years. Here in Ontario, Canada the 1970 GTX seems to be a very rare car, as in you do not see very many of them.
I bought the car new in September 1970 from Roblin Motors in Picton, Onatario, Canada. At the time I was 24 years old and single and within the first 3 years I put 126,000 miles on the car.
The car has survived a divorce, the energy crisis, 3 mortgages, rising insurance costs and 37 years of hard driving. My car has never been restored, but it has been maintained since day one. It has been painted 3 times and the engine (original) has been rebuilt twice, the last time being April 2003. The original tranny was replaced under warranty shortly after I purchased the car, and I replaced the 3:23 (open) rear end with a 3:91 (Detroit locker). When the engine was rebuilt, we upgraded it with performance parts such as Edelbrock heads, 509 purple shaft, pistons, ignition, etc. A B & M 3000 hole shot convertor and a 3 inch Flowmaster exhaust system were also installed.
The car was last winter driven in 1973 and has only been driven when there is no salt on the roads since. When I am not driving the car, my 26 year old son is.
As of right now there is 507,000 miles on the car and I think I can safely say that not very many people have sat in or driven a 1970 GTX as long and as far as I have, and I am not done yet!!
I greatly appreciate numbers matching survivors and restorations but I bought a car to drive and there is no greater thrill than driving a 1970 Plymouth GTX.
Past Car's of the Month
Grimmon's EF8 4BBL Canadian GTX
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