Thinking of buying a 1970 GTX?
Check with me on the car's history before you buy!
Are you planning to buy a 1970 GTX? I might be able to provide you some background info on the car you are thinking about purchasing. Contact me at 1970GTXregistry@gmail.com. The reason you might want to do this is, is that there are 1970 GTXs advertised that are not what they are listed. I have come across a number of reproduction fender tags that have codes on them that are were never put on a factory tag. I also have come across at least two bogus buildsheets.
Several years ago a person called me registering a 1970 GTX he had purchased. It was a nicely restored 4 speed. However when he gave me the car's vin I had documentation (copy of the fendertag) that the car had started its life as an automatic. Upon closer inspection by the current owner, it was discovered a previous owner had converted it to a 4 speed (incorrectly using a 23 spline instead of the correct 18 spline) and then had a new fender tag made, adding several options. The car was then sold as an original 4 speed car.
Recently I had a person contact me about registering his 1970 GTX he had just purchased on ebay which listed it as an original 4 speed with matching numbers engine. My database showed it to be an original automatic with AC. (No 440 GTXs could be ordered with the 4 speed and AC). I had a copy of the original fender tag and also a letter from a seller in 1999 saying the motor was from a 1969 GTX. A previous owner had left the AC firewall and interior dash but had switched the transmission to a 4 speed. Of course the current owner was very unhappy that the ebay seller had sold a car that was NOT what was advertised.
You may contact me at: 1970GTXregistry@gmail.com and I will look up the 1970 GTX's vin you are considering buying in my database. I will let you know what history I have on the car. There is no charge for this service.