Restoration » Russell's 1969 GTX 440
The History of the GTX
The 1969 model year GTX received only minor cosmetic changes. This car was a perfect blend for style and performance. It was the last year available for the GTX to be offered in a convertible model. Chrysler corporation only produced 700 convertible models during that year. It sported the standard black lower body side paint, replacing the dual lower side stripes from 1968.
Compared to a Belvedere, the GTX came with a unique grille and rear fascia and a standard 440cu in (7.2L) V8 called "Super Commando 440". Going 0-60 in 6.5 seconds this car was built for not only style but speed as well.
PETTY’S GARAGE BUILD PLANS:
Here at Petty's Garage we brought this GTX back to life. Completely tearing it down to a shell, de-rusting it and then giving it a beautiful paint job mimicking the original Frost Green. Also putting the interior to factory specifications according to the fender tag. Leaving the motor and drive train to juice up; we gave it a complete ground-up restoration.
Fender Tag Decoded
(Reading from the left to right and bottom line up)
E86 (Engine Code) 440 4bbl HP
(VIN Number Match)
D32 (Transmission Code) HD A727 A/T 3 Speed
F3 (Roof Color Code) Frost Green Metallic
F3 (Body Color Code) Frost Green Metallic
P6X (1st Digit, Price Class) Premium
(2nd Digit, Seat Type) Buckets, Vinyl
(3rd Digit, Interior Color) Black
X9 (Upper Door Frame Color) Black
922 (Date) 09/22/1969
A01 (Light Package)
A04 (Basic Radio Group)
B51 (Power Assist Disc Brakes)
C16 (Console with Buckets)
C55 (Bucket Seats)
R11 (Music Master Radio AM)
G33 (O/S LH Remote STD Chrome Mirror)
J25 (3spd Variable Wipers w/ Electric Wiper)
L31 (Hood/Fender Mount Turn Signals)
M31 (Belt Moldings)
M33 (Driver Side Body Molding)
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