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Old 04-09-2012, 11:30 AM   #3031
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Ford's 390 FE Engine





Introduced for the 1961 model year and retired at the end of 1969, the 390 was Ford's most common big block engine.

1961 & 1962

300 HP 4V - Std-Performance
375 HP 4V - High-Performance
401 HP 6V - Super High-Performance

1963, 1964 & 1965

300 HP 4V - Std-Performance
330 HP 4V - Police Interceptor (Solid Lifter Cam)

1966

315 HP 4V - Std-Performance
335 HP 4V - High-Performance

1967

315 HP 4V - Std-Performance
320 HP 4V - High-Performance

1968 & 1969

320 HP 4V - High-Performance
325 HP 4V - High-Performance


The 390's Performance Years:

http://www.woodyg.com/fairlane/390years.html

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:11 PM   #3032
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1969 Boss 429 with 4551 Actual Miles





HIGHLIGHTS

- KK1807, #605 of 857 Mustang Boss 429's built in 1969
- Always lived within 10 miles from where it was sold new
- Two owner car with 4,551 documented actual miles
- Original Kar-Kraft installed matching numbers motor
- Meticulous, rotisserie restoration completed in 1999
- Factory original front and rear suspension with KKX shocks

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_de...=SC0512-126552

Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Auction
May 15-20, 2012
This Lot scheduled to be sold SAT 2:45PM

Wouldn't surprise me if the bidding went as high as $350K to $400K (or higher). Normally Boss 429s sell in the $225K t0 $270K range.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:15 PM   #3033
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1965 Impala SS Convertible 409/400 HP, 4-Speed





DESCRIPTION

- Bucket seats
- Console
- Power windows
- Power top
- Factory air conditioning
- Tachometer
- Remote mirror
- Bumper guards
- Spinner hubcaps
- AM/FM stereo

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_de...=SC0512-125698

Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Auction
May 15-20, 2012
This Lot scheduled to be sold THU1:45PM



That might be a little hard to read so here is the full size image:

http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/stati...ize-04-05.html

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:25 PM   #3034
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1971 GS Stage 1 Coupe 455/345 HP, 4-Speed





DESCRIPTION

- Matching numbers
- 1 of only 114 Stage One 4-speeds produced in 1971
- Believed to be 76,000 original miles
- Frame-off restoration finished in December 2011 by renowned Buick restorer Nick Servo of the GS Garage in Ivyland, PA
- Ultra rare muscle car
- Factory original Cortez Gold code 53
- Factory original Saddle bench with armrest code 156

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_de...=SC0512-125939

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This Lot scheduled to be sold THU 9:15PM
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:39 PM   #3035
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Did you know . . .

The 1970 GS 455 came standard with the 350 hp 455 CI engine. The Stage 1 option increased the advertised HP to 360. The Riviera, Electra 225, Wildcat, LaSabre and EstateWagon all had the 455/370 HP engine as standard.

http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/new/1...ine-56-57.html

And . . .

Buick used two different all chrome road wheels. One for it's luxury models (top) and the other for the GS and Skylark models (bottom)


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Old 04-09-2012, 10:57 PM   #3036
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Large size:

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #3037
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1971 Road Runner & GTX Stripes









If you ordered the Ram Air Option, you got the flat black hood treatment like the #2 and #3 cars.
There was an additional set of optional stripes for the '71 Road Runner as part of the A87 Decor Package if the Air Grabber option was not ordered. They are called; Body Scoop Sport Stripes.



There was also an optional set of small stripes (Black Only) called; M75 REAR BUMPER AND VALANCE PANEL STRIPES:









Without REAR BUMPER AND VALANCE PANEL STRIPES:





1971 N42 Exhaust Tips:



This set is NOS and the seller is asking $850

The engine call out decal was placed on the fender only if the Ram Air option was ordered so this car is incorrect:



This car is correct except it's a GTX with a Road Runner "C" Pillar/Hood Strope Stripe which was not available on the GTX:



This car is correct if the standard GTX stripes were deleted:



This car is correct:



The GTX could be ordered with the Traverse Hood/Fender Stripes as seen on the Sassy Grass Green model above or the V21 performance hood treatment as see on the RR above. If the Air Grabber option was ordered they were not available and no stripes could be ordered except the M75 REAR BUMPER AND VALANCE PANEL STRIPES.



These are the standard (V7-) GTX stripes (they could be deleted):



GTX with standard stripes and optional Traverse Hood/Fender stripes:



Road Runner with optional V21 performance hood treatment (Body Scoop Sport Stripes) and optional "C" Pillar/Roof Strobe Stripe



The Road Runner optional "C" Pillar Roof/Fender Strobe Stripe (V6-) was available in Black, White and Gold (rare)



Standard Road Runner - No Stripes











The Air Grabber/Ram Air option (N96) was not available with either A/C or Cruise Control:







It was controlled by the driver (manually - L/R flip switch) from within the car:



1971 GTX with A45 Aerodynamic Spoiler Package:





The "cross marks" mean; available in group only. As the front spoilers were dealer installed you could elect not to have them installed.








1971 Road Runner with A87 Decor Package (Canopy Vinyl Roof)





The vinyl roof, full [V1-] or canopy [V4-], was available in only three colors; V-W=white; V-X=black, V-Y=gold (rare)





March 16, 1971: Wheel Rims used with hubcaps and wheel covers are changed from body color to black enamel.





May 14, 1971: Colored seat belts are phased out and replaced with only black seat belts.






1971 Road Runner and GTX Wheel and Wheel Cover Options:



The Rallye Wheels were less expensive then the Magnum 500 Wheels; $58.95 versus $90.55. They were also less expensive then the Wire Wheel Covers ($70.15)


1971 Road Runner & GTX Exterior Color Choices






1971 Road Runner Production = 14,218

1971 GTX Production = 2,942

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Old 04-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #3038
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1971 GTX





Fender Tag(s) on this car:

RS23: Plymouth GTX 2 Door Hardtop
U1G: 440ci 370HP V8, 1971Model Year, St. Louis Assembly
xxxxxx: Sequence number
E86: 440 cid 4 barrel V8 (High Performance) 375hp
D32: Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission
GB5: Bright Blue Poly Exterior Color
P6B5: Trim – Premium Vinyl Bucket Seats, Blue
GB7: Dark Blue Upper Door Frame Color
104: Build Date: January 04
xxxxxx: Order number
GB5: Bright Blue Poly Roof Paint
U: USA Specifications
A01: Light Package
A02: Driver Aid Group (low fuel, fasten seat belts, lock door lights)
B41: Front Disc Brakes
B51: Power Brakes
C16: Console w/Woodgrain Panel
C55: Center Console
G11: Tinted Glass (all)
G36: OS Dual Racing Mirrors
H51: Air Conditioning with Heater
J45: Hood Tie Down Pins
J68: Backlight Louvers
L31: Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signals
M21: Roof drip rail moldings
M25: Wide sill moldings
M31: Belt Moldings
N41: Dual Exhaust
N42: Chrome Exhaust Tips
R11: Radio – Solid State AM (2 Watt)
V21: Performance Hood Treatment
V7X: Accent Stripes, Black
CTD: Codes Continued on 2nd Fender Tag

-TAG 2-

V8X: Transverse Stripes, Black
Y14: Sold Car
26: 26in Radiator
END: End of Sales Codes

http://rkmotorscharlotte.com/sales/i...uth-GTX/131744

The above car is not coded for M73 Painted Bumpers so they should be chrome. It is also missing the standard GTX lower body stripes (V7X - Accent Stripes). Nor should it have the rear wing (J81)

But . . .

It is just 1 of 30 1971 GTXs to have the J68: Backlight Louvers

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1971 GTX with V02 Two-Tone Paint (1 of 16)


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1971 Hemi GTX (1 of 32*)



*11MT, 19AT & 2 to Canada

The Hemi cost $743.50 in the GTX

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1971 Plymouth GTX



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So, how rare is rare? This Plymouth GTX is 1 of 7 “I” code GTX's out of 2,942 units built in 1971. The “I” Code was Plymouth's designation for International orders (EXPORT)
Plymouth used three codes in 1971 (found on Fender Tag):

U = USA Specifications
0 = Canada Specifications
I = International (EXPORT) Specifications

1971 Road Runner (RM23) built for USA Specifications Fender Tag:



They were different for 1969 & 1970:

Y05 = 69-70 Build to USA Specs
Y07 = 69-70 Build to Canada Specs
Y09 = 69-70 Build to Specs for Export

But the above would appear on the MSRP Window Sticker for 1971, just not on the Fender Tag.


The Fender Tag:



RS23: Plymouth GTX 2-door Hardtop
E86: 440 cid 4 barrel V8 (High Performance) 375hp
D21: 4 Speed Manual Transmission
GY3: Curious Yellow Exterior Color
GY3: Curious Yellow Top Color
P6X9: Vinyl Bucket Seats - Black
TX9: Black Int. Door Frames
520: Build Date: May 20
E3545: Order number
I: International (export) Specifications
A33: Track Pak w/3.54 ratio
B11: H.D. Drum Brakes
C55: Bucket Seats
G11: Tinted Glass (all)
M21: Roof drip rail moldings
M25: Wide sill moldings
M31: Belt Moldings
N41: Dual Exhaust
N97: Noise Reduction Package
R35: AM/FM Stereo Radio (10 Watts)
V21: Performance Hood Treatment
V7X: Accent Stripes, Black
V8X: Transverse Stripes, Black
U1G: 440ci 370HP V8, 1971Model Year, St. Louis Assembly
26: 26in Radiator
END: End of Sales Codes

http://www.baycityautocompany.com/si...42/default.htm

The car has received a top notch restoration. Unfortunately, the restorer did not follow the fender tag to the letter. Below is a photo of the rear of the car. You will see it has the N42 Chrome Exhaust Tips which are not on the fender tag. The tag also has N97: Noise Reduction Package. It should have turned-down exhaust with a plain lower valance. It is also missing the V7X: Accent Stripes, Black. It is not coded for the A45 Aerodynamic Spoiler Package. It is missing the M31: Belt Moldings. It should not have the full vinyl roof, black as the V1X code is missing and last, it should not have the M75 rear bumper and valance panel stripes as that code is also missing.

This restoration IMO is a "free style" one and has hurt the value of the car.



1971 GTX Production Numbers

2,942 Total Built:

2,703 US
239 Canada / Export

If the info is correct concerning the number of '71 GTXs built for EXPORT (and I can't find the data anywheres) then production would be:

2,942 Total Built:

2,703 US
232 Canada
7 Export

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So what does GTX stand for?
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So what does GTX stand for?
Grand Touring Xpress





Did you get it right? Did you have to look it up?

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