Fortunate Indeed – Bought Himself 1968 Plymouth GTX and later 1970 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda!

1970 Hemi ’Cuda and 1968 GTX

This article is dedicated to Pentastar`s Holy Grail and a Hemi `Cuda which have been kept for 40 years at Fortune Thomas`s body shop.

He purchased the Pentastar first, but and in only two years, he bought himself a `Cuda as well.

His became passionate about cars as his father was a mechanic and bodyman, who opened the body shop now Fortune is running along with his brother Wayne.

The Pentastar

Fortune was fascinated by the competitiveness of this car, and he quickly turned it into a ultimate street racer.  Once he purchased it, he replaced the wheels and tires he had previously bought, as well as a Sun tachometer. Just take a glance at the finished product.

1968 GTX

Owner: Fortune Thomas
Restored by: Original unrestored
Engine: 375hp V-8/440ci
Transmission: 833 4 speed
Rear-end: 60 positraction with 3.55 gears
Interior: Black vinyl bucket seat
Wheels: 15×8 rear, 15×7 front Cragar
Tires: Goodyear Polyglas G60-15 reproduction
Special parts: Mach 1 chin spoiler, trunk furbished with shag carpet, 8-track tape player, and Sun tach

The `Cuda

The problem with `68 GTX, the true race-Plymouth car, was that it came without motor and insurance. Therefore, Fortune installed a 440 engine, but he could not escape the run-ins with the local police. Thus, he met his new addiction, a E-Body-shaped `Cuda.

Here are its specifications:

1970 Hemi ’Cuda

Owner: Fortune Thomas
Restored by: Original unrestored
Engine: 425hp/426ci Hemi V-8
Transmission: automatic 727 TorqueFlite
Rearend: 60 positraction with 4.10 gears
Interior: White bucket seat
Wheels: Ansen 15×7
Tires: Goodyear Polyglas F60-15 reproduction
Special parts: front and rear custom spoilers, power windows, overhead console, Track Pack, shag trunk carpet, power windows, aftermarket 8-track tape player, and 6-way seats


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