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SEMA 2011: Vaughn Gittin Jr’s 1969 Mustang RTR-X makes a return appearance

By - November 4, 2011 – 11:17 amNo Comment | 18,797 views

1969 Ford Mustang RTR-X

At SEMA last year Vaughn Gittin Jr. took the wraps off his 1969 Mustang RTR-X. At the time he promised the car wouldn’t be a trailer queen, saying “this car is built to be driven. This thing is not just going to sit on a trailer and go from show to show. We are going to be beating this beautiful machine up.” Gittin was true to his word, as we witnessed him complete the first shakedown test of the RTR-X at Willow Springs Raceway earlier this year. Gittin has brought the RTR-X back to SEMA for 2011 for a second showing, and it still looks just as good as it did a year ago. Below you can see a full list of features as well as photos of the car on display in the K&N booth.

Base Vehicle

  • Dynacorn 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback shell


  • Ford Racing Boss 302R crate engine
  • Ford Racing Boss 302R 6-speed transmission
  • Motec M800 engine management
  • Kinsler individual throttle body injection
  • Ford Racing FR500S mufflers
  • Bosch EV14 72lb fuel injectors
  • Bosch 044 fuel pump
  • K&N air and oil filters
  • Griffin radiator and heat exchanger


  • Art Morrison custom front subframe
  • Steen Chassis custom 3-link rear with watts link
  • Steen Chassis custom sheet metal work, tubs and cage
  • JRI ST/OB coilover racing shock absorbers
  • Maier Racing “extreme rear suspension”
  • Wilwood Brakes Superlite 6 Pro Spindle/RTR-X front hub kit
  • Wilwood Brakes Superlite 4 RTR-X floating rear kit

Wheels and Tires:

  • Work Meister wheels 18″ x 10″ front, 18″ x 12″ rear
  • Falken Tire RT-615K 255/40/18 front, 295/40/18 rear


  • BASF paint products
  • Custom metal-formed rear brake  ducts and spoiler
  • Abraham Morales custom over fenders and chin spoiler
  • Shaved drips rails
  • Flush-mounted windows
  • Tucked rear bumper
  • Classic Design Concepts headlights and taillights
  • Custom RTR-X carbon fiber grille and surrounding trim
  • Custom RTR-X chin spoiler and fender flares


  • Motec sport dash logger
  • Stitchcraft Interiors custom interior
  • Sparco seats and harnesses

Created By:

  • Built by Twins Turbo and Steen Chassis – Signal Hill, CA
  • Design by Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Andy Blackmore
  • Metal body fabrication by Mark Delong and John De Luz – San Diego, CA
  • Painted by Auto Explosion – Gardena, CA
  • Carbon fiber work by Abraham Morales
  • Build documented by SpeedHunters.com

Photos © 2011 MustangsDaily.com

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