Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Car Pr0n #7

I've had GM and Ford cars so far, so I think to balance things out, today's car will be something in the Mopar family.

Yeah. That'll do nicely. 1959 Plymouth Fury. The discerning eye will recognize this model as "Christine", from the Steven King novel. Some cars are famous, like the red Ford Gran Torino with white stripe from "Starsky & Hutch" or the 1969 Dodge Charger from "Dukes of Hazzard." The 1959 Plymouth Fury is infamous.

Which is bad, because it's really a beautiful car. It has all the hallmarks of a car from the 1950s: the sweeping tailfins, several acres of chrome, giant grill with dual headlamps. It's an elegant vehicle from a more civilized age.

And it doesn't hurt that a buddy of mine has one...

That is all.


Mopar said...

The REALLY discerning eye will recognize this model as "Christine" from the movie version of the Stephen King movie (2 corrections there!).
See, King has never been one to care for facts, and the car in the book technically doesn't exist. In the book the car is a 1958 Plymouth Fury 4 door. Plymouth didn't make a 4 door Fury in 1958. The book also calls the trans a Hydramatic and talks about the gear shifter. That's a GM tranny. The Mopar trans was the TorqueFlite, and back then it had a really cool pushbutton gear selector.
Then there was the scene in the movie where all the doorlock buttons go down and lock. That one always drives me nuts since that car didn't HAVE doorlocks like we have now. Back then to lock the door you rotated the inside door handle in the opposite direction of opening it.
I used to own a 1959 Chrysler Saratoga when I was younger, and I would really REALLY love to own another Forward Look Mopar some day.

Mopar said...

Oh yea, the movie car was a mix of 1958 Belvedere and 1958 Fury not a 1959 model. And the really screw things up, the car depicted on the back cover of the book is actually a 1957 model. :P

Yea, I know.... shut up Mopar and look at the pretty car!

Windy Wilson said...

"an elegant vehicle from a more civilized age. . ."
It doesn't help that my nephew was watching the Star Wars series over Thanksgiving. ;)

I had a 1963 Plymouth Valiant with the push button gear shifter. On the left side, where the windshield washer button was on my dad's car. . .