Driving to work in my 1958 Plymouth - Christine's on the road again!
This is me and Christine on my way to work. It's just a short trip to test
my new camera. Finally I'm able to do HD videos. Sorry, I still can't
afford a GoPro! :)
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1959 Plymouth Sport Fury - Test Drive & Review
Since I am into more things than just RC I thought this might be a great
way to expand the channel a little.
I have been wanting to do a review and drive of a long time member of the
family. This is the old man's 1959 Plymouth he has had.. well basically
since 1959. I hope you enjoy seeing this "old bomb" as he calls it.
Fury V-800 Super-Pak V8;
318ci - 260hp / 345tq.
Torqueflite automatic trans
2.93:1 Axle ratio.
Music: Provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
1958 Plymouth Fury - LIVING CHRISTINE
Martin Sanchez dreamed of having a classic car from the 50's and then he
read Steven King's novel "Christine." As a 16 year old kid he began looking
for his dream car from the book, but so was John Carpenter for his movie.
After the movie wrapped Martin found exactly what he had been looking for.
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Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
1964 Plymouth Super Stock Start Up
In the mid 60's the performance wars were being fought 1/4 of a mile at a
time. Yes NASCAR was on the rise but it was at the local drag strips and
the NHRA circus that most affected the win on Sunday and sell on Monday
War. All the manufacturers were more than willing to provide any one that
could buy it, a factory built race car all set up for the 1/4 mile or the
stop light drags. Ford had Galaxies with 427's as did Chevrolet, Chrysler
had a better line up with the Dodge and the Plymouth cars that were a
little lighter and easier to order the super stock race ready cars. The
Hemi made more horsepower but the Max Wedge
426 came on Harder at the low end, was much more affordable and could be
punched out to 440 for the street wars. The light weight cars were reserved
for the factory teams or special friends that would race them on their own
nickel. Chrysler was also more successful in selling the light weight
parts to those who wanted to convert their street cars.
Those of you that follow my Google blog Americas Road Test Video blog know
that I have written a few stories about drag racing on the streets for
money, Pinks or just fun. The 1/4 mile influenced my best friend Doug's dad
in 1963 2h3 he ordered a new family car. A 4 door Pontiac Catalina with
beach seat, 421 tri power V8, 411 gears, a posi and a 4 speed manual
transmission. Mama was not so happy with the new grocery getter when she
she had to slide the seat all the way back to get the shift lever into
reverse and could barely reach the clutch or push it down.
My Classic Car Season 9 Episode 23 - Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags
This week on My Classic Car, Dennis Gage and the crew head to the Mid
Michigan Motorplex for the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags. Dennis talks with
Fred Hespenheide of Paul's Chrome Plating about restoring the bright work
on your classic car.
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1964 Plymouth Sport Fury # 5838 For Sale at Gateway Classic Cars in St. Louis
For sale is a 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury that will immediately turn you into
a nostalgic Mopar fan! This car screams of 1960s muscle car power and as
you stand next to the car you feel the presence of a time machine. A
lower-body restyle followed for the 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury, along with a
more conventional dash, and, for hard tops, a distinctive new roofline with
vee'd rear pillars and "bubble" backlight. The big mechanical news was a
first-time four-on-the-floor option, available with any V-8. Popular
Mechanics also noted that a 2.5-inch wider rear track "makes for less roll
and better handling when taking the curves on a rough road." Testifying to
the inherent goodness of its 1964s, Plymouth swept that year's Daytona 500
1-2-3, helped by a Hemi V-8 newly revived for competition only. Under the
hood of this Sport Fury you will find a stout 440 wedge big block engine
and a manual 4-spd (A833) transmission. The 440 engine has "Max Wedge" Exhaust manifolds that are actual, period
correct and they look like they mean business! The rear end is comprised of
an 8 3/4 with 3.23 posi gears. The exterior of the car is bright Rubie Red
with fresh chrome. The interior looks wonderful in black vinyl. The
interior is all new from Legendary Interiors. The car was restored in 2003
and was taken all the way down to fresh metal. Since then the Mopar has
been cared for under the roof of a garage. The steering wheel was restored,
windshield replaced, and new Good Year Eagle GT II tires were added. This
is a car that will get you to where you need to go in a timely, fashionable
style and a lot of people will see you coming! To view the Plymouth in
greater detail, including an HD video, please visit
www.gatewayclassiccars.com or our St. Louis showroom. For more information
please call 618-271-3000.
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Wheelstanding 1964 Plymouth Max Wedge Super Stock
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Rare 440 - 6 Pack Road Runner vs Chevelle SS 396 - 1/4 Mile Drag Race - Road Test TV
http://www.RoadTestTV.com 1/4 mile drag race between a 1969 Plymouth Road
Runner with a 390 horsepower 440 6 pack
against a 1969 Chevelle SS powered by a 375 horsepower L78 solid lifter
Road Test TV - We Live Hi Performance!
These rare cars are part of Pure Stock Drags. The cars have to be equipped
with Stock Carbs (Jetting ok), Stock Intake Manifold, Cam within 2% of
stock specs, Stock Heads, Stock Block - but can bored up to .070 over and
use pistons within 1.5 points of stock compression, Stock Exhaust manifolds, stock wheels and stock size
Also, stock transmission (shift kit allowed if automatic). No line lock, No
trans brake, No manual valve body, No Torque converter with higher than
2200 rpm stall
1968 Plymouth Sport Fury 383 V8 Four Speed Convertible Rare Muscle Car
I thought you might like a look at this rare and very original, 1968
Plymouth Sport Fury convertible. It's powered by the high performance 383
V8 4 BBL, backed by the four-speed manual trans. That engine and trans
combo makes this car very rare. As you can see, it has been left almost
entirely original. I always like finding a nice survivor like this. It
really is my favorite kind of car to check out. I hope you find it
interesting as well...thank you for watching!
Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010