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1958 Plymouth Fury

1958 Plymouth Fury

58 Plymouth Fury

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As one of the most famous movie cars, the 1958 Plymouth Fury has an intimidating look that causes people to turn heads, to this day. Stephen King brought extra fame to the car in his book Christine, which later adapted into a movie. In the story, Christine is the name of a possessed vehicle that takes over her owner, Arnie.

When the car was released, it came with a price tag of $3,032, making it the most expensive Plymouth, for that model year. The V8 engine that produced 225 horsepower at 4,400 rpm. The two door hardtop had a three speed manual transmission. Only 5,303 units were produced, which was significantly fewer than the previous model year.

Masters of Mileage: Car Longevity Standouts

Masters of Mileage: Car Longevity Standouts

Carmakers are in the business of making money by making cars. In order to sell cars, people need to have cars. Cars need to be replaced as the parts of the cars only work for so long. Car longevity has changed over the years. In the mid-century, cars were expected to last for about 100,000 miles. Now, they should last for at least 200,000 miles. Even though most cars will only last for so many miles, there are some people who work hard to be able to drive their cars for an impressive amount of miles.

Beautifully Fury-ous

In 1958, a star was born. The star of the “Forward Look” — the 1958 Plymouth Fury. A star in every aspect, it was a well-performing vehicle designed by Virgil Exner and produced by the Chrysler Corporation. It starred in a horror movie and remains as one of the prime examples of the Forward Look era. Virgil Exner, the figurehead of the Forward Look movement, wanted to create a facelift for the previous year’s Fury. He added bumper wings, visors, a padded dash, and a beige paint job (along with more defined fins and a unique body style).