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Cars > Challenges > “51” Vs “Charleen”

 

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1951 Chevrolet Belair 2drhdtp Deluxe

“51”

1959 Plymouth Sport Fury Top of the Line

“Charleen”

 
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Photo of: 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury
 

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About “51”

I have owned this car 9 years we drive it as much as we can we won a drive it award last year from NRCA we are very proud to accept this award.

About “Charleen”

I had just purchased a 60 Desoto and was at my first Mopar show at Moroso Speedway in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. I new I had first place locked up until this 59 Red and White Sport Fury drove in. Second place is nice. Got to talking to the owner and he had lost interest and only came to this show each year, he had already won 4 first place for 1960 and Older class. Found out he only lived about 4 miles from me and that he was thinking about selling. 6 month later it was mine.

 

Specs for “51”

350 350 turbo auto 12 bolt posi original body frame and front end

Specs for “Charleen”

2 door hardtop coup 6 passenge
Color: Red and White.
318 Cu.In. Power pack engine, wide block, series A engine, balanced internally. with polysperical heads, (Semi-Hemi).
9.0:1 comp. ratio
260 HP @ 4400 RPM
Dual Exhaust (Smittys)
Solid Lifters
5 main bearings
Carter type AFB Carburetor
Pushbutton TourqeFlite 3 speed Automatic Transmission.
Factory Price $2,927.00
Weight 3,475 lbs.
Total production 17,867
Wheelbase 118"
Overall length 210"

 

Factory Options for “51”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “Charleen”

Power Steering $63.00
Air Conditioning $372.00
Push Button Radio $59.00
Dual rear antennas $10.00 Today $485.00 pr.
Heater and defroster $58.00
Tinted Glass $36.00
Windshield washer $10.00
Swivel Seats $57.00 (Standard in this Model)
Padded dashboard $12.00 (Std. this model)
Padded Sunvisor $6.00 (Std this Model)
Padded Steering Wheel $12.00 (Std. this Model)Rear Bumper guard. $12.00
Front Bumper end wings. $16.00
White sidewall tires $28.00
Tutone Paint $15.00
Cigar Lighter $4.00 (Std. this model)
Tilt type rear view mirror $4.00 (Std. this model.
Dual mirrors left-hand remote control $23.00
Undercoating with hood pad $13.00
Group 311: $32.00
Wheel covers, stone shields, electric clock and glovebox lock. (std. this model)
Group 312: $24.00
Backup lights, windshield washer and variable speed wipers.
Group 313: $20.00
Right sun visor,front arm rests and front foam cushions (std. this model)
Rear deck lid with spare tire embossment was standard this model (option all oter models)

 

Mods for “51”

No modifications listed.

Mods for “Charleen”

When I first got the car the brakes were the pits. Never knew what lane I was going to be in when I stopped. Installed Front disk brakes wiht dual master cylinder. Stops true and straight now without Power Brakes.
Currently undergoing a complete restoration.
RESTORATION COMPLETED: Took 28 month only getting help with assembly. The only things I didn't do was the fitting of sheet metal, welding, upholstery and chrome plating.
NEW STUFF:
Dual Quads. 295 HP.
Power Brakes.
Factory Air ready to go. only need condeser and Sanden Compressor.
New Dash Pad.
Rear Speaker Added.
Variable speed wipers added.

 

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Cover photo of 1960 Desoto Adventurer album
1960 Desoto Adventurer
Photos: 4
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Reddie
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