Challenges 1 – 3 of 4
Challenges W: 1 L: 2
- Black Beauty: 103 pts (win)
- The Plymouth: 47 pts (loss)
- Total votes: 30
- Ended: Mar 6, 2007
- Sweetness: 30 pts (draw)
- The Plymouth: 30 pts (draw)
- Total votes: 12
- Ended: Feb 28, 2007
- Curley's Cuda: 41 pts (win)
- The Plymouth: 19 pts (loss)
- Total votes: 12
- Ended: Feb 26, 2007
1960 Plymouth Savoy (The Plymouth)
Last updated Jun 18, 2010
Built on May 26, 1960 (Coincidently Mom, the primary driver of the car during the week, was born May 26, 1920)
Bought by my Dad from Rossmeyer Chrysler Plymouth of Metuchen NJ on June 13, 1960 (I believe Dad said he paid $2,100.00 tax,title, etc)
Reason it was not a 3-On-The-Tree Stick Shift, Mom, the primary driver during the week, insisted on having an Automatic for all the around town driving she'd be doing carting us kids to and from School, going grocery shopping, and so on.
Was the family car from 1960-1972.
Suffered an ill-fated Engine overhaul in June 1973, and then sat for almost a year, got a supposedly "good used engine" in January 1974, turned out to be no darned good, more sitting time.
Dad almost junked the car in May 1974, but for $25.00 he was offered, decided it wasn't worth the effort to haul it to the Junkyard.
Finally, care of my Aunt Rose, found a rebuilder who confirmed the used engine was garbage, gave us "core value" for it, and after several mishaps, got their rebuilt engine installed in December 1974.
Then the real fun began, trying to find Rocker Panels, lower Quarter Panel Patches, front Fenders, and on, and on.
1985, finally had a new Headliner, Seat Covers, and Windlace installed.
1988, my Dad, myself, and my then girlfriend, took my Plymouth back to it's birthplace, the Newark, Delaware Assembly Plant of Chrysler, for a 40th anniversary celebration of the nearby "Parts Depot" (which in 1960, supplied the parts to build my Plymouth).
1989, had the last in a series of makeovers done on the body, had the Bumpers and Tail Lamps rechromed, sued the Bodyshop for not doing what they had been contracted to do, settled for getting the cost of the job back.
1991, used my Plymouth as our weeding limo for my then Bride to be and myself.
1993, brought our new born son home in our then 33 year old Plymouth.
Still working on the car to this day.
ENGINE: 225 "SLANT-SIX"
CARBURETOR: 1-BBL CARTER
TRANSMISSION: "TORQUEFLITE-SIX" AUTOMATIC
REAR: 3:31 OPEN
OTHER FEATURES: POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, FACTORY FRONT ANTI-SWAY BAR, "RCA" 45 RPM RECORD PLAYER, "HI-WAY HI-FI" AM RADIO, CLOCK
Front Anti-Sway Bar
Hi-Way Hi-Fi AM Radio
RCA 45 RPM Record Player
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