Cool Rides Online®
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    General Administrator Cool Rides Online's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Achievements & AwardsActivity StatsUser info
    Achievements At the Starting LineBuckling UpStepping on the GasKicking the TiresChecking the Gauges

    Post The 1958 Plymouth Fury: The Undead Classic

    The 1958 Plymouth Fury: The Undead Classic

    Posted on June 11, 2012 by PeteRizzo

    The trailer opens by focusing on its curves. The camera pans seductively, caressing the car's blood red lines, before unveiling a whitewashed wheel. After only a few seconds, it's clear Stephen King couldn't have picked a better car to become possessed by evil spirits.

    Even when it was given the name "Christine," the Fury was something else underneath.

    Armed with twin four-barrel carburetors, an 318ci engine and a three-speed manual transmission, the Fury was built for the racetrack. However, at the time of its production, How Stuff Works indicates that the American Manufacturers Association had moved to prohibit the automakers from using race results in its advertisements.

    So, despite the fact that the stock class version was built for performance estimates say it hit nearly 120 in the flying mile, the car was ultimately toned down to be more marketable to the public. As a result, it wouldn't be until "Christine" that the car was given a truly fitting display of its prowess on celluloid.

    Still, while the Fury was the main killer in the movie, the movie was also one of the main killers of many surviving Furys. Of the only 5,000 produced, few remain. (1957 models were the most plentiful of the pre-sport editions).

    Reportedly, it took the filmmakers two and half years to track down the number of cars necessary to film "Christine" in the early '80s. And while those involved say more than 20 were involved in the production, including some rare models, most of these were wrecked filming death-defying stunts. As a result, some may question whether the movie was worth it, especially given its 65 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

    But, despite its low rating, like all John Carpenter movies, it retains a cult following that helps keeps the Fury alive to this day. And while not every Fury is a hellsent monster bent on destruction, with the help of car and movie fans, it may never die.

  2. #2
    Moderator CORDOBA-440-MAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Blog Entries
    Achievements & AwardsActivity StatsUser info
    Achievements Burning TiresBuckling UpStepping on the GasAt the Starting LineChecking the Gauges
    Awards STA-BIL Featured Ride - August 2012CRO Member of the Week


    I love that movie and that car
    Last edited by CORDOBA-440-MAN; 06-12-2012 at 08:37 PM. Reason: got to refresh it to see the pic

  3. #3
    CRO Senior Moderator Justa6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    PONTIAC, Mich
    Blog Entries
    Achievements & AwardsActivity StatsUser info
    Achievements Checkered FlagWide Open ThrottleBurning TiresBuckling UpStepping on the Gas
    Awards CRO ChampionCRO Blog ContributorSTA-BIL Featured Ride - May 2011CRO Member of the Week


    Always one of my fav's. A car that can fix itself....
    Always keep em smokin,,,,then let er drift!

Share This Thread!

Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest StumbleUpon Email

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enter our Featured Rides Contest Let Us Show Our Support for You Become a CRO Champion!
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO