I love book and the movie, and I even started considering collecting one. When I was a kid (back in the early 70′s) across the road from our house, in a field, sat an old Plymouth Fury – can’t recall cars year but it did have fins.
I remember asking my Dad why we didn’t drive it and he said it needed a carburetor. It seemed in my young mind’s eye that the carburetor wasn’t much more than a can looking thing with a butterfly looking think in the middle. So I fashioned one out of a soup can and the metal dividers in an ice cube maker – yes kids it was before ice fell from a frig with a push of a button.
Stephen King said he chose a 1958 Plymouth Fury to play the inhuman title character in his book from the year prior because Furys “were the most mundane Fifties car that I could remember. I didn’t want a car that already had a legend attached to it like the fifties Thunderbird, the Ford Galaxies etc… Nobody ever talked about the Plymouth products.”
Enjoy this article at the link below (and go pick up a Hemmings periodical). You’ll love them.
Thanks for reading.