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  • Red Plymouths, not Christine,,,,,,

    I once compared the AW and M2 58 Fury's and most agreed that AW was better. Here's their new red Belvedere beside M2's early car. Again, I think the AW has it with crisper details and a better shape.

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    Wow, that is beautiful. I really don't see that much difference between the Fury and Belvedere.
    Due to the recent budget cuts,
    the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
    current state of the economy, the light at the end
    of the tunnel has been turned off.

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    • #3
      The real 58 Fury came in only one color, Buckskin. It had special wheel covers and some gold touches of trim. Christine wasn't really a Fury except in the movie world.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Leroy Brown View Post
        The real 58 Fury came in only one color, Buckskin. It had special wheel covers and some gold touches of trim. Christine wasn't really a Fury except in the movie world.
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        Due to the recent budget cuts,
        the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
        current state of the economy, the light at the end
        of the tunnel has been turned off.

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        • #5
          Nice photo, Dan. They really need to throw away the fender skirts. The 57 Fury was similar and when I worked at a Chrysler dealership, we had a customer who owned one. I don't know what happened to it but back then (1970's) it was just another old car.

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          • #6
            they both look pretty sharp- subtle differences do set them apart, depending on what's important to you. great photo finish!
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            • #7
              Two more views; the M2 has the red rims.

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              • #8
                Something was clearly lost in the translation between the Stephen King novel and the big screen version of the story. The book took place in the Pittsburgh, PA area while the movie was in California. King showed his ignorance of the old-car hobby in that the car in the book was not only the wrong color (they were all tan as noted above) but the car in the book was also a 4-DOOR hardtop sedan. I think the first Fury 4-door came in 1959 or '60. And he got the characters of the license plate wrong as well unless it was a vanity plate, of course. I'm sure that, if I were to go back and re-read the book, I'd find more discrepancies. Anyhow, I agree with Leroy's assessment that the AW is the better car, and I'm not just saying that because I'm really into AWs and I'm not as much of a fan of M2s. I've had more than my share of problems with M2 cars and, at least as of now, I've never had a problem with an AW product.

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                • #9
                  It's nice that red Belvedere but I ordered the green one. I have Christine with dark windows and that's going to be it until I see it coming to the stores.
                  Due to the recent budget cuts,
                  the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                  current state of the economy, the light at the end
                  of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                  • #10
                    Several red ones at WM today but no green. Here's my green car next to the old M2 that is supposed to be the same color?

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                    • #11
                      Dick, do the hoods open got my green one today and it didn't budge. I left it alone.
                      Due to the recent budget cuts,
                      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                      current state of the economy, the light at the end
                      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                      • #12
                        Yes, it opens. Mine was also tight.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Leroy Brown View Post
                          Yes, it opens. Mine was also tight.
                          Tried again I guess I'm going to have to workout with more weight.
                          Due to the recent budget cuts,
                          the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                          current state of the economy, the light at the end
                          of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CorvairJim View Post
                            Something was clearly lost in the translation between the Stephen King novel and the big screen version of the story. The book took place in the Pittsburgh, PA area while the movie was in California. King showed his ignorance of the old-car hobby in that the car in the book was not only the wrong color (they were all tan as noted above) but the car in the book was also a 4-DOOR hardtop sedan. I think the first Fury 4-door came in 1959 or '60. And he got the characters of the license plate wrong as well unless it was a vanity plate, of course. I'm sure that, if I were to go back and re-read the book, I'd find more discrepancies.
                            And Christine in the book met her fate against a "honey wagon" sewage pumper truck, not a bulldozer. That pumper truck had a name too...Petunia.
                            The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                            Thank you for your understanding.

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                            • #15
                              Great pics. I was disappointed with the new Greenlight casting, never bought one. Something about the side profile view. Too much window detail.

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