There was a time in which I was a contributor to the CarDomain Blog, and I still follow Rob Einaudi and Jen Dunnaway on their new blog Autoholics. One of the great things about their slice of the Automotive Blogosphere is the fact that they have access to an absolutely huge fan base, who create their own ride pages on CarDomain. However, one of the most interesting stories just appeared on Autoholics this past Monday, and Author Paul Balze takes the reader on a journey of how a Sunfire Yellow 1970 Plymouth Fury III 4-Door Hardtop survived all these years after it’s near fatal accident.
This Plymouth Fury III is really nothing remarkable for the period, equipped with a 318 CID V-8, Torqueflite Automatic, power steering, air conditioning, even the optional bumper guards on the front and rear bumpers. The mileage only shows 38,574 from new. But eight years after the birth of this rather ordinary Plymouth, it was involved in an accident that heavily damaged the front stub frame (pushing it 12 to 18 inches to the left). destroying the front sheet metal, as well as the bumper and grille. The fan chewed up the shroud, bent a couple of its blades, but miraculously the radiator remained intact. It was a total loss… or was it?
It is a great story, and I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you to go read the entire article over at Autoholics. Be sure to drink in all the details that makes a good story great. It may not have been a remarkable Plymouth in its day, but I’ll bet you would just love to get your hands on it right now.