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Old 28 Mar 2017, 06:01 pm
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Default Re: amazing and hilarious stories of ownership

SOOO BIG is an amazing car in many respects just because he's a PT. His most memorable attraction is his uncanny resemblance to my first car GOLDIE, a 1940 Plymouth Business Coupe. Business coupes had no back seat!

SOOO BIG's common lines, curves and persona remind me of his grandfather, that Plymouth. Every reminder brings back my high school memories. There was a consuming interest in those class mates, bobby soxers in poodle skirts, and singles, doubles and triples that senior year. GOLDIE's convenient configuration just in back of the seat contributed a great deal to a most enjoyable learning curve that year.

I drew this sketch of GOLDIE after working on my home work after the day's classes in my high school home room. Yep that's drawn on scratch paper.

40 Plymouth Coupe drawing done in 1958, my first car - Copy (640x465).jpg

I just finished a short story of a first time SCUBA DIVE involving me and two high school friends. GOLDIE was a supporting character in this story. Some of those references are seen in the paragraphs below. Enjoy.

Here's a challenge, I'll bet some other Forum members have memories that are touch stones out of PTs. Lets hear them. I'm sure they're amazing and hilarious.

about the Plymouth 001 (543x640).jpg
Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chrome Package; Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles, PRND3-1 Bezel, Silver/Chrome Shift Ball/Knob, Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim, 5 piece bumper trim, Leather tilt steering wheel, Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry, Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers, Back up Camera/ 7" Monitor.

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