Sunday, August 21, 2011

Christine trivia
Exterior-wise, Christine didn’t bear the trademark ’58 Fury Buckskin Beige paint nor the gold anodized aluminum side trim and grille. Her interior was completely custom and was never available to ’58 Furys from factory.
The paint job and red interior may have been wrong for a Fury but hey, ’58 Plymouths look alike and it turns out the Belvedere did come in a white top and red body:
Since the release of the movie in 1983, Christine replicas, or clones, have been popping up all over the world. More and more ’57 & ’58 Plymouths are being restored and painted red and white, inspired by Christine. Few of these clones are actual Furys; most are ’58 Belvedere two-door hardtops, but it doesn’t seem to matter the model, body style or even year anymore; everyone is getting in on the action. Many diehard Plymouth enthusiasts loathe the idea of anyone restoring an authentic Fury to resemble Christine because of how scarce these true factory hot rods are.

Not all red and white ’58 Plymouths are “Christine clones”, however. A red and white paint combination was offered to these cars from factory in 1958. Michael Morelli’s ’58 Belvedere
(pictured) is an example of just that. Baring its stock colors, Toreador Red and Iceberg White, Michael’s car frequently gets mistaken for a Christine clone.
Stephen King says he wrote the book and then chose a make name he liked: ‘Fury’ fits the story.

The Christine graveyard.

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