Hi everybody! I was grateful to find your forum, because I have a pretty special 59 to sell. I want to make sure it goes to somebody who will really appreciate it.
The story is this: My great-uncle lived in Vermillion, Ohio, for decades and owned a diner, among other jobs. He was somewhat eccentric himself, but his wife, Yvonne, especially so. She was a bit of a hoarder, collecting coins, memorabilia, and all kinds of things. I heard when she died that there was quite a job in cleaning out their house.
He was also a Mopar man all his life. When he died in 2005, he had a 1980s-era red Dodge Ram and a Chrysler Concorde. To my knowledge, he never drove anything else. So when an eccentric guy wants to make his even more eccentric wife happy ... he buys her convertibles, apparently, because in my family are two of them.
The first is mine: a 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury convertible, and this is the one for sale. It is nearly all original and runs great. The car is in storage in Iowa; I live in Minneapolis, MN. I just drove it two weeks ago and, short of having to charge the battery a little, it fired right up. Fact is, I live in the city and can't keep the car with me (it wouldn't even fit in my tiny driveway, much less my Model T-era garage), and it drives me nuts knowing it's just sitting there not being enjoyed. This car needs to be owned by somebody who can drive it in parades, around town and even on trips. That's why I'm selling it. It has documentation in the glove box on pretty much everything the old man did to it, right down to the bill of sale from 1961 when he bought it used and receipts from when he had the seats re-upholstered decades ago. There are no body issues I'm aware of and very little rust.
The second car the old man had is owned by my uncle and not for sale: a 1950 Dodge Wayfarer Sportabout roadster with about 23,000 original miles. It's a real peach, too, but it's currently my uncle's baby.
Photos are here: http://59plymouth.tumblr.com/
. Check it out and let me know if you're interested. I'd love to chat with any interested parties about the car and all I know about it. Even if you just have ideas to help me sell it, I'd love to hear them. Thanks in advance to everybody on the forum - this is a great resource for a great car.
Check out the link above for photos; my email address is on there. Otherwise write me at firstname.lastname@example.org