November 26, 2020

The Car History of Alex Beloff III

EDDIE EDMONDS CONTACTED ME BECAUSE OF MY INCREDIBLE PASSION FOR CARS AND EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE MOPAR’S.  HE SAID, I HAVE A 1959 PLYMOUTH FURY TWO DOOR HARDTOP.  IT’S A STRAIGHT CAR THAT LOOKS LIKE A HO-HUM BORING FAMILY GROCERY GETTER.  I FOUND A 426 WEDGE HEAD 2  4 BBL RAM CHARGER ENGINE AND A 727 TORQUE FLIGHT FROM A WRECKED TOTALED 1963 SPORT FURY.  I’VE KNOWN THE OWNER OF THE WRECKING YARD FOR YEARS AND I GOT IT CHEAP.  ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GOING HALVES AND A PARTNERSHIP ON THIS CAR?  I SAID, WAIT A MINUTEYOU ARE GOING TO STUFF THAT BRUTAL 426 TORQUE FLIGHT IN THAT 1959 PLYMOUTH? 

HE SAID, SURE AND IT WILL FIT JUST BARELY.  NOW YOU REALLY WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN.  WE ARE GOING TO GO DOWN EGLIN PARKWAY, RACE TRACK ROAD AND EVERY FAMILIAR SPOT FOR DRAG RACING AND BLOW THE DOORS OFF ANYTHING THAT COMES NEAR US – AND WE DID! THIS IS A DASH PUSH BUTTON TORQUE FLIGHT.  WE DIDN’T EVEN WASH THE CAR.  WHEN SOMEONE PULLED UP NEXT TO US AT THE LIGHT, WE RACED IT AGAINST THE BRAKE AND PEOPLE’S EYES LIT UP.  WE NAILED IT AND WE WERE GONE.  ONE GUY PULLED UP NEXT TO US AT A BIG BOY RESTAURANT AND SAID, WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?  HE SAID, I HAVE TO SEE UNDER THE HOOD.

WE OPENED THE HOOD AND HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK.  HE SAID, THAT IS THE MOST MAGNIFICENT SIGHT I HAVE EVER SEEN.  WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR IT?  I SAID, YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.  THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE ONLY ONE LIKE IT ON THE PLANET.  THE GUY WAS DRIVING A NICE 1961 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY 413 WITH TWO F’S AND THE LONG RAM TUBES.  HE SAID, TRY ME.  I GAVE HIM A FIGURE THAT I THOUGHT SURELY WOULD DISCOURAGE HIM.  HE SAID, I AM WRITING YOU A CHECK.  WHEN IT CLEARS AND YOU’VE GOT THE MONEY, I WILL EXPECT THE TITLE AND THE KEYS AND DON’T EVEN WASH IT.  EDDIE AND I TRIPLED OUR MONEY.  WHAT AN INCREDIBLE TIME OF CARS AND MUSIC.

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