Monday, July 12, 2021

1958 Plymouth Fury - Christine

Star car from the 1983 film "Christine" directed by James Carpenter on a novel by Stephen King. Promotional sweepstakes giveaway car for the movie. Comprehensive restoration.

Small block wedge V-8 engine. Offenhauser intake manifold. Dual 4-barrel carburetors. Torqueflite pushbutton automatic transmission. Power steering. Power brakes. Finished in red with white roof. Red vinyl and cloth bench seat interior.
The car appeared at Mecum's Kissimmee and did not change hands for $375k high bid. Estimate was $400k to $500k.
More than 20 cars were used to play the role of Christine. When filming was finished, only a few unscathed cars remained. One of the movie cars sold for $198k at Barrett-Jackson’s in January 2015.

Hagerty suggests a 1958 Plymouth Fury in #2 (excellent) condition is trending around $47k.