Mopar of the Month: June, 2000
1965 Plymouth Barracuda
Phil Munoa writes:
Now that the car is painted and polished I can't stop for gas without
someone wanting to stop and chat about it.
I'm also getting a lot of thumbs up driving down the road.
The first day I drove it to work I saw a 5.0
Mustang in the rear view mirror hurrying through traffic to catch up to me.
He ended up one lane over and one car back at the next stop light. I watched
him lean over to read my license plate rim which says, "This fish loves horsemeat."
I got a chuckle as I saw a look of recognition on his face as he got the meaning.
Between that and the rumpety rump of the 380 Magnum
a sheepish look on his face and when the light turned green he stayed way back and drove extra conservatively. I even slowed down to let him catch up but as I would slow down he would slow down.
This car is going to be a lot of fun!
Phil now has his own web site, too!
October, 2000: Tragic Update!
I've got some bad news.
My brother and I were on our way to a Mopar show in
LA Saturday morning when some clown in a 5.0 Mustang lost control of his car
on the freeway and caused the cars next to my brother and me to swerve. One
of them cut in front of my brother and he hit him which caused them to stop
like they hit a wall and I ran into them.
The short of it all is that my brother's Belvedere and my Cuda are toast.
The good news is that we walked away from it. Someone was watching out for us.
This months' Mopar is another tribute to someone whose blood, sweat and tears, mixed with an influx of cash, piad off big time.
Thanks, Phil, for providing the inspiration for others to keep going on their Mopar restorations!
Let's hope your Fish does not get to C Body size from munching all that 'stang meat. ;-)
RE: October, 2000 update. Man, how TERRIBLE to have BOTH cool Mopars wrecked at once! UGH! But, yes, thank goodness you guys were not badly hurt!
June, 2000; revised June 29, 2000; October 24, 2000; February 3, 2001
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