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1959 Mini Plymouth Fury


  This car belongs to Aaron Kahlenberg's son Max, he is pictured in the above photo. Aaron is a long time WPC member and very active in the Mopar restoration community owning a number of fine cars including some Plymouths.
   

  Built in 1959 by the Powercar Company in Mystic, CT, this Fury Junior has had an interesting life. While most were used by Plymouth dealerships to promote new cars, this one was bought by a Country Club in Rhode Island to be used as the Grand Prize in a raffle. The young son of a Doctor won the raffle and the car was used by him, his sisters, and just about everyone in the family (who could fit in it) for several years. After being moved from one garage to another, it was eventually left by the side of the road as trash.
   


A smart and sentimental person saw the car, saved it, and sold it to Aaron through a mutual friend. He purchased it for his Max, as a 2nd birthday gift. The car itself is a 3/8 scale 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible. It runs on a six-volt golf cart battery and can achieve speeds upwards of 5 MPH!



Power to the wheels is via a 12-volt Ford starter motor that is set to run in forward and reverse. The headlights, tail lights and horn all work.

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