Can an object really be cursed? That's certainly up for debate, but what isn't is that modern society tends to immortalize cursed objects on the big screen. Alongside the house from The Amityville Horror, it's hard to think up an object with a more disturbing history than the red and white, 1958 Plymouth Fury from Stephen King's Christine.

Christopher Rutkowski, that movie-car loving enthusiast that runs The Aficionauto YouTube channel is apparently willing to risk his soul, though, because his latest video features a 1958 Plymouth Fury Coupe with parts sourced from cars damaged during production of the 1983 film. It's owned by Martin Sanchez, whose story bears a very eerie resemblance to that of Arnold Cunningham.

Scroll down for the video on this gorgeous Plymouth.


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      svntsvn
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Ain't nothin' better than a new car smell...'cept maybe for p.....y" Got to love that movie. Today only a select few cars have a real presence/soul that make them feel alive & the list is very short from manufacturers in modern day America. That '58 Fury... Would scare the effin livin' crap out of you on a dark road at night...hands down. Came across a beautiful '58 Fury in person at a show up in NH a few years back... The car just commands attention. The color palate, the style, the sound.... That's one movie car that will never ever be eclipsed. Period.
      Chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like how that whenever the radio came on in the car it was always playing this really upbeat, 50s malt shop music. The front made this the perfect car for this movie because it looked so pissed off. BTW, the exhaust note of the car in this video sounds incredible.
      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good video fascinating story.
      CJ_313
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome. Wonder what would be used if a sequel ever came out... Dodge Challenger? Maybe an old Buick Roadmaster. Would have to be something big with a threatening name.
      ragtopdodge
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool vid. Was one of my favorite movies as a teenager (yes, I'm a Gen X'er). Is too bad so many were ruined back in 1983, but lots of cars were deemed not worth much back then. Other favorite teenage horror movie car was the black '71 'Cuda in Phantasm.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ragtopdodge
        Hindsight's 20/20. For every old classic that was destroyed during the making of some movie, there were probably a thousand more that were allowed by their owners to rust away before being hauled off to a junkyard, and were viewed as old, worthless beaters. People often tend to take things for granted when they are easily attainable, and then miss them when they become scarce. To add insult to injury, Chryslers from the 50s and 60s were notorious for their floor rust issues which I am sure many succumbed to long before anyone ever felt that they would one day be worth something.
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      Jaime Cowley
      • 1 Year Ago
      This guy is a hero...I'm so jealous! But she's not complete til he gets Stephen King's autograph!
      Aurio Salimonne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Happy thanksgiving day to all,love this car and the movie is one of many that make me fall in love with cars and keep drawing them almost every day and night!
      Storm Invictus
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have always had a love affair with the 1957-58 Chrysler/Plymouth lineup. They were simply so much more beautiful and stylistically advanced than what Ford or GM had to offer. The sad thing is that while 1957-59 Chevy's and Ford's are extremely easy to find (throw a rock on Craigslist and you'll hit one), I have found that it is nearly impossible to find a 1957-58 Chrysler/Plymouth ANYWHERE. I have found that most 1950's Mopar is vastly under-appreciated compared to Ford and especially GM products of that era, so a lot of people let them rust away or crushed them. It is incredibly disheartening. Someday, when I have money, I'm going to hunt down a '57-'58 Fury coupe and create my very own Christine. Also, this was a very interesting story, and I love that he 'resurrected' Christine from parts of destroyed cars from the movie. If that's not a subtle homage to Stephen King, I don't know what is.
      Bill Burke
      • 1 Year Ago
      I never could figure out all the fuss people make over the 1957 Chevy. To me the 1957-1958 Plymouths are much more striking, advanced in every aspect of engineering and impressive. Just a look at this picture makes me wonder why anyone would want a Chevy over this car,really.
        kqr
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bill Burke
        Back in '57, the Exner "Forward Look" made a much bigger splash than any other cars introduced that year. The '57 Chevys were basically a refreshening of the '56's and looked dated compared to the futuristic Chryslers. Plymouth's ad slogan in '57 said "Suddenly it's 1960!", and that was very accurate from a styling point of view. The 1957 Forward Look Chryslers really were a preview of the longer, lower, wider cars of the '60s. GM was caught with their pants down and had to scramble to catch up. The '58 GMs were a one year, stop gap, intermediate design, and the '59s finally caught up to where Chrysler was two years before. Exner and Chrysler overplayed their hand in the early '60s, however, when their styling was considered overwrought and excessive by many at the time.
        • 1 Year Ago
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      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      3 nice cars survived after filming and are in the hands of collectors. This video is about the 4th car that was built from all the junkers (they originally bought 23 cars and used 16 or 18 in the flick, the rest were parts cars) This particular car was used in the scene where it chased the fat kid into the alley and ironically, he got the stainless trim from the car that drove around on fire (caked in melted rubber cement)
        James
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Street King
        Actually only 2 Screen used cars survived and 1 promotional car. This was a stunt car and yes it used parts from other cars to create a whole one, but a majority of the car was on the car. It's been restored, but even the labels created for filming are still in place. Before commenting on what you don't know to be facts, do actual research. Unless you are jealous because you don't own one. I know the two owners of the real screen used cars would agree.
      hylnder777
      • 1 Year Ago
      Happy 30 year anniversary Christine!!!
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