On my way back from getting a gift for my wife for our 2nd Anniversary(!), I spotted this lovely, deep purple Plymouth
Valiant (update: sorry, it’s a Barracuda… it had Valiant badges, weird) Barracuda sitting on a quiet street near the East Village in NYC.
It was raining pretty hard, I was soaked, and I was holding an enormous framed family portrait wrapped in paper, cardboard and plastic in one hand and an umbrella in the other keeping the portrait dry and somehow I managed to grab my iPhone out of my pocket and snap these photos.
It’s this sort of thing that makes me love this city. Some guy probably wakes up at 6am every morning and moves his Barracuda to another spot, and does the same thing again at night, just to keep it as a daily. Not the easiest thing to do even with a modern car in New York.
Source: Flickr / zacke82
Poppy’s Red Horse
This 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe has had spa treatment with a ground up restoration using all genuine Ford parts sometime in the 1990s and hasn’t seen a drop of rain or snow since then. Better yet, it was originally a California car, so rust is non-existent.
Going back to Cali… the car began its life black, but sometime after my friend’s pop got a hold of it, he decided it was time for a restoration done the right way, and a color change. He made it a horse of a different color from straight black to “Poppy Red,” which is an original Ford color of the time. The color has red in its name and it looks red in pictures, but on a sunny day, you wouldn’t be lying if you called it deep orange.
To compliment the luscious body paint, the interior is a classy white leather. As a complete package, the deep orange and soft white is nothing less than tasty.
Here are the details…
About 56k original miles, 289 Cobra V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, A/C, power steering, power brakes, cassette, am/fm stereo.
The car is looked after dearly and you can basically eat off the engine. Always garaged and gets started up regularly. Poppy got a brand new toy and needs the space, so this old horse needs a new home. Rightfully so, because it deserves more use.
It’s located in Cold Spring, NY. Send me a message if you, or someone you know, might be interested.