It's with mixed feelings that I tell you that I sold my 58 350 Fury.
But, it remains in the club.
You may remember in June Ed Eckerson sent out an e-mail looking for a clean
original 58 350. His needs matched my car exactly, but I had no intention
of selling it. But I was reaching a point where it was harder and harder
to keep it in it's original condition. I'd take it to a cruise and people
would suggest that at least I should paint it. For those who have seen the
car at Carlisle, it is totally original with no rust anywhere ever, but it was
It took me two weeks of thinking about it before I contacted Ed. He
was interested and since he is not that far away from me he came up to
Connecticut to check it out. And he was thorough. We put it up on my
Backyard Buddy and he must have spent over an hour checking out part
numbers. His conclusion was that it was totally original except for the
fuel pump - just the car he was looking for. And there was no evidence of
rust anywhere. He sent me photos of his beautiful 57 Fury and 59 Sport
Fury. He was looking for a 58 to complete the series. I became
convinced that he was the guy to bring it back to a better condition.
When I had it I used it as a driver. Drove to Carlisle, about a 500
mile round trip, probably six or seven times. Drove it to Maine for my
daughter's wedding. Put on about 10,000 miles in 14 years.
Ed's going to restore it as factory correct, removing some of the non-stock
things I added. I see he's just put the AM-FM digital signal seeking radio
that I added up for sale. I wish him all the best, It
should make a beautiful car.
I'm going to remain in the club. I still love these Furys, and the
club is made up of great people. A special thank you to Jack Lewis for all
he does to keep us together. Who know's what the future holds?