The 1960’s Plymouth Fury “scratches the ground” capable of running up to 256 km / h


When Greg Friedrich bought the Old Plymouth Fury 1960, rusted a few years ago, the original plan was just to build an old 4-door wagon. But then, like everything else, plans changed, and Friedrich had a completely different goal – to turn Plymouth into a land-speed race car.Friedrich’s goal was to drive from Cedar, Minnesota down to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, then race there and drive home. Friedrich basically accomplished it with the Project 606 degrees of dragging the ground of its own, reaching a maximum speed of 256 km / h. While it fell short of its original goal of breaking the 322 km/h barrier, the Project 606 is one of those superbly built land-speed race cars that deserves to be known.First of all, the original 4-door wagon was converted into a 2-door form factor. The roofline has also been removed for a cleaner, sleeker look, incorporating a beautifully redesigned grille, custom Brembo brake calipers, and custom fenders. Even the paint finish is unique, making Project 606 look like a moving piece of art after 2.5 years of completion.Underneath the bonnet is the HEMI 528 EFI engine block that comes with AEM Electronics EFI, built by Wheeler Racing Engines. This combination brings a powerful 800 horsepower capacity, but it is not clear how much specific performance is, except for the top speed of 256 km / h mentioned above.Interestingly, the Project 606 is built to be very heavy, so its body is all metal. According to Friedrich, this is to promote more traction, an essential element for high-speed running.In fact, this is not the first land speed racing car that Friedrich has ever built himself. Before that, he had a 1934 Henry Ford steel body coupe with a 572 EFI HEMI engine.Friedrich is also an experienced chassis and custom builder – a skill he acquired from Don Ness, a renowned Minnesota drag racing expert.Video: 1960’s Plymouth Fury “scratched” running up to 256 km/h.

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