Old Cars is turning 50. In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!
DAY THIRTY-FOUR: 1958 Dodge Royal Lancer
Every car guy has their weak spot, and for Chris Cutts, it’s big fins.
“I was into these cars before it was cool, even before my wife [Beth] liked them,” he laughs. “It would have been mid-'80s I started driving a four-door sedan, a 1960 Chrysler Windsor and, of course, everybody else had Camaros and stuff, and in high school I had this great big 21-foot-long Chrysler!”
That one Chrysler multiplied into a fleet of cars in various states of need. Some of them Cutts restored. Some of them he kept for a while and sold, and some he scavenged for parts. For quite a few years, fins were popping up all over his property, but eventually, only one of the cars was left: his 1958 Dodge Royal Lancer two-door hardtop. Even Cutts admits it’s a bit of an unusual choice to have hung onto and put so much time and effort into, but he and the beautiful pink-and-gray coupe are stuck with each other.
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