The 1963 Plymouth Fury arriving at Abbey Park Secondary School in 2016.
Our 1963 Plymouth Belvedere-Fury 2 door sedan was purchased on November 30th, 2015 from a father-daughter duo in Orillia. Originally this vehicle was supposed to be a project car for the father-daughter however ‘life got in the road’ and the vehicle sat in storage for many many years. We were happy they sold it to us!
The Fury made its first stop in the restoration journey to Abbey Park Secondary School in Oakville Ontario under the leadership of Mr. Paul Uzarowski, the Transportation Technology teacher. Under Mr.U’s leadership many students enjoyed working on the Fury. We were sad to hear that Mr. U had been transferred to another school and was not able to continue the restoration journey.
That however led us to finding a new school partner in Eastern, Ontario. With the help of Mr. Alex Harris, the OYAP officer at the Renfrew County District School Board office, we were able to find an eager partner in Mr. Darryl Johnson, Transportation Technology teacher, at Arnprior District High School, in Arnprior Ontario. Arnprior is approximately 65km west of Ottawa in the beautiful Ottawa Valley. Arnprior autoshop students to work on ultra-rare car. Work on the car continued until the pandemic shuttered the school and the Fury went into storage.
The good news is that the Fury has found a new home at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School in Nepean, Ontario and is going to be worked on by the students there. And so this journey continues and isn’t it fitting that the Fury is delivered today on #givingtuesday2021. Can’t wait to see what these students do with it!
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