Michael Malamphy's 1953 Plymouth
1953 Plymouth Convertible owned and restyled by Michael Malamphy of Ansonia, Connecticut. Mike peaked, dechromed and louvered the hood on the Plymouth, before headlights from a 1956 Dodge was welded to the Plymouth fenders, giving the car a whole new look along with a custom made grille made by Buick, Mercury and Ford components. A set of Chrysler taillights were installed as well. The interior was done in gold and blue to match the two-tone paint job of gold metallic lacquer with blue scallops. Mike ran a loan office, and this was his third custom since he began building cars in 1955. He did almost all the work by himself in a friend's auto body shop. By 1958, the car had received 5 trophies, being entered at the Hartford Autorama and other shows in Lancaster, Hanover, Peabody, Massachusetts, and Silver Springs.
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