Joseph J. Fernandez, El Paso, TX – 1973 Scamp
My father and I bought this 1973 Plymouth Scamp late 2006 from a farmer in Anthony, New Mexico. It was originally from Colorado, before being brought to New Mexico, and definitely shows the quarter rust from many years there. It still wears its original paint, top, interior and has its original drive train. The car currently has 90,000 miles on its 225 slant six and 904 automatic transmission. We have done an engine tune-up, wiring upgrades, small parts replacement, and added a CD player stereo upgrade. It is currently my daily driver to work and is very reliable. The Scamp has non-power assisted drum brakes, power steering and is a non A/C car. Wheels and tires were changed to 14” small bolt Rallye wheels on new BF Goodrich rubber. During this past summer, we swapped the entire intake system from a one barrel Holley to the cool Super Six two barrel Carter setup of the late seventies and early eighties, with the help of a friend Jim Greggerson from the Southwest Mopar Club. Plans for the future are a new vinyl top and the replacing of the quarters to cure the cancer problems, followed by a new paint job. The Scamp has received some trophies while being placed in the daily driver category during the Southwest Mopar Club's Mack Massey dealership Mopar Show, in El Paso the last couple of years (show being held November 5 for 2011). It is a true daily driver no matter what the weather conditions are and is a cool A-body to cruise around in!