I passed through there at the end of a 3 week road trip and was getting a bit tired of the journey. Both were the same car except for the nameplates. Even the E-body Barracuda reverted back to them in its final years from 1972-1974. Before that I had blown the engine. I bought a white 1980 Fire Arrow with the 2. A 3-speed automatic transmission was also available.
Standard Catalog of Imported Cars, 1946-1990. The pickups were offered bright colors with bold stripes to emphasize their relation to the Arrow cars. That white car looks exactly like the one owned — except mine rusted into dust. That first phone call was just the beginning of a great friendship and that fueled the passion for Colts and Arrows. For the first year, the car came to America with a 1,400 or 1,600 cc engine. There was another facelift in April 1978; square headlights and bigger, less integrated bumpers heralded the coming eighties. The first year Arrow is easily identified from later years because its quarter-window louvers have two slats in the center, which were changed to three on all later years.
Plymouth Fire Arrow Ever since I found an '80 Fire Arrow on the , I've been looking for a clean Fire Arrow for my personal fleet. The thing was so clean that you could have eaten off it. It is a Fire Arrow, but originally had an automatic in it. Guys, can you believe the Fire Arrow is now for sale? The master bedroom had no bed in; it was a machine shop. I was hoping to use this data to determine engine size, but the sticker applies to both the 1. After he drove his segment, he got out the car and said that my car scared him to death and wondered how in the world I drove it as well as I did.
At applebees in yucca valley california! The 1976 Arrow also came with a single windshield-wiper fluid nozzle on the hood, which was changed to dual nozzles for 1977 and remained that way for all later year Arrows. They may have looked like fogs but still served as a proper turn signal. Had it 4 years and traded it in on an 88 Chevy Beretta. Instead of fixing the piece of crap I factory ordered a 1987 Buick Grand National as my new ride. I was unaware that they imported them with the 1400 engine — I was under the impression they came with just the 1600, 2000 and later 2600 engines.
Frankly, that selfie is better than this interior shot, but I just had to share that center console. He replaced it with a 2. If you noticed, I am also fortunate enough to find similar shades of Blue for all 7 cars as I had intended to do and so were the angle of the cars in the photos. It was still on the road in January 2011, with 192,257km on the odometer. At least that is what older folks have told me. Performed extremely well for its day with excellent ergos and great reliability.
A sporty variant called the Fire Arrow was first offered this year, which had special decals and a sporty interior, as well as a and four-wheel disc brakes. The nameplate no longer indicates engine size, but these years offered either a 1,600 or 2,000 cc four. Many may think that was a small 2. Originally, the Lancer received an 1. It was offered for one more model year before the Dodge Colt name was gradually transferred to the.
These Lancers were sold under a multitude of names in different markets. The 1980 Fire Arrow was now available with two new paint schemes: tan with a darker caramel-colored hood, and blue with a dark blue hood. And this would explain other European products having similar light treatments. Plymouth, meanwhile, got the short end of the deal, with the British. European market Lancers received the 1. It featured sports instrumentation and a 55-kilowatt 74 hp version of the 4G32.
It does run fine but just needs a fresh coat of paint and a touch of bodywork. I walked in and there was rear-end out of a Fire Arrow sitting in his living room. Guess which one caught on here in America? The car was nice-looking on the outside and the interior was in okay shape, but the engine had serious compression issues and kept fouling one of the cylinders. This was discontinued in May 1979, having lost most of its market share to the bigger, locally built. These were less flamboyant than on those sold in the North American market. Apparently, Doug had a credit card that he used strictly for racing.
The exterior is not too bad at all and the interior does have wear and tear from many years of faithful service. This was around 2003 or so. The one I have has the original manual and it states that it was sold from a car dealership in Ponce Puerto Rico. Plymouth received the Cricket, a Hillman Avenger in sedan or wagon. These little touches were the benefits of an upgraded trim level back in 1977. In Puerto Rico I have seen dozens of these. Unfortunately it was saddled with the lowly automatic which made acceleration a planned event.
So swallow a handful of , don your finest polyester threads, and hop in the Fire Arrow for a trip back to the heart of the Malaise Era! At each stop the main stick went into 1st and the second stick went back to low range. . Every time I see something like this, it makes me think of watching Chips as a kid which is an absolutely cheesy, awful, but still somehow endearing show if you watch it as an adult. Hi there, I actually know the owner of this car and she has it for sale still. I had a standard Plymouth Arrow.