For some unexplained reason, Chrysler dumped both the Plymouth Valiant and Dodge Dart and replaced them with the Volare and Aspen, respectively in 1976. While they shared the bullet proof running gear of their predecessors there were, ahem, problems and massive recalls which were followed by Chrysler’s first federal bailout. But this one perseveres, peeling vinyl roof, et al, is inspirational on a certain level. By the way, “nel blu dipinto di blu” translates to “in the sky, painted blue” and you can hear the original 1958 version of “Volare” by Domenico Modugno right here.
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