Ernest Hemingway's '55 Chrysler to be Restored in Documentary
In 1961, arguably one of the world's most prolific and successful American authors- Ernest Hemingway- died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after years of alcoholism and self-mediacted depression. Throughout his long and illustrious lifetime though, the famed author and ex-patriot owned a number of different vehicles in a number of different countries from around the world. Unfortunately, as the author departed without much of an early warning, his vehicles were scattered about from his time in Paris, Cuba and the northwestern United States.
But literary fanboy and all-around gearhead David Soul set out on a mission to restore the last car that Hemingway ever owned; a 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible, abandoned in a Cuban barn after years of exchanging hands. The documentary entitled Cuban Soul, will mark the journey of the build, from start to finish. As the writer sets out to overcome the Cuban embargo with a bit of help from the locals, he hopes to get the car back to running condition.
While the project is still in the early stages, Mr. Soul is in need of some generous donations to the project (which you can see at the Red Earth Studio website). At any rate, we absolutely love this idea. Click here to watch the full promo video Source: Red Earth Studio via Autoweek