That is a great story! And I agree with his dad that in the early 60's Plymouths and Dodges were truly ugly. Although now they are cool in their unique looks. Really great that he got his dad's old car back after all this time.
I've mentioned it before, but my oldest sister dated a guy who drove a brand new '64 Dodge Polara with 426 Max Wedge and dual quads; plus a 4 speed! He gave me a ride in it back then, and I was extremely impressed with how fast a stock street car could be! He later became my brother in law, which I thought was a good choice until he sold the '64 Dodge. Then I questioned his sanity.