While Fonzie is working late at the garage to restore a wrecked 1955 Chevrolet convertible, a beautiful young woman named Nancy Haley walks in. Nancy explains she is stranded and needs a ride home. Fonzie obliges, and when he returns to her house a few days later is met by the puzzled woman. She explains that Nancy doesn't live there, but that the couple who lived there previously had a daughter who was killed in a car accident about 10 years earlier and that the family had since moved away. Fonzie goes to the Cunninghams to get an explanation, but they just laugh at him. Later, at the garage, Nancy returns and asks Fonzie to take her for a ride in the newly restored car. He agrees, but the car soon stalls on a set of railroad tracks. Fonzie is unable to get the car restarted and there's a train approaching. However, Nancy is in no hurry to let Fonzie escape the car. Just as the train strikes the car, Fonzie wakes up in his rusted car shell and realizes he was only dreaming. He ... Written by
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Did You Know?
The title is based on the expression: "The spirit is willing, but the mind is weak." See more
The car Fonzie purchases is actually a 1954 Chevrolet (a Bel Air convertible, to be exact), not a 1955 model as stated in the story. See more
References Rebel Without a Cause