Weekend Edition – A 1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible equipped with none of its originality…

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I’m going to open up the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend with yet another early 60s Plymouth. I’ve profiles a 1961 Fury Sedan, and a 1961 Wagon, but this 1960 was the last of the huge Finned Plymouths, and at first glance it looks fantastic. Unfortunately, this very nice looking Plymouth is really somewhat of a Frankenstein underneath, built from other vehicles without regards to originality. Take a look for yourself, and tell me if you approve or not…

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According to the listing:

Plymouth for 1960 was the last tall fin car, and of all the “Fin Cars” the Fury Convertible was the most flashy and flamboyant.

Similar to a Chrysler 300 Letter Car, this car has Chrysler 300 (power driver side) bucket seats a big block 413 cubic inch ‘Poly’ high performance V8 (300+ HP) and rebuilt, heavy duty three speed Torqueflight automatic transmission. To say it ‘gets up and goes’ is an understatement. Yet his car was built to run on regular gas, and has been modified to run on unleaded fuel as well.
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The newly applied Coral Rose paint is offset by the cream color front fender accent and cream top make this one of the most beautiful color combinations of the Big Fin Era. The interior was designed to highlight the luxury of the big convertible car, using the highest quality materials, including matching padded dash.

The interior, top, top boot and trunk are all newly restored. There is a new back window, but it is zipped down in the boot during the picture session. Top is great, works and fits great. The mechanical condition of the car is “get in and drive it anywhere”.

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The Chrysler Corporation technology was “cutting edge” in 1960 as exemplified by the three-speed Torqueflite automatic and front torsion-bar suspension. This car has been modified with a floor shift (without the push button shift as was standard) and alternator.

The car is equipped with Power Steering, Power Disk Brakes and “Hi-Fi” optional Radio, you cruise down the road in your own version of the Jetson’s space ship! The hydraulic top goes up and down with the twist of a knob. The unique “Aero Steering Wheel” is a legend of styling, and has been newly re-cast in new Lucite, and is an eye-catching feature. The dual exhausts give the car the sound of the 1960’s.

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This car’s unique charisma is wrapped in shiny polished stainless trim at all four corners, including optional and rare stainless fender skirts. Original era BF Goodrich wide white wall tires are accented with “turbine” stainless steel hubcaps (from a 1959 Imperial.)

This car is a convertible that was built from a ’60 Plymouth Fury Hardtop. All convertible parts are stock and operate as original. The convertible body was mostly replaced with parts from a rust free Southern California Fury hardtop. The car is registered as a convertible.

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Coral was not the original color. The clock and the heater do not work. The motor and transmission are both rebuilt but come from a later vintage Chrysler vehicle. The front brakes are power assisted disks, they work much better than stock, and are not original. The paint quality is very good, but not showroom. There is no spare tire or jack.

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The seller states in the listing that prime 1960 Plymouth Convertibles fetch around $200,000… Not after the recession of ’08 when values of these types of cars dropped dramatically and have yet to recover. The Buy-It-Now price tag for this cobbled up Fury is $34,999! See the listing here, [sc:ebay itemid=”151094448490″ linktext=”1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible” ], and tell me what you think.

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12 responses to “Weekend Edition – A 1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible equipped with none of its originality…”

  1. joedunlap Avatar

    Hmmmmmm. Beautiful, but in a transvestite sort of way. Move the decimal place to the left 1 or 2 digits, and we can talk.

    1. stigshift Avatar

      I wonder if the radio plays "Lola" or "Take a Walk on the Wild Side"?

      1. joedunlap Avatar

        Plays them?? Most likely on a 4-track loop. 🙂

    2. rustylink Avatar

      That is a full on post-op she..

      1. joedunlap Avatar

        Spot on observation my friend 🙂

  2. OA5599 Avatar

    Nice looking car, but overpriced. Points off for eliminating the pushbutton shifter, and for the owner thinking a 413 is a Poly engine. It makes me suspicious of other faults lurking in the build.

  3. stigshift Avatar

    This car would make more sense if it were in Cuba, where necessity creates Frankensteinian blend-mobiles. But here when it could have been restored or modded as a coupe, and the "rust free" convertible could have been saved? Not so much.

  4. dukeisduke Avatar

    It's a mongrel. The guy has lots of used and NOS parts on his eBay store, so maybe this was put together with his stuff.

  5. cruisintime Avatar

    Sweet old cruiser. The styling was sold as the " Forward Look" . The forward look now is aerodynamic capsules that all look alike.

  6. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
    C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

    Disc brakes are a bonus, and I'm not put off by the later engine/transmission.
    However…making a 'vert out of a sedan is much more than hacking off the roof.
    Chassis strengthening, I'd wager it has none.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      Especially seeing how it's a unibody. Anybody notice the yellowed license plates? Is that even legal?

    2. OA5599 Avatar

      "This car is a convertible that was built from a '60 Plymouth Fury Hardtop. All convertible parts are stock and operate as original. The convertible body was mostly replaced with parts from a rust free Southern California Fury hardtop."
      That's a bit unclear, and anybody bidding should make sure, but this might have started off as a rusty or dented convertible that had donor hardtop sheet metal to repair it. In that case, it should have the thicker convertible-only rockers.