Weekend Edition – Furys, Polaras, and Newports Weekend, starting with these Plymouth Furys

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I have said this before, but I will say it again… When fantasy shopping on eBay is usually used these search words within the eBay Motors site: Fury, Polara, Monaco, Newport, and New Yorker. Sometimes when I’m really searching, I add into my search Satellite, Coronet, Valiant and Dart (Though Dart is now becoming a magnet for the new Alfa Dart). So, I thought this would be a great weekend to introduce my fantasy search as this weekend’s theme. Let’s start with the search term “Fury”, and I’ll highlight only the listings that have large clear images.

You would think the sellers would post large format images if they want the car to sell

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Here is a 1961 Plymouth Fury Convertible, and is one of the most controversial Plymouths, at least until the new “Downsized” Plymouths debuted only a year later. According to the listing:

V-8 Automatic, Power Steering, It was purchased new in Mass. and used as the summer “ride”, It was kept at the summer home and last used in 2004. It has been garaged since last use.

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Mileage is in excess of 100,000, We have all 4 hubcaps, There is a service manual with it. The top and seats were redone in the 90’s, It runs and drives. The engine needs to be serviced and tuned. The brakes grab. The drums need to be cleaned out. The dash pad is cracked. The windshield is cracked, The paint is old.

This rare car is a great to spruce up and drive, or is worthy of a full restoration.

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These are becoming rare, and the bidding for this car has reached $6,500, with an unmet reserve. So, what do you think it will take to sell this car? See the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”121056995947″ linktext=”1961 Plymouth Fury Convertible” ]

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This is a 1963 Fury Sedan which now resides in Brattleboro Vermont. The listing states is was originally from Louisiana, so there must be some kind of story behind that… Anyway, according to the listing the car has never seen a winter before. From the images, this looks almost like a daily driver because there are some questionable things regarding its condition… Let’s start with the front bumper… It’s not straight, but it gives the car some character. Moving to the interior, the seats look great, but what the hell is up with that dash? I would love to know the whole story, but in the meantime the car is currently for sale at a Vermont Subaru Dealer, with an opening bid of $3,983. So what do you think of this Fury? See the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”230916184919″ linktext=”1963 Plymouth Fury 4-Door Sedan” ]

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This is a 1967 Plymouth Fury III 4-door Hardtopwith a littoe over 91,000 miles on the odometer. This is almost a modern car, with a V-8, Automatic, and Air Conditioning among the equipment listed. This is a car that was never a looker in its day, but wow… look at it now. The interior is perfect, the exterior paint shines, and this car has more presence than any BMW or Benz has today. It’s a little pricey at a $7,500 opening bid, but I think this is a great $5,000 car. What do you think? See the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”300851578162″ linktext=”1967 Plymouth Fury III” ]

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Our last Fury is this 1976 Fury Sedan. This body was shared with Dodge as the Coronet during this time period, and most people recognize this as the generic 70s and 80s Cop Car in Movies and Campy TV Shows. According to the listing:

1976 Plymouth Fury. Far from perfect, but in very good shape where it matters. This car was built in Detroit and sold in Tennessee. It was with one family in Tennessee for over 20 years, then the widow moved to Illinois and stored it until 1993, when she sold it locally with 72,000 miles. That owner had it 10 years, adding about 6000 miles. I have had it just a short time, about 50 miles worth. It has an Illinois title in my name. It has been garage kept it’s entire life. Today may have been the first time it ever saw snow.

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The listing goes on and on (and on and on) but it’s clear that this car is the genuine article. Great Daily Driver, or with a Heavy Duty Tow Hitch, it could be a great Race Car towing platform for your SCCA Racer, or LeMons Banger. Bidding is up to $1,000 with an unmet reserve, and the listing states that the reserve is rather modest. See the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”350701415852″ linktext=”1976 Plymouth Fury 4-Door Sedan” ]

22 Comments

    1. I like it, too, but to me the vinyl roof is a plus. And it has the Transaudio AM radio and ashtrays in the back door armrests!

  1. A man after my own heart with those search terms. Don't let the secret out that these are still affordable cars!
    I'd gladly drive any full size MoPar from '57 to about '73. Stone simple and good drivers. Still kicking myself for breaking up with a girl that was about to give me a '69 Polara she inherited and had no interest in. Sanity over C-Bodies, I guess.

    1. the wiper pivot seals leak into the footwellls, a common cause of floor rust in 60's mopars. Both of my Lancers have this problem. Master cylinders can also leak brake fluid into the drivers footwell

  2. The convertible looks like it's in good "summer car" condition, but it'll need some work if it's going to last.
    It does have the advantage of being a car that you probably won't see duplicated at New England vacation spots and cruise nights.

  3. The dash and steering wheel on the '61 remind of David Cronenberg's "Naked Lunch." I'd have to be jacked-up on heroin to drive that thing. I'm going with the '76, and I'm growing back the Fu-Manchu (it's a type of mustache for you young'uns).

  4. Like many mid-60's Chrysler products, the cowl in my '64 Fury wagon leaked onto the floorboards. In the wet Seattle winters, if I parked facing uphill the leakage wasn't bad. After a long weekend away with only a downhill facing spot available, i returned to find a 3 inch mushroom growing in the carpet. But don't get me wrong I loved that wagon – I could fit the whole softball team in it.
    As for this bunch, I'm partial to that convertible. Otherwise I've always liked the '65 convertibles
    <img src="http://www.all-about-detail.com/resources/65PlymouthFuryConvertible.jpg&quot; width="600">

  5. I love that '61 for the pure ridiculousness of it.
    I love how the ad states it's been stored inside since last driven in 2004. Well, except for during the last snowfall, based on the rear window and deck and the obvious snow brushed off around the car.

    1. It was all true. It was parked inside and taken outside to take the pictures. I know, I bought this car and am having it restored. It is in FANTASTIC condition and I was amazed at that. try to find another one let alone ANY parts for the car. I'm not a MOPAR guy but this car is a survivor and I am happy to own it.

      1. Does anyone know where there are other 1961 Plymouth Fury convertibles in ANY condition? I've owned this car now for going on two years and have been shocked at how little there is out there for the 61 Fury let alone finding another 1961 Plymouth of any model. They seem to have all dropped off the face of the earth. This car will be beautiful soon. I can't wait. Wayne

  6. The '65 is the best one to my eyes. Looks like it could almost replace the '67 Impala in "Supernatural".

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