THUMPING 383 V8 W/ SIDE EXHAUST, NICE PAINT & BODY, POWER STEERING, COOL FURY
Few cars scream horsepower better than the mid-60s Mopars. Taking a full-sized hardtop like this 1966 Plymouth Fury III and dropping a big block V8 under the hood makes for entertaining performance, and the industrial-strength look and two-tone paint leave no question that this is a car built for speed.
Bronze was a popular color in the '60s and the full-sized cars like this Fury hardtop seem to wear it best. Of course, the blacked-out hood and matching vinyl top give it a two-tone look that's very effective, and even for a car that's meant to go fast, this one has a very polished look. The paint is in good shape, showing a deep shine that comes from modern materials, and if you're used to seeing dusty-looking vintage enamel on these cars, this one will come as a very pleasant surprise. The Fury was in the middle of the lineup, and wears the cool cantilevered roof line that defined Chrysler styling in the '60s, so it has a familial resemblance but stands out in a crowd. Tidy panel gaps, nice detailing along the lower edges of the body, and, of course, the giant hood scoop all give this car a very dramatic look that whispers performance without being too overt about it. The chrome and stainless trim is quite nice and the vinyl top fits well and doesn't seem to be hiding any nasty surprises underneath.
The black vinyl interior is all business, and with a bench seat you know the original buyer's priorities were horsepower, not style. The seat covers are obviously new, with contrasting bronze piping on the seat backs to match the bodywork and new carpets on the floors. The door panels might just be original, and they're in good condition save for the arm rests which are showing their age today. There's also an aftermarket steering wheel, but it blends in nicely with the black interior. Factory gauges flank a cool rectangular speedometer pod and a full set of white-faced Sunpro dials were neatly installed in the dash under the Sony AM/FM/CD stereo. There's also a tach mounted up high by the A-pillar so it's easy to spot. The rear bench is in excellent condition, and again uses bronze piping for some extra style points, and the gargantuan trunk is functional if not fully detailed.
The 383 cubic inch V8 makes the kind of fat torque that makes even a big car like this feel fast. It starts easily and idles with a healthy lope that suggests horsepower, not luxury, and it's very cleanly detailed. There's Hemi Orange paint on the block itself, which is topped by a set of finned Mopar Performance valve covers and a matching air cleaner. A Holley 4-barrel carburetor and Weiand aluminum intake manifold handle intake duties, and a set of long-tube headers dump into a Flowmaster exhaust system with tips just ahead of the rear tires. You know it's built for combat with the extra deep groove large-diameter pulleys on the accessory drive and there's a big aluminum radiator up front. The transmission is a bulletproof 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic feeding an 8.75-inch rear end, so the driveline is a known quantity that's ready to play. It's undercoated, so it's not all shiny and perfect, and the stance is perfect with just a bit of rake. Classic Magnum 500 wheels wearing 235/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear Mickey Thompson Sportsman radials complete the vintage performance look.
We love these cars and this one nails the attitude and performance of Mopar in the '60s perfectly. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- iPod Compatible
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- Transmission Spec
- A727 Torqueflite
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