BEAUTIFUL BLACK ON BLACK, WHITE POWER TOP, PS, PB, AC, PUSH-BUTTON TRANS!!!
You're really going to dig this 1963 Plymouth Sport Fury convertible. An ultra-clean Arizona car, it offers a sinister black-on-black paint job, ultra-rare factory A/C, and an imposing look that practically screams industrial strength performance.
In the early '60s, Chrysler was hitting homerun after homerun with a line of just-barely-legal race machines that you could buy off the showroom floor. The rest of the lineup, of course, benefitted from that performance image, and the horsepower wars were on. Even 50 years later, this gorgeous ragtop whispers to everyone that perhaps there's more to it than meets the eye. The recent black paint job looks fantastic over those clean and solid Arizona panels, and the basic, straight styling somehow proves that less really is more, because there isn't an incorrect line anywhere on this car. The long side spear means you need to get it right or everyone will see it, so a lot of extra time was invested in getting the doors to fit just so. The forward-canted grille makes it look a lot more expensive than it was in 1963, and there's just enough chrome to make the black paint look amazing. Admit it, you love the way this car looks; I know I do.
The interior works even better, with black seat covers bisected by textured bronze inserts that look racy. Buckets up front with a center console were part of the Sport Fury package, and definitely change the car's attitude from comfortable daily driver to Saturday night special. Chrysler dashboards of this era were some of the most stylish ever offered, and the wood-framed instruments offer a cool asymmetrical pattern that's more art than science. The buttons flanking the instruments control the pushbutton TorqueFlite transmission and the factory A/C, all surrounded by a two-tone steering wheel that's original but still serviceable. Correct carpets, nice two-tone door panels, and a white power convertible top make this a very stylish cruiser. There's also a massive trunk that shows no rust, a correct mat, and a full-sized spare tire that's perhaps a bit less flashy than the aluminum wheels, but in excellent condition.
Standard equipment on the Sport Fury was the 318 cubic inch "Polysphere" V8, which is not related to the later 318 that would follow. It evolved from the Red Ram 241 cubic inch Hemi, and its calling card was torque. This is the car's original, numbers-matching engine, too, freshly rebuilt and offering a great V8 rumble from the fresh dual exhaust system. All the ancillary parts are new, including belts, hoses, motor mounts, alternator, plugs, wires, and other tune-up parts. The aforementioned TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic is fully rebuilt and clicks through the gears without a fuss, and there are fresh U-joints in the driveshaft so the ride is vibration-free. Power steering and brakes mean it's easy to drive, and thanks to a lifetime in the desert, the floors are spotless underneath. There are fresh shocks, including air shocks out back, and those beautiful vintage aluminum wheels with 15-inch Uniroyal radials.
Complete with a bunch of spare parts and more than 15 trophies to its credit, this is an awesome piece of Mopar muscle that looks as great as it runs. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- AM Radio
- Power Convertible Top
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