2 OWNER FURY CONVERTIBLE, ONLY 71K ORIGINAL MILES, MOSTLY STOCK AND ORIGINAL
In the mid-60s, Plymouth's full-sized Fury competed with the Ford Galaxie and the Chevy Impala, and despite the popularity of Mopar muscle, you just don't see many cars like this 1966 Plymouth Fury III convertible. It's had just two owners from new, including the first owner who literally used it only for parades. If you like authenticity and a great story, this Fury definitely delivers.
Actually, the original owner drove it for a few years before putting it away, but it's not like it was stuffed into some barn and forgotten. No, it received proper maintenance twice a year while in storage and it did indeed come out for the 4th of July parade each year. It finally changed hands last year and got a cosmetic freshening that includes brand new paint in the original Daffodil Yellow. Chrysler's way-out styling had been toned down a bit by 1966 and it carries the stacked headlights that were then in vogue, and as you'd expect from a car that was cherished and protected like this one, the bodywork is in outstanding condition. The big ragtop looks superb today, offering a great gloss that suits it just fine and with the straight stainless trim along its flanks, it does look about a city block long. Nice bumpers accent the soft yellow paint and all the original badges and "PLYMOUTH" block letters are still in place.
The black vinyl interior is original and confirms the car's amazing history because it's in fantastic condition. The wide bench seats are ideal for parade duty and the black contrasts smartly with the light yellow paint, which is a big part of the car's appeal. The carpets are so nice it's hard to believe they're nearly 50 years old and the dash pad and door panels haven't been cooked by the sun and look quite good. The factory gauges were probably inspired by the wonderful and wild Imperial instrument panel, with a big trapezoidal speedometer with auxiliary gauges to either side and switches underneath. An AM radio still lives in the dash and works correctly, although the fuel gauge does not. But beyond that, the car is ready to enjoy and presents in remarkable condition. The black power top is original and aside from some very minor shrinkage, is exceptionally nice and the trunk is outfitted with a correct mat and full-sized spare.
Big block torque is there to carry this handsome convertible in the form of a 383 cubic inch V8. As I said, it was regularly maintained even while in storage, but since its recent rejuvenation, it has been comprehensively serviced so it's ready to go. New equipment includes a fuel pump, belts, hoses, a new brake booster and master cylinder, plus oil and a radiator flush, and combined with the relatively low mileage, it remains a strong runner. The factory air cleaner and valve covers might have been repainted at some point, but then again, it really is a nice survivor and they could be original. The TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission shifts like it should, just firm enough so you can feel it, and the new Flowmaster dual exhaust system gives it an authoritative voice. Factory wheels and wheel covers are still in place, and it rides on a recent set of 215/75/14 whitewall radials the offer a correct look.
Documented with the original owner's manual and CertiCard on the radiator support, this lovely ragtop offers the best of both worlds: an honest survivor with a recent facelift to make it a fantastic summer cruiser. Call today!
- AM Radio
- Numbers Matching
- Power Brakes
- Power Convertible Top
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- A727 Torqueflite
- Front Suspension
- Torsion bar
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
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