I loved many of the futuristic, at times over the top styling of these Chryslers during the late 50’s and early 60’s and my parents had between 1961-1964, 1960 Dodge Dart Seneca that they bought gently used in ’61 to take with them to Europe as my Dad was being transferred there. The first Fury's were legitimate 140+ MPH cars. Plymouth decided it was tired of being on the You definitely wouldn't mistake this limited production Plymouth for your grandparents Belvedere And with that in mind, you have to wonder if the ’61 Chevy was actually the car Bill Newburg overheard Ed Cole talking about at that cocktail party, not the Chevy II. It’s an interesting thought, especially as every image I’ve seen of the original full size ’62 Plymouths and Dodges suggests they were anything but svelte… Plymouth Slogan: Plymouth the beauty of the road and the car of tommorow --- 1958 plymouth fury. #plymouth #fury #red #white #killer #assasin #christine
I once looked at, drove, and almost bought a tan on tan 1961 Fury 2-door hardtop with the square clear plastic steering wheel and a 383 with the long-ram dual carb setup. Body was straight, interior was nice, but the steering wheel was turned 90 degrees when the wheels were pointed straight ahead. A few years later I actually did buy an old-lady Belvedere convertible, white on blue, 318 2-barrel with power brakes, power steering, Torqueflite, and a radio. It was a very straight and basically clean car whose interior had to be aggressively cleaned to get rid of the tobacco residues. I ended up owning it for such a short time that I never even had its top down. The fact that I also had my 58 convertible at the time was probably the main reason for that.I’m your guy, Laurence. OK, almost your guy. Graft a ’63 Dodge 880 clip on the front, and I like the car a lot. I have always loved that concave thing that wraps around the rear of the car, and the missile taillights are actually pretty cool. The general shape of the car gets me all excited, but then I look at that absolutely awful front end. Aaaaaghhhhhh. Is there an uglier front end in the history of auto design? 1959 Plymouth Fury in El misterio de Huracán Ramírez, 1962. 1959 Plymouth Fury in Las Vegas 1959 Plymouth Fury in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, 1962-1965. 1959 Plymouth Fury in Sheriff of.. . Dodge divison being the whining bitch-sister of Mopar – got a 122″ full size car for March of ’62. Take the ’62 Newport body with quarters, design and cast some ’round’ bezels into the Newport tailight casting; take the ’61 Dodge Polara rear bumper (actually Chrysler itself cribbed this piece for ’62 so I guess this doesn’t count) . . . . graft on the ’61 Dodge Polara front fenders, grille and add the ’62 “Fratzog” . . . take literally the ’61 DeSoto interior, dashboard, hardware, seat patterns, colors and all and create the “all new 1962 Dodge 880 and Custom 880!” First year ’62 880 even had the drivetrain (361 2-bbl 265 horse engine and Torqueflite) carried over part and parcel from the ’61 DeSoto! But like most alien races, the 1961 Plymouth was working with superior technology. The base Slant 6 was the most advanced 6 cylinder available in the big 3 cars that year, still in the infancy of developing its reputation of being an indestructible source of power and economy. There was a wide variety of well regarded V8 engines, from the work-a-day 318 V8 all the way to the SonoRamic Commando 383 V8 that could launch the relatively light Fury to 60 in the mid 7 second range, with all day longevity to cruise well over 100. The Torqueflite was already the standard of Torque Converter based automatics.
1962 Plymouth Fury Hardtop . Paired with a rebuilt 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, the 413ci V8 reportedly features displacement increased to 426ci along with a 440 camshaft.. Description for Plymouth Fury 1962. This 62 Plymouth has a rebuilt 413 engine, a rebuilt 727 transmission and a limited slip rear axle. The 1963 passenger car block is #2205697.The Holley 4.. Find Plymouth Fury in Canada | Visit Kijiji Classifieds to buy, sell, or trade almost anything! New and used items, cars, real estate, jobs, services, vacation rentals and more virtually anywhere in Ontario 55 years from now, people on the Curbside Classic website will be talking about how weird the Nissan Juke and Cube were and “what were they thinking?” Вариант. 1972 Plymouth Fury III (Robin'7t4, Repoman). Альтернатива 2. 1970 Plymouth Cuda Ragtop (Pumbars)
. i think they blow away any chevy or ford ect!!!!!!!!!!!If your ’61 had an FMX in it then it wasn’t original. The ’61 came with the Ford-O-Matic which was a 2 speed transmission, and the Cruise-O-Matic which was a 3 speed unit. The regular Cruise-O-Matic was the FX while the heavy duty automatic was the MX and was used in high performance cars and cars with big engines.1962 Plymouth Fury Technical Specifications and DimensionsThese are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).Features Engine Location : Front Drive Type : Rear Wheel Production Years for Series : 1960 - 1964 Price : $2,560-$4,040 Weight : 2985 lbs | 1353.973 kg PowerInline 6 | Aluminum block. Displacement : 3687 cc | 225.0 cu in. | 3.7 L.Power : 145 BHP (106.72 KW) @ 4000 RPMBore : 3.6 in | 91 mm. Stroke : 4.1 in | 105 mm. Compression : 8.2:1Main Bearings : 4Cylinder Block : AluminumCarter Type BBS 1-barrel Model 3466SV 8 Displacement : 5205 cc | 317.6 cu in. | 5.2 L.Power : 230 BHP (169.28 KW) @ 4400 RPMBore : 3.9 in | 99 mm. Stroke : 3.9 in | 100 mm. Compression : 9.0:1Main Bearings : 5Cylinder Block : AluminumCarter BBD-3472S 2-barrel carburetorV 8 Displacement : 5205 cc | 317.6 cu in. | 5.2 L.Power : 260 BHP (191.36 KW) @ 4400 RPMBore : 3.9 in | 99 mm. Stroke : 3.9 in | 100 mm. Compression : 9.0:1Main Bearings : 5Cylinder Block : AluminumCarter 4-barrel carburetorV 8 Displacement : 5916 cc | 361.0 cu in. | 5.9 L.Power : 305 HP (224.48 KW) @ 4800 RPMBore : 4.1 in | 105 mm. Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm. Compression : 9.0:1Main Bearings : 5Cylinder Block : Cast-ironCarter AFB 3252S 4-barrelV 8 Displacement : 6768 cc | 413.0 cu in. | 6.8 L.Power : 410 HP (301.76 KW) Bore : 4.2 in | 106 mm. Stroke : 3.8 in | 95 mm. Transmission: 3 Manual , Automatic Torque-Flite , Automatic Aluminum Torque-Flite The Fury is just weird. I couldn’t envision any of the neighborhood Mom’s driving it back in the day. (It memorably and auspiciously cameo’d as the police car, hinting at the rebellion of the inmates running the asylum, in the parade scene of Animal House.)Tim , no worries , just remember to keep it full of fresh oil (HOT oil & filter changes including the tranny !) , grease the Zerks (does it have any ?) and drive / enjoy it as is , keep clean (retards rust) , in time you can make it as pretty as you desire , no one who’s not footing the bill nor driving it , really has any opinion that matters .
The 1969 models featured Chrysler's new round-sided "Fuselage" styling. The Fury was again available as a 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, 4-door hardtop, 4-door sedan, and 4-door station wagon. For 1970, the VIP was discontinued and a 4-door hardtop was added to the Sport Fury range, which also gained a new hardtop coupe. This was available in "GT" trim; 1970-71 Sport Fury GT models were powered by the 440 cu in (7.2 l) engine, which in 1970 could be ordered "6-barrel" carburetion consisting of three 2-barrel carburetors. When Chrysler switched everything but the Imperial to unit body construction in 1960, apparently it wanted to prove that what it showed customers in the fall of 1956 was really what 1960 would look like. So the full line of Mopar offerings minus the all new Valiant showcased an evolution of the Forward Look.Given that contemporaries from General Motors weren’t all that much more forward thinking in design, it didn’t seem like a bad move.I swear to God this story is true. When I was a kid, my mom and I would spend summers with my aunt and her family in West Rutland, VT, a small town with a Chrysler dealership. She owned a 1958 DeSoto Firesweep that I thought was the most exotic car I’d ever seen. Not too many DeSoto dealerships where we lived in upstate NY.
I can’t dismiss people who love the way it looks. I have a curious love for all the other Mopar products of this period, The Valiant in particular, and the Valiant isn’t a car you look at first sight and say “beautiful.”My parent’s wagon had AM radio, rubber flooring, base vinyl seats and door panels, factory AC, a roof rack and full wheel covers and was white with blue interior. By 1968,they were tired of the white and had it painted a light robin’s egg blue which it remained until we finally sold it in 1977, well used and pretty rusted out, thanks being transferred back to Jacksonville in 1968-69 before moving back out here to Tacoma.The first glimpse of the ’61 Plymouth was in the opening credits of Car 54 where a Plymouth police car is prominently featured. This would have been when I was around 15 or 16. I fell in love with the car and I still love them to this day. Most of the kids I went to school with lusted after Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, and jacked up pickup trucks. I liked odd cars from the ’50s and the ’60s. I drove a ’62 Ford two door hardtop (which I still have) to high school. I wasn’t like the other kids at all.I started skipping the class, and I’d hide behind a tree when I saw the Plymouth coming down the street. It was a liberating experience not to sit behind that weird raised front seat, and try to understand who dreamed all this up.
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.S. 40”. Said upholstery and my Mom’s dress were also cleaned up courtesy of some guy’s trout pond. Then off to U.S. 61 and Vandalia! That’s actually very nice! Looking at the ad in the post covering most of the ’61 Mopar line up, you can see a lot of good / interesting elements with some very unfortunate details.
The Chrysler design studio definitely was taken over by Aliens during the early 60s. These cars were truly bizzare, with equally crazy interior. The speedometer was like a saucer perched on top of the dash. At least it looked like nothing else on the road. the 1962 dodges are equally crazy, with lines and shapes that came out of nowhere. So is the 61 Valiant and Imperial with free-standing headlights. Virgil Exner must’ve been one really interesting guy. DIdn’t he also did the “coming or going” Studebakers? Maybe he’s half-alien!As we flee, umm, move on to a examination of the disconnect between the front and rear, we notice the lantern jaw of a front bumper that dangles like a shelf off of the front end. Also questionable is the choice for convex curves that end with… 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari. 2014 Ferrari California T. 1958 Plymouth Fury. 2000 Plymouth Prowler
- Plymouth Fury III coupe 1969 заменяет Buccaneer. - Plymouth Belvedere Sport Sedan 1957 заменяет Oceanic. - Harley Davidson заменяет Police Bike 1969 Plymouth Fury III Convertible. 1962 Plymouth Fury. One of the reasons why we love Mopars so much is because they have lower production numbers than For The 1961 Fury is the reason Plymouth’s 1957 ads did not read, “Suddenly, it’s 1961”. But God seemed to prefer the old school Plymouths for Earth use. In Genesis, it clearly states that, “God, in His fury, drove Adam & Eve from the Garden of Eden”.I wonder if I’m the only person who thinks the end result was far better than one could expect after the matinee horror movie the 1961 models had been. Too bad the public didn’t feel the same way at the time. Although the 1962 models share some of the same elements of the 1961, they are far more tidy than one could hope for from the previous year. Fury is a straightforward ride into the center of war. It's a less flamboyant, certainly not romanticized, but a damn fine one
One of my favourite CC’s of all time – it captures well the true weirdness of Chrysler Corp design in the early 60’s. The big question was – what comes after fins? That was the challenge at the time – I think Exner was pointing to a new direction: sculpted -and a concept that tied everything together – the ’61 does achieve this – everything is unified from one end of the car to the other. After this pivotal moment in automobile style, you’ll recall everything in the 60’s became large, wide, and square like a box on wheels. Exner and his team were showing us another approach and it’s usually corporate meddling and the unimaginative and timid public that kill every original idea before it has a chance.
Plymouth Fury: See 30 user reviews, 401 photos and great deals for Plymouth Fury. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars Plymouth Fury 5.9L / 6.3L with Chrysler System Alternator 1962, Remanufactured Alternator by Quality-Built®. Current: 60 Amp. With Single V Type Pulley. With Internal Fan Great to hear it’s at least back in a more mobile shape. It’s one of the cars that gives a lot of character to the neighborhood, and one of my favorite photo subjects around here.
Only minor styling changes were made between 1975 and 1978, most notably in 1977 from dual round headlights to a quad stacked square arrangement (see photo). Front turn signals moved from the outboard edges of the grille to cutouts in the front bumper. Tail lights added an amber turn lens in favor of the previous red. The 1975 Fury shared its B-body and unibody structure with the Dodge Coronet and the corporation's new personal-luxury coupes including the Chrysler Cordoba and Dodge Charger SE. Sedans and wagons, which continued with their basic 1971 bodyshells, rode on a 118 in (3,000 mm) wheelbase, while coupes — which were restyled with new and more formal sheetmetal and rooflines — rode on the 115 in (2,900 mm) wheelbase. Especially in the Chrysler’s case it looks like a 1957-60 Letter series 300 front end was solid ice cream, melted in the sun a bit, and got put back in the freezer. What you got for dessert was the 1961 Face. The rest of the body is a crisp refinement/final blow out of the Forward Look (the 1960s are prettier in the face, but the fins are a bit duller). But that butter face. It’s like someone with an excellently toned body and… well… butter face….The word "fury" is a type of anger, inspired by the Furies, mythological creatures in Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman mythology. After reading, re-reading and reading again, I suppose you could make some weird comparison between this car’s design and Divine truth, based on man’s twisting established inspired (design) facts into something corrupted by tradition and to bolster one’s ego! Plymouth Fury. Подписаться50. Поделиться
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There were TWO of these things sitting in the driveway. No wonder I thought New England was so darned spooky. Maybe Stephen King and I have the same phobias, Exner era Chryslers included.Not only did someone forget to design a functioning rear light, they forgot to design a functioning turn signal on the front end. Not only are the head lights overdesigned, the turn signals are an afterthought completely. The grille is an afterthought as well. It is just an aluminum foiled cheese grater filling in the space between the heavy sick-looking headlight bezels. The head lamps and bezels protrude so far forward, the front bumper ends up handing in space. Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible (345) 1962. Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible (345) 1962 wallpapers Plymouth Argyle. Official club partner. Plymouth Argyle Ladies have that in first team goalkeeping coach Jason Haswell. Read full article
7 kpl Plymouth Fury vaihtoautoa mallista autoa myydään alla olevien ilmoitusten kautta Katso myös muut Plymouth -automallit Palvelustamme löydät myös Plymouth Fury-huoltoa tarjoavat yritykset Customers would not have compared this car to the 1959 Chevrolet, which was old hat by the fall of 1960. When it came time to comparison shop, they would have judged it against the 1961 Ford, Chevrolet and Rambler. If they were comparing it to the style leaders of 1961, they would have judged it against the Lincoln Continental, Ford Thunderbird and full-size Pontiac.Something is remarkably out of proportion with the Plymouth. For one thing, there’s a healthy dose of the “crab legs” tread stance that make many a 1950s General Motors car seem like a sumo wrestler with small feet. In an era in which Pontiac was leading the way of showing off your shoes by pushing them to “wide track” dimensions and offering 8 lug exposed aluminum drums to dress the whole thing up, the Plymouth seems decidedly retrograde.Hi … I love your car …. and its a fantastic style especially the pillarless body … I am trying to buy one off a guy at the moment which is tidy but damaged … do you know how many were made of this option type …
There are 3 1962 Plymouth Furys for sale today on ClassicCars.com. More listings are added daily. Classifieds for 1962 Plymouth Fury. Set an alert to be notified of new listings In 1965, Chrysler full-size cars made a comeback and the full-size Plymouth line included three special Furys: the Fury I, Fury II, and Fury III. The Fury I was marketed to police and taxi fleets, or sold to private customers wanting a basic, no-frills full-sized car, while the Fury II and Fury III were progressive upgrades from the Fury I in trim, specifications, and equipment. Many Sport Fury models (as well as Fury III models) came loaded with options such as automatic transmission, power steering, white sidewall tires (along with full wheel covers), stereo radios, vinyl tops and air conditioning. In 1959 Plymouth introduced the Sport Fury as its top model, and the Fury name was stepped down to replace the The Sport Fury was dropped at the end of 1959, but was reintroduced in mid-1962
I`ve always rather liked the 1962 Plymouths. They age better with the shorter car lengths which became standard in the late 70s.I absolutely love it and think it is gorgeous. The front end is awesome. It’s evil looking and terrifying. It’s very unique. There’s never been another car that looks like the ’61 Plymouth and there will never be another. I’d happily drive one of these, preferably a 2 door post painted in black.
For 1973, the front end was redesigned again with a new grille and headlamp setup, along with federally mandated 5 mph (8 km/h) bumpers. 1962 Plymouth Fury Hardtop. First-Year Midsize Fury Gets Better Looking With Time. Body: Original '62 Plymouth two-door hardtop unibody wears replacement bumpers and its original Fury trim In Australia, the full size Dodge Phoenix was based on the Dodge Polara until 1965, when that car became a right-hand drive version of the contemporary Fury. Phoenixes continued in production in Australia until 1973, each based on that year's North American Plymouth Fury. The taillights have always seemed to me like they had the design almost ready to go and someone said “Hey, you need to put taillights on that thing!” And that ugly front clip…you know, a 62 Chrysler Newport or 300 front clip would fit too, and not look out of place with the rear.I’m sure this car wasn’t the inspiration for the Lexus spindle grille, but now that I see the resemblance, I can’t I see it!
RockAuto ships auto parts and body parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers' doors worldwide, all at warehouse prices. Easy to use parts catalog The ’61 Plymouth was primarily designed by Cliff Voss, and that front end was originally designed as a car’s rear end before being flipped around to the front with a grille! Personally, I kinda like it for its oddball appearance, though I can see how it would be controversial to say the least. But I still think there’s enough that works to make it at least interesting if not a perfect design.Good point about the Ford and especially Chevy being slightly downsized in ’61. I know the ’60 Ford was so wide it was actually illegal in some states, but the Chevy represented a more conscious decision to go back to a true B-body after all GM brands shared a common body for the rushed-out ’59s. Amazingly solid 1962 Plymouth Sport Fury. Saved her from the desert around 4 years ago and have been gathering parts since. Floors, frame rails, trunk and most of body rust free
My ride to on Monday after-school Catechism class in third grade was one of these. I used to dread it (Catechism), but the rides were memorable. It was harder for me to figure out what was going on with this car than the mysteries of Catholic theology. In the end, I realized they were both…highly questionable, and it’s possible the Plymouth helped me to see that. If man could create a car like this, then he was also capable of imagining a lot of other weird stuff.I suspect that the 1961 Plymouth Fury was the car Stephen King really had in mind when he wrote Christine. He just got the year wrong. This 1962 Plymouth Fury is a great example of distinctive single-year style. And it only gets better But what you'll really love is the vintage driving experience. You get the classic Plymouth steering..
The kind of car only a cosplayer,comic book geek or Star Trek nerd would drive. Grade Z science fiction on wheels.They are strange but were “cleanable”, check this rendering out from http://artandcolourcars.blogspot.co.at/2014/03/1961-plymouth-furycleaning-up-details.html:If cars are like women the 59 Buick is a socialite dressed to the nines in the latest fashions who looks sexy when she is angry. The 61 Plymouth is a grizzled old mountain woman dress in rags with bare feet, 3 teeth and 2 barrels on the shotgun she’s toting and her angry face means run for your life.I love the french add , probably destined to our province of Québec , don’t think those monster was sold in France . The french add said about the suspension : ” Torsion – air ” if you pronounce that in french , torsionnaire litterally mean : ” Executioner, person who tortures ” The torture began before you ride just looking to the body , it’s a real discomfort for the eyes .And 1960 and 1961 was the years when Rambler went ahead of Plymouth. Plymouth was lucky then the Valiant was a Plymouth in 1961 instead of a separate marque (althought it stay as a stand-alone division in Canada to 1966).
I remember test driving one of these back in the early 80s. It was for sale at the Chry-Ply dealer when I was in college. I think this was when I owned my ’59 Fury. The ’61 was a silver sedan, I think it was a Belvedere, with the slant 6 and pushbuttons. Although it was a pretty clean car, none of the instruments on the dash worked, the exhaust manifold leaked and one of the hubcaps flew off when turning a corner. The unibody was tighter than my ’59, but otherwise it was a major downgrade and I kept what I had (for once).We’ve yet to really understand aliens. More often than not they come in peace and offer us solutions to our problems. The Plymouth offered us zippy performance, tight handling and uni-body construction as the way of the future. These were values we wouldn’t embrace in our mainstream family sedans until the 1980s. We should understand and thank Mothra… err… Fury for all that it did to move us forward.Fascinating thread, this. My theological take on this car would be that one person’s subjective idea of beauty may be a less reliable guide than he would like to imagine. 1967 Plymouth Sports Fury advertisement. 1967 Plymouth Fury Hardtop Outline Design Hat Cap 1962 Plymouth Fury Prices. Plymouth was launched by Walter P. Chrysler in 1926 and two years later had its very own model, the 1928 Model Q. The low-priced division would go on to save the Chrysler..
My aunt was ready to trade the DeSoto in for a 1962 Plymouth because DeSoto was defunct for ’62. When she saw the new 1962s she thought they were small and ugly, so she bought a leftover 1961 Plymouth. Here’s the upshot: my cousin Wayne liked his mom’s car so much, he bought one, too.I’ve often thought industrial espionage was rife in Detroit in the 50s & 60s. The horrid 58 Lincoln & it’s prettier Edsel sister taking styling cues from the stillborn Packard Predictor. The Mopar like final Packardbaker with it’s Mopar style sweepspear & the strong resemblance of the 70 E body Mopars to the 67 GM F bodies being prime examplesThe current owner actually works in the same building as me (and we have the same BART commute, he lives 4 blocks north of me). It’s a half hearted driven restoration project. He’s more of a Sci-Fi Nerd than Car collector. The Saab behind it in the driveway is his “daily driver.” Great writeup and pictures. Looks like you used a Lomo. As for the car, I also wonder what was in the water coolers at Mopar when they designed the Plymouths. I liked the Dodges and Chryslers of that year much better. When I was a little kid in the late ’60’s, an old couple next to us had a big black ’61 Chrysler. I remember thinking it was pretty cool, especially next to our ’61 VW. I always liked the rear view mirrors mounted on the dash, and the sharp fins.
Plymouth's primary sales maker in 1962 was the Fury; the one pictured is a rare and special breed. I recognized this model, and the disaster it was for Plymouth commercially In the mid-’70s, a friend in college had a rough-looking pale blue ’61 Savoy sedan. That is, until his mom sold it to a beautician for ten free perms. By the way, as mentioned above, Buick was not the only angry face seen on the road in 1959…Pretty much all Mopars were, in some form or other, fashion freaks this year: from the reverse fin Dodges, the cock-eyed Chryslers and the neo-classical free-standing headlamp Imperial. The Plymouth doesn’t initially seem all that out of the ordinary. Then you realize that the Dodges were pretty clean in general. And the Chrysler wasn’t too ugly if you didn’t look it in the eye.
Maybe Plymouth designed them especially for police fleets. Strike fear in the heart of the criminals and ne’er-do-wells. 1962 Plymouth Fury. 248 likes · 9 talking about this. Follow us here on Facebook and see how we bring back to life a 1962 Plymouth Fury!! 1962 Plymouth Sport Fury (Elon, NC) $26,500 reduced obo You arelooking at an absolutely For sale is a 1962 Plymouth sport Fury. This vehicle has a 361engine with a push button automatic..
It’s amazing how history repeats itself a half century later: the 1961 Plymouth looks like the polar opposite of the current Mazda3 smiley face. Gem: Even the rags at the time were discussing corporate espionage and design theft. You’re right on the money.See, I really like everything about the 1961 Chrysler, although I can’t reconcile whether I like the face or not. Like the 58-60 Lincolns I can’t decide if I’m for or against canted headlights. When I was in grade 3, a teacher at my grade school got one of those Plymouth things. It was a pale green, and looked like a unhappy toad, or some kind of turtle. I remember thinking, even at 8 or 9 years old, “Damn that’s ugly”. I tried to see some good in its curves and chrome but couldn’t. I still see a green toad. I am glad and gratified, I am not alone in my opinion of it.Virgil Exner just took a pair of scissors to the rear end, hammered on some concave rear fenders and put a heavy dose of eyebrow pencil over the headlights of the 1961 full sized Plymouth cars and called it a wrap. “Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce you to the 1961 Plymouth Mothra…. err… Fury…”
Designs “aged” faster in those days…a car could look woefully out of date in just two years. Part of that was the annual model change, which conditioned customers to expect, at a minimum, a heavy facelift of full-size cars every model year. Part of it was that styling itself was in a flux from 1960-62, as manufacturers – at least, GM, Ford and AMC – were backpedaling from the extremes of the late 1950s as fast as they could. Most late 1950s cars looked pretty dated by 1961. That’s my personal theory too, that someone slipped them some LSD. That or the water cooler was full of some of the finest moonshine north of the Mason-Dixon line. Musclecars You Should Know: 1965 Plymouth Fury. Virgil Exner's designs were practically locked-up at that point, but a crash course was undertaken to downsize the 1962 Plymouth and Dodge lines
This Blue 1962 Plymouth Fury 318 ci bored 30 over Automatic is no longer in our inventory. ~ Plymouth Fury ~ 14 More For Sale Also remember that it wasn’t uncommon for designers to move from one company to another. I don’t believe that these designers were restricted by non-compete clauses in their employment contracts. The 1976 Fury saw very few appearance changes from the previous year other than the availability of a dual opera window roof on Sport Fury coupes. Engine/transmission offerings were also unchanged except that the 360 two-barrel V-8 was now the standard engine on station wagons along with the TorqueFlite automatic transmission, both items of which were optional on other models. Good luck with that…the ’62 Fury was a bad seller, due its “downsized” envelope, although it was a cleaner looker than the ’61s. On the rarity scale, ’62 Plymouths are right up there with ’58 Edsels at this point. They were good cars, though, but people wanted BIG in a “full-sized” car, and the ’62 Fury sort of was a preview to the mid-sized Belvederes to come later…which were boxy and extraordinarily successful. Those are relatively easy to get; a ’62 Fury? Not so much. By the ’62 model year (around 1960) it became pretty obvious to the Chrysler board that they had to reign in Virg Exner, and his alien spacecraft “Forward Look” was trashed by ’64.
That summer while living with Mom’s mother before moving out to Washington St where Mom still lives to this day as my sisters and I too, they had to buy a new car and bought the 1964 Dodge 330 station wagon with the 225 slant six and torque flight auto. Good write up, even cooler pics. The only thing I missed was a little more detail about this specific Plymouth,… is this someones daily driver ? owner history ? yada yada.. 1962 Plymouth Fury Base. Be the first to write a review. No customer reviews. Representative 1962 Fury shown. Photos. Previous page
3rd Generation. Fury 4-door Sedan I believe that maybe corporate edict may have ordered EX to shave off fins for ’62 definitely as the “chicken wing” quarter-paneled ’62 mockups of ’59 did show that trend of direction, but for ’61 only Plymouth got the “plucked chicken” treatment. Well, Dodge sort of – but they had the “reverse” fins. Long live Ex!The 1978 Fury was now Plymouth's largest car as the C-body Gran Fury was dropped after the 1977. TorqueFlite automatic transmission and power steering were now standard on all Fury models and the same selection of V-8 engines was still available. Very few appearance changes were made from 1977, and this would turn out to be the final year for the Fury (and similar-bodied Dodge Monaco, which it was renamed in 1977 from Coronet, while the big Dodge became the Royal Monaco in 1977 before it was dropped after that one year). The personal-luxury coupes based on the B-body including the Chrysler Cordoba and Dodge Magnum (renamed from Charger in 1978) would soldier on for one more year until they were downsized (and renamed Mirada for the Dodge version) in 1980 to the M-body platform used for the Dodge Diplomat and Chrysler LeBaron. With 58-60 Lincolns around, the 62 Ambassador, Edsels and 57-58 Mercuries, 58 Chevies, Buicks and Oldsmobiles on the streets during approximately the same period, this Plymouth would appear quite at home. cflclark – agree with you on that. Remember, through 1960, Virgil Exner (and I am a BIG FAN of “Ex”) touted Mopar fins as “stablizers”. So did Mopar advertising. Suddenly, on Plymouth, and on Chrysler and Imperial for ’62 – the fins disappeared. How did dealers explain that after all of the hype surrounding the ‘stablization at speed’ advertising of the previous several years? For Plymouth and most Dodge salesmen in ’62 anyway, I think they ALL went out and got drunk!
I always kind of liked 90% of the car, but GAD – that front end. Looking at your pictures, I just started laughing out loud at it. What on earth were they thinking. That may have looked good on some other planet, but not the one we are all from. The dashboard was kind of cool, in a space-age kind of way. It seemed to say “Greetings, Earthling, you are my prisoner.” 29 995 USD. This 1962 Plymouth Fury is a great example of distinctive single-year style. And it only gets better when you see that this has been restored to deliver everything you want.. Seriously, it would have already been an amazing piece, but the warm nostalgic tone of the CC shots just takes it over the top. Very well done!..Plymouth Acclaim Plymouth Arrow-Car Plymouth Arrow-Truck (See also Dodge D50) Plymouth Barracuda Plymouth Breeze Plymouth Caravelle Plymouth Champ Plymouth Cricket Plymouth..
I’m actually a big fan of 3/4 of the ’61 lineup. I also like the slant-eyed Chryslers with the last stand of big fins, and the equally weird though slightly less alien reverse-fin Dodges. The Imperial, on the other hand…I’ve never loved the freestanding headlamps. I like the rest of the design, but those are just a neoclassical bridge too far.At the fall Hershey Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) show last year, someone had a mint condition four-door Fury sedan for sale. It had the low-level V-8 and automatic…but he wanted $20,000 for it, if I recall correctly. Too rich for my blood or bank account.Its looks were agin it with a face only a mother could love but these things really stand out if you wanted to be noticed this car is the one to buy you sure as hell cant hide in traffic. Great write up Lawrence I havent seen one of these in years but I remember one family in my little home town that had one I can still vaguely remember walking around it as a kid wondering what the hell Id found it was in the workshop where my dad worked, Fury, it did look angry too, the beetling brows up front gave the impression it wasnt a happy car. Last time I saw one of these I saw many there was a paddock full of 60s Chrysler products in Parkes NSW someone must have liked them enough to gather a crowd of em.
I think the car is gorgeous. The front end is one of the best looking front ends in the history of front ends. It is pure evil. If you saw a black ’61 Plymouth in your mirror, you would get out of its way. You know it’s true.Come on folks, it was not that bad. The front maybe a very mad Christine, but the rest screams out Buck Rodgers. Imagine sitting in the captain’s seat, ‘Warp six Scotty.’
0 happy new year 2020 stock video clips in 4K and HD for creative projects. Plus, explore over 11 million high-quality video and footage clips in every category. Sign up for free today Bonk! Smash! Thud. Uh-oh, something broke. Please press back and try again. Sorry about that But I’ve always loved the 1962, especially in Hardtop/Convertible form. They were that American “Right size” (202 inches, I think) and the details were more intriguing and less blatantly weird.
Only the Ford 4 door hardtops made any design leaps into the present with rather clean side details and the blind C-pillar borrowed from the 1958 Thunderbird. All of the design excesses of full sized cars began to seem obsolete for 1960. With the runaway success of more stoic compacts such as the Falcon, Ford and Chevrolet shed the frills of the 1950s with haste to introduce rather clean 1961 designs.It would be great to see that old old Plymouth from a long gone time and place fixed up and treated with TLC instead of lampooned and left out in the elements to deteriorate.
Ironically, he could have had a major return to form for 1963 if the dealers didn’t force him to be fired before that since, while he was offically canned by 1963, the ’63 designs were pretty much all his as Elwood Engel didn’t really see any need to make any changes to them, and which subsequently proved to be rather successful.Elwood Engel was at Ford, and moved to Chrysler as Virgil Exner’s replacement, with direct orders from Lynn Townsend to get Chrysler styling “back into the mainstream” (i.e., as much like GM’s styling as possible).I remember, as a kid, being in Yosemite National Park in summer season of ’61, and the Dep’t of the Interior, NPS, had contracted for 1961 Furies with the 383 Commando wedge and police package as their ranger cruisers. Although horrifically ugly (some say one of Virg Exner’s worst excesses), the ’61 Plymouth indeed had its fans in law enforcement, who swore by them, after suffering through ’56 Chevies and other “non-performers” like the ’58 Fords. As a ranger told my dad the day we were checking out the new Plymouth, “So ugly, it’ll stop an eight day clock…but just DRIVE one all day and get it up to around 110, and you won’t want to drive anything else.” This was the truly the dawn of the total high performance American car, and Chrysler got it right first. Later, I had a ’61 Galaxie 500 with a 390, which had much cleaner lines and that “Starliner” hardtop…but handled like a pig, and, with its FMX transmission, wasn’t too good at getting the power to the rear end. I learned this the hard way by tangling with…you guessed it…a ’61 Fury that absolutely outperformed, outhandled and outbraked me to the point of shame. That 383/Toqueflite might as well have been a 426 Hemi with a T-10 for all that Ford cared. Don’t get me wrong…I liked the Ford…but MUCH respected anything Mopar after that day.Looking at that car again makes me wonder: Old Chryslers, Oldsmobiles, Buicks and Ford products of that vintage all looked about in the same general shape around the St. Louis area by the late 1960’s. Even though midwest winters took their toll on everything, the cars mentioned seemed to fare worse. Either that or there were just that many more Chevys – no, that’s not true, my 1961 Chevy was a rustbucket, too, but sans dents! I stand self-corrected! Dismissed!I take it that ad copy in French is from Canada? Note that there is no mention of DeSoto or of the Dodge Lancer – just the Valiant. IINM, there was no 1961 DeSoto in Canada (Chrysler’s Canadian branch saw the writing on the wall and didn’t bother with the half-hearted effort to market ‘61s that was undertaken in the U.S.) and the 1961-62 Dodge Lancer was not sold there either (until the late ‘60s, Plymouth and Dodge dealers both sold the Valiant, which wasn’t badged as a Plymouth or a Dodge, just a “Valiant”).