Posts Tagged ‘fury’

Violent Anger – 1967 Plymouth Fury III

April 24, 2014

In case you were wondering, “violent anger” is the definition of fury. And while “I drive a Plymouth Violent Anger III with a big block V8” sounds much more manly, it’s also quite a mouthful, never mind the size of the badge you’d need to display the model name. Fury is far better if being succinct is your goal. The Fury III was the top-spec model (Furys I and II being lower-spec cars), and as with Ford, Cadillac, and Mercedes, Elwood Engle started using vertically stacked headlights on his designs. Furys came will all kinds of engines, all the way from a 225ci slant six to the brutal 426 Wedge V8. Our car falls closer to the 426 in terms of power – you can find this 1967 Plymouth Fury III for sale for $2750 in Phoenix, AZ.

1967 Plymouth Fury III left front

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RustyButTrusty On The Street – Tough Americans and Boxy Germans

October 20, 2013

There must have been a movie or TV series from the 1970s that cemented certain cars in your mind. The Plymouth Fury with the fuselage body is such a car – something about these, particularly when they’re rough around the edges, looks absolutely menacing. For an example, take a look at this Fury coupe parked on the streets of Oakland, CA. Silver is not always a color you’d associate with a scary car, but wouldn’t you be more afraid if one of these was silently pursuing you, as opposed to a modern, shiny black SUV that’s all the rage with the cool kids?

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Fast & Furious – Plymouth Fury sedan & coupe

March 10, 2010

I never really liked 1970s American cars back when they were contemporary – they seemed big, wasteful, ponderous, boring, and they gave me motion sickness, especially sitting in the back seat with the hood ornament floating up and down on the swells all the way up front. Blech, thinking about it now still makes me feel a little queasy. Call it nostalgia, or the influence of Streets of San Francisco and the French Connection, but at this point I’ve grown to appreciate the design statement they were making back then. And after a lifetime of owning 4-cylinder cars, I have to admit I’m curious as to what life on the other side of the fence is like.

Ever since my fiancee moved up to Noe Valley, and I started walking past this pea-green metallic Plymouth Fury II pillarless coupe in her neighborhood (since sold/moved), I’ve had a particularly strong appreciation for the Furies. Compared to contemporary cars like the Ford LTD and Chevrolet Impala, these cars look really menacing, with fold-away headlights, wide & low grilles, slab sides, and obscene length. Nowadays, they look ridiculously big, even parked by full-size modern sedans and SUVs. Makes you wonder how people managed to park back when this was a more ubiquitous form of transportation. Let’s take a look at the first of two cars currently listed at our price point.

1970 Plymouth Fury 4-door cop car

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