Not pink. Not orange. Not even salmon. But it is a 1962 Plymouth Sport Fury convertible

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Four months after launching its 1962 model lineup, Plymouth reintroduced its Sport Fury, a top-of-the-line vehicle available as a 2-door hardtop or convertible with bucket seats, center console, full wheel covers, Deluxe steering wheel and foam cushions beneath the rear-seat covers. 

The cars also had a third tail lamp on each side, extended beltline trim and a grille with stronger segmentation and blacked out divider panels. 

The cars also offered a special V8 engine option.

One of those 1962 Plymouth Sport Fury convertibles (only 1,516 were produced) is the Pick of the Day and is being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealership in Macedonia, Ohio.

The car originally was Ermine White, but at some point was repainted in a color the dealer says its close to a 1959 Chrysler color called Persian Pink — “It’s not pink, it’s not orange, and it’s not really even salmon,” the dealer explains.

“If it’s not for you, that’s OK, but if you skip this car, you’re missing one of the best-driving vintage Mopars we’ve ever had and a car that loves to be driven,” the dealer says. “Perfect it ain’t, but if you want high style and low stress, this Fury totally nails it.”

“Thanks to living most of its life in Arizona, there’s good, straight bodywork underneath with no signs of incompetent workmanship or critical rust repairs, and the gaps are quite good so it hasn’t been wrecked,” the dealer notes. “There are certainly signs of use all over the place, but a big part of this car’s appeal is the ability to simply get in, enjoy, and not worry about it. 

“Everyone seems to think they want a perfect car that people are afraid to touch, but in practice, you’ll find that it’s incredibly liberating to own and drive a cool car that doesn’t cause you any stress at all. That’s why cars like this are my favorites—high style, low stress.”

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The dealer points out that the interior has been redone, has newer carpets and replicated door panels. The car has a new black and powered convertible top.

The engine is a recently rebuilt 318cid V8 (with Edelbrock carb and intake manifold and a dual exhaust) and is linked to a 3-spped push-button TorqueFlite transmission and to 3.23 rear gearing that provides around 20 mph when highway cruising.

The car rides on 14-inch Cragar mag wheels for “a cool old-school look.”

The asking price is $24,900. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Hello,
    You go to the trouble of describing the taillights in detail and then do not include a picture of them (or any pics or the rear of the car).
    What a letdown.

  2. I found the article very interesting as I had a 1962 Plymouth Fury convertible back in the 1960s (white with red interior). The article correctly states that the Sport Fury had bucket seats, center console, deluxe steering wheel, rear foam cushions (I believe the foam was to make the back seat resemble buckets), extended beltline trim (this may have been optional) and a grille with stronger segmentation and blacked-out divider panels. A close inspection of the pictures shows none of these items. Therefore, I’m quite sure the pictures are of a regular Fury convertible. I found pictures of an actual Sport Fury by doing a search for "1962 Plymouth Sport Fury." Several other differences are the front side molding, the side location of the "Sport Fury" nameplate and the insert in the hood molding.

    • I believe you are correct; it is a Fury, not a Sport Fury. The Sport Fury also had a red/white/blue badge and "Sport Fury" emblem on the front fender.
      This car also does not have the correct 318; the 62 had an A series poly, not the LA series shown in this car.

  3. I believe this might NOT be a Sport Fury but rather a Fury. If I recall correctly a Sport Fury would have a center console…not a bench seat. Nice car otherwise….

  4. Like all 1957 Fords, this car was and is a beauty.

    What drove Ford to abandon its almost sports car in the 1958 T-Bird is an ongoing mystery, and a shame.

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