Pick of the Day was white but has been repainted in an unusual pastel shade
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.
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.”
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.”