1963 Max Wedge Sport Fury
Price: - Item location: Lakewood, New Jersey, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Fury
- Trim: Sport Fury
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 44,346
- Engine size: 426 Max Wedge
- Drive type: RWD
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1963 Plymouth Fury1963 Max Wedge Sport Fury
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In April of 1998 Larry and Eilene of Straight Racing in Pomona, alifornia handled the restoration of this 1963 426 Max Wedge Sport Fury. Though the car needed to be restored, ts as-found condition wasn’t bad. “The car was painted black, he headliner was gone, he motor was out, nd it had some mag wheels on it, ut the body was all straight and the car was complete. When they started stripping it, he unique Copper Metallic paint was found on all the fenders, he doors, nd the hood; so the car had never been apart.”
There are currently only 13 426 Max Wedge Sport Fury’s recognized by theChryslerRegistry, nd this is Number 8 on the list. Built January 9, 963 at the Lynch Road Assembly plant, he car came through with the 11:1 compression 426 Max Wedge engine rated at 415 horsepower; three-speed manual transmission; manual steering and brakes; standard front buckets; tach; heater; AM radio; tinted glass; glare-proof rearview mirror; Super Stock-delete left-hand outside mirror; 8¾ axle equipped with Sure Grip and 3.91 gears; and 7.50x14 whitewall Rayon tires. It cost its first owner $3858.65.
Of special note on this Fury is the battery location and the color. Being Number 8 of 13, his is the last Fury equipped from the factory with the battery located under the hood. Number 9 was the first to employ the now-famous trunk mounting location. As for the striking Copper Metallic color, nly two Max Wedge Sport Furys came with this color, he other being an automatic-equipped car. A letter from Chrysler Plymouth Division dated September 12, 962 that reads: “To make the Super Stock 426 distinctive, e urge that you recommend to purchasers the striking new copper exterior color which is exclusive to Sport Fury models.” Another interesting note is that backup lights were not functional on manual transcars, hough they were delivered with backup lights in place.
According to the original Broadcast Sheet, BM card, nd shipping destination of the car was: Milne Brothers Plymouth Center, 951 Colorado Street, asadena, alifornia.