1970 Plymouth Sport Fury, 46,000 mile, original paint, buckets! From California!
Price: - Item location: Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Fury
- SubModel: Sport
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 46,500
- VIN: PH43G0D100001
- Color: White
- Engine size: 318 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Plymouth FuryI purchased this car from the original family in Oakland, California back in 2004. (Nice folk... Are you still on ebay?)
It had about 24,000 miles at that time; I drove it back to the Detroit, Michigan suburbs on an epic road trip. I've added about 22,000 more in 13 years of summer daily driving. I'd originally thought about swapping in a 440 but this little 318-2bbl runs so well that I just couldn't do it. And to be honest, the car has no problems keeping up with traffic or cruising for hours on the freeway. It's running the original points and I see no reason to swap. I experienced some loss of power the other day during a steady cruise, but I think that was crappy fuel + extreme heat. Car runs cool all the time. Trans is quiet and smooth.
What you're seeing is mostly original paint. When I purchased it, I spray-canned the GT stripes on the hood. They've faded to a cool patina. Buff them off, redo them, or leave them alone. The car had a vinyl top but when that finally got too ratty a few years back; I removed it and painted the steel satin black. There have been some minor touch ups on the white paint and I gave the non-undercoated floor pans a spray-can detail to show them off and keep them clean. There are a few dings/dents that I've tried to show in the photos, but I'd sooner live with them than ruin the originality. A paintless dent guy would be the way to go. The (bucket seat) interior is also original with a minor repair done to the top of the back seat (sun damage). Dash has two cracks that are hard to see except through the windshield. Carpet and headliner are in great shape.
The chrome, stainless and die-cast are in fine shape. The worst rust comes in the form of "stains" on the back of the stupid moisture-trapping mat the factory installed (which I keep rolled up) in the trunk. I also keep a couple body plugs out to keep air moving (they are included). A/C was blowing cold years back, but the charge is now only enough to engage the compressor and show bubbles in the sight glass... Your choice to switch to 134a or keep it R-12. It has a headlight delay that keeps them on for 90 seconds after your turn them off. The headlight doors open, but must be closed manually... I never looked into why. All of the HVAC functions work well. Turn signal needs to be held for a left turn, which gives it that special ol' Mopar feel. And it's got "the smell"... That wonderful blend of horsehair, petrochemicals, and Mopar love.
AM radio works well. So do all the gauges, including the fuel gauge which reads all the way to full. The clock is right twice each day. I just put on a new set of front disc pads; the rotors looked like new. Includes the nice C-body road wheels, and I'll throw in the OEM hubcaps. If you don't want those older tires/wheels, I'll knock $350 off the price and replace them with good radials and the hubcaps. All lights work, including the cool hood-mounted turn signals. Last year I pulled out the interior to deep clean it all, I took photos while everything was removed. The rear marker lamps are date correct for a '70 Hemi Cuda, so I'd also sell those for $5000; remove and ship them (free) then dispose of the rest for you.
VIN # does not reflect serial #. That's about all I can think of. This car is a great cruiser and I think it's one of the best looking 4drs ever made. I'd never sell it except... New projects + no space; the bane of every car-lover. Hell, someday when I've got a bigger garage I'd love to buy it back. Read my feedback, I have sold many classics to European and Australian buyers. I've got more photos + video (go to the place where YOU watch videos on the TUBE and search "Test Drive 1970 Plymouth Fury"). No shipment until payment is in my account, including being made whole on ripoff bank charges.