1965 Plymouth Sport Fury - MOPAR - 426 Street Wedge - 4 Spd
Price: - Item location: Haysville, Kansas, United States
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Fury
- Type: U/K
- Trim: Sport
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 66,885
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 7.0L 426Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: U/K
- Interior color: Red
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Plymouth FuryPLEASE do not bid unless you are serious about purchasing. This is a rare car in survivor condition and would make an exceptional investment. Don't miss out on an unique opportunity to own this vintage, big block MOPAR!
For Sale: This 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury with matching 426cid Street Wedge and 4-speed manual transmission. Color is medium-red metallic with black vinyl roof.
The engine stamp is dated 11/16 which is three days prior to the car's build date on the fender tag. Depending on who you ask, the engine date and the car's build date can vary by up to 30 days or more in some cases. The production number is 04348. A previous owner guessed this was the 4,348th Sport Fury built for the '65 model year.
Note: I have been told the 4-speed shifter arm is not original to the car. It was this way when purchased by a previous owner from El Paso in 2006. No other info available.
According to the Standard Catalog of Chrysler 1914-2000, Second Edition, Edited by James T. Lenzke, a total of 38,348 Sport Fury Hardtops were produced in 1965. However, only 2.6% of ALL Fury's produced in 1965 were 4-speeds. IF 2.6% of all Sport Fury Hardtops were 4-speeds, that would equal 997.
# of Sport Furys with a 4-speed and 318 = ??? Since the standard equipment on the Sport Fury (as was a three speed manual trans), the 4-speed option was probably rarley selected.
# of Sport Furys with a 4-speed and 383 = ??? The vast majority of the 4-speeds were probably found around Texas. The 4-speed option cost an additional $188 and the 383 big block added another $153.
# of Sport Furys with a 4-speed and 426 = ??? The remaining 4-speeds were mated up with the venerable 426 Street Wedge! Again, the 4-speed option added $188 but the Commando 426 was not cheap at an extra $545! At a factory price of $2920, the extra $733 for the combo package was probably not selected much.
Car runs great and has lots of power! It floats down the road effortlessly and is a real joy to drive. Depending on how long it's been sitting, it does take 5-10 seconds of cranking top start up and has an automatic choke which engages on ignition. After the desired amount of warm up, depress the accelerator fully to disengage the choke and return RPM to the normal idle range. Odometer displays 66,885 miles (actual miles unknown). Underneath is solid with the usual cobwebs and grease/grime. The clutch, front suspension components, rear shocks, master cylinder, gas tank sending unit and speedometer cable have all been replaced. Also the leaf springs have been re-arched & re-painted. Paint is good but does have a few minor imperfections/chips. There are no dents or previous body work. Vinyl top is in great shape!
Interior is new from Legendary and dash pad has been restored by Just Dashes. Both the headliner and carpet are in excellent condition. All gauges and lights work, except the driver's side courtesy lights (passenger side courtesy lights work). Steering wheel has been replaced and installed on Jan 18, 2015. All glass is good, however, the driver's side door glass is a little loose from the front vertical moulding (window goes up and down fine but needs to be held forward while cranking). There are a few minor stress cracks in two of the tail lights. (I believe these have been replaced) Tires are new from Coker (All Season Dimension IV Whitewalls). The trunk is nicely detailed with carpet mat, spare tire and jack. AM radio works, although the dash speaker is a little fuzzy. Rear speakers are in place but not wired up.
The only other issue is that the driver's side front carpet gets damp when washing the car. Recommend keeping the car in a garage or carport. Floors are solid (the past 3 owners have kept it garaged). Car is currently sitting in my garage in Haysville, KS.
This car was featured on the '62-'65 Mopar website back in September 2007
This was my dad's car and I have used his notes to list and describe this car as best as I can. If you would like to ask questions, you can reach me @ 316.322.5880
Terms of Sale
This wonderful classic automobile is sold as is, where it is, with no warranty expressed or implied; once vehicle is purchased, sale is final, no refunds. I require a $500 non-refundable deposit at the end of the auction (within 48 hours) via PayPal (no credit cards) and full amount within 7 days by bank wire. Wiring instructions will be provided to the winning bidder at the close of auction. Vehicle will not be released until all funds clear. Shipping and all associated costs are the responsibility of the buyer. As I mentioned above, the car is currently stored in my garage, however, I have taken it for a spin lately. :)
SERIOUS BIDDERS ONLY PLEASE! NO TRADES! DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU CAN WIRE THE ENTIRE AMOUNT WITHIN 7 DAYS! BY BIDDING, YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A BINDING CONTRACT TO PURCHASE THIS VEHICLE. NON-PAYING BIDDERS WILL RECEIVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE ANY NEGATIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS OR ZERO FEEDBACK, I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL YOUR BID UNLESS YOU CONTACT ME WITHIN 24 HOURS WITH AN EXPLANATION OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.