Unique bumper lovers, here’s a 1971 Plymouth Fury Custom Suburban with the classic and unique wraparound front bumper. This Custom Suburban wagon is on Craigslist with an asking price of $2,450 and it looks like a nice project. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Pat L. for sending this one in! NADA lists a “low retail” for a 1971 Plymouth wagon as being almost $5,000 so this one has potential!
The information given about this car is slim pickins, other than “it was running when parked 6 years ago”. So, expect some work to do on this one before you’re hauling the family to the Grand Canyon, staying in a pop-up tent trailer with your six kids and maid, Alice. Wait, the Bradys had a ’71 Satellite Custom Wagon, never mind. Plymouth made a Sport Fury wagon, or “Suburban”, and also Fury II and Fury III wagons in 1971. I’m not sure if Sport Fury Suburban wagons had this option or not, but Sport Furys could get the mind-blowing-for-1971 option that would wash the headlamps and “scrub them clean with nylon brushes”! Headlight washers on a Plymouth of any vintage let alone a 1971?! Now that’s cool. I’m an oddball option guy so I love that stuff, most people would rather have a 440 six-pack. Of course, none of that matters because this car isn’t a Sport Fury Suburban, unfortunately.
Speaking of engines, there are no engine or interior photos (sigh), but this car has a 383 V8 and it has either 275 or 300 gross hp. The body on this car looks pretty solid and mostly rust-free and that’s a huge bonus, but with no interior, engine, or underside photos, who knows the real condition. And, there are some dents to massage out. It’s southeast of Los Angeles, California so hopefully that’s kept the rust at bay, but it may not have kept the rodents at bay or helped the rubber and plastic parts from being cracked and deteriorated. Have any of you had a fuselage Fury Wagon?