1 of 1,579: 1969 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible

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Blue Fire Metallic must’ve been a popular paint color with 1969 Plymouth Fury convertible owners because this is the third one in that gorgeous color with a contrasting white top that we’ve featured here on Barn Finds. When this blue baby left the Belvedere, Illinois factory (one of 1,579 Sport Fury convertibles produced out of a total of 366,620 Furys), it had Plymouth’s 318-cubic inch V8 under the hood. But starting in 2012, the car went through a five year frame-on restoration and the 318 was swapped out for a 440-cubic inch, 4-barrel carb V8. Currently residing in Panora, Iowa, this good looking and ready-to-drive-and-enjoy-now Sport Fury droptop is for sale here on eBay. As I’m writing this, 22 bids have been placed, but the $10,700 top bid hasn’t met the seller’s reserve (there’s a blue “Buy It Now” button in the ad showing a $16,000 price tag).

In addition to the engine swap during the restoration, the Sport Fury also received an automatic transmission overhaul, suspension upgrades, new paint, and a new interior. The Blue Fire Metallic paint is shiny and presents itself very well. The seller shares that there is “VERY minimal bubbling over the driver rear quarter.” Based on the supplied photos, the chrome, trim, badging, and glass all look good and the  rally wheels and white outlined tires give this full-sized Fury a sportier look. The seller says the white convertible top and the cover are both tear free and that the push button convertible top functions properly. The top does appear to be a bit saggy in areas, though.
The blue theme continues inside the cockpit and this Sport Fury is sporting a very inviting interior. Although Sport Fury models came with vinyl front bucket seats and a console with a floor shifter, you could also order a bench seat with a fold-down armrest like this one for no extra cost. The attractive two-toned front and rear seats aren’t showing wear and the door panels, dash, and carpet looks good for an older restoration. The photo below shows the curved glass of Plymouth’s new “fuselage” styling that made its debut in 1969.
The seller says he/she has documentation dating back to 1987 that shows this Sport Fury was a Texas-owned, 41,000 mile car (the current odometer reading is listed at 118,930). In 2017, the car moved north from Texas to Iowa where the seller states that the previous owner “spent additional time/money in adding more road worthy, driver friendly maintenance.” That list includes a remanufactured 727 transmission, torque converter, exhaust upgrade, radiator rebuild, fuel line flush, new water pump, HEI and a complete top end rebuild with new valves/seats/guides and seals performed, plus the recent addition of a factory-style cruise control. The seller says the next owner will get a binder of receipts and paperwork showing previous owner timeline and maintenance repairs.
I realize some people would prefer to have a low production car like this with its original engine (as well as the sportier bucket seats and console), but this is still an attractive and rather rare convertible. As the seller says, “All in all, a very well cared for, low production 54-year-old convertible that you can get in and drive and take to your local car show with plenty of pride of ownership.” 

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  1. Moparman MoparmanMember

    This looks to be a well executed restoration. I’d source a set of OEM wheelwell moldings, and tighten up the top and CRUISE!! GLWTA!! :-)

    Like 5
  2. Maggy

    With the top pulled back and the sunshine shinin. Imo it’s worth the asking price for what it is and I’m no mopar guy but I’d cruise it no problem.

    Like 8
  3. Stan

    Mopar big blocks worked great w the Torq-flite autoloader. 🏁

    Like 4
  4. BigBear🇺🇸

    Great looking Fury. And it’s the first time (I think) they have the ignition key switch on the left side. Open the hood and surprise a 440!! Don’t know what year the 440 from. I wonder if they change the torsion bars from the 318 to the 440 set up? And the AC system is in the trunk if the new owner wants to reinstall it. The bids showing little over $13,000 which is not far from $16,000. Somebody is going to get a great Mopar!! 🐻🇺🇸

    Like 5
    • normadesmond

      Ignition key moved to column 1970. Was one year behind GM.

      Like 2
  5. Peter Teller

    a VERY amateur restoration not worth the money..

    Like 1

    Wrong grille for a Sport Fury, also missing the red, white & blue bars under the “C” pillar. Possibly someone put Sport Fury badges on a Fury III?

    Like 3
    • frank Orzechowski

      You are right I owned a sport fury convertible for years this has alot of things wrong with it .

      Like 4
  7. TS

    Gotta love the misaligned side trim along the driver door! Ahhh the good ‘ol days when cars were assembled with one eye shut…. LOL . I wouldn’t change a thing about it!! Love it!

    Like 2
    • maggy

      Hey Joe it’s Friday and lunchtime …I got a six pack in the cooler in my trunk. The good old days.

      Like 5
  8. frank Orzechowski

    I just sent the seller a message that the second digit should be a H not a M this is a fury III

    Like 5
  9. Adam

    Head to the love shack!

    Like 1
  10. orca17

    I would have been a lot more interested if it still had the original 318. The 440 sucked gas.

    Like 0
  11. Jakespeed

    Long Trail T/A Radials? On a C-Body Convertible? That will howl like a beat dog when you’re drivin it

    Like 1
  12. Jakespeed

    Long Trail T/A Radials? On a C-Body Convertible? That will howl like a beat dog when you’re drivin it.

    Like 0
  13. leiniedude leiniedudeMember

    Apr 30, 2023 18:21:27 PDT
    Winning bid:
    US $13,700.00
    [ 31 bids ]

    Like 1
  14. TDM

    This is a Fury III not a Sport Fury.

    Like 0

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