33k Original Miles: 1972 Plymouth Fury Sport Suburban

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A classic station wagon is always going to be a practical choice for an enthusiast with a family. When you add the versatility of 3rd-row seating, that desirability gets ramped up a notch. This 1972 Plymouth Fury Sport Suburban comes with that feature and has 33,000 miles showing its odometer. Getting it ready for summer adventures would be a great way to spend the winter months because it is a vehicle that doesn’t seem to need a lot. Located in Steubenville, Ohio, you will find the Fury listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding is currently sitting at $5,900, and the reserve has been met.

The Plymouth is finished in Mojave Tan and is quite presentable for a survivor of this age. The paint shines nicely, and the only rust present is a small spot in one of the rear door jambs. The vehicle has been undercoated at some point, and this has helped to protect it for nearly five decades. The woodgrain vinyl is looking scuffed in a few spots, but it isn’t horrendous. Replacing it will be a smart move if the wagon is going to present at its best once again. Finding a kit could prove difficult, but an alternative would be to investigate companies that apply vinyl wraps. They might be able to assist in this area. There is some minor damage to the front left corner of the Fury, but repairing this wouldn’t be a major undertaking. The majority of the trim, chrome, and glass looks good, but the headlight covers don’t currently operate. The power has been disconnected for the covers, so a bit of detective work might be required to work out why they don’t function.

Powering the Plymouth is a 400ci V8 that should be capable of producing 190hp. This is hooked to a 3-speed automatic transmission, while the wagon also features power steering and power brakes. The Fury Sport Suburban is a heavy vehicle, so the 18.7-second ¼ mile ET is quite reasonable considering that the engine is shifting more than 5,200lbs. The Plymouth runs and moves under its own power, but it isn’t currently roadworthy. It has a leak from one of the freeze plugs, and this will need to be repaired. Hitting the road as-is risks the potential of accidentally cooking that V8. The wagon has been off the road for more than 20-years, so it will need a thorough inspection, and the owner also feels that a new set of tires would be a wise investment. He does indicate that the Fury has a genuine 33,000 miles on the clock, but it isn’t clear whether he has evidence to verify this.

The interior of the Fury is quite tidy for a family wagon of this vintage. The sorts of lives these wagons tend to lead can exact a heavy toll on interior trim and upholstery, but this doesn’t look that bad. The upholstery is free from rips and tears, and the 3rd-row seat is in as-new condition. The trim and plastic in the cargo area can become quite tatty and scratched over time, but this looks pleasingly clean. The carpet has a few minor marks, but I suspect that a professional clean would take care of these. The dash does have some damage on the lower-left corner, and given how nice the rest of it looks, you’d have to hope that this could be repaired. As well as performing detective work on the headlight doors, there will be some required inside the wagon. It features an AM radio, a power rear window, and air conditioning. None of these features operate, so it seems that it’s time to break out the Sherlock Holmes hat and set to work on the Plymouth’s electrical system.

Bidding on this 1972 Plymouth Fury Sport Suburban has been quite spirited, and it’s easy to see why. It is a clean and tidy vehicle that would seem to need very little to push it to the next level. Even as it currently stands, this is a classic wagon that would have the ability to turn heads. Winter is upon us, which would be the perfect time to whip this old girl into shape. That way, it would be ready for some adventure when the weather turns warm once again. That is a pretty enticing thought.

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  1. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972Member

    A very cool vintage wagon, typical of the era; huge, heavy and brown. It seems to be in pretty good shape though needing some work but it looks good. And who doesn’t like hidden headlights? Should be plenty of life left in it if the mileage is as stated. It will be interesting to see what it sells for.

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  2. Jim

    This is a beauty. Love the front end design. The interior needs very little and the body work isn’t overwhelming. Whoever gets this get a real diamond in the rough.

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  3. AndyinMA

    Fuselage, 70s colors, fake paneling, one half HP per cubic inch – SIGN ME UP

    Like 7
  4. Andrew Franks

    Somebody jump on this; I have no room. I had a ’70 I think, very similar to this one, commuted between LA and Las Vegas in it with two other people and a
    lot of instruments, no problem, the car handles anything you can throw at it.
    400 inches, 2bbl, terrible mpg, who cares, I sold it to a very excited buyer.

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  5. KEVIN

    18-1/2 feet of goodness – be careful parking this boat at the mall

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  6. Brian K.

    I had the same year and color in a 4 door sedan. It had a 360 engine and it was a fun boat to drive. Loved the brown paint and old car smell in the interior. These are nice floaty cruisers if you don’t mind the bad gas mileage.

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  7. Miguel

    I wish I would have found a car like this with the covered headlights back in the ’80s and bought it for $50.00 or $100.00.

    Wagons are the way to go.

    Like 7
  8. Beel

    Dad bought the 72 Ford wagon because you couldn’t fit a sheet of plywood flat in the Mopar and GM wagons of that vintage.

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  9. Robert

    Yep. Spend 25 grand on the new bad ass crate hemi!720 horses will get that fury wagon smokin.😎

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  10. Robert Levins

    Mid range engines during this period,( All the big three), didn’t get any better fuel economy than the largest engines. Your best bet was the largest engine for this car, the 440 ci, for power, or the 360 for a little better economy. No matter what, they drank fuel like a thirsty camel.

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