383 4-Speed: 1965 Plymouth Fury convertible

Appearing to be fairly solid and sporting a factory 383 V8 with a 4-speed, this Plymouth Fury could certainly be a fun machine upon its revival. Despite the minor bird dropping and dust from pole barn storage, this Fury does look promising, and is offered for $3,500 or best offer. Take a look here on craigslist out of Linden, Wisconsin. Thanks to reader Ikey for another sweet find!

With most of the exterior trim and the bumpers in the car, I would guess this Fury was going to undergo a restoration, but things didn’t pan out as planned. The interior is quite dusty, but the dash and steering wheel do not appear terrible. If you take a close look you can see there are a few cracks in the dash. Although not bolted down, the seats are still there as is the smile inducing 4-speed shift lever. I do not see the door panels, but perhaps the door panels and other parts  are included with the car?

With a very straight body, there are only a few minor spots of rust visible. Most of the lower body sheet metal looks great minus a small area of rust in front of the rear wheel opening. Unfortunately there are no photos or details on the engine. The convertible top frame is still in place, but the top itself is a dim memory.

Depending on how the car looks in person, this Fury could possibly be a good partial restoration project. There is still a lot of paint present, to where I would be tempted to wash, clean, and gently buff the paint. Perhaps the biggest let down is the interior, but again it may clean up well enough for “original”. I like some patina on a machine like this, and being a 383 4-speed I wouldn’t feel bad about putting miles on this Fury. Plus who can resist a fun stick shift convertible? What would you do with this Fury?

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Comments

  1. Ramone

    I’m sure you’re right, Brian. Someone started a restoration, and got stalled. They thought it was worth it, because it’s a convertible and four speed. It looks very solid, and if everything is there, it could be viable. Still a long way back for this one. Would be perfect for someone who has Furys of this generation, parts, experience, and a thick wallet. Cool car. Hope it gets back together.

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  2. Howard A Member

    I know it looks bad now, but it’s one of the few hulks that we’ve seen that’s actually worth restoring. Big block, 4 speed, ragtops are all the rage, and you couldn’t lose. It’s clearly not a Wisconsin car, so probably not too bad underneath. Be a sharp car when done.

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  3. Bob

    Clean and buff???? Why wouldn’t you give this car what it deserves, a full top notch restoration?

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  4. Gaspumpchas

    Sweet Fury, wont last long at this price. Worry about the dirt floor. Please more pics and blow up the tires. Wait, this is craigslist. If this was close it would be on my trailer!! Good luck to the new owner!!

    Cheers
    GPC

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  5. Ted

    Again with the car full of rubbish. How badly do you want to sell something if you can’t be bothered to at least tidy it up? If you showed up to look at this wearing month old clothes without having bathed in weeks and filthy dirty hands holding a bunch of cash you think the seller would want to do business with you?

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  6. Dave

    I’ve got a 65′ just like this, 383 4-speed, hardtop though. Great car for cruising. Mine’s in pretty good condition, the car was rustproofed at the dealer, I didn’t know this was available at that time. I have the original paperwork from the dealer. I may have to part with it though, I need a roof on my house and that’s not cheap.

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    • Roger

      I bought one of these new. I still have it and it looks better than new. It is a Sport Fury with a 426 street wedge with a 4-speed with 3.23 Sure-grip rear. I also have a Fury – 3 Convertible that I dropped a 440 in with a 3 speed torque flight with 3.23 gears in it. It still has at least three fourth the original paint it came with from the factory and the original top that almost looks new. I owned the convertible for the last 33 years. All I can say is they have it all. The ride is like sitting in your living room at home. They handle very good for a big car. They are a big sleeper. They have a lot of eye appeal. They have excellent performance for a over 4,000 lb. car. I have surprised many people over the years that did not know what was under the hood.They are very low production compared the the Chevy’s and Fords. This makes them different when cursing in to a show or a curse in. That is what I like about them. I have other cars in my collection but they are the best to curse in that I have. My point is they are more expensive to restore but this one I hope someone puts back on road.

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