53k Original Mile, One-Family Owned 1967 Plymouth Fury III

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In 1967, Plymouth’s ad campaign slogan was “Plymouth is out to win you over this year.” They obviously won over a gentleman in Pennsylvania who purchased this car new, took very good care of it, and has since been passed down to a son and a nephew (who has owned it the past 13 years and put on only 3,000 of its original 53,372 miles). Located near Lexington, North Carolina, this true time capsule is for sale here on craigslist for $13,000.

The full-sized Plymouths saw new styling in ’67 with a “coke-bottle” profile and what some have described as a “more muscular stance.” Three levels of trim (I, II, III) came with the Fury, and this four-door Fury III came well equipped. As the ad says, this one has been garage kept, babied, and properly maintained. It looks solid and straight and the original Code F Light Green Metallic paint looks good for its age although the owner says it shows some patina and there’s a mark on the trunk lid where grandpa had put a CB radio clamp antenna. The chrome, trim, glass, and lenses look good as well, but personally I’d like to see the Fury dressed up with whitewall tires.

Plymouth’s TV ads back in ’67 claimed “the luxury makes it hard to believe you’re in the low-price field.” And their sales brochure describes their interiors  as “coming in 13 delicious flavors with high-fashion upholstery choices that make a connoisseur out of you.” Good stuff!

One look at this Fury’s luxurious-looking green interior and it tells the story of how well this car has been kept for 55 years. The front and rear fabric-and-vinyl seats with the biscuit pleats look great for their age as do the dash, door panels, carpet, headliner, and steering wheel. The electric clock isn’t working and there are some holes on the dash from grandpa’s removed CB radio, but otherwise it’s incredibly preserved.

Under the Light Green Metallic hood is the 53,372 original mile 318-cubic-inch V8 that generated 230 horsepower at 4400 RPM back in the day. It’s attached to a TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission. It’s not the cleanest engine bay, but that’s okay with me. It has a look of authenticity and not needing to make a fuss over its powerplant. The seller shares that the Fury’s been upgraded to electronic ignition and the rear shocks are air shocks now. The carb has been rebuilt and the list of new items includes the fuel pump, idler arm, brake lines, front shocks, control arm bushings, rear bushings and exhaust pipe. 

I’ve always liked the styling of the ’67 and ’68 Plymouths and this is about as good of a “survivor time capsule” that you’ll see. You have to respect a family that has taken such good care of a bread-and-butter four door sedan for three generations. Hopefully the next owner will do grandpa proud and continue to pamper and preserve his Plymouth.

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Comments

  1. Moparman MoparmanMember

    I agree, a set of whitewall tires mounted on Magnum wheels would really fire up this Fury! GLWTS!! :-)

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    • nlpnt

      I agree, this car needs white stripes. I’d keep the stock wheel covers with them though.

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  2. Rex Kahrs Rex KahrsMember

    I loves me a C-body Mopar. 383 would be better, but still this is a nice cruiser.

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  3. Tony Primo

    Too bad that they didn’t keep the CB radio and antenna on it.

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  4. CraigR

    The rear air shocks probably compensate for weak springs. Nice car I love it.

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  5. Greg B

    Nice find!

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  6. Nick

    Identical to my first car (except for the engine – mine had the 383 Commando V8). What a great car – could seat 8 teenagers comfortably!

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  7. Chris

    I am a Mopar nut . This is a great looking car ,I wonder why they are not keeping it in the family .I would love to dive this to the local cruises. Its a beautiful ride. Also a 318 you do many things with as upgrades.

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  8. LCL

    OMG and Lordy Lordy! I had forgotten this car.
    In my impoverished twenties I bought one of these with a 160,000 miles and slant six for 50$, put on four snow recaps for 100$, drove it a year and sold it for 50$.
    It gave meaning to words like “trundle” and “lumber” and took a while to get up to 55 mph. Occasionally the carb would pump gas out onto the exhaust manifold in great puddles, but they always boiled off. What? Me worry?
    I added a radio in the glove box and found that the car was so wide I had to shift to the middle of the front seat to reach the tuner.
    Room for six guys and two canoes on the roof. Even the long stern paddles dropped neatly into that humongous trunk.
    Ah youth.

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  9. Psychofish2

    ‘I’ve always liked the styling of the ’67 and ’68 Plymouths and this is about as good of a “survivor time capsule” that you’ll see’

    Just the ’67 for me. ’68 messed with the grille, the blade like hip at the C pillar and continuity of the lower body line and destroyed the delicate shape triangle shape in the middle of the trunk lid.

    The tail lights on the ’68 were amateur night as well.

    ’68 took a trowel to all the delicate details of the ’67.

    Much like the ’64 and ’66 did to mess up the perfect ’63 and ’65 models.

    This car is beautiful, everything just right.

    It needs a nice affectionate family.

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    • Bill

      About all I can say about the styling of this car is nice interior

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  10. BillC

    I find it interesting that it has the needed power steering, but not equipped with power brakes. The PB option couldn’t have been much more than the AM radio.

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    • bone

      Not many cars had power brakes back then with the exception of luxury cars. a lot of them still had four wheel drum brakes as well

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    • Miguel - Mexican Spec

      Some people didn’t trust power brakes in those years.

      I bought my 1963 Fury from the original owners and she could not talk her husband into power brakes for the life of her.

      The car has power steering, power windows, factory air but no power brakes.

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  11. Tom S.

    My dad traded his 1962 Pontiac Catalina for a brand new ’67 Fury III. Light yellow w/black vinyl top, 383 V8. Piled three kids into the back seat and headed out from Oregon to visit midwest relatives and then on to Washington D.C. to get some history lessons. The Chrysler Airtemp AC blew so cold, but dad was always somewhat reluctant to actually use it. Three sweaty kids rode shoulder-to-shoulder in that back seat for nearly a month. I am the youngest. Guess where I got to sit. By and by that Fury was replaced with a 1975 Cordoba when a big back seat wasn’t needed as much any more.

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    • Bill

      Your dad made a mistake

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      • Tom S.

        The Pontiac was cool, but the Fury was fancier, w/power windows and all. That Cordoba was junk from the first day. It was gone pretty quickly, replaced by a Cadillac.

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    • Bill

      I wouldn’t take2 fury’s for a 62 Pontiac

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  12. Bob C.

    These Furys were big, yet light and lively, even with a 318.

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  13. HoA Howard AMember

    This is another one of those cars that just blended into the background. While other make “followers” won’t ever admit, Chrysler during this time was simply the most dependable car made. Their police packages proved it, and these “regular” cars weren’t that much different. I believe they were cheaper too, but nothing fancy, except maybe the “VIP” models and after every kid took their drivers test, and subsequent trashing thereafter, none survived. V8s were yanked for that Dart project, so it’s unusual to see this, for sure. They really were great cars. they were Mom approved,,

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  14. Emel

    Wow you could fit an entire basketball team in there. + the coach.

    And they would feel mighty conformable on those BENCH seats.
    P.S.,,,,that would be a basketball team from 1967 era.

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