Amazing 8k Mile 1972 Plymouth Fury Gran Coupe

While it might not be perfect, the condition of this 1972 Plymouth Fury Gran Coupe is extremely impressive. It is certainly impressive enough that it would be capable of attracting plenty of attention wherever it goes…for all of the right reasons. If you would like a piece of that attention, then you will find the Plymouth located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and listed for sale here on eBay. With bidding having reached $6,400, the reserve hasn’t been met. There is a BIN option available, and this has been set at $14,500.

There is no doubt that this Plymouth is eye-catching. The Amber Sherwood paint has a beautiful shine to it, and this is courtesy of the fact that the car received a repaint a couple of years ago. The owner says that the panels are laser-straight, and it is hard to argue with him on that point. He doesn’t reveal whether the vinyl top has ever been replaced, but it presents as well as the rest of the exterior. That vinyl is part of what was known as the “Top Hat” Package, and this not only brought with it the vinyl top but also brought tinted glass, along with a passenger-side exterior mirror, and some other goodies as well. The owner says that the car does not have any Bondo in it anywhere and that the Plymouth is also rust-free. The Fury would originally have rolled along on 15″ steel wheels with deluxe wheel covers, but the car has recently been treated to a shiny new set of genuine Cragar wheels, which are wrapped in new Goodyear Eagle GTS tires.

Opening the hood of the Gran Coupe reveals an original 400ci V8 that is so clean that you could eat off it. This is courtesy of the fact that the engine has recently been out for a rebuild, and everything was detailed within an inch of its life during this process. This 400 would have originally produced 190hp, but during the rebuild, the engine was treated to an upgraded camshaft, along with a new 4-barrel carburetor and a new dual exhaust. That combination should hopefully have liberated a few additional ponies for the next owner. As well as the original 400, the Plymouth still features its original TorqueFlite transmission, Sure-Grip rear end, along with power steering and power brakes. The owner says that all of the engine upgrades have left the car with a subdued but powerful rumble, with no smoke or unwanted noises. He also says that the car drives very nicely, which is something that I don’t find to be surprising.

I’ve been searching for something to be critical of with the Gran Coupe, and I’ve finally hit the jackpot! The upholstery on the driver’s seat has a few tears in it. I suspect that these have actually started out as seam separations, but have deteriorated and frayed over time. I’ve also spotted the fact that the carpet has a couple of tiny wear spots, but I have to admit that I’m now grasping at straws trying to find things to fault. Take that tear out of the equation, and the interior is essentially immaculate. The door trims, dash, rear seat, and the headliner, all appear to be flawless. There have been no aftermarket additions made to the interior, but it does come fitted with some nice equipment. You find yourself with air conditioning, cruise control, an AM/FM radio with the optional rear speaker, a clock, a headlamp time delay, 3-speed wipers, and a remote driver’s mirror.

Any way that you look at it, this 1972 Fury Gran Coupe represents a lot of car for your cash. Unfortunately, these simply aren’t a car that sells for big dollars. For all of the work that has been performed on the car, and for how nicely it presents, I really think that the owner is going to struggle to reach his BIN on this car. I hope that I’m wrong because, in my mind, its condition is too nice for it to sell for peanuts. Having said that, it would be interesting to know just where the reserve has been set, because if that is low enough, then someone might be able to score themselves a very nice classic at a very affordable price.

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  1. Shaun Dymond

    The perfect cruising machine. What a handsome beast.

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  2. ken tilly UK Member

    At last, another 1970’s car that I can actually admire. I had a 1971 Mustang Boss 429 back in the day which could go like sh1t off a shovel but it was plug ugly IMO. I Love it this Fury though. Merry Christmas everybody, I hope you are all having a wonderful time with your families and friends.

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    • Jwinters

      im pretty sure they didn’t make a 1971 boss 429 mustang.

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      • Jay

        Boss 351 was available

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      • The Noble Turd

        No but you could get a 429 Cobrajet in the Mach 1

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  3. Arthell64 Member

    That’s a lot of green but I agree it is a neat body style.

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  4. 68custom

    nice Gran Coupe! wonder if it had the paisley vinyl top from the factory? A friend of mine had a similarly equipped 73 that he swapped a 413 into. The 73 would bark the tires hard with the shiftkit that was installed and it also had the headlight timer option. This one is pretty for a Mopar!

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    • Will Fox

      The “Mod” pkg. ran only 1969-70. It was gone by `72, and it was never extended to the Fury line; Barracudas, Satellites go it only.

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      • Vince Z

        He’s not describing the Mod Top package. There was a GranCoupe option in 70 and 71 that would give a Fury a paisley patterned top and interior insets, bulge hood and small front spoiler. My parents had one new, I learned to drive in that boat. Triple brown

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      • fred

        The Paisley Roof option is not part of the “Mod Package” and was clearly and definitely available thru 1973. Only in the color brown. The matching interior was gone by 1971, but the top was an option. Pictures are on line just by searching on google 72 Fury Gran Coupe

  5. petemcgee

    These cars will literally float down the highway. I currently own a 71 Fury III.
    Sort of like driving your living room down the highway while seated on the couch.
    Truly a bygone era.

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  6. Mark M.

    Had one of these early 80’s, bought from junkyard for 200.00 had a 440, rally rims and air conditioning worked , no rust, wish I knew it would have been worth big money, traded for a beetle convertible.

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    • Cattoo Member

      That’s going from one extreme to the other.

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  7. Chris

    This is a beautiful car sleek looking ,head turner wherever you would take it . The front end says “Do not mess with me “

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  8. CanuckCarGuy

    Beautiful car, and really ticks the green box for me…the high back seats finish it off nicely inside. I like the Cragars but would like to see it with the original wheel covers, using wider wheels with meatier tires. If it’s as nice as it appears to be, I’d go $8K on price as the driver’s seat condition, repaint and engine rebuild cause me to question the mileage, unless it’s documented.

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  9. AnalogMan

    I had an all white 1974 for a while back in the 80’s, when they were just cheap transportation cars (I think I paid $800 for it). Coincidentally, my neighbor had a similar green one, a 1972. It was a smooth, plush highway cruiser, though parallel parking it felt like trying to dock an aircraft carrier – this is a big car!

    I learned the hard way that the carb on my 74 had a plastic body, when I tried to release what I thought were stuck floats by ‘gently’ tapping it with a hammer. My tapping wasn’t gentle enough…

    It’s cool and different, but with a rebuilt engine, repaint, and torn seat, are the 8k miles real?

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  10. Miguel

    The first thing to go would be the wheels.

    They look way out of place on such a supposedly low mile original car.

    I wonder why they were replaced in the first place.

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  12. Troy s

    With the custom wheels it reminds me a little of the big Mopar that nut job had in the movie Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, just a little.
    They’re big cars, in every direction, nice lines with ample power, but big. My image of this body style comes in two words…
    Law Enforcement

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  13. Moparman Member

    Oh, if only this were a ’73 model, I’d be all over it!! I always did like the revised rear end/lights for 73. Not so much the twin Gillette razor front end, although the concealed headlights are way cool!! GLWTS!! :-)

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  14. Mark M.

    Also was a hurst package

  15. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    This is a really nice car; I love it! I’m a fan of full-size models and think they’re underappreciated and can be a performance bargain if properly optioned with big blocks. The engine upgrades added during the re-build should contribute to more horse power and it is nicely optioned. The overall condition looks very good even though some interior freshening up might be in order. I’d look for a set of wheels that looked a little more stock or maybe smoothies with baby moon hubcaps; not a fan of Cragers. It’s a big car but not much bigger than my ’72 Galaxie 500. Never had a problem piloting big cars, or parking/reversing them; that’s what your mirrors are for. Maybe the price is a little high but it’s a lot of car for the money and you’ll probably be the only guy in town who owns one.

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  16. Mikey8

    I had one the same year. It was a 4 door Fury III with the 400 big block. It was a really nice car. My wife wasn’t too happy when I sold it to get a 69 Scout, but oh well. I had no complaints about that car. They were a really nice riding car. This one seems high priced but looks really good.

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  17. Del

    Unsure why an 8000 mile car would need an engine rebuild ?

    It sure is good looking.

    I love that grèen shade.

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    • Ron

      ‘Cause it’s really 108k, seats are a dead give away…

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  18. Tom mc

    Chrysler had well engineered and highly durable powertrains during that time. Body fit and Interior trim not so much.

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  19. Ike Onick

    Seeing how I rarely use them nowadays, I would gladly part with either my left or right nutt to go back in time for just 24 hours with this car, cheap gas and my significant other at the time. Wow.

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  20. jerry z

    For an 8K mile car, I thought this would be long gone by now. Beautiful car.

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  21. Bill Nagribianko

    8000 miles and it’s been repainted and had a motor rebuild?? And the seat is torn like that? Right…

    • Roger

      I had a 70 Dodge Monaco with the same type upholstery and the same worn cloth inserts,at the time it had over 70000 miles so I’m doubting the 8000 mile claim,that being said I’ve always loved this year and style of Fury but sadly finances prohibit me from buying it.

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