BF Auction: 1959 Plymouth Fury

Bid to: $5,000View Result

Project cars come in all shapes and sizes, and some enthusiasts will passionately argue that such vehicles should only have two doors. However, a hardy band craves the practicality of a four-door candidate. If you fall into that category, this 1959 Plymouth Fury could be the car of your dreams. It is a solid vehicle with a freshly rebuilt V8 under the hood. It has interior space to accommodate a growing family, including teens who often seem to grow taller every day. It is a straightforward proposition that could be returned to active duty quickly in its current form while the winning bidder assembles everything required to recapture its former glory. The current owner has committed himself to too many projects and is listing this Fury exclusively with us at Barn Finds Auctions.

The Fury originally appeared as a sub-series of the Belvedere in 1956, becoming a model in its own right in 1959. This Fury is from that first production year and is a prime candidate for a DIY project build. The owner admits its Starlight Blue and Iceberg White paint has seen better days, and a refresh is on the cards. However, the winning bidder will commence the process from solid foundations. The panels are free from any significant bumps or bruises, although stripping away the tired paint would be wise for a high-end restoration. That sounds like a challenge, but it would take more time than money if completed in a home workshop. The best news is the absence of rust in this classic. The exterior is clean, and the underside shots confirm the floors and frame are rock-solid. This is significant because many Mopar vehicles from that era were prone to issues. Any car that has survived for over six decades intact must be a good example. The trim will respond to some old-fashioned elbow grease and a high-quality polish, and there are no visible glass issues.

One attraction of this Fury is it has sufficient space to seat up to six people. That makes it an ideal family classic, and four doors mean the new owner won’t need to be a contortionist to get infants or small children seated in the back. The upholstered surfaces show some wear and tear. The seller acknowledges it needs a retrim, which is another task the buyer could tackle in a home workshop. The components required to achieve an as-new appearance are readily available. While $2,000 may seem a significant investment at first glance, proper care, and respectful treatment mean it should still present well when this classic has a century under its belt. It is also worth remembering that this approach will maximize the potential future value of this Plymouth.

If this Fury’s rock-solid body isn’t enough to tempt you, the freshly rebuilt motor occupying its engine bay could make the car irresistible. It is a 318ci V8 that will produce 230hp and 340 ft/lbs of torque. Those ponies feed to the road via a three-speed PowerFlite transmission, while the driver will welcome power steering. It should have no trouble keeping up with the cut-and-thrust of city traffic and shouldn’t raise a sweat cruising on the open road at 70mph. The owner says the motor feels strong, and the car runs and drives. However, stopping is an issue since only the emergency brake functions. He says the winning bidder should prepare for a complete system rebuild, but that activity shouldn’t be complicated or expensive. With the brakes working correctly, returning this classic to active duty in its current form should be possible.

Choosing the ideal restoration candidate can be challenging, and much will depend on the buyer’s skill levels. This 1959 Plymouth Fury would be suitable for someone who isn’t a dab hand with a welder because there are no rust issues requiring attention. Every required task appears straightforward, making it perfect for someone wishing to be hands-on with their build. The Fury would cause a stir and turn heads if returned to its former glory, and you could be the one commanding that attention by submitting a bid. Those factors make it tempting.

  • Location: Bedford, Texas
  • Mileage: 50,975 Miles
  • Engine: 318ci V8
  • Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
  • VIN: M265198957
  • Title Status: Clean

Bid On This Auction

High Bid: $5,000 (Reserve Not Met)
Ended: Aug 3, 2023 10:00am MDT
High Bidder: freeman
  • freeman
    bid $5,000.00  2023-08-02 18:14:35
  • Rog bid $4,500.00  2023-08-02 13:51:19
  • KINGxOD5T bid $4,100.00  2023-08-02 13:30:38
  • RoadTripRevivals
    bid $4,000.00  2023-07-28 03:15:03
  • gt bid $3,200.00  2023-07-27 22:34:08
  • RoadTripRevivals bid $3,000.00  2023-07-27 16:40:54
  • freeman
    bid $2,000.00  2023-07-27 16:34:22
  • RoadTripRevivals bid $1,500.00  2023-07-27 15:00:22
  • Ruby bid $200.00  2023-07-27 14:20:39

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  1. Mitchell G.Member

    Just watch that it doesn’t try to kill you or possess you

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    • Yblocker

      Always gotta be a Christine comment lol. Sorry, she was a 58

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      • JoeJ56

        My dad had a ’59 like this (except for the color, his was a seafoam green as I recall) and man could that thing get up and go! I think it must have had a hemi. We nicknamed it “The Bomb”.

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      • Grant

        JoeJ56, no hemis in 1959, plus, I don’t think Plymouth ever had them at all. Nice cars, but they rusted away faster then any other car I can recall. The 2sp auto was so so, a nice three speed was standard, and better.

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    • KurtMember

      Four doors are more family oriented than Christine….😉

      Like 6
  2. Tom Noller

    What a great project car! Did I miss where it’s located?

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    • eric22t

      bedford texas.

      hopefully the reserve isn’t stratospheric. someone is going to get a sweet fin car project

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      • Brad chipman

        Motor already being rebuilt is a plus. Solid not rusted out is a great starting point if price srsys reasonable

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      • Zack

        Has anyone read the book lately? Hollywood butchered Christine. She was a black four door sedan on paper.

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      • KenMember

        The reserve is not to high for the shape and year of car . Will make someone a great car .

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  3. Zen

    Very neat. My favorites are the 57 & 58, though. I hope it finds a good home.

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  4. Yblocker

    Very nice and rarely seen 59 Plymouth. My dad bought a new 59 Fury, same color as this one, except a 2dr hdtp, with the whatchamacallit on the trunk lid. Seems like the old 318s were painted red, this one’s blue. One photo shows empty holes where the shift buttons should be, maybe I missed something, guess I should read the the sellers description

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    • eric22t

      he’s holding the piece in place i would say replacement or replated but not installed.

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  5. Mountainwoodie

    Very Nice. As a very young boy I grew up in a ’58 Grey station wagon. funny how images of cars tug at your memory strings. Only my dad bought cars that were Grey or Black or dark Green. Way too serious :)

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  6. Hammer

    My dad also had this car pine green and white top. I still remember the wooden roof racks on the roof. I agree with Joe , the old man would hit what he called passing gear and gone! Seemed fast probably cause I was 6 at the time but the front end would lift up. On the other hand that car made me a mopar guy. This car is a gem in the rough . I have to many projects or I’d snatch it up. Gonna make someone a cool ride.

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  7. HotWheelsCarol

    Bedford, Texas is near Fort Worth, a suburb of it. Looks like a good start for a cool car. I think Mopar was still doing left hand thread lugs on one side; the theory was that they wouldn’t come loose with road vibration.
    The engine is the early small block Mopar, called a “poly” from its polyspheric combustion chambers. I think the Chrysler internal designation was A series. These are the father’s of the LA series like the 318/340/360 most are familiar with. Won’t make Hemi level power, but good solid strong running engine if built right and maintained. GLWS

    Like 3
  8. Timothy Rudzinski, Sr.

    My late brother’s last car before going into the Navy was ‘59 Plymouth Fury convertible. She was white with a white and red interior. I would drive the car up and down my folks driveway as I was twelve or thirteen at the time. I always liked the push button transmission! Nice automobile!

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  9. Ignatius J. Reilly

    Big difference between a dowdy four door sedan and a pillarless four door hardtop like this one.

    Like 3
  10. PRA4SNW

    Did they offer the ’59 Fury in a bunch of different colors? I know the ’57 and ’58 were only available in one or two colors.

    Like 1
  11. Alan R Henry

    The ’59 Fury was an entire series, not just one two door hardtop, like previous years. I think Sport Fury was the equivalent of the exclusive previous Furys. ’59 Fury models would be any color the rest of the line offered.
    The old argument about two vs four doors, buy what you want, not knocking the two door only, hardtop or convertible crowd. Hopefully this one ends up with a real ’59 Plymouth fan, who doesn’t count every penny.

    Like 2
  12. Little_Cars Little_Cars

    This is the kind of ubiquitous sedan that I would see all over my neighborhood growing up. One neighbor had a hardtop with the faux spare on the trunk lid (they did that on Plymouth, right?). What a nice, straightforward looking vehicle.

    Like 3
  13. DonC

    I’m getting more serious about bidding every day. Need some help. First, some photos look like the rear seat has pulled away while others show an intact rear? Second are those a bunch of cutouts in the rear Inside deck? Third, no photo of fender tag. Is there one. Fourth, just to confirm, I’d have to trailer it away cuz of the brake situation. Appreciate any info folks!

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  14. DonC

    The writeup says it’s a 2speed auto but the block of info at the bottom say 3speed. Which one is it? And is this 2 or 4 barrel?

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  15. KenMember

    Yes rear seat put on cover did not push in all way . The cut outs in deck for speakers.

    Have tag . Looking for it . Put it up somewhere .

    And yes trailer best . Hard to stop that much steel .

    Engine and trans very strong .

    Like 1
  16. KenMember

    Two barrel .

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    • DonC

      Thanks Ken. Is this a numbers matching car? Last question for the night! Promise!

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      • KenMember

        Yes all numbers match . Car is all original . Who ever gets it will ching
        Ching in this one .

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  17. Michelle RandStaff

    These cars are spectacular when finished. This one is an especially nice project. Hope the new owner loves it.

    Like 3
  18. DonC

    Didn’t see a confirmation about 2 speed or 3 speed transmission

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  19. KenMember

    It has the 3 speed trans in it .

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  20. KenMember

    I know 7 is the sweet # to get .

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  21. Joseph V Pussteri

    Hi this is Joe I love the car just need to know more about how expensive a new brake job would be

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  22. KenMember

    Joe the full break job would be around 250. Too 400. If diy .
    And if you want the car I would fix breaks .
    I do have a mechanic that works for me part time .

    Any other questions please ask .


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  23. KenMember

    I was planning on fixing brakes in the next few weeks anyway. Like to drive around a bit.

    Just needs master cylinder and shoes. Lines are good.

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  24. Joseph V Pussteri

    This is Joe is the 59 fury still available

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    • KenMember

      No I decided to keep the car

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      • PRA4SNW

        Ken, you should ask BF staff to remove the ad for your car. It still looks like it is available.

        Like 0
  25. Terrance Elder

    Ken, i live in FTW. Do you still have the car? Could I possibly come and take a look at it?

    Like 0

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