Green And Fury-ous: 1969 Plymouth Fury III

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If you like your vintage Chrysler products in extra-large, this 1969 Plymouth Fury III can be made yours for the sum of $2000. This car has a well-maintained original appearance, and is said to be in running condition.

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The engine is the tried-and-true 318 cubic inch small block, which the owner says runs well with no noises. From past experience, I can testify that this is a great engine, reliable and easy to work on. It’s probably coupled to the equally reliable 904 three-speed automatic transmission. Said to need only an A/C compressor, this one is mounted right on top and is about a 15 minute install.

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A look at the cockpit reminds me of what a large, sturdy driver this car is. I love the rocker switches on the dash, and instead of knobs, it has roller controls for the radio. Nothing is said about the condition of the seat covers, but we can see the car is ready for some new carpet and padding which will set us back around a $150 or so.

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It looks pretty straight and original, and the styling on these takes me back to the many early 1970s car-chase movies they were featured in. The proportions are right for such a big car, and this one looks good in two door hardtop configuration. No vinyl top to cause problems, but the green interior would be limiting to anyone who would prefer to do a color change on this car.

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But this is a great example of a color that everyone else doesn’t have right now, and I like it this way. If you like it too, you can find it on Craigslist, located in Wentzville, Missouri.

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Comments

  1. Fred W.

    SOLD! or at least the ad is gone…

  2. 68 custom

    while I agree that the 318 is a great motor, this car would be so cool with a set of those cop rims, a certified 140 mph speedo and a 440! :)

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  3. VR LIVES

    These cars are so cool, the front and rear are almost the same size. Split pea soup was one of the few things I couldn’t eat as a kid. But I think I could grow to be a fan of this color. The 318 is ok, this car weighs so much, a 440 would be nice, but like a pregnant elephant, does it really make a difference. Great cruiser and good intro vehicle for the price.

  4. John P

    As deleted by seller…

  5. Andre

    Manual drum brakes ? Really ! A barge with manual drums , not for the the timid , imagine some old lady , or as was usually the case back then, some old 95 lb. geezer drove these . This car seriously has no rust, just look at the green wheel and rear quarter pic! I would just buy it to enjoy a rust free mope.

    • Charlie G

      She’s got the body style for a drastic upgrade in drivetrain looks. While you’re wanting to install a 440, a 360 will work just as well if not better. The heavier 440 would be a hindrance. Upgrade the brakes from a junker with disc in the later 70’s or even up til 85, or go a completely new Wildwood setup. We’ve got a guy here in the IL/IA Quad Cities driving a 69 Fury III that has put many a Mustang and Camero to shame.

  6. Charlie G

    This is one of those Plymouth’s that was well balanced and could move its a** on the best of days with just the 318. While this might have the 904, the 69 Fury III that my father owned had the 2bbl 318 backed by the tougher 727 and a 3.73 rear gear. Dad knew how to tune her and the complete line of Mopar cars and trucks. From a standing start, she could spin the tires for three and a half cars lengths before hooking up, AND SHE WAS A 4 DOOR! Comparing this model to all of the other Mopars in our stable back then (and we had quite a few plus one crap C10 Chevy), this Plymouth road smoother than our 68 and 69 Newport 4 dr’s, and the 68 Monaco ( I compared their rides to be similar to Fred Flintstones vehicle ). Even though the body itself is long gone, I’ve kept the drivetrain pickled and in storage since 1983.

    • cyclemikey

      I agree, Charlie. That 318 would move these big C-body MoPars surprisingly well. It always amazed me how smooth and torquey they were. You wouldn’t really gain much in everyday drivability by swapping a 440 in there, and the fuel mileage would suffer, even with a light foot.

  7. piper62j

    My father had one of these in the 4dr config .. He was always complaining about electrical problems.. Finally got rid of it after only a few months of ownership.. What a tank that car was.. Credit due for it’s great roomy interior and smooth ride..

  8. G 1

    Big cars had the 727. Little cars had the 904

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  9. Paul Root

    Awful cars. I grew up in the back seat of a 69 green fury (the green bomb) and a 72 gold fury (the gold bomb). Just about very weekend my Dad was out in the garage fixing the next think that broke on these things. Fortunately, by the time I got my permit these junks were gone and we had a 74 Pinto wagon (funky yellowish) and a 76 Cutlass Supreme (white with red vinal top).

    The gold bomb had the 318, don’t remember the green bomb.

  10. Loco Mikado

    Up until 5 years ago I had a ’70 Sport Fury which is basically the same car as the ’69, mine was the same color interior and exterior as the posted Fury. 318 v8, 727 TF and power drum brakes. It was my daily driver for 10 years and I never had any problems going or stopping. My HS driver ed car was a ’67 Fury which is also basically the same car also so I was very familiar with drum brakes.as I never owned a car or truck with disk brakes until the 90’s. Nothing really wrong with drums if you drive them right. I drove a ’67 Dodge Camper Special for years with a big camper on it and lots of times with a boat behind over the Rockies, Cascade and the Pacific Coast Range Mts and never had any trouble stopping with the 11 x 2 1\2 ” power drum brakes.

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  11. Prowler

    My dad had a 2 door 1971 fury with the 360 and for a big car of the day it would really move but always seemed to overheat in city traffic.
    So down the road it went

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