383 and a 4-Speed! 1967 Plymouth Sport Fury

Sometimes, a seller’s enthusiasm is merely hyperbole masquerading as genuine excitement, but in the case of this 1967 Plymouth Sport Fury featuring a V8/four-speed combo, I’m inclined to buy into the hype. The seller contends this is an extremely rare car given the way it is equipped, and the options list is an enthusiast’s dream. The combination of a manual transmission and Super Commando 383 seems very unusual, and the seller guesses that total production may be in the single digits. Find the Sport Fury here on craigslist for $10,000.

Thanks to Barn Finds reader FordGuy1972 for the find. The Sport Fury saw normal road use until 2008, and after that, has been largely in storage. The seller notes it’s a driver that deserves restoration, and that it’s lived in the Northeast all of its lifeDespite this, rust issues are claimed to be minimal, with the seller noting small issues in the rear quarters, trunk lid, trunk pan, and rear floor pan. The quarters were previously done and fine to use as-is, but the seller notes a perfectionist will likely want to replace them.

Almost as impressive as the list of options is what the car doesn’t have, as the seller notes the first owner spec’d this Fury out to be all-business: no power steering, brakes, or really any options to speak of, which is usually the work of someone who embraces the enthusiast mindset. Plus, it was optioned with bucket seats, center console, Swivel tach, 3:23 Sure-Grip posi, dual exhaust, and black on black paint with Magnum 500’s and redline tires. This thing is practically a life-sized Hot Wheels.

The trunk floor, which the seller noted as having some holes, certainly doesn’t look like it needs replacing today. There’s lots of little details that suggest this Fury hasn’t been messed with, and the seller believes the engine has never been removed. The radiator appears to be original, and all of the original clips and harnesses remain in place and unbroken. Even wilder, it still has the old-school left-handed wheel lugs! This thing is a treat, and I hope the next owner preserves it as much as possible while simply fixing what needs work now.

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Comments

  1. Iggy O.

    I already fell in love with this car.

    Like 8
  2. Snotty

    Prefer the hardtop c-pillar over the fasttop, other than that this IS one sweet ride. Seen one on c-list couple yrs. back, 4-spd. 67 or 68, but was tin worm fodder… Worth every penny the asking price. Check out “more ads by this user.”

    Like 6
  3. Joe

    Shoot there was probably at least 10 of these in my area…..not as rare as he states….

  4. Gaspumpchas

    knew a guy here in NY state that had a 68 just like this. 383 4 speed, that was one bad@$$ mope. Seems a steal at 10 large. Would love to run it thru the gears! Good luck to the new owner.
    Cheers
    GPC

    Like 6
  5. Camaro Joe

    Be careful of this one. It’s a rare car, but it’s going to take a ton of work to make it right. I restored a 65 Belvedere about 15 year s ago that was a lot better than this one, and the rust repair on what looked like a really clean car surprised me. Those Mopars were a rust bucket on a good day and an original New Jersey car that moved to NE is a bad sign.

    The body man doing mine was the local 60’s Mopar expert and he knew how to do everything right. At one time I showed up and he pointed out where he had cut out the inner fender wells (that still had factory paint on them) and replaced them. @#$%&() ! ! ! The explanation was “The seams are overlapped and spot welded. Zero protection in that overlap, and it’s not sealed. We painted everything with weldable primer and seal welded everything.” If you don’t do that, it will be trouble someday. We don’t go there”

    This is a really rare car that hopefully gets done correctly. But there’s $20K or more body work that I can see if you want to do it and make it last. That doesn’t count interior work and mechanical stuff. If you have to pay a body shop to do it, then a complete interior and some mechanical stuff, you’re looking at $45K if you do a lot of the general stuff yourself. It’s a good car, but I don’t see it ever being worth more than $45K, even if the market stays good.

    If you want to do this, pay the money for a good car. You’re better off flipping burgers at McDonalds than working for $0.45/hour fixing rusty Mopars. Been there, done that.

    Like 11
  6. Del

    An amazing rare Plymouth.

    But as noted above lots of money and work to bring back.

    It will never command high bucks.

    Like 2
    • z28th1s

      I would love to have the GS but seems like it is full of rust.

      I had a Bamboo Cream ’70 GS 350 hardtop with a bench seat and 4 speed back in the mid ’80’s.

      It was a fun car and after I added an aluminum intake, long tube headers and a Lunati cam it ran extremely well!

      Like 4
  7. Miguel

    Why does he think this is worth 10K, just because it has a 4 speed?

    These Furys don’t bring money anywhere. They haven’t caught on as a high dollar car.

  8. TimM

    It’s a good change to see this car over the high priced rust buckets from Chrysler corp!!! I would buy this in a second if I had the cash laying around!! Sure grip 4 speed and a 383!! The only thing I’d change is I’d have to put a pistol grip shift handle in there!!! Great find and not a rust bucket!!!

    Like 4
  9. Superdessucke

    I like this a lot! And price seems half way reasonable as an ask, astounding for a Mopar these days.

    Ok, the asking price might be a little optimistic. But we live in a world where someone is asking $24,500 for a $7,000-ish 1973 Colonnade Grand Am simply because it has a 4-speed. So in that context, this is a positive bargain.

    I too would look inrto buying it if I had time/space and it was closer. GLWTS.

    Like 3
  10. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Parted one a few years back…..had rust issues….still have the 4 speed set up –

    Another one has showed up down south as well……..and I’m going to look at it next week.

    Like 3

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