Plymouth Fury

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Plymouth Fury

1958 - 1960
5196 - 5914cc
230 - 305bhp
3 spd. man
Top Speed:
110 mph / 178 km/h
Number Built:
4 star
Featuring in Stephen King's horror flick "Christine" did little to enhance the reputation of the Plymouth Fury as a sought after classic for the collecting connoisseur, nevertheless it remains as one of the finest examples of stylist Virgil Exner's 'Forward Look' period at Chrysler, a watershed in 1950's contemporary design.

The process had begun quietly, with the 1955 Plymouth's marked by a gradual increase in fin size in the fight to 'out-glam' its mid priced rivals. The Fury was Plymouth's top of the range vehicle at the time, topping the ever popular 'Belvedere'.

Available in either 2 door coupe or convertible, the purchaser could choose from either a 5.2 liter V8 or the 'Sport Fury', fitted with a 6.0 liter "Golden Commando" V8 delivering over 300bhp.

As manufacturers have re-learnt in recent times, (such as Nissan with the 350Z and Mazda with the RX7), having a "hero car" in your lineup improves buyers perceptions of the marque, and so the Fury played an important part in helping sales in 1958, Plymouth rising to 4th position in the US sales charts.

1960 saw the demise of the Fury, and with it the tail fins that were now considered an excess of the previous decade.

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Plymouth Car Commercials
The History of Plymouth
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