NPoCP CL Find: 1975 Plymouth Fury
AkioOhtori last edited by
I don't know anything about the Plymouth Fury, other than it has a cool name, but this ticks a lot of boxes.
- Running and driving
- Up to date tags
- Clean title
- Clean interior
- List of known faults
Apparently the roof is shot, which I can't image would be totally straightforward to replace, but hot damn...
Someone should buy this.
Just Jeepin' last edited by
Damn, there go my afternoon plans.
CivicWagonEngineer last edited by
just based on the one picture, "cleanish" might be more apt to describe the interior
Exage03040 last edited by
Might be sort of fun just as the old car experience and without getting all wound up about hot rodding or numbers matching deals.
RacinBob last edited by
It's a 70's sedan. Its a boat. Literally a boat. You fire it up, step on the gas, the engine noise goes up and shortly later you notice you are moving. Just like a boat. You turn the wheel, and it leans a lot and shortly later you notice it is turning. Its a boat. You drive it and shortly later you notice that a quarter tank is gone. Its a boat.
About the only thing you can praise a 70's sedan is you can carry five friends in the car and 4 more in the trunk. Also unlike a boat, it's impossible to capsize a 70's sedan.
One last comment, unfortunately for Ted Kennedy, an Olds Delmont 88 is not a boat......
Qaaaaa last edited by
too many doors, good for parts or winter missile
@akioohtori You could certainly do a whole lot worse for $1200 in this day and age. Peel the roof off and cover it with black bed liner, polish it up, and you'd maybe break even or make a little.
Roadkilled last edited by
I'm not sure on that interior. Who would get green carpeting with a red exterior? Maybe it's not carpet. It could be moss, mold or algae.
Vondon302 last edited by
Mark Tucker last edited by
It's a couple years too new, sadly. '75 will have a catalytic converter, and probably a lean-burn carb/ignition, which together will choke that poor 318 down to about 140 horsepower, and stalling and vapor-lock are "normal.". You can undo all that, of course... but you probably wouldn't want to drive it as it is.
On the plus side, these handle (slightly) better than typical '70s American yachts, because the torsion bars are a little stiffer than the typical coil springs, so it won't roll quite so far in turns. And if you have to have an automatic, a 727 or 904 Torqueflite is one of only two acceptable possibilities (the other being a GM TH350 or 400).
MM54 last edited by
I mean, I sure wouldn't... but that doesn't mean you shouldn't.
PS failed vinyl tops hold moisture in and usually rot out most of the metal thereunder
kiltedpadre last edited by
Is it a good car? Not at all.
Is it a good car for $1200? Heck yeah!
I’d be concerned about mold given his description of the roof. If there’s mold you’re looking at needing to gut the interior, and for the cost of that and replacing the roof you could find something in better shape as a starting point.
KAC last edited by KAC
These are kinda frumpy looking imo, definite step down from the '74.