1959 Plymouth Sport Fury - Test Drive & Review
Since I am into more things than just RC I thought this might be a great
way to expand the channel a little.
I have been wanting to do a review and drive of a long time member of the
family. This is the old man's 1959 Plymouth he has had.. well basically
since 1959. I hope you enjoy seeing this "old bomb" as he calls it.
Fury V-800 Super-Pak V8;
318ci - 260hp / 345tq.
Torqueflite automatic trans
2.93:1 Axle ratio.
Music: Provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Exhaust Flame Throwers 69 Plymouth Fury III
My 1969 Plymouth Fury III Convertible shooting flames from the Exhaust pipes.
Look on Ebay for this kit: "autoloc flamethrower kit"
Kit comes with all instructions for installation.
Basically you will need to purchase Spark plug(s), wire and Coil(s), that
do not come in most kits.
Then you will drill holes in your Exhaust approx. 1 foot from tail pipe exit.
From there you will weld bungs to holes for spark plug(s).
Install and wire coil(s) to ignition cut-off.
Find wiring diagram for your vehicle, wire cut-off as instructed in
That's all it takes. If you've got a welder, you can do this install in
under one hour. These kits are illegal in most states, however, it has been
my experience that if you are not running around town trying to melt all
the bumpers of all the ricers riding your butt, the police will leave you
alone. Just use caution when deciding to fire it off...
My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1958 Plymouth Fury from the movie Christine "The Killer Car".
On "My Car Story" we're in Volo IL on 2-10-14.
We're looking at a 1958 Plymouth Fury from the movie Christine known as
"The Killer Car".in 1983.
Today I'm speaking with Brian Grams, Director of the Volo Auto Museum.
The car's located at Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Rd., Volo IL
Web site is www.VoloCars.com
If you love cars (Hollywood, Classic, Muscle), and Military equipment,
memorabilia, and mementos then you must stop by this location.
Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
1971 Plymouth Scamp $31,900.00
Clean North Carolina car, over $50,000.00 invested in complete restoration,
beautiful Desert Gold metallic paint, black vinyl interior, black striping,
Balanced & Blue printed 360 stroked to 409 ci engine, 23 spline Pistol Grip
4 speed manual transmission, Demon 750 4 bbl, Hi-Rise aluminum intake,
roller rockers, Edelborck Performer RPM aluminum heads, ceramic headers,
electronic ignition, Edelbrock breather & valve covers, Wilwood power 4
wheel disc brakes with front slotted & drilled rotors, Vintage air
conditioning, buckets seats, Hurst Pistol Grip shifter, Grant steering
wheel, carbon fiber dash with Autometer tach & gauge cluster, Sony
am-fm-cd, Flowmaster dual Exhaust with
chrome tips, 9" Ford rear end with 3.70 Sure Grip, 4 link rear suspension
with adjustable coil-overs, 275/45R20 rear tires, 215/45R17 fronts, 17 &
20" Foose wheels, 15 gallon fuel cell with electric pump, hood scoop, Mopar
1967 Plymouth Fury wagon with Crossram Sonoramic Longram induction on a 440 ci engine. Wild
Here is one of my first overall build up projects, Every nut and bolt came
out of this car over a 5yr period. I figured that since I was building a
weird car (at that time in 1994 no one was in to station wagons except me I
think) That I should have a wild and weird engine compartment, What you
see is a factory Chrysler intake with a few modern tweaks and upgrades ,
such as billet throttle linkage, carbon fiber air cleaner tops, Indy car
suspension mount for an engine torque rod. It was a great and fun car that
won many awards and was featured in several national magazines, it was even
on the cover of Mopar Collectors Guide! looking back now it seems funny,
I sold a 1972 340 Challenger Rallye car to build the wagon , That E body
is now worth a whole bunch more money than when I sold it. Even so, if
I had it all to do over again I wouldn't have changed a thing, I had so
much fun with the big wagon that it wouldnt have compared with just a
"plain" O'l E body
1967 Plymouth Sport Fury 111. Finished at last!!
Here's the last vid of my Plymouth Fury. All finished now and looking good.
Had to make my own carpets thanks to getting stitched up by a big "
professional auto carpet" company in the States. Thanks for nothing John.
Ya tosser!! All registered and road legal. Quite fast too for an old timer!
we're ready for the next trip back to Pomona real soon. Yeee Haaaaa!!!!
Thanks for looking.
1960 Plymouth Fury
This professionally produced video highlights a gorgeous 1960 Plymouth Fury
convertible and all it's unique features: swivel seats, aero steering
wheel, 45 rpm record player, large tail fins, Kelsey Hayes wire wheels,
push button transmission, and thermometer speedometer. The video begins and
ends with a vintage 1960 television commercial. Enjoy!
PLYMOUTH FURY 1958 "CHRISTINE" - 3D ANIMATION
This is a full 3D short movie / screen test tribute to John Carpenter's
"Christine" and the 1958 Plymouth Fury. Please see more 3D renders on
argonautica.ch and more youtube videos by argonautica4970. Please enjoy.