DOTS-O-Rama Sunday: 1967 Plymouth Sport Fury III

We're still in lovely Costa Mesa, California, where Tomsk photographed this '67 Plymouth Fury for us. The hood ornament and "Commando V8" badging indicate that the car shipped with a 270- or 325-horsepower 383 under the hood (although there's no telling what sort of powerplant lives there now, what with the ready… » 6/15/08 5:30pm 6/15/08 5:30pm

1967: The Dawn Of A New Day For Plymouth

"Dawn Of A New Day" sounds much better than "Plymouth: Only 34 Years To Go," though of course Chrysler's marketers at the time had no idea that the Plymouth brand would barely outlive the current century. What we have here is the '67 Belvedere (a "whale of a lot of car for the money"), the "rich-looking compact" '67… » 6/10/08 11:00am 6/10/08 11:00am

Before the Corvette Z06 Speedboat there was the Charger Runaboat

While they may not have the obsessive mimicry of the Corvette Speed Boat, Chrysler produced a rather large line of their own boats, including the pair of Chargers pictured above. The folks at ALLPAR have a great history of models from 1969, which included popular models such as the Valliant, Fury, Barracuda, Dart,… » 12/04/07 9:15am 12/04/07 9:15am

Oldest Car At LeMons: The Size Matters '67 Fury!

What do you do with a beater '67 Plymouth Fury four-door hardtop with a 318? Why, you race it, of course! The Size Matters Fury came in 23rd in last weekend's 24 Hours of LeMons race at Altamont, overcoming its handling disadvantages thanks to a combo of driver skill and reliability. The team members claimed it got… » 10/24/07 11:00am 10/24/07 11:00am

Petula Clark Beats On The Groovy New Fury

You can just imagine the ad-agency guys brainstorming on how to get the new generation of young car buyers to dig the '68 Fury. Get Petula Clark! Get a strangely earthtoned psychedelic set! Stick some fake sideburns and mustaches on some actors pretending to be acid-droppin' freak musicians! Then, of course, make… » 8/23/07 12:30pm 8/23/07 12:30pm

Plymouth Introduces Smokeymobiles For '72!

We've already taken a look at Chrysler's vintage cabbie-friendly offerings, and now it's time for the cop-grade Fury and Satellite for '72. You've seen this car in countless 70s action movies, usually driven by evil free-spirit-persecutin' Smokeys but sometimes piloted by heroic scumbag-bustin' lawmen bent on stemming… » 7/31/07 4:45pm 7/31/07 4:45pm