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  • Orphan of the Day, 11-18, 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury



    Craig
    Last edited by 8E45E; 06-29-2014, 09:03 PM.

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    I built the Jo-Han model when I was 13. I always loved this body style. You don't see too many today.

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    • #3
      Which town in Alberta are those car shows held in? I amazed at the condition of so many of those vehicles; almost as if they never left SoCal or maybe Arizona.
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      Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

      Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

      "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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      • #4
        the first four speed car i drove was a 383/335 hp version of this car. spun it out in the first block.
        61 lark cruiser
        64 daytona 2dr hardtop

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        • #5
          I purchased a similar car new. I traded my 1964 Fury hardtop, with 32K miles, in on a black 1965 Sport Fury hardtop with hipo 383 and four speed. I kept the Sport Fury for nine months before turning it in on a new 1966 Charger. The Sport Fury had 27K miles of local driving. That is a lot of shifting.

          A 1965 Sport Fury convertible was the Pace Car for the Indy 500.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            Originally posted by studerodder View Post
            the first four speed car i drove was a 383/335 hp version of this car. spun it out in the first block.
            Minor correction - For full size Plymouths: for 1965 the hipo 383s were 330 HP and for 1966 they were 325 HP.
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              I used to deliver Plymouths in dealer swaps for Moller Motors Chrysler Plymouth in Snoqualmie, Washington during that era. I drove several new Furys doing that and enjoyed them. My only complaint with any was with Mopar's over boosted power steering and its lack of road feel.
              Dean




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              • #8
                Ther is a similar car in town for sale...I drive past it almost daily.
                It may not be a a Sport Fury and it needs paint. No rust that I can see, however.
                63 Avanti R1 2788
                1914 Stutz Bearcat
                (George Barris replica)

                Washington State

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Clem64 View Post
                  I used to deliver Plymouths in dealer swaps for Moller Motors Chrysler Plymouth in Snoqualmie, Washington during that era. I drove several new Furys doing that and enjoyed them. My only complaint with any was with Mopar's over boosted power steering and its lack of road feel.
                  I didn't have that problem with my 1965 Sport Fury. It was the hipo 383 with four speed, but had no power steering. It also had a small steering wheel and the largest size tires available (like on a station wagon). Cathy did not like to drive it. Once she had to drive it to/from the World's Fair in NYC. She preferred her 1958 Packard hardtop or 1961 Studebaker Regal Lark VIII.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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