The Fury was sold new just a few days after it was manufactured, on June 19, 1961, by Austin Auto, the local Chrysler-Plymouth franchise, to Dr. Fenton of 104 W. Oakland Ave, a well-known Austin dentist. Incredibly, from the original title application and Plymouth Service Certificate, to the owner's manual and accessory booklets, the car is as fully documented as it gets.
Well-proportioned Coupe body is in immaculate condition. Free of rust or damage, bubbling of any kind, dings, dents, scratches, nicks, or chips, just the lower sides have been painted, a few years ago, perfectly matching the upper body's factory original paint finish.
Like a virgin . . . unmolested, original undercarriage. We've just had the boys at Kenz Muffler of Oxnard, Calif. install a brand new, true dual exhaust system. Gas tank, filter and sending unit were also replaced, carburetor rebuilt, battery and parking brake shoes replaced.
Marvelously preserved, original floor pans. No Mickey-Mouse undercoating and not a single rust hole anywhere!
Piloting this dinosaur through 21st century traffic is nothing short of sensational. Most people have no clue what they're looking at. It's so very different!
Driving impression leaves nothing to be desired. Light steering, excellent handling (remember, this car featured advanced unit-body design with torsion bar suspension), sure-footed braking, and a beautiful, softly burbling sound from the V8 are true hallmarks of this well-kept, super-low-mileage Plymouth.
Returning home, we wear big smiles. This is vintage MoPar motoring at its best. Apparently, this level of driver satisfaction is only attainable from a low-mileage car, this '61 Plymouth being vastly superior to any restored ones we've driven before.
Rarely arises the opportunity to acquire one of the finest cars of its kind on the planet. This '61 Fury is a worthy candidate to be a "forever car," to be proudly displayed on the circular driveway of a Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern home, shown at the next "Fall Fling" show in Woodley Park, or parked under a soft flannel cover in the garage of any true MoPar enthusiast, to be driven on special occasions.
We sold this exceptional Plymouth Fury in Fall of 2017.
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