We are proud to offer for sale a 1965 Plymouth Fury that is one of
only 35 festival Pace Car examples that were used on the track
during race day in 1965! This is a beautifully kept and completely
rust free example surviving Plymouth Fury with the original West
Coast owner for 25 years. Currently, this classic Plymouth displays
only 35,000 miles on the odometer and is complete with tons of
documentation, literature, and display gear! A rare car to find on
the market and a classic that is show ready!
History About Plymouth's Sport Fury:
Plymouth launched its new 3rd generation Fury lineup in 1965, which
included the new and luxurious Sport Fury model! The Sport Fury was
selected as the official Pace Car for the prestigious 49th running
of the Indianapolis 500 that year, a first for Plymouth!
Approximately 1300 cars were made for dealerships throughout the
country, but only 35 festival cars were selected to participate at
the actual track event, like the example seen here. Each one was to
carry a race driver during pre-race activities around the course.
This is certainly a unique opportunity to own a rare classic
Plymouth with rich history!
About Our Classic Plymouth For Sale:
This beautifully restored 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury Pace Car
Convertible is finished in factory correct White with Premium Red
vinyl interior and White convertible top. A well-kept classic
Plymouth that's powered by its original, numbers matching Commando
383ci V8 big block producing 330 horsepower and 727 Torqueflite
automatic transmission. The factory equipment of this includes
buckets seats, center console with tachometer, power steering,
power brakes, power top with boot cover, front and rear bumper
guards, full dash instrumentation, 14" redline tires, full wheel
covers, glove box light, windshield washer, seatbelts, and Plymouth
Transaudio AM radio. It was restored last in 1993 and is recognized
by the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) that same year
with a National 1st Place Award! It retains this mark of
distinction with a grill badge #27F0609 proudly presented. It is
now eligible for a senior award event judging.
This Sport Fury Pace was built April 2nd, 1965, paced the 49th
Annual Indianapolis 500 on May 31st, 1965, and then sold "new" to
the first registered owner on July 7th, 1965. It would stay with
its original owner for nearly 25 years. It resided in Arizona and
California for all those years! It comes with the original owner's
manual identifying the original owner and dealer typed inside,
original registration receipts from 1968-1986, and AACA recognition
letter. Special features on this car include Indy 500 dash plaque;
red, white, and blue badging; hand holds on the rear fenders;
"Official Plymouth Pace Car" decals including race date on each
side; an original Indianapolis 500 race day program, a framed
picture of a Plymouth festival car in action with the winning
driver, Jimmy Clark, that afternoon; unique front bumper guard,
rear bumper flag holders, and unique floor displays holding the
various race flags used during a normal race!
It went on to be part of the Carlson Collection and was last
offered to the public in December 2011. The new Ohio caretaker
would take possession with only 32,545 miles on the odometer. He
would enjoy this rare pace car for nearly 9 years, adding just
under 2,500 miles to the odometer. Service records provided include
new water pump, brake master cylinder, and fuel pump in 2012; BF
Goodrich Redline 225/70R14 radial tires and fresh exhaust manifold
gaskets in April 2015; rebuilt transmission in May 2015; and all
new steering box, rebuilt steering pump and hoses in 2016. These
were largely done to cure some leaks from older seals and gaskets.
Just this past April (2020), the battery was replaced, new valve
gaskets installed, the brake fluid completely flushed, and the fuel
filler hose replaced. It continues to run and drive as new with an
odometer reading of 35,031 miles. It should make for a terrific
acquisition to any collection, but certainly a must have for any
Pace Car collector!
To learn more about this classic Plymouth for sale, contact Jon
Faust at (800)957-5707 or by emailing [email protected]
Finance & Shipping options available to those who qualify!