1965 Plymouth Fury III Convertible
There once was a time when the Chrysler Corporation was number two
in sales, ahead of the formerly #1 Ford brand. However, a number of
business miscalculations have forced Chrysler to be on the brink of
disaster numerous times in its history. One of Chrysler's biggest
boners was during the dawn of the muscle car era. But with some
clever platform reshuffling for 1965 and the introduction of the
new full-size C-body, the Chrysler Corporation was back in the
saddle, and with the addition of the Commando 426 for the Plymouth
Fury, Chrysler had its first "proper" full-size muscle car.
For consignment the 1965 Plymouth Fury III in 2 door convertible
form. The III designation which gives us a full length aluminum
body molding, dual tail lights and backup lights, a parking brake
warning light, an electric clock, and illumination for the glovebox
and trunk. This example is in very nice condition, has a 318ci V8
Poly 2bbl, and a 3-speed automatic. Plus, it's a convertible! Let
the sun shine in!!!
Borrowing from the Pontiac upfront we see stacked dual headlights,
a snappy chromed egg crate grille, near perfect badging, and a
solid shiny bumper below. As we move rearward along the laser
straight side panels, with gaps well minded we can follow the light
blue trim spear which runs the length from stem to stern. All this
straight steel is bathed in white paint and trimmings throughout
are looking great! On top a near perfect light blue canvas
convertible top that has a clear plastic rear window and moves up
and down effortlessly. On back the dual taillights and backup
lights are framed below by a fading and dimpled rear bumper.
Standard wheel covers courtesy of Plymouth are wrapped by 60's thin
whites on all 4 corners.
A swing of the doors and I've got the blues on my mind with yards
of blue vinyl for the door panels and interior seating. It appears
the seating has been refreshed and not the door panels as there is
a slight color variation and it's holding its own for the visual. A
split bench upfront and a full bench in back it all comes together
with a matching tonneau cover. Up front, a two tone light and dark
blue padded dash has some white plastic bezel inserts which house
gauges. Some cracking is noted within this top padded part. The
white has yellowed slightly but all remains clean and good looking.
Below in a light blue metal painted panel all the knobs and sliders
are inserted. Clean blue carpeting is noted throughout the
A flip of the hood and we are greeted by an unrestored engine bay
that takes on a nice patina in its original form. Here we have a
318ci polyspherical V8 topped by a 2bbl carburetor, and a 3-speed
Torqueflite automatic on the back. This transmission throws power
rearward to an 8-3/4 rear axle.
Noting some surface rust on the floor pans, rockers, various
undercarriage suspension and frame parts but all remains
structurally sound. There was at one time undercoating applied but
has since mostly worn off. There does appear to be some invasive
rust on the trunk undercarriage floor just above the exhaust
piping. Front torsion bar suspension is seen and on back leaf
sprung suspension is working like it should. Drum brakes are all
around and a stock exhaust is installed.
A quick starter and smooth runner when experiencing our test track.
No noted issues during our drive, with smooth transmission shifts
and nice ride and bias free braking on a panic stop. With top down
a nice experience and a classic mid 1960's cruiser.
This '65 Plymouth is extremely cool and has been cared for and
upgraded with replacement parts when needed. With its nice sized
V8, tailored interior and dramatic styling, it represents the
pinnacle of American styling and manufacturing dominance. If you're
looking for a top-notch classic that'll draw a crowd wherever it
goes, your search is over! Meet the 1965 Plymouth Fury III.
2-Detroit, MI Assy Plant
248797-Sequential Unit Number
1 1-Manual Left Outside Mirror
3 9-Variable Speed Wipers
6 1-Blue Convertible Top
AB 40-318ci Poly V8
D 5-3 Speed Automatic
Q 1-AM Music Master Economy Radio
V 3-Reverse Lights
SO NUMBER 324 3341-March 24th
BDY P35-Plymouth, High Price Class, Convertible
TRM H5B-High Grade Vinyl Bench Blue
PAINT WW1D-White, Medium Blue Inner Upper Door Paint
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.