For Sale: 1977 Plymouth Fury in Newfield, New Jersey

Vehicle Description

Wow, this factory-ordered 1977 Plymouth Gran Fury Police car is really one of a kind. Fully restored with the original 440 V8 with an added 6pack setup. Restored by Totally Auto In PA at a cost of over $50,000 who specializes in Mopar restoration. Original ordered with the Brougham package which gives the added options like power windows, carpet and upgraded material seats. During restoration some items where added/changed like the round side markers lights which give it an awesome look. Show quality exterior finish and is laser straight. Featured in Mopar Magazine. A true must see!

Mopar Magazine Write Up: Lou Sitars, in Southeast Pennsy, is fairly typical among Mopar enthusiasts, in that he's a fifty-five-year-old guy who remembers when we were buying these things as nothing more than used cars and paying nothing more than used car prices for them. Obviously, those days are gone. Like us, Lou started buying hot Mopars as playthings in the late seventies, and continued buying them as toys and as collector's items as their values increased steadily throughout the eighties and nineties. Through the decades, he's had everything from Road Runners to "Cudas to Challengers, and just about everything in between, and like many of us, having grown up around these cars, and having been surrounded by them for the last forty years, you start to reach a saturation point. It's not a matter of not liking the cars anymore, that's hardly the case, but we know a lot of hobbyists who look at something like a '70 GTX (for example), and having seen zillions of them, remember the days when you could pick them up for $2,000 in decent shape, and you just have a hard time wrapping your head around dropping $35K to put that car in your driveway, knowing there will be a hundred of them at the next big Mopar show you attend. Yeah, you still like the car, but there's just a struggle between the ears about 'em that's hard to overcome when it comes to going out and buying one. That's pretty much where Lou's head was back in 2005 after selling his last muscle Mopar, and he wanted something different. Thinking and thinking about what should come next, Lou was drawn back to something he'd been fascinated with in his childhood years, and all of us around his age know good and well what he's talking about - cop cars. Back when we were kids, the world of cop cars was very different than it is today. Every department had different types of cars with different paint schemes, they usually upgraded or changed cars at least every two years, and even within each department, there were a dozen variations of the cars themselves depending on what they were intended. There were the posher police chief-type cars, the high-speed interceptors (which honestly sometimes had hood scoops on them), and the general run-of-the-mill cruisers or "beat" cars. Lou was fascinated with them when he was a kid because his town got new cop cars every year, and it was always fascinating to see their new cars and check out the latest lights and gadgets, the old-school sirens just sounded cool, and when their carbs opened up, there was no mistaking that deep and sudden roar that came from their generally less-restricted dual exhaust systems. Yeah, we know a lot of departments use the new Chargers these days, but if you were around back then, you already know, cop cars were cooler back in the sixties and seventies. So, that got Lou into the mindset of thinking he should look into buying an old police car for his next hobby machine; it would be a lot of fun, fulfill childhood fantasies, and it would be darned affordable compared to most other options, and that's how the search began. In the beginning, he didn't have any particular year or model cop car in mind, but shortly after the search began, he ran across an ad on the interweb for a 1977 Plymouth Gran Fury that was reportedly a former North Carolina State Police cruiser. The car was still in North Carolina, it looked decent, and the price was more than reasonable, so Lou took a trip south and met a guy named Tony Graham, who happened to know pretty much all there was to know about the car. In an unusual twist of fate, Tony was the big Plymouth's second owner, having acquired it directly through a state surplus auction in 1980! He'd bought it for his wife, and she had used the Fury as her daily driver for the better part of the next twenty years, but with the car just being rather old, it was time to let it go. He had a decent amount of paperwork with the Fury, and it's a very unusual car in that it was definitely a North Carolina State Police car when new, but it was delivered new with a solid black paint job, rather than their customary silver-and-black, and it had the deluxe Brougham package on it, which gave it a posher interior and a bit more trim than you'd find in a regular cruiser, and power windows, too. Both Tony and Lou could only speculate, logically, that this had been a troop commander's car, or some such thing, as it was only used from '78 and retired before 1980 when it turned up at the auction; it had a lot of non-standard deluxe features, it was non-standard solid black, and the mileage was very low in 1980 (somewhere around 30.000 miles). Without a speck of rust on it and an immaculate original interior still in place, Lou wasn't going to pass this one up and returned home with the biggest Mopar he'd ever bought in the late summer of 2005. For those first few years, Lou just enjoyed cruising around in the big 440-powered beast, which ran pretty darn good and drove well enough. The car was wearing an old black repaint that looked to have been done just prior to the auction, but nothing else major had ever been done to it. Lou put a push bar on the front, started collecting cop car lights and light bars, and eventually planned to do something with the Gran Fury, but he didn't want to stop driving it long enough to do too much - it was also a bit of the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy, because the car wasn't that bad as it was. By 2014, however, the police wagon was starting to show its age and needed some attention if it was going to be a reliable, fun car. Having met Dave Ferro at local car shows years before, Lou began talking to Dave about bringing the car over to Totally Auto for a revamping, and they finally came to an accord when Lou brought Ferro the Plymouth and pretty much told him to "Go nuts," with only one major request "Just don't paint it black." Having a lot of black cars Through the years, and being tired of trying to keep them clean, Lou was leaning more towards some type of gray or silver metallic - obviously, the customer always knows best! Thus, the project began as a side-burner bit of work by Totally Auto and Ferro's crew not long after Carlisle 2014, and about every six weeks or so, Lou would take the forty-five-minute drive to Dave's shop to see what was going on, bounce ideas off each other, see what Dave had come up with, and every so often, drop off a check. So, it went, for the next two-and-a-half years, since there wasn't any particular hurry to get the thing done. This is a good thing, and a bad thing, because if you know Dave Ferro, that gives him too much time to think, but it also results in some spectacularly well-done work where no little detail gets overlooked. Things started off innocently enough, with Totally Auto shaving almost all the trim and emblems of the car to give it a cleaner look, then he revamped the push bar up front, adding another bar in the middle, then he set about working on the Fury's suspension to get it sitting lower and make it into a better handing machine; this entailed changing out the rear springs and rebuilding the fr...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1977 Plymouth Fury
  • Listing ID: CC-1639571
  • Price: $31,900
  • Location:Newfield, New Jersey
  • Year:1977
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Fury
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:53301
  • Stock Number:77-5113
  • VIN:PH41U7D185113
Listed By:
South Jersey Classics
52 Harding Hwy
Newfield, NJ 08344

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