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A car produced by Plymouth from 1956-1978 and as the Gran Fury until 1989.

The Plymouth Sport Fury was the car of 1964 NASCAR Grand National (the series that would eventually become Sprint Cup) driver's champion Richard Petty.

A common joke is that the Bible proves that the Christian God preferred Chrysler, and specifically drove a Plymouth Fury, as is written in Jeremiah 32:37: "Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath, and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely." (King James Version)

A 1958 Fury was featured as a character in the popular Stephen King book Christine, which was also adapted into a 1983 feature film.


History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Plymouth Fury page on 23 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Plymouth Fury is a model of automobile which was produced by Plymouth from 1955 to 1989. It was introduced for the 1956 model year as a sub-series of the Plymouth Belvedere, becoming a separate series one level above the contemporary Belvedere for 1959. The Fury was a full-size car from 1959 to 1961, then a mid-size car from 1962 to 1964, again a full-size car from 1965 to 1974, and again a mid-size car from 1975 to 1978. From 1975 to 1977 the Fury was sold alongside the full-size Plymouth Gran Fury. In 1978, the B-body Fury was the largest Plymouth, and by 1979, there was no large Plymouth. This was rectified in 1980 with the R-body Gran Fury, followed by the M-body Fury in 1982. Production of the last V8, RWD Plymouth Fury ended at Kenosha, WI, on December 23, 1988. Unlike its sibling brand, Dodge, Plymouth would not live to see the resurgence of the large, V8/RWD sedan. The last Plymouth rolled off the Belvedere assembly line in 2001.

The word "fury" denotes a type of anger, inspired by the Furies, mythological creatures in Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman mythology.

The model appears in popular culture as the subject of interest in the 1983 New York Times Best-selling novel Christine by Stephen King about a 1958 custom red and ivory Plymouth Fury that is part of a frightening love triangle. It was later adapted into a movie.

The Fury was a sub-series of the Plymouth Belvedere from 1956 through 1958. It was sold only as a Sandstone White 2-door hardtop with gold anodized aluminum trim in 1956 and 1957. In 1958 it was only available in Buckskin Beige with gold anodized aluminum trim. These Furys had a special interior, bumper wing-guards and a V8 engine with twin 4-barrel carburetors. The 1957 and 1958, the 318 cu in (5.21 L) engine produced 290 hp (220 kW).

The 1957 models were restyled; longer, wider, with very large vertical tailfins and a new torsion bar front suspension replacing the previous coil springs. While the new styling boosted sales, quality control suffered for all Chrysler products as they were brought quickly to market before their design and construction weaknesses could be fully addressed by engineering.

In 1958, the optional engine was a 350 cu in (5.7 L) called Golden Commando with two 4-bbl carburetors producing 305 hp (227 kW). A 315-hp option with fuel injection was available, but the electronic Bendix fuel-injection system was recalled by the factory and owners were given a conventional dual four-barrel setup. The Golden Commando engine was optional on any Plymouth Plaza, Savoy, Belvedere, Suburban, and Fury, as was the dual four-barrel 318 cu in (5.21 L) (dubbed V-800 Dual Fury; four- and two-barrel 318s also arrived for 1958 and were simply called V-800).


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1975 Plymouth Fury-to-Fixed Test Device (40.73 MPH)
Duration: 5:12
June 13, 1978
Development of a Test Methodology for Evaluating Crash Compatibility and Aggressiveness
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1975 Plymouth Fury-to-Fixed Test Device (58.02 MPH)
Duration: 3:47
June 16, 1978
Development of a Test Methodology for Evaluating Crash Compatibility and Aggressiveness
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1960 Plymouth Fury 1960
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1960 Plymouth Fury 1960
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1961 Plymouth Fury from Car 54, Where Are You? 1961
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Federal Signal Beacon Ray Model 17 light
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1961 Plymouth Fury from Car 54, Where Are You? 1961
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Federal Signal Beacon Ray Model 17 light
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1961 Plymouth Fury from Car 54, Where Are You? 1961
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1961 Plymouth Fury from Car 54, Where Are You? 1961
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1962 Plymouth Fury 1962
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1962 Plymouth Fury Lowrider Model Car 1962 Lowrider
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2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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1962 Plymouth Fury Lowrider Model Car 1962 Lowrider
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2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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1964 Plymouth Sport Fury 1964
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1964 Plymouth Sport Fury 1964 Sport Fury
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1964 Plymouth Sport Fury 1964 Sport Fury
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1965 Plymouth Sport Fury 1965 Sport Fury
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September 11th FDNY Dedication Plymouth Fury September 11th FDNY Dedication
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1972 Plymouth Fury Amityville III Police Car 1972 Round Lake Area Park District Police Car
Used in filming of Amityville III
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1972 Plymouth Fury Amityville III Police Car 1972 Round Lake Area Park District Police Car
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1972 Plymouth Fury Amityville III Police Car 1972 Round Lake Area Park District Police Car
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1972 Plymouth Fury Amityville III Police Car 1972 Round Lake Area Park District Police Car
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1972 Plymouth Fury Amityville III Police Car 1972 Round Lake Area Park District Police Car
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
22 September 1966NHTSA Recall 66V002001
1967 Chrysler, 1967 Imperial, 1967 Dodge Monaco, 1967 Dodge Polara, 1967 Plymouth Fury
Fuel System, Gasoline:Carburetor System
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
22 September 1966NHTSA Recall 66V002002
1967 Dodge Monaco, 1967 Dodge Polara, 1967 Plymouth Fury
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
8 January 1967NHTSA Recall 67V009001
1967 Dodge Monaco, 1967 Dodge Polara, 1967 Plymouth Fury
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
10 April 1967NHTSA Recall 67V040001
1967 Chrysler, 1967 Dodge Monaco, 1967 Dodge Polara, 1967 Plymouth Fury
Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Foundation Components:Disc
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
March 1979Development of a Test Methodology for Evaluating Crash Compatibility and Aggressiveness
Test Report 4: 1975 Plymouth Fury-to-NHTSA Test Device
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - MotorWorks 731001958 Plymouth Fury1:18 scale, beige
Model Kit - Jo-Han C-3562'62 Plymouth Fury HardtopUSA Oldies, 1:25 scale,


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