If you were at the Indianapolis 500 in 1965, you saw a Plymouth Sport Fury convertible very much like this serving as the pace car. 1500 replicas were built for sale to the public, but when was the last time you saw one? Nicely restored and a neat piece of Indy history, this ragtop offers more than youd expect.
Pace cars are popular collector pieces because they are tied directly to a specific event, and this one makes good use of its long body and bright white paint to show off a complete decal set. The restoration stuck to the factory recipe, using the right colors to make it true to form. Workmanship is quite good, about what youd get if you bought it new, and the white finish has a great shine thats easy to maintain. Everything fits together well, and with that long body and the stainless trim that reaches from end to end, theres really no place for shoddy work to hide on this car. The decals were reproduced exactly and professionally installed, so they fit right and look great with no peeling or checking, and compared to some of the later pace cars, this one is a model of restraint and good taste. Optional fender skirts make it look even longer than it is, and freshly re-plated bumpers sparkle against the bright white paint while highlighting the quality of the other work.
A two-tone blue interior was part of the pace car package, and this excellent restoration carries a full Legendary interior that accurately reproduces the factory upholstery. Bucket seats and a console add to the sporty nature of the pace car, which is what youd expect, but it has a luxurious feel that shouldnt be overlooked, either. The Plymouths instrument panel is reminiscent of the early-60s Imperials, with a massive central speedometer and auxiliary gauges and controls below, plus a clock on the center console. Its all very nicely done, and youll find it easy to spend time here, whether in a parade, at a show, our just out for a cruise. A new blue power top with a crystal clear rear window has been recently installed and it comes with a matching blue boot for sunny days. The trunk is downright gigantic, with a correct plaid mat.
For powering around the track, the official pace car probably had some serious blasting powder under the hood, and the street versions do just fine with their big block 383 cubic inch V8s. Topped by a 4-barrel carburetor, it makes the kind of effortless power that makes you lean on the pedal just a little harder to feel that seemingly endless rush of torque. Chrysler Turquoise paint, a factory air cleaner, and an original radiator keep the engine bay looking stock, and it looks crisply rendered against the white inner fenders. A great-sounding Flowmaster dual exhaust system surely sounds better than the original pipes, and the 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic snaps to attention when you crack the throttle. The undercarriage is remarkably sanitary with lots of new equipment, including a fresh gas tank and recent shocks. Pretty Magnum 500 wheels with trick blue-line tires add just the right 60s flair to this awesome ragtop.
Being historically accurate doesnt mean you cant still have fun, and with big block power, this Fury definitely delivers. Call today!