I believe this one had a red twin. I saw them together and assumed it was a package deal. It might have been, I'm about 90% certain it's the same cars. So I guess he sold red and his asking price on blue was $59,500 which did not sell.
The screen capture I used to save that pic makes the paint look kinda weird ha, but you can see the condition of the car at the link, amazing. And the red one I saw with it was identical in presentation. It was a craigslist ad and it disappeared before I could post it.
Post by Steam McQueen on Dec 23, 2011 2:55:12 GMT -5
Hey another novel accurate 4-door! This one a 1958 Belvedere which has been screwed with a little bit -
About 2 years ago, the original engine began smoking, I sent it to a shop to be overhauled, they managed to lose the transmission and tear the exhaust off. The orignal motor was disassembled, and is also included in the sale. I bought a 64 belvedere and put the motor and trans in as an assembly. The shifter cable is too short, but I located the correct cable and installed it on the original shifter mechanism, but I do not know how to install it on the transmission end. Right now I have an extra shifter hooked up to the trans with the 64 cable, it is under the dash and will work the trans, but it is not mounted to anything.
Post by Steam McQueen on May 10, 2012 0:44:28 GMT -5
Not screen accurate ...
1959 PLYMOUTH FURY JR.
Manufactured by the Power Car Company of Mystic, Connecticut. Rare vintage battery powered vehicle in 3/8 scale. Seriel #264. Owned by one family since 1959. Complete professional frame-off restoration just completed.
Post by Steam McQueen on Nov 29, 2012 13:42:24 GMT -5
If you're looking for a Christine project you might want to look into this one. Asking $2,500 ...
Okay you "Christine" fans.... this is her twin sister. This 1958 plymouth fury will take very little to be restored. The body is in perfect shape and was running when she was parked. It will need to be painted and re-upholstered.
Seller will send pics by phone to anyone interested.
I doubt that's a real Fury for $2,500, a rough '58 Fury is a $10,000 car now. I'm glad I bought my '57 Savoy and '58 Fury pre-internet and before Christine became popular, it was a flop in the theaters. Most people don't know that Fury's came one color, one interior, 2 engine options (in '58, in '56 & '57 only 1), dual quads on a 318 or 350 B-motor which was the Golden Commando. The car that sold for $71k wasn't a GC car even though it was advertised as one, it was a 318. The 318 was known as the V800 (that's what's in my '27 Ford). '58 Fury's were special order only, not something a dealer stocked. They came with a plaque that the dealer was to have engraved and it was installed on the transmission hump, it read "This car made especially for_______ by Plymouth. Only 5303 were made, 66 are accounted for that can be verified by VIN and trim tag. The '58 Fury was the first Plymouth with a base price over $3,000, most had several options on top of that (this was an expensive car for the low priced 3 in it's day). Mine was/is an oddball, manual steering, manual brakes, radio delete. My Fury was ordered with tinted windows, a heater (since removed for weight and to fit the 426 Hemi) and an automatic (a Torqueflite, the Powerflite wasn't available in the Fury). Bumper wings were standard on the Fury, mine are wrapped in T-shirts in my dresser. So were padded dash and visors, back up light, 2 speed wipers, larger brakes, heavy duty suspension, 150 speedo, special seats with dips in the middle of the backs, molded armrests, and the Buckskin Beige paint which was a Fury only color. The 318 2x4 was a Fury only engine but the 350 could be ordered in any Plymouth and that included Fury suspension and the 150 speedo. Sorry about the rant but these cars are my specialty. Adam
Right, its a 318 polyshere, the 350 was a B-motor, same as the 361/383/400, it had a front distributor. This is a 350 Golden Commando, see the distributor location and the difference in the valve cover shape?
And while I'm at it I forgot to mention that that isn't even a '58 318 (or at least '58 valve covers), '56-'58 Poly 277, 301, 318 valve covers had 3 bolts (see the center bolt in the pic), that car has 2 bolt valve covers which are '59-'66.