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1973 Plymouth Fury III 360 V8 from North America

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 360 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired61450 miles
Most recent distance61900 miles
Previous carPlymouth Fury III

Summary:

Worth it? Hell yeah it's worth it

Faults:

Small side scratch on the front right passenger door.

Window motors, 2 of 3 seat motors, domelight don't work.

Few tears in the cloth seating, but not too bad.

Few cracks and some brittleness in some spots on the vinyl interior.

Vinyl top has a little bit of cancer.

Sucks gas like tomorrow does not exist.

General Comments:

My first car, paid $500 for it.

Has $5,500 collectors car insurance policy on it.

Only 61,500 (roughly) miles when I got it.

So comfortable.

Handles pretty well.

Compared to my girlfriend's '91 Olds Cutlass (perfect condition), her car feels like it has a lack of power steering; plus her car has ABS.. I hate ABS.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2004

1968 Plymouth Fury Sport 383 HP from North America

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 383 HP Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

Great fun, reliable, fast and a good looking car!

Faults:

Nothing major happened to the car until the very end... it had been in numerous small accidents before I acquired it, and about a year after I got it, something with the left front wheel went bad and it was nearly falling off. The motor and transmission were pulled and put in an old Dodge truck and are still running strong to this day. The old Plymouth was a great car which I drove very hard and it never once left me stranded.

General Comments:

Excellent car, very fast, lots of power and extremely comfortable for taller folks like myself. Handling was not the greatest, but it was a nineteen foot long behemoth that weighed more than most new cCdillacs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th September, 2004

1965 Plymouth Fury III 318 poly V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 318 poly V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

Beautiful styling, a blast to drive

Faults:

The main problems I have had with this car have been the pumps. I ended up replacing almost all of them including, power steering, water, and fuel. The main reason the pumps were shot was because the car sat in a field for ten years. The pumps are fairly cheap to replace except for the power steering pump, which is hard to find.

Another consideration when looking at the Fury III is the engine. If it has a 318c.i. built before 1967, it will be hard to find parts for. Some of the parts are interchangeable with the small block 318, but a lot of them aren't.

In 2001, I replaced the almost non-existent exhaust system on the car. There was a rusted out muffler hanging off the back, so I replaced it with duel exhaust and glass packs. It really gives the car the sound it needs.

The two-barrel carburetor is a problem. I rebuilt it in July 2001. It was a Carter and a real piece of junk. Even after the rebuild, I have had many problems with it. I would recommend replacing it with a four barrel. Wieland still makes the Four-barrel that fits that car.

The body of the car was in good shape; there is hardly any rust. The rear suspension was sagging, but some new shocks can fix that.

I also had to fix the track on the rear windows. It is a two door hard top, and the rear window tracks were out of alignment, it was an easy fix.

The only interior problem was the seats. The vinyl was old and brittle, and needs replaced.

General Comments:

The car is a dream to drive and a real head turner. I have driven this car as a daily driver, and a highway car, and have had minimal complaints either way.

The huge springy seats and the tight suspension make this car very comfortable.

I Actually have no idea of how many origional miles are on the car. I am sure that the odometer has turned over a couple of times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2004

27th Jun 2004, 10:53

318 Poly head? Didn't think they made 'em that small. I wonder if you could find a set of Hemi heads and bolt them up to the block.

26th Oct 2005, 17:11

The pre-1968 318 c.i.d. engines seem to be referred to as "Poly" or "Wide Block", or even "Y-block" depending on who you talk to. The pre-1968 was a different design than the subsequent 318 that is familiar to most people, of Chrysler's "LA" small block V-8 engine family. the two different engine styles as far as I know do not have interchangeable parts, and the earlier 318 poly really was wider than the later LA 318 because of the head design.

1st Jul 2009, 20:23

Actually, the 318-Poly was pre-1967, not pre-1968. 1966 was the last year for the 318-Poly. 1967 (and later) it was a wedge-head.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 11 reviews