1959 Plymouth Sport Fury
Dragone’s Auctions – Boston, MA
September 24, 2016
Plymouth’s top-of-the-line car for 1959. With tail fins in their very pinnacle for 1959, Plymouth was right in the thick of things with a fine array of cars featuring a tail fin that could make an F-16 blush with envy. These were cars that reached for the stars with aerodynamic styling that spoke directly to the emerging jet age. Flashy names like Savoy, Belvedere, and the Fury were the order of the day, but the absolute top of Plymouth’s line was the Sport Fury convertible.
This is an excellent example of this rare cruiser from 1959 finished in Plymouth’s Flame Red. This Sport Fury is fully restored and features all of the fine attributes that this great car from the 1950s was known for. As Plymouth’s top-of-the line car, it differed from the rest of the line with a trim spear that curved upwards to match the fin at the rear quarter and was finished with a silver anodized trim panel complete with the Fury script.
The interior is a study of the jet age with a sleek steering wheel design and gauges that travel in all directions. Power for this Sport Fury comes from a 317 cubic-inch V-8 rated at 260 horsepower. The overall appearance and drivability of this nicely restored car makes it perfect for touring of any distance.
For cruising the boulevard or display at the Friday night car show, this Sport Fury convertible is a car that’s sure to be a hit wherever it goes.