1976 Plymouth Gran Fury.

May 1, 2013

11 comments

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've always been perplexed by the name of this vehicle. It strikes me as one of the most inappropriately named cars ever.

Anonymous said...

Gran Fury was the typical owner's emotional reaction to all the necessary repair bills. Chrysler products in the mid 70's were at the peak of their awfulness.

Congrats on another nice find! (The find, not so much the car....)

Tony Piff said...

this counts more than the nsx, that's for sure.

beautiful.

Anonymous said...

time capsule

Spiff said...

Originally Plymouth's sporty model in 1956 (when Plymouths only came in one size), Fury had taken over as the name for all full-size Plymouths by 1965.

The Fury "Gran Coupe" (no idea why they left off the D) was a special luxury model introduced mid-1970 to capture the personal luxury craze. A sedan version was added for 1971 (oddly, also badged "Gran Coupe" until 1972 when they changed it to "Gran Sedan"). For 1974, they simplified the top trim level in both bodystyles to "Gran Fury."

In the fuel-crisis years, and in anticipation of GM's downsizing of their large cars, Chrysler took a low-budget approach and simply "badge-engineered" their midsize cars for 1975 with the former full-size cars' names. The Plymouth Satellite became the Fury, with few other changes. The full-size car continued as Gran Fury through 1978. (Dodge did the same, renaming the midsize Coronet as Monaco, and making the big car the Royal Monaco.)

The model was certainly lacking in both grandeur and "furiousness" in its later years, but popular names have a way of lingering long after their emotional value wears off.

Jakob hartel - schwarz said...

Do you think the owners a private detective? This car is dope, in all its Grandeur

Tony Piff said...

yes, in all its furious grandeur.

Justin said...

That shot of the mirror with the AAA sticker.....that is awesome.
Gorgeous Mopar landyacht, what a time capsule.

Chris Garza said...

"Where's the Cadillac?"
"I traded it."
"You traded the Bluesmobile for THIS?"
"No, for a microphone".

Anonymous said...

My Pap had a yellow 2 door, he had mega problems with the previous model and told the salesman he want a yellow one because if its another @#$%*& lemon, he got the right color. He traded the yellow one in in 1994, no problems!

cesar maisonet said...

Its the same car i had, but with the 7.2 lt engine and 4 bbl carb. left it in the south after some short wouldn't let me start it unless i had the hazard lights on.