Sunday, March 18, 2012

San Francisco Street Sighting - 1969 Plymouth Fury III sedan

Several days ago we looked at a 1969 Plymouth Fury III convertible. Now let's check out another Fury from the same year, but this time it's a big old four-door in an interesting sort of caramel brown color (could be Honey Bronze). This vintage American barge has the same lines as the convertible, but somehow it looks a bit less prestigious despite the luxurious padded top. What do you mean, padded tops aren't luxurious?

This car is another one I regret not shooting in more detail. It was parked outside the Hall of Justice and I certainly didn't want to upset anyone there. Although one of my university buildings was located a few blocks away and I would continue to pass nearby for the next few years, I never saw this Fury again.

Looking at the pictures, this example appears more well-used than the red convertible. The trim is a little beat up, though the delicate-looking grille appears almost brand new and the bumper chrome is in good shape. This one definitely needs paint, since it doesn't have a cool patina (doesn't look bad enough to look good? Irony). Well, the current paintjob may be sufficient to protect the body from rust for a few more years if the owner isn't worried about appearance. It looks okay from across the street. The most oddball detail I see is the fender mirror on the passenger side. Fender mirrors are a popular feature on older Japanese cars and some European cars, but I've never seen them on late-sixties American sedans. Oh well, whatever floats your boat. I'm sure this boat floats quite well - and the extra mirror helps the captain avoid running aground.


  1. Nice. Love it.
    Keep up the good work

  2. Actually, this is a hard top. I know, details, details. But yes, keep up the great work. Really great to see these old cars, most of which look like they are still running.

    1. You're right, it's a 4-door hardtop. A nice one at that. I wish I had taken more pictures because I never saw it again after that.