Two years the launch of the mid size 1962 Chryslers, Plymouths and Dodges that were born of a misunderstood overheard conversation that Chevrolet were about to exit the full size car market, Chrysler swallowed it’s pride and losses and went back into the business of selling sheet metal by the acre. On of the products of the policy U turn was today’s featured car the full size fourth generation 1965 Plymouth Fury Station Wagon.
The ’65 Furys were available with 5 engine options up to 440 cui / 7.2 liters, today’s featured car is listed with the smallest small block Chrysler A 318 cui / 5.2 liter V8 such as used by Bristol to power the 408 MkII, 409 and 410 models up until 1969.
Fourth generation Furys were available with 3 option packages, basic Fury Is were used by the police and taxi cab companies, in 1966 the Fury III was topped by the VIP (Very Important Plymouth) option package.
Automatic transmissions, air conditioning, power windows and seats were available on top of the option packages.
Only Fury II and Fury III Station Wagon’s could be ordered with a third row of seats to bring the seating up to 9 from the regular 6.
Production of the fourth generation Fury came to an end in 1968, although a right hand drive Australian version of the fourth generation Fury, known as the Dodge Phoenix, continued uninterrupted form 1965 to 1973.
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