Yes, the Germans have a thing for big “Amis”; Strassenkreuzer if you will. Like the ’69 Imperial we saw here the other day. And they’re food with four door sedans; almost seem to prefer them, actually. And if this shot by RiveraNotario is anything to go by, they’re happy to take the strippers off our hands too, like this 1970 Fury I. Does it have a slant six under the hood?
Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1970 Plymouth Fury I – The Germans Are Even Buying Our Stripper Sedans
– Posted on July 24, 2022
If you look at the left front bumper just under the headlight, there’s a US military base tag.
Maybe it was assigned to the base or a assigned to senior leadership on the base.
Excellent German webpage devoted to the fuselage:
Isn’t that some kind of cop radio antenna? Or just a replacement sproingy non-telescoping one, maybe.
Berlin. Just the thing to reenact the four-power tours of the East in.
Dad had a ’69 Fury II fuselage, and it was well nigh unbreakable. He treated it like a truck, and it just kept truckin’.
Nice car for sure. I think these base sedans look better than the broughans. Love the wheels too.
Very cool, authoritarian looking vehicle. If it as a big engine and air conditioning, I`ll take it.
Our “73 Fury was yellow; met your “req’s” list.
Yellow ’73 Fury? How often did random strangers get in the back seat at red lights and ask to be taken to the airport?
They wouldn’t really put a slant 6 ???????
I had a ’69 Fury that I bought at a General Services auction. It was a former turnpike state police plain wrapper cruiser. That thing was a beast.
I swear, 1969 was peak fuselage. Not only Plymouth, but Chrysler and Dodge, too (particularly the legendary cop-car Polara with a 440 engine). Those looked better than the loop-bumper Furys. In fact, in many ways, 1969 may just have been the high-point for all Chrysler products, in general.
A shout-out to the feature car’s original hub-caps, too. You can tell, because they have ‘Plymouth Division’ stamped on them. The vast majority of dog-dishes seen on today’s old Mopars are the later, general use version that don’t have any specific division identification (the Dodge ones are even cooler with a fratzog surrounded by a red circle).
There is something so right with this, including my favorite shade of green, it brings back the lingering regret of not picking one up back when they were cheap, unloved, and readily available.
I’m wagering a 318 or even a 360 V8 in there.
They wouldn’t really put a slant 6 in that ?????
One wouldn’t think, but yup, they did…!.
New York City used full size low trim cars as squad cars, typically with 6 cylinder engines, usually Plymouths but some Chevies and Fords. There was an article about them in a previous issue of Hemmings Classic Cars.
This is a fearsome beast .
I love it and remember when seeing one behind you with a white steering wheel meant you might be about to have an unhappy day .
Today I put 400 + miles on with my foster boy and was surprised we didn’t get high from all the chronic smoke trailing from other cars .