Hershey | Lot 215
1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible
$209,000 USD | Sold
| Hershey, Pennsylvania
11 October 2018
- The 1960 Mexican International Auto Show car
- Top-of-line, two four-barrel Cross-Ram “Sonoramic Commando” V-8
- 22,000 original miles; loaded with options
- Exceptional, high-quality restoration
With its towering tail-fins, a copious amount of bright trim, and deluxe luxury features, coupled with a high-performance engine, this 1960 Plymouth Fury represents the best of mid-century space age design. That year was the end of a brief but dramatic period of Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look” of tailfins for Plymouths that began in 1957 with the sales slogan, “Suddenly it’s 1960!”
The amount of detail and luxury features adorning this “low-priced” Plymouth is impressive, to say the least. Luxurious woven fabric power swiveling seats, power windows, push-button TorqueFlite automatic transmission, uniquely shaped translucent “Aero” steering wheel, and a futuristic “floating” speedometer visually entertain and offer convenience to the driver.
This Fury convertible was produced with a full complement of deluxe options and was displayed new at the 1960 Mexican International Auto Show. Under the hood of this fabulous Fury is a rare and powerful, top-of-the-line 330-hp, 383-cu. in. “Sonoramic Commando” V-8 engine, crowned with the legendary “Cross Ram” two four-barrel intake and carburetors. Although it is loaded with factory options, this Plymouth was interestingly not equipped with a heater from the factory, presumably due to the warm climate of Mexico City, where the car was displayed and ultimately sold to its first owner.
The first owner of this former show car drove it only 22,000 miles before storing it safely away in Mexico, after which it was acquired by well-known collector Wayne Davis directly from the original Mexican owner. The Fury was in remarkably good condition when found, with the plastic seat covers still protecting the seats and door panels. Mr. Davis treated this very special Plymouth to a full concours-quality restoration and was able to save and reuse many of the like-new interior upholstery pieces on this low-mileage example. Subsequent owners of this rare car since 2008 have carefully maintained it, and it shows superbly today.
Finished in a subtle and elegant gold with a complementing tri-tone cloth and vinyl interior and chrome wire wheels, this 1960 Plymouth Fury is exceptional in quality, style, and collectability.