As has frequently been the case this spring and summer, I found myself out on the deck after work, with a gin and tonic, looking at old, gas-guzzling Broughamage online. Today’s subject is a top of the line Fury Gran Coupe.
The Gran Coupe and Gran Sedan were the most heavily chromed and priciest full sized Plymouths since the VIP, meant to compete with the Caprice and LTD, disappeared after the 1969 model year.
1973 was the last year for the ‘fuselage’ Plymouths, starting in 1974 an all new Fury would appear just in time for Gas Crisis I.
Anyway, I always liked these, their cheaper Fury I and Fury II brethren were commonly seen in ’70s TV shows and movies, from The Odd Couple to The French Connection.
This example is one of 18,127 Fury Gran Coupes built for the year. Base price was $4,064 and they rode a 120-inch wheelbase, same as the sedans. Wagons got a 122″ span.
This one is pretty sharp in forest green with a white top and tan interior. Available for 4200 at the time of this writing in Hicksville, NY, it’s a survivor for sure.
I enjoyed gawking at its massive quarter panels and ample wood grained trim inside. If you’re so inclined, seek the seller out. And now I think I need a refill. *BARTENDER*