C Body Two: 1968 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible – SOLD!
May 5, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this Chrysler “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
Chrysler’s rear-wheel-drive “C” Platform, produced in several wheelbase lengths, formed the basis for the company’s full-size offerings from 1965 through 1978. The company used the smallest 119-inch version for all ’65-’68 Plymouth non-wagon models such as this white-over-black 1968 Plymouth Sport Fury convertible originally listed on Craigslist in Milford, Massachusetts for $20,900 currently. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Newport priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $17,000 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $32,000. Similarly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $17,500 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $26,400.
Coinciding with the redesign of all other full-size Chrysler products, Plymouth launched the fourth generation Fury model lineup in 1965 and kept it in production through 1968. The 1968 Furys received only minor grille updates upfront, along with side marker lights and shoulder belts for front outboard occupants (except the convertibles). At the rear, however, all models except the station wagons received new sheet metal, including reshaped rear doors on four-door models.
Plymouth’s TV commercial strategy in the late sixties featured singer Petunia Clark. The Osborne Tramain YouTube Channel features this “Plymouth-ized” version of the hit song The Beat Goes On:
While the private seller doesn’t specifically call it out, the fact this Sport Fury features its original convertible top and an “older quality repaint” has us wondering whether this example only has 51,000 original miles. The bucket seat interior combined with the 383 Commando V8 option makes this a sportier version of a late-sixties Chrysler convertible to enjoy cruising in.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Outstanding 1968 Plymouth Sport Fury convertible. 383 four barrel Commando V8. Buckets and console. Magnum 500 wheels. Power steering and brakes. 727 Torqueflite trans. Rare factory amfm stereo radio and it works. Gorgeous black interior. Original conv. top is as new. Quality older paint shows excellent. This car runs like we the people and is an absolute joy to drive. Tuned by a Mopar guru. Very straight and very sharp! Ready to drive and enjoy now. $20,900.“
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