Car Feature: 1959 Plymouth Fury

Most people assume I only like Import cars, and for good reason. I often talk about imports, look at pictures of imports, and even get excited when I see specific, though not really special models...like the Forester. But, I have an appreciation of all cars. Especially those from the 1950's and 1960's, when automakers were obsessed with soft curves, big fins and chrome.

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Back in the 1950's, now-defunct Plymouth, made the Belvedere. In 1959, they introduced a hot version, called the Fury. The first year for the Fury was 1959. And as you can see, it was quite a car.

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The car nearly fills a standard parking spot, though certainly looks good doing so.

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Sold with a 361 cubic inch V8, this car was marketed as the "Sporty" model, though it wasn't really all that sporty.

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While the English were making tiny little cars, Americans had these massive, long, finned rolling sculptures. Seeing cars like this bring to mind the all-too-common saying; "They don't make them like they used to."

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-Phil

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