ELSEWHERE on this website you will find a listing for this Sport Fury convertible. You can read about the particulars there. The only thing that makes this car a viable project rather than a parts car is the fact that it is super rare. I recognized the fact when I spotted the 4-speed shifter poking out of the floor when I pulled the car out of the bush years ago.
THE FACT that I have had this car for sale for too long means that it isn’t desirable to the mainstream Mopar restorer who looks at a collectible as an investment rather than a labor of love. I have always liked the ’65 Fury as my dad repaired one years back. It was a 4 door hardtop Fury III with a 383. In my young mind, the car could haul ass. If you ever read a ‘Sargent Fury and his Howling Commandos’ comic book, you might be able to visualize the kind of driver who might cruise this kind of a car. I knew of an RCMP officer who was the personification of Nick Fury: crew cut, wise guy, who smoked big cigars. His car of choice was a Buick Wildcat- close…
WHAT I want to present here is an account of how to restore a vehicle that is by most accounts a lost cause, but needs to be restored due to the fact that this is such a rare car. Anyone reading this no doubt has seen their fair share of car building shows which primarily show high dollar builds financed by ‘whales’ with bottomless bank accounts. Most recently we see what look to be very decent appearing cars that the owner wants to personalize. Which means that 90% of the original car will be thrown-away. The builder then discovers rust as the body is returned from the sand-blasters. I could go on, but I think you get the gist.
THE INFORMATION that I want to share with you here will be of value if you are just starting out, or if you have been in the hobby for decades. As I’ve written before, your first ‘build’ should be something you can succeed at- even if you just start out with a good car and find ways to maintain or improve it. The chrome n rust website carries project vehicles that range from minor cosmetic and mechanical restorations to complete teardowns that should only be attempted by professionals or very skilled hobbyists.