1959 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible Imagine a hot summer night, crickets chirping, cicadas rubbing their wings in search of some action, and the sounds of the Phillies coming over the radio. Intimate descriptions emanating from the melodious voice box of Frank Sims as he belted out every pitch by Cookie Rojas. Then there were the ever-present ads between innings which I can remember the tag lines to this day...Mabel! Black Label ..Scheafer is the one beer to have when you\'re having more than 1 ..and the Take the wheel of your automobile and head on down to Ideal.... My father would have that radio glued to his ear under the stars on our back porch while we would sit there and discuss...well everything, those were the days. For consignment, a great memory from the late 1950\'s in the form of a 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible. It has the makings of a great car, and indeed is actually one. Having undergone a preservation in the early 2000\'s and bathed in a respray of the original light blue hue, some dimpling on the chrome trimmings, push button transmission a-la the Jetsons, and a snazzy two tone interior. This car embodies all of Exner\'s Forward Look design cues but remains somewhat conservative when lined up next to its sister model from Dodge. A sweet spot if you will, purchased new by our consignor\'s father and enjoyed, used, maintained and shown between 2004 and 2010, this 1 family owned drop top is waiting right here at Classic Auto Mall, awaiting someone to snap it up, and head on down to Ideal (Grocery getter?!) Exterior The beneficiary of a preservation, we note a no rust body with good gaps, and straight steel. This has been formed onto the distinctively Plymouth Forward Look, longer, lower, and an airy cabin with a split grille and the age old Mayflower emblem smack dead center. All of this chrome is flanked on either side and above by eyebrowed dual round headlights. A long hood and flanked by straight front quarters with a thin starting trim spear flashing rearward to mid door like the tail of a comet (but it\'s a Fury!). This spear continues on the rear quarter and mimics the fin above with stainless steel highlighting the dimpled trim insert before wrapping around the tail of the car and meeting the opposing side\'s trim. The rockers also have a highlighting trim which also runs wheel well to wheel well. A thin stainless spear highlights the gently rising fins before meeting up with chrome caps which cover the canted fin ends. Bumpers are looking fab, however we note a ripple in the center of the driver\'s bumpers, and on the back, dual curved downward tailpipes push exhaust gases into the environment. Yet another highlight of this car is the Exner faux spare tire on the trunk lid, affectionately known as the toilet seat trunk. Thin oval multi-lensed taillights bring up the rear and covering the expansive passenger\'s compartment is a nearly new blue canvas top complete with a clear plastic rear window. 14-inch steel wheels with ventilated covers are on all 4 corners and are wrapped in older thin whitewall radials. Interior If we drop the top, we are greeted by a beautifully restored interior bathed in two tone blue vinyl bolsters with tuck and roll inserts in blue with black checked broadcloth. This is all bordered by white piping and shows as dual front buckets with a center fold down armrest, and a long and luxurious spacious rear bench. Of note is a swivel driver\'s bucket seat to ensure traversing the huge original blue and transparent yellow steering wheel is a breeze. The door panels use the white tuck and roll only in horizontal form with more blue smooth surrounds and a white armrest. Pulls and cranks are excellent and very 50\'s jet age black and gold broadcloth provides the border for the chrome top trim of the door. For the dash, which is its original design, but looking great in its chromed coverings, all original instruments, and the push button transmission. A s
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