In 1965, the Chrysler Corporation had begun to learn from its past mistakes. Public response to the styling of the 1962–1964 model years had been lukewarm at best. Downsizing was not the way to go and sales were lost to crosstown rivals Ford and General Motors. It was high time for a makeover. Part of the transformation at Chrysler included a new chief stylist. Elwood Engel, who had previously worked for Ford as a designer, had his work cut out for him. One of his first duties was redesigning the Plymouth Fury. For 1965, the Fury lineup was broken down into I, II, III, and Sport Fury trims. The snazzy Sport Fury had an array of interior and exterior amenities similar to its Ford and General Motors counterparts. The Sport Fury also came standard with a V8 and several optional V8 engines were available.
The Sport Fury’s styling, with its long, straight body, vertically stacked headlamps, and segmented taillights reflect many of the styling changes made to the Fury lineup for 1965. The Sport Fury came standard with a long list of exterior features. Custom wheel covers with spinners grace the front and rear wheels. Rear fender skirts add a somewhat regal and upscale look to car. The car is awash with brightwork. Walk around the car and you’ll see the polished chrome bumpers and mirrors along with glossy aluminum trim gracing the grille, doors, and windows. A new feature for 1965 is curved side glass which blends nicely with the surface lines of the sheet metal. For those wanting an extra touch of sportiness, the Sport Fury can also be ordered as a convertible…. read more >
The example that we’ve featured here is a rare copper convertible model with just under 80k on the odometer.