Virtually everyone knows Plymouth as one of Detroit’s legendary muscle car divisions. And while it eventually spawned some of America’s premier stoplight warriors, the brand itself started as Chrysler’s entry level marque to rival Ford and Chevrolet in both sales and popularity. That means many of the storied muscle cars enthusiasts know and love began life like this stylish 1964 Sport Fury. This all-American cruiser HAS to be one of the coolest Plymouths on the planet! If you’re a Mopar collector who’s itching for some early Mopar American Muscle that’ll be the star of every cruise night in town, this ’64 Fury is your ticket!
Before we get too far, let’s first decode the VIN and fender tag:
•3: Plymouth 8 cylinder
•4: Sport Fury
•6: Built in Newark, DE
•206862: Basic production numbers
Now let’s decode the fender tag:
•SO: 0619 – Planned Production date June 19th 1964
•Number: 0227 – Production sequence
•BDY: 342 – 2-door Sports Fury hardtop sedan
•TRM: P4R – Red Vinyl Interior
•PNT: PP1 –Ruby Paint
The beneficiary of a complete 18-month nut and bolt restoration by Mopar creations in Massillon, Ohio, today this 1964 Plymouth Super Fury sits with a date code correct potent 383 under the hood and a timeless look. A total of 1262 hours went into making this the ultimate B-body to polish off the collection of any Mopar collector.
Originally leaving the factory in a PP1 code Ruby paint, today it sits in a vibrant shade of white that is absolutely stunning. Plymouth designers were working directly with the sales team and were being instructed to make the car''s look as wide as possible in both the front and rear. The quad lamps that you see set within the body wide front grille were chosen to help achieve that look. Above the quad lamps Plymouth lettering sits just below the hood, while below, a wraparound chrome bumper gives the front end an incredible look. In fact all the aluminum and stainless trim was reconditioned and buffed to perfection. On the hood is a Plymouth hood ornament that frames the numbers 383 and sits at the end of the chrome trim that travels the center of the long hood. Down the sides, more chrome trim splits near the end of the front fender by a red white and blue emblem to form two chrome strips that run to the rear of the car. On the back quarter panel and rear of the trunk you’ll find chrome ''Sport Fury'' lettering, and another red white and blue Plymouth emblem. More chrome trim encompasses the rear tail lights, and a chrome rear bumper sits above the dual exhausts.
Pop the hood and you’ll find a potent 383cid V8 that cranks out 320hp. The block, which wears a correct 2468130 casting number, features era correct turquoise paint that contrasts nicely against the white back drop. Under the flat black finish air cleaner, a correct Carter four-barrel carburetor delivers atomized fuel to the intake manifold. From there the fuel mixture travels through the intake, to 516 heads that were built by Precision Machine in Canton, Ohio. The block has a .040 oversized bore and a .010 Crankshaft turndown. Speed pro pistons and re-conditioned rods help achieve combustion. The spark is delivered by a Mopar electronic ignition system that was added for the ease of modern conveniences. The original dual point distributor is included in the sale. After combustion, the spent gases travel out the exhaust manifolds into the 2.5” dual exhausts.
Look under the car and you''ll find an equally clean undercarriage. The floors are rock solid, painted in black and provide the perfect backdrop for the restored suspension. Behind the motor, a correct A833 4-speed manual transmission takes care of gear selection with the same authority it did in 1964. From there the power travels to the 8 3/4-inch rear end that has been equipped with 3.55 clutch type positraction differential. Up front, you’ll find a powder coated K-frame that was completely rebuilt with new upper control arms, bushings and ball joints. New Monroe shocks were used in the front and rear and color coded to match OEM colors. Out back, re-arched leaf springs house the 8 3/4 rear-end, and a brand new gas tank with a 5/16” sending unit was also installed. Stopping power comes courtesy of 4-wheel drum brakes, and in front of those brakes you’ll find 14” rims that feature period correct spinner hub caps. Those rims have been wrapped in Michelin X radial tires that feature a thin white line on the sidewall that ties into the body color.
As you might have noticed, this car originally left the factory with red interior to match its ruby exterior. However thanks to an extensive amount of work from Legendary Interiors, today the vinyl blue interior accents the white exterior very nicely. Swing open the doors and you’ll be greeted by blue vinyl front bucket seats that are separated by a middle console. Below the seats, brand new blue carpet shows no signs of wear, while in the center of the floor a correct Hurst 4-speed allows quick gear changes. In front of the driver is the reconditioned original dash that was painted to match the rest of the interior. Just in front of the dash is a restored Sport Fury steering wheel that houses Plymouth lettering and their red, white, and blue logo. Above the driver, a brand new taught headliner finishes off the incredible look of the interior.
Included in the sale of this immaculate Sport Fury is a binder full of receipts from its extensive restoration, warranty booklets, and operating instructions.
This ’64 Plymouth is extremely cool and has been extremely well restored. It could act either as a super cool cruiser or with over 300hp, it easily pushes into the sleeper category. With its burly V8, tailored interior and dramatic styling, it represents the pinnacle of American styling and manufacturing dominance. If you’re looking for a top-notch classic that’ll draw a crowd wherever it goes, your search is over!