1960 Plymouth Fury

1960 saw Plymouth’s top-of-the line Fury enter it’s second generation. It was also the year that all Chrysler cars (except Imperial) started using the new “Unibody” construction.

At the rear of the Full-size Plymouths the styling was similar to the previous couple of years, albeit with even bigger fins – quite the opposite of what the rest of Detroit was doing! Well, we call them fins but Plymouth were calling them “stabilizers“.

The 2-door hardtops also offered the “Ski-Hi” rear window that rose much further into the roofline offering the rear passengers a virtual sun roof.

Rear view of a 2-door hardtop - '60 Plymouth Fury

Inside, Fury interiors feature a deeply-contoured effect on the doors and had a choice of seat colors that included; blue, green, red, caramel and turquoise.

The driver’s seat enjoyed a “High Tower” seat back designed to offer greater comfort.

rich fabric and vinyl interior of a '60 Plymouth Fury

The Fury came with a 318 cubic inch V-800 engine as standard. For an extra $206 you could get a Super Commando 395 which is a 361 cubic inch, 305 horsepower V8. However, the original owner of this Fury opted for the biggest and most powerful engine that Plymouth had on offer that year – a 383 cubic inch SonoRamic Commando with dual 4-barrel carburetors. It was an option that cost $405.

1960 Plymouth 383 cubic inch SonoRamic Commando with dual carburetors

An additional $199 was spend on a TorqueFlite automatic (push-button) transmission rather than the standard 3-speed manual.

front view of a 60 Plymouth Fury

Plymouth produced 55,487 Furys during the 1960 model year with 18,079 of them being 2-door hardtops. Prices started at $2,599. Options like power steering and power brakes would have cost $77 and $43 respectively.

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