Rare Luxury Car
By the turn of the decade Plymouth was phasing out the old and ringing in the new. They replaced the Belvedere with the Fury as top-of-the-line. With Virgil Exner’s designs, the Fury came of age as a big luxury car, floating down the road with all the new fangled options that Mopar could come up with. It might be said that it was “more Cadillac” than Cadillac.
We only come across a few of these rare cars each year. So it was with great excitement that we found this 1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible in our New Listings this week. The 1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible may be one of the rarest early 1960’s Mopars to exist today. It’s not like they were a limited edition. They made over 7,000 of them. But for whatever reason, there are not very many that have survived. If you find one for sale in today’s collector car market they sell pretty fast. This beautiful example has been listed for sale by a private party seller from California. He says it is a real nice restoration on a solid rust-free California Fury Convertible. He says it is an excellent driver.
The seller says this car still has just 58,492 miles. The engine is a 440 4 barrel with sonoramic exhaust manifolds, what appears to be a ’64 dodge 727 Torqueflite transmission, and front disc brakes. The car’s interior has been restored to original with the front swivel seats and restored Aero steering wheel. The chrome trim is outstanding and the paint is beautiful metallic Plum. All trim and grille components are impeccable. The Kelsey Hayes wheels are very nice and smooth.
Cadillac has nothing on this Plymouth luxury car. More fins and more fun. Collectors may harken to a time before the muscle car era when Fury meant luxury in the Mopar world.
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Classic Car News This Week
This month the Carlisle Events team will be putting on another collector car auction at the Carlisle Expo Center during Fall Carlisle 2023. You can attend the Fall Carlisle 2023 Car Show and Swap Meet and stay for the auction to make for a wonderful collector car weekend. This rare 1955 Corvette Convertible will be auctioned off on Saturday. It sports a rare factory color combination of Harvest Gold with a green top and interior. You may never see one quite like this again. ’55 was the first year for the V8. It is Number 319 out of just 700 produced. It is an NCRS Top Flight award winner, with NCRS Performance Verification and Duntov award in 2000 at the National Meet in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Watch for more of the interesting array of collector cars to be auctioned off at Carlisle as they appear in our New Listings this week.
We were asked to do a pre-purchase inspection report on a 1955 MG TD Roadster. The little red British import car was in nice shape compared to many we see. The inspector rated it as a Class 3 condition car. You can read the report here. So our client was able to make a more enlightened decision about purchasing the TD. Classic TD’s peaked in price back about 25 years ago when they were getting six figure prices for No. 1 condition cars. That was before the internet. This one got a high No. 3 condition rating. Read the report to get the appraisal value.
Buying a collector car without a pre-purchase inspection could be a mistake. The difference between a No. 3 condition daily driver and a No. 2 condition near show car can be a matter of tens of $1,000’s of dollars. You can find out more about pre-purchase inspections here at this link.
This Weeks Featured Stories
2006 Ford GT Heritage
If you want a collector car that is sure to hold its value and probably appreciate in value look no further than this 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition. If you would have purchased one of these for $150,000 back in ’06 it would have netted you a handsome profit. They are worth five times that today. The Heritage Edition is especially collectible because it replicates the livery package of the Ford GT-40 Mark 1 which won at Lemans in 1968. These Heritage Editions will be the most collectible of the Ford GT’s. There were only 343 produced. Powered by a Ford 5.4L supercharged V8 engine producing 550 horsepower, it puts that power to the wheels through a Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission. This one is being offered for sale at Motorcar Classics in Farmingdale, New York. It has fully polished BBS forged aluminum wheels and upgraded McIntosh stereo system. The car has spent much of its life in Texas and has been garage kept and well maintained.
Mercs Vs Fords
Some of the most under-appreciated muscle cars are the ones produced by Mercury in the early to mid-1960’s. While Fords were soaking up all the promo dollars for the racing program, Mercury more than held their own on meager financing. That’s because they had cars such as the 1967 Mercury Cyclone GT with a big block V8. The one you see here in correct factory Cardinal Red finish is being offered for sale at Streetside Classics of Nashville. Someone went a step further and replaced the original 390 ci V8 with a 428 Cobra Jet motor. Now the car is perfect. The Cyclone GT features dual hood scoops and white rocker stripes. It has the cool interior with bucket seats, sports steering wheel and a center console. The ungraded under-dash gauges include a tach. It has the C6 automatic transmission. The power brakes have discs in the front and it has power steering. Mercs are under-valued in this market. Take advantage of that while it lasts.
Westport Auto Center came in with some interesting rides in today’s new listings. Here is a rare 1957 Ford Thunderbird E Code with the factory dual quad carbs. Not only is it a real E Code Thunderbird, but it comes in the most popular color, Thunderbird Bronze. The E-Bird is good for 270 horsepower on the 312 ci V8 motor. The Dual Carburetor 312 V8 is mated up to a smooth shifting Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission ensuring that anybody can drive this fabulous Baby Bird. Equipped with power steering and power brakes, this classic Thunderbird is also a pleasure to drive. Drive it or show it. It has won an AACA National First Place Award. (That’s something impressive to throw into the conversation.) When this car was restored it was lifted off the frame. They tell us the shocks were replaced all around, and the exhaust exits through the rear bumpers. This is the way you want to buy a classic Thunderbird.
Mustang With a Shelby Vibe
Southern Motors in Michigan has a 1966 Mustang Convertible with Shelby items. Tastefully done, it really looks good. Click the video window above for a full length walk-around tour of the car, showing great detail and proving the quality of the build. We call these videos by Southern Motors “inspection videos” because they really get into showing you all the detail. This is how you sell a collector car.
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Collector Cars with Low Miles
2009 Retro Corvette
Childress Racing started producing what they call Retro Corvettes in 2004. The idea is to build a classic looking Corvette on a modern chassis and with modern performance. Here is a 2009 Retro Corvette Split Window aka 1963. You see it here featured in Crystal Claret Tintcoat finish. A great sidelight to the collector car hobby, this desirable aftermarket Corvette is said to have only 26,000 miles. Click here to view a video walk-around. That is the way to buy a collector car.
Here are more recent Low Miles additions:
1966 Chevy Impala 4-Dr Hardtop, Carroll Street Auto, 18k orig mi
1986 Lincoln Town Car, Carroll Street Auto, 27k orig mi
You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.
Project Vehicles for Restoration
1955 Ford “Ranchero”
You say they didn’t make a Ranchero in 1955? That’s right. But here is one … Someone took a 1955 Ford Fairlane and did a pretty nice job of converting it to a pickup. One-of-a-kind. The problem is it is not quite done. This is your opportunity to have something really unique. That is hard to do in the collector car market. This is your chance to make a statement.
Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.
1962 Plymouth Max Wedge
They say this 1962 Plymouth Belvedere Max Wedge was built by non-other than Bob Mosher. The big block Mopar guru used a 500 ci motor built by Dale Reed. This quality piece is worth the $70,000 he was asking. But just this week they dropped the price to $65,000. Just look at the photos in the ad. We think this is the kind of build many collectors would be looking for. Price is secondary when you find the right car.
Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:
Rock n Roll 50’s
Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps
Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.
Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.
Ford Muscle Cars
Pontiac Muscle Cars
Late Model Sports Cars
You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.
Imported Sports Cars
Late Model Luxury Cars
Muscle Car Clones
Super Stock Polara
Built as a 1964 Dodge Polara Super Stock, this unique tribute is being offered for sale by Eric’s Muscle Cars. They say it has a built 440 connected to a 727 transmission with 8.8 inch rear fully tubbed with 456 gears. And they say it makes 600 hp on pump gas. This one is fresh with only 200 miles on the build.
The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:
1971 Plymouth Cuda from Xenia, OH, real Cuda, now has 426 Hemi
1965 Chevelle Malibu from W. Chicago, IL, SS Z-16 tribute
1970 Chevrolet Nova, Streetside Classics, TX, SS tribute
1969 Camaro Convertible, Super Sport Classics, FL, RS/SS trim & badging
1968 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, SS 396 badging
1966 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, show stopper tribute
1966 Mustang Convertible, Streetside Classics, TN, GT350 Shelby tribute
1964 Ford Fairlane, Haggle Me, Thunderbolt tribute
1970 Chevelle, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS 502 tribute
1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, TN, SS tribute
1969 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS tribute
Deals of the Day
1966 Police Car
This is what every Grand father needs … a police car to drive the grand kids around in. Think of the fun! This 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 was redone as a Chicago police car complete with a working bubble gum light on top. A bit of a project yet, it is being offered for sale by Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. They say it needs TLC on the interior and upgrades for road worthiness. But what a nice project, eh? It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday because the asking price is $9,800.
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Out of the Arizona desert comes a very dry 1957 Ford Thunderbird displaying red paint and sporting a V8 with automatic transmission. It has a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, dual exhaust outlets, removeable hardtop only, rear fender skirts, tail fins, chrome trim/bumpers, front fender louvers, 3-spoke Thunderbird steering wheel, Town & Country radio and fender mounted antenna. But here is the cool part. It will be our Deal of the Day on Sunday. The asking price is $28,500.
1952 MG TD Roadster
Remember when these MG sports roadsters were getting over $100,000 a piece? That was back in the early 1990’s when the collector car market was like the Wild Wild West. Market makers were able to pick their price points. Today we have an abundance of price guides and hundreds of auction reports to gather data from. In the mean time here is a 1952 MG TD Roadster being offered by Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. Yes, a real one, not a replica. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next Monday. Their asking price is only $16,750. Wow, have those prices come down.
2007 Saturn Sky
GM’s Saturn experiment was based on the idea that they could build a better car than Detroit was used to putting out. When they came along with the Saturn Sky sports convertible, it was an attempt to make the best two-seater sports car in existence. Today these cars still stand out. We think their collectibility will prove significant. And here is a very good start on your collection. It is a rare 5-speed manual version of a 2007 Saturn Sky Roadster (while most of the Sky’s came with automatic.) Then too, they say it has only 24,651 miles on it. This is the way for find a collector car, rare with low miles. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. I think you will agree that this is a lotta’ car for the money. They are asking $19,995.
1947 Ford Super Deluxe
For an entire era in Ford history the Deluxe was Ford’s top-o-the-line offering and the Super Deluxe did it one better. Today a 1947 Ford Super Deluxe was listed just before this newsletter went out. It has the full rear fender skirt that gives it that special look. With deep maroon paint and extra chrome accents, this one is something special. It still has a 239 ci Flathead V8 engine mated to a 3-speed column shift transmission. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $27,300.
For many of us the 1978 through 1982 C-3 Corvettes were what you thought of when you used the word Corvette. These were the last of the first generation Stingrays. So when this 1980 Corvette was listed by Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois we knew we had to feature it here. It has the 350 small block motor mated to an automatic transmission. It is all blule with a blue interior. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week. Their asking price is $15,500.
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Sold Thru Cars On Line
Here are some of the comments from happy sellers who were nice enough to tell us about their experience advertising on the Cars On Line website.
A customer from Sault Ste Marie, Michigan contacted us this week to let us know that he SOLD his 1966 Classic 427 Cobra. He had had it listed for quite some time, but he stuck to his price and got it.
It only took two weeks to sell this 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe out of Ohio. The price was right.
Once they reduced the price on this 1932 Deuce Roadster it was clear they would sell it. The seller said he sold it to a person who contacted him through Cars-On-Line.
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