Rare Luxury Car

1960 Fury Convertible

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

Fall Carlisle

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.

MG Inspection

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.

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.

E-Bird Siting

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.  

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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.

Have you seen our CarsOnLine.tv Classic Car Video marketplace? To feature your car on CarsOnLine.tv, just add a video to your Cars-On-Line.com ad. Video ads have become the most important development for internet sellers. Just upload your video to YouTube and we’ll embed your video in your Cars On Line.com ad at no extra charge.

Here are a few more ads with interesting videos:

1971 Chevy NovaBig Block SS 396Video
1964 Ford F100 PickupComplete frame-off restoVideo
1953 Ford F100 PickupFrame-off resto, 454 ciVideo

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.

Price Reduced

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:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1966 Dodge Coronet Convt$22,000$15,750
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air$95,000$89,000
1971 Boss 351 Mustang$97,000$89,000
1978 Pontiac Skybird$37,995$26,500
1995 Corvette Convertible$16,500$11,500
1941 Dodge Custom Coupe$35,000$30,000

See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.

Exotic Car Section

2007 Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3

2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS for sale!…

Haulers

1973 Ford LN-750

Ford LN-750 Tow Truck

1973 Ford LN-750 Tow Truck…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

1967 Ford Bronco

Ford Bronco

1967 Ford Bronco Newest 1967…

Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!

Future Collectibles

1987 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

1987 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible represents the…
1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Chevrolet Camaro Z28

1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28: This remarkably…
2002 Camaro SS SLP

Camaro SS SLP

2002 Camaro SS SLP Hardtop 35th…

Corvettes

1960 Corvette Convertible

Corvette Convertible

1960 Corvette Convertible – 283 4-speed,…

Find more in the SUV Section online. You can see all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

Classic Luxury

1966 Buick Riviera

Buick Riviera

1966 Buick Riviera Here’s a…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Mopar

Dodge

1966

Dodge Dart

1966 Dart GT  The recipient of…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle

Camaro

1973 Camaro LT

Camaro LT

1973 Camaro LT. All original LT…
1967

Chevrolet Camaro

1967 Camaro. Restored car, solid rust-free…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Ford Muscle Cars

1969

Ford XL GT

1969 Ford XL GT package, 429 V8,…
1971 Ford Mustang Mach1

Ford Mustang Mach 1

1971 Ford Mustang Mach1 Fastback • True…
1966 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

1966 Ford Mustang: T-Code 200ci inline 6…

Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.

Check the Mercury Muscle Car Section. Or you can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.

Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.

Oldsmobile

1968

Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible. Rebuilt Matching #’s Olds…
1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30

Oldsmobile 442 W-30

This 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 for sale…
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme • Numbers matching…

Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.

Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.

Tuner

2017 Ford Focus ST

Ford Focus ST

2017 Ford Focus ST sport compact car for sale. Excellent…

Station Wagons

1923 Ford Model T

Ford Model T Depot Truck

1923 Ford Model T Depot Truck…

Late Model Sports Cars

2013 Shelby Mustang GT500

Shelby Mustang GT500

2013 Shelby Mustang GT500 A/C and…
2007 Shelby GT500

Shelby GT500

2007 Shelby GT500 for sale, 3,140…
2002

Camaro Convertible

2002 Camaro 35th Anniversary Converetible. 312…

You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.

Late Model Trucks

1986 Ford F150

FORD F150

1986 Ford F150 Arizona Truck,…

Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.

Classic Customs

1957 Chevy 3100 Pickup

Chevy 3100 Pickup

PRICE REDUCED – 1957 Chevy 3100…
1955 Chevrolet 3100

Chevrolet 3100

1955 Chevrolet 3100: Big block 454…

You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.

Motorcycles

1948 Salsbury Model 85

Salsbury Model 85

1948 Salsbury Model 85. ONLY 1000…

Convertibles

1961

Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible

1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible  Very Rare Powered…

Imported Sports Cars

1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Jaguar XK120 Roadster

1953 Jaguar XK120 for sale! Motorcar…
1961 MG A1600 Coupe

MG A1600

1961 MG A1600 Coupe. • Nut…
1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto

Alfa Romeo Duetto

1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto. If you…

Classic Pickups

1976 GMC C10

GMC C10

1976 GMC C10: Powered by a big block…
1949 Willys Pickup

Willys Pickup

1949 Willys Pickup 4×4. Willy Overland had a…
1987 Chevrolet C10

Chevrolet C10

1987 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale. Highly original everywhere from…

See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.

Late Model Luxury Cars

2001 Mercedes-Benz E320

Mercedes-Benz E320

PRICE REDUCED – Black 2001 Mercedes-Benz E320…
2015 BMW 528i

BMW 528i

2015 BMW 528i: Powered by a 2.0L…

See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.

Classic Mustangs

1965

Ford Mustang

1965 Ford Mustang.  Dark Emerald Green with…

See more great deals in the Mustang Section and on the New Listings page.

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

Make sure you watch our New Listings page for daily updates. There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.

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.

1980 Corvette

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.

Cars On Line features vehicles here based on their listed price. We are not endorsing these vehicles. We have not inspected or appraised any of the above vehicles. We are only pointing out that these vehicles are priced at a discount to the market. When you buy from a private party the purchase is always “as is” and “where is.” There is no warranty implied or given on any of these cars by Cars On Line. It is your responsibility as the buyer to protect yourself from misrepresentation of any car advertised. We strongly recommend having a vehicle inspected as one precaution before you buy. Click here to purchase a detailed vehicle inspection.

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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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