1968 PLYMOUTH Fury III yellow conv- Brothers, OR Print
Written by Double Dragon
Sunday, 08 June 2014 09:44

1968 PLYMOUTH Fury III yellow conv- Brothers, OR


Writing and photography copyright D. S. Brown

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This yellow 1968 Plymouth Fury III convertible is a twin to the green one also shown in the ALLEY FINDS. Both of them are from the Charles Kee Collection of Mopars. Most of the cars were transported in the 1980s to Kee's 50 acre property in Brothers, Oregon for storage outside in the desert acreage.

Charles Franklin Kee amassed several hundred cars stored on his property but would only sell to people he liked. Money was not the issue when he sold a car. See the full story on Chuck filed in 20 YEARS PLUS stories under the 1967 Chrysler New Yorker which he used as one of his personal drivers in the 1980s.

68 fury III conv yellow kee

The Plymouth Fury name had been around since 1956 when it was a special edition of the Plymouth Belvedere. Fury had gold trim and twin carbs and was considered a specialty car.

In 1959 Fury became a separate car line as the top full size Plymouth and expanded to include 4 doors and other bodystyles. Fury was downsized to intermediate for a few years but restored to full size for 1965. This was the first year for the stacked headlight style as well as the Fury I, Fury II, and Fury III names which just depict ascending levels of plushness.

The VIN on this particular ALLEY FINDS Fury PM27F8D212091 decodes as:

P= Plymouth Fury

M= Medium price class

27= Convertible

F= 318- 2 Barrel engine

8= 1968 Model year

D= Belvidere, Illinois final assembly plant.

212091= Sequence number

Both the 'twin' convertible Fury IIIs were factory equipped with a 318 engine. This one is missing not only the air cleaner but the radiator cap.

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This Fury III has a clock like its twin but not the power windows like its green twin. Its also in much rougher shape. The hole in the dash is augmented by missing seats and carpeting.

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The bombed out interior in this car is mainly caused by the roof being in worse shape. There is a direct correlation between the shreds of the roof and the interior as compared to the green twin which still has some fragments of a roof in place.

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The rear of this Fury has no plates so we don't know if it was on the road for a longer or shorter period than its twin.

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