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Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: James Brown Jr, on March 13, 2009, 08:01:14 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif) ok guys i was wondering if anyone knew where i could find a 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury for sale in the Great Lakes area.
car must be drivable.
Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: Stan Paralikis on March 13, 2009, 08:18:33 AM
Jeeez, Foamy.  Could you find anything a little rarer?  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

Seriously, since I talk to a lot of "Formal" guys, I'l keep an eye out.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)


Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: firedome on March 13, 2009, 11:53:42 AM
James - why '75? '74-77 are essentially all identical - the '74 and
some '75s had a 4 headlight grille, the '75 Brougham and all the rest
had the 2  big headlight grille, otherwise the same. I had a '76
and '77 Gran Fury Brougham... great cars, but stay away from any with
Lean Burn,  and I myself prefer the 360 engine to the Big blocks,
and the 318 is a tad wimpy....  my 1 cent (2 cents after the
sub-prime downturn). 

Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: Steve on March 13, 2009, 12:41:07 PM
Quote from: firedome
James - why '75? '74-77 are essentially all identical - the '74 and some '75s had a 4 headlight grille, the '75 Brougham and all the rest had the 2  big headlight grille, otherwise the same. I had a '76 and '77 Gran Fury Brougham... great cars, but stay away from any with Lean Burn,  and I myself prefer the 360 engine to the Big blocks, and the 318 is a tad wimpy....  my 1 cent (2 cents after the sub-prime downturn). 
 
Good point.  A 360 is just about right for those cars as an average daily
Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on March 13, 2009, 01:24:43 PM
I'll keep and eye out JB!!
Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: James Brown Jr, on March 13, 2009, 02:57:59 PM
well i saw an old MSP car today that was a 75 with 4 headlights and i kinda fell in love. a 360 would be great.
i've been looking towards getting another Mopar but didn't wand a A cuz they are too small and a bit pricey with v8's
and B bodies are WAYY out of my price range. escpecially in drivable condition
Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: Stan Paralikis on March 13, 2009, 04:52:08 PM
Foamy: A clarification on the 74-78 Formal Furies:

In 74, all Furies were C-bodies.  Top of the line Fury was the Gran Fury.  The Furies had quad headlights and the Gran Fury had single headlights.

In 75 and up, the B-bodies became Furies and ALL C-bodies were Gran Furies. All Gran Furies had single headlights.

If you like the quads, you're looking for a '74.  Or any 74  Monaco / 75+ Royal Monaco.

And yep, you're right.  The Formals have to be hands down the best bargains around.


Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: firedome on March 13, 2009, 05:05:11 PM
Almost right Stan - the 74  Fury III  and Gran Furies ALL had
4 lights ... I have the factory brochure. In '75 the single head light
model was introduced as the Gran Fury Brougham.. I also have the 75
brochure. The lower 4 headlight model was known as the Gran Fury Custom
instead of Fury III.



Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: firedome on March 13, 2009, 05:06:28 PM
Oh, and all the '75+ Royal Monacos had hideaway head lights. I think those front ends are ugly.

Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: Stan Paralikis on March 13, 2009, 05:09:48 PM
Thanks.  Now I think I FINALLY have it all sorted out now.

I think.... (http://www.massmopar.com/yabb/Smilies/idontknow.gif)


Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: Stan Paralikis on March 13, 2009, 05:20:21 PM

Here's a nice '73 (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
LINK (http://montana.craigslist.org/cto/1055537855.html)
(http://images.craigslist.org/3k83mb3paZZZZZZZZZ93185c6337ed8cc18dc.jpg)

Commando12009-03-13 21:23:30
Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: Dan Cluley on March 13, 2009, 08:16:09 PM
Foamy,
Did it look like this?  :)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/22/fury_front.JPG)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/22/Fury_rear.JPG)
Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: firedome on March 14, 2009, 04:38:19 AM
Now THAT is cool... one problem is that guys are buying up '74 - '77 C
bodies and making Bluesmobile or other cop car clones,  driving up
demand - if it weren't for that these cars would be even
cheaper!!!!  I saw a '77 Gran Fury near Pittsburgh last year: 34K
orig mi in mint condition for $3500... The good thing is that all these
cars were bought by really old people, age 60+  (GULP! - whoa!
...that's me!)  and many were babied and not driven much. 



Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: James Brown Jr, on March 14, 2009, 05:21:26 AM
BEAUTIFUL Dan just perfect. I love that car.
Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on March 14, 2009, 06:53:54 AM
Quote from: D Cluley
Foamy,
Did it look like this?  :)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/22/fury_front.JPG)
 
I think I have seen that before at the Gilmore Red Barns Mopar show. IIRC it had a 400 in it.
Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: firedome on March 14, 2009, 09:51:32 AM
IMO the 1974-7 Gran Fury is the best of the post fuselage big cars -
cleanest, least gimmicky  styling, lightest.  Had a '77
Newport and didn't like it as much as the GF.  

Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: James Brown Jr, on March 14, 2009, 07:58:01 PM
Firedome knows what i'm talking about.
now if i can just find one.
Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: Stitcherbob on March 14, 2009, 08:21:00 PM
They just don't look enough like Chryslers to me.....that was the era of the government designing the cars instead of the designers.....

...which is why they look like Buicks and Chevys....


Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: firedome on March 15, 2009, 05:32:30 AM
Although sometimes it was the other way around!!  - The '75 Buick
LeSabre front end looked virtually  identical to the '74 Dodge
Polara!!!  I kinda prefer a clean contemporary look to neo-classic
fake Benz hokum .. post fuselage, the '74/75 Plym and '74 Polara being
more of the former, and the '77 Newport with big fake radiator grille
being the latter...  I actuallty prefer the 74/5  Fury
quad  light  to the 76/7 single headlight GF with formal
stand up grille two that  I had... Guess that's why I really like
the fuseys with the loop bumpers - nothing looks more modern and
contemporary than a '71  Polara or Fury... timeless original 
designs, still my most favorite of all,  but that said,  the
'74 and up cars are more refined cars and drive better... the lack of
power excepted, thanks to the smog police!

Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: James Brown Jr, on March 15, 2009, 07:55:02 AM
yea but the lack of power can always be fixed.
Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: firedome on March 17, 2009, 05:50:05 AM
'tis true!

Title: 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury
Post by: Stan Paralikis on March 17, 2009, 10:01:29 AM

Quote from: firedome
'tis true!
Absolutely!  (http://www.massmopar.com/yabb/Smilies/PlumGrin.gif)