JUNE 2024 1962 FURY—THIS CLASSIC MOPAR WAS SIDELINED FOR 50 YEARS

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The term barn find is applied to everything these days, but in reality, not every car spends its hibernation in a barn.

This incredible 1962 Plymouth Fury four-door sedan did its time in a garage—not a barn—but that doesn’t make its story less interesting.

Jerry Sutherland

Tyler Corrigan is the proud owner of this mint survivor. He said he was “looking for a car to get back in the game” when he spotted this Plymouth in an ad. He’d owned some old iron in the past, but “life got in the way” so he sold them. Tyler got really excited when he found out the Fury was a true survivor– because it hadn’t been on the road since the fall of 1974.    

The Fury attracted a lot of attention and tire-kickers, but Tyler was the first guy to show up to look at the car. Tyler connected well with the seller and convinced him he was the guy to be the next caretaker because it would stay factory original under his watch.

Tyler said he got a “great deal” on the Fury because his sales pitch for the future of the Fury was sincere– plus he showed up to look at the car. Those were big factors.

The owner started the car every year–even when it was on blocks, so the Fury was running when he bought it. Tyler told the seller he’d had immediate plans for the Fury—in fact he told him the car “would be in a (weekly) car show that night” and he sent him pictures to prove it. The seller told Tyler the original owner parked it in ’74 because he didn’t want his 16-year-old son thrashing on a mint car.  

This Plymouth Fury is Canadian built, so it has a Dodge Dart dash. The interior is mint—thanks to the vintage plastic covers on the seats. It’s an upscale version of a ’62 Plymouth so it has nicer touches than a barebones Plymouth Savoy.

The 318 under the hood still runs like a champ, but Tyler replaced all the rubber parts because old belts and hoses are a risky proposition after 50 years. Tyler said the fuel delivery system had no issues—he believes the annual starts really helped.

Tyler had only owned the Fury for a few weeks, so he was still “feeling it out”, but he’s very confident the 62-year-old Plymouth is a very reliable car. There’s a mountain of paper with the car that lays out a very regular maintenance history during its brief time on the road. He even kept the sun visor vanity with the last owner’s cigarettes still in the pack to preserve the history of this Plymouth.

Tyler said the car drives well—he said the road manners are, “like a typical 60s car”.  He’s comfortable behind the wheel of this survivor and he plans to drive it regularly to car shows. Tyler respects what he has so he plans to detail the Fury—not modify it.

His only complaint is when he’s with his dad at a car show—everyone thinks it’s his car—not Tyler’s.                      

Jerry Sutherland

By: Jerry Sutherland

Jerry Sutherland is a veteran automotive writer with a primary focus on the collector car hobby. His work has been published in many outlets and publications, including the National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post,  Vancouver Sun and The Truth About Cars. He is also a regular contributor to Auto Roundup Publications.

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