|Jean-Marcel Gachet writes from Switzerland: Im the proud owner of a 1963 Plymouth Fury convertible.|
My Plymouth has been assembled in Switzerland under license, the same way that other Mopar and GM cars did. Therefore, this Plymouth Fury never rolled out from a US factory, only the parts did!
I would like to restore partially this car which used to wear originally a light beige 32202 paint scheme and coresponding interior, but the Plymouth was once poorly re-sprayed with some non-Plymouth blue.
The Plymouth is undergoing paint and body. Below is the fender tag for this Swiss-assembled 1963 Plymouth Fury.
Bill writes: [part 1] The car came the Lynch Road plant, including paint and interior. Judging by the Swiss tag it was probably shipped in pieces, although not completely knocked down, and the pieces assembled in Switzerland. Serial Number: 3331 101633 3 - Plymouth V8 3 - Fury 3 - 1963 model year 1 - Lynch Road assembly plant 101633 - 1,633rd Plymouth built at Lynch Road. Engine Number: T318 023768 T - 1963 model year 318 - 318-cid V8 023768 - 22,768th engine built For the body tag, any numbers under the top row: "1234567890" would be for a gate sequence number. "Gate", I believe, referring to the framework used to hold the body stampings in place while the body was welded together. The numbers/letters under TRM and PAINT are reversed. Under TRM, TT W, is for the paint. T - roof color - Claret Metallic [ed. note: this may be not accurate for Swiss-assembled convertibles?] T - body color - Claret Metallic [ed. note: this may be not accurate for Swiss-assembled convertibles?] W - insert - white Under PAINT, 443, is for the trim 44 - Cloth and vinyl bench seat 3 - color - tan [Bill's reply, part 2] That "77" is two number 7s, but stamped in reverse. The back of the tag shows the numbers clearly, and in the right way. B2 : 342 - Torqueflite. (The "2" is closer to being under the "B" than the "A") H5 : 385 - Heater with Defroster J6 : 396 - Convertible Top - White K3 : 423 - Backup Lights L8 : 428 - Windshield Washers - Dual Jet R6 : ??6 - Probably an export code, but I do not have any export stuff. (Radios on the 1963 Lynch Road tag were under "C".) SO NUMBER - 0904 9010 where "0904" is the Scheduled Build Date - September 4, 1962 9010 - 10th one built that day, with "9" for export(?). BDY - 335 3 - Plymouth V8 3 - Fury 5 - 2-door convertible 12 = 03 and 678 = 148 : I suspect Gate Sequence Numbers. Both are for Lynch Road assembly codes, not sales codes. Probably to do with the building of the body.
[Thanks to Bill Watson for the tag information!]
October 9, 2009; Revised March 19, 2011