1965 Plymouth Fury III
Dean L. Knutson no longer owns this Fury, but has agreed to allow this web page continue on line. Thanks!
2 Door Hardtop
44,100 original miles -- 383 Commando V8 -- Automatic Transmission -- AFB 4BBl Carb -- Dual Points -- Power Steering -- Manual 4 wheel Drum Brakes -- Black Leather Interior
On April 29, 1965 this vehicle was purchased by Mrs. Ralph Miller from Iverson-Max Motors, Mitchell, SD.
After her death, Leo (Bud) Degen purchased it from Mrs. Miller sometime in the mid 80's.
When Bud was diagnosed with cancer in June '99, he offered it to me and I bought it from him in September 1999.
Work done to the car:
Condition, the good:
- Replaced the right rear outer axle seal and brake shoes. (it was leaking, which ruined the shoes.)
- Replaced the left side left-hand-thread wheel studs with new right-hand-thread wheel studs.
- I had the leaf springs re-arced and had a leaf added to each spring. (it was sagging bad)
- New speedometer cable core, fuel filter, air filter, oil and filter, PCV valve, turn signal canceller.
- New P215/60R-15 BF Goodrich Touring T/A's on 7" rims on the front.
- New P245/60R-15 BF Goodrich Touring T/A's on 8" rims on the rear.
- Original wheels, spare tire, and wheel covers included.
- New wiper blades for the one speed wipers.
- Lubricated all window regulators, all windows function properly.
- Repaired the right wing window regulator.
Condition, the not so good:
- All glass is perfect.
- Near perfect interior. (See below)
- Superb pushbutton AM radio.
- Upholstery is in very good condition. (See below)
- Virtually everything works! Heater, emergency (parking) brake, gauges, wipers, vents, radio, speedometer, odometer, all lights and turn signals, windows. I say virtually because the clock doesn't work.
- Some rust (around wheel wells) and small dents in various places.
- Window wipers (felt seals) need replacement.
- Chrome is peeling off the rear bumper. The tail pipes are a little to short. 35 years of exhaust has eaten away at the chrome.
- The only problems with the interior is the front bench seat. There is a small rip in the passenger side seat, some tears in the drivers side seat, and a small rip in the upper left corner of the seat back .
- The headliner and visors are in perfect condition.
- Dash is also near perfect. There are two very small cracks in two of the corners around the speaker grill.
- Paint on the right front fender is bad.
- Paint on the right door is slightly different (darker) in color.
June 13, 2000
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