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31-Year-Owned 1963 Plymouth Fury Golden Commando

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31-Year-Owned 1963 Plymouth Fury Golden Commando

Winning Bid: $27,500 (USD) by: briebe

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Burbank, California


18,371 (Mi)

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383ci V8


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This 1963 Plymouth Fury “Golden Commando” has been with the seller for 31 years and shows 18,371 miles on the odometer. Power is provided by the factory big block 383ci V8 paired with a 4-speed A833 manual gearbox and Hurst shifter. As part of a restoration completed in 1993, the car has been updated with new paint, a refreshed interior, custom wheels, all new shocks, and a front disc brake conversion. This Fury is now offered with a clear California title in the seller’s name. 

Exterior features reflect subtle styling updates for the Fury in 1963, including the 4-headlight grille and vertical front fender lines. Chrome bumpers and trim complement an Ebony Black (BB-1) respray applied during the restoration. 

Fresh 275/60 Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires with approximately 500 miles of use are fitted over chrome 15"x6" up front and 15”x7” Cragar S/S wheels at the rear. All new KYB gas shocks are fitted along with a front disc brake conversion and recently serviced drums in the rear. 

A comprehensive restoration of the interior was completed during the 1993 overhaul and included new black vinyl upholstery, headliner, door panels, dash pad, and carpeting. A Sony AM/FM/CD head unit is fitted, as is the original Hurst shifter.

The factory instrument panel is joined by a steering column-mounted 9k Super Sun tachometer. The 5-digit odometer shows 18,371 miles, which the seller asserts are true and accurate. 

Power is produced by the original 383ci Mopar big block which was factory rated at 330hp when new. Performance upgrades include an Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley 780cfm 4-barrel carburetor, and a mild hydraulic flat-tappet Iskenderian camshaft and headers. The A833 4-speed manual transmission has been rebuilt professionally with the addition of a fresh clutch assembly. and it transfers power to the rear wheels by way of a Sure-Grip differential with 3.91:1 gearing.

Additional photos showing the condition of the underside are available in the gallery.

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May 02, 2021
02:11 PM

Cobrar 300 - I, too, am in my early 70's and like you, not able to work on my cars as I used to. I have q '40 drag car which I'm also selling. The car been in California mostly if not all the time. I purchased it 30 years ago from a man in Palmdale, California and he had it for a number of years. There is no rust or major rust on it. I had my body shop go through it last year. Unfortunately, I don't have access to a lift so can't take better pictures underneath, but I will attempt to do what I can. I used premium 91 or 92 octane gasoline...usually Unocal 76 gas....no pinging whatsoever. All wiring is original. The original dash gauges work except for the clock and ammeter. I have a separate gauge for oil pressure and water temperature. The toggle switch under the dash is for a pusher fan. The car never overheats. I took the car up to Reno, NV for Hot August Nights in the late 90's and it's usually in the high 90's and due to the amount of cars, you move very slowly. At that time, my car started to heat up so I installed this pusher fan. I've not used it since then. I never had a fan shroud since it runs cool all the time. The radiator I have looks stock but is a Triple Flow radiator, where the antifreeze stays 3 times longer to cool off more. It was made by U.S. Radiator and was located here in Los Angeles. Call me at eight one eight...two zero seven...six one zero two if you like. Ideally you should have a local mechanic that can inspect the car to assure what it is. I have a very honest mechanic who can do that if you would trust him. My previous mechanic, Al Workman, sold his garage out here and moved to Colorado..I think somewhere near Denver. You can contact him and ask about my car. He rebuilt my transmission about 2 yeas ago and he's done some previous work, i.e. replaced the gas tank, miscellaneous engine work, etc. His number is nine seven zero...six nine two...four three zero three. He has a garage in the area there. Give him my name, Ron Lee from Burbank...he should remember me. The dimensions are 207" long and 74" wide.

May 02, 2021
11:01 AM

Love your car,I own a 55 Chev pro street and I am 75 yrs old. Looking for an original muscle car for cruising and shows. Unfortunately I Am not able to work on these as I used to,because of disabilities.. Need an original car,reliable and rust free throughout. Is this an Original Calif car? Or spent most of its life in Ca.? Does it run on premium gas? Is the wiring original? What is the toggle switch for under the dash? Lived in Orange city Ca for40 yrs, recently moved to Co., so driving it back (reliable) or ship it in enclosed trailer. Do you know the total length & width? Do you have more photos of the undercarriage? I am concerned that the fan shroud is missing do you have it? Not a look E Lu but a serious buyer for myself not to resell it. Never bought a vehicle unseen without driving. Would love to talk with seller.

May 02, 2021
01:32 AM

I meant a higher ratio set but a lower numerical set, i.e. 3:55 or 3:23 ratios

May 02, 2021
01:30 AM

@jlf4045 – What rearend? What rpm is it turning at 70 mph? ...

Rear end is 3:91. gears with Sure Grip differential. At 70 MPH, engine is reving at approximately 2800 - 3000 rpm. When I had these rear end gears installed, the transmission speedometer gear was not changed, therefore the speedometer is not accurate. If you do a lot of freeway driving, you might want to change gear ratios to a higher numerical set, i.e. 3:55 or 3:23 ratios.

May 01, 2021
07:18 PM

What rearend? What rpm is it turning at 70 mph?

May 01, 2021
11:11 AM

An older guy in our neighbor hood bought one new and paid for it racing. Then Plymouth had a 50,000 mile unlimited warranty he used it often lol

April 30, 2021
03:30 PM

To the best of my knowledge the engine and transmission are original to the car...although I never did a numbers matching to validate it. The engine was rebuilt and I'm guessing it has approximately 2,000 miles on it since it was rebuilt. The transmission was rebuilt approximately 2 years ago. The clutch was replaced last year. It was replaced with an original type clutch as the one I had in it was very hard and my daughter started driving the car. The tires are approximately 3 years old and has no more than 500 miles on them. The car has never been drag raced. or street raced. I only take it to car shows or weekend gatherings. The engine does not burn oil and it does not overheat. I do have a pusher fan however, it's never used. Let me know if you have other questions.

April 30, 2021
02:33 PM

Are the engine and transmission original to the car? Has it been drag raced? How old are the tires? What is the real mileage (approximate) on the car?

April 28, 2021
08:35 AM

Beautiful car! To achieve the full Golden Commando experience, one should drive it without underwear.

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