The first Fury was a real showpiece car. It was only sold as a hardtop coupe with an off-white color and gold trim. This would continue on all Fury models sold in 1956, 1957, and in 1958. It was not until 1960 that this car was offered as a convertible.
1959 was the start of a confusing series of name changes involving the Plymouth Fury. That was the year that the Sport Fury was introduced as the top Plymouth model. That meant that the Fury was dropped down to a step above the Belvedere.
Although the Sport Fury name was discontinued after 1959, it would be reintroduced for the years 1962 through 1969.
Although there were some other Plymouth models sold during the years 1965 through 1974 that have become very popular with collectors, it was the Fury that carried the brand in new car sales during those years.
1965 was the first year that the Fury was sold alongside its many "sequels." The Fury cars that year were the Fury I, Fury II, Fury III, and finally the Sport Fury. Each one of these cars was designed to compete with a specific Chevrolet car.
It was during this time that the Fury I became a very base car targeted towards people who tend to use and abuse their cars. The Fury II and Fury III remained upscale Plymouth models. To confuse things even more, from 1966 to 1969 Plymouth sold a luxury version of the Fury called the Plymouth VIP.
The Gran Fury would replace the Fury in the mid-1970's, and that would soon lead to the end of the Fury model name.
There are many pop culture references to the Plymouth Fury. Perhaps the most famous is in the movie "Christine," which was based on a Stephen King novel. In that movie, the Fury is an evil car that's out of control. The actual cars used in the movie were not Fury's.
The Fury is considered a classic car and is highly collectible. You can find fully restored Fury's or parts car Fury's for good prices on eBay. There are also listings for parts, both used and new, on the auction site.