By now it should be no secret that I love big cars. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the 1970’s, or maybe it’s the fact that at 6’4″, I’m a rather large Dude. Whatever the case though, these massive land yachts have a place in my heart that can’t be touched. Even though big ole’ American cars are inefficient as hell, they represent a time when people actually traveled on the open road, instead of flying over it. They were made for comfort, speed and at the end of the day, had styling that made a statement where ever you went. What you are seeing here is a 1971 Plymouth Sport Fury, a car that at 19-feet long and 4,000 lbs. defined the term “land yacht”.
It rode on a 120-inch wheelbase, and when optioned out correctly could be had with a 390 bhp 440 cu in V8 with Chrysler’s legendary six-pack set up. The Sport Fury was never intended to be a corner carver, but instead, was one of the last great American road hammers.
I came upon this particular baby while playing around on eBay and I’ll be honest; if I had an extra $17,000 laying around, this sucker would be in my garage in no time flat. Covered in slate grey paint with black deluxe interior, this big Sport Fury was the type of car you’d see in the executive parking lot at your Dad’s office building. Chrysler’s big fuselage styling is not for everyone, however there’s no denying that this old Sport Fury has a herculean type of styling that simply can’t be matched. Check out the full ad with more pics on Ebay.