"It was built in California, and it spent most of its life out in the Southwest. There are no patch panels or anything reproduction on it."--Michael Bir
1962 Plymouth Fury 2-door hardtop
Owned by: Michael Bir, Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Engine: A 408-inch LA small block, courtesy of Marshall Engines' BluePrint Series (and Jegs).
- Transmission: Michael rebuilt the OEM 727 TorqueFlite, and kept the original dash-mounted pushbutton shifter.
- Rearend: A 3.55-geared, Sure Grip-equipped, Mopar 8 3/4-inch one.
- Suspension: Refurbished original '62 Plymouth (Front) Longitudinal torsion bars with tubular shocks, plus a Just Suspensions anti-sway bar (Rear) Leaf springs with tubular shocks
- Brakes: 10 x 2.5-inch"Total Contact" drums all around, non-power-assisted
- Wheels and Tires: Polished 14 x 7-inch American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels on repro Uniroyal "Tiger Paws" give the Fury good handling and a cool '60s look.
- Body: Original '62 Plymouth 2-door hardtop unibody wears replacement bumpers and its original Fury trim
- Paint: The previous owner resprayed the original Ermine White, which Michael and his buddy, Steven Snell, color-sanded and buffed.
- Interior: Standard '62 Fury front/rear bench seats with repro carpets from Auto Custom Carpets. (If you wanted bucket seats back then, you waited until mid-year for the Sport Fury.)