Performance figures for the Motor Trend test car showed the 383-powered car could complete the quarter-mile trial in 15.9 seconds at 95 mph, and 0-60 mph could be managed in as little as 7.2 seconds with a passenger and a full load of fuel.
Perhaps the Motor Trend test had some influence on the original owner of the feature car, or maybe he was a longtime Mopar fan. What is certain is that the first owner of this Sport Fury convertible was a part of Red Adair's oil well fire-fighting team, and he opted for the 265hp 361, TorqueFlite automatic, 3.23:1 Sure Grip, air conditioning, tinted glass, power steering, power brakes, power top, and bumper guards.
The sporty convertible had been financed through a Lufkin, Texas, bank-it became the next owner. After the bank repossessed the car, the bank president decided to pay the balance of the loan and give the Sport Fury to his wife. The couple drove the car through the '70s. The current owner, a Texas resident, purchased the car in 1983 after seeing an ad about it in a Houston newspaper. At some point, the convertible lost its original wheel covers, and that is why it now rolls on a set of Magnum Road Wheels. Other than the non-stock wheels and some cosmetic work, this Sport Fury remains original.