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Convertibles that survived

Postby Matthew Keij » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:53 pm

Roger asked how many convertibles we know of so here is another topic.
If you find a convertible post them in here!

Here is the small list i have so far, haven't been looking into the (low priced/optioned :lol: ) Belvedere's that much so more will come up.
Will post pics soon too of the unknown convertibles.

Sport Fury, John Fowlie
Sport Fury, Octie Ham
Sport Fury, Keij's
Sport Fury, Aivar Lejins
Sport Fury, Barry Beck
Sport Fury, Barry Blackburn
Sport Fury, Bruce Lyle
Sport Fury, Craig Burda
Sport Fury, Earl Hess
Sport Fury, Jack Bitterman
Sport Fury, Sweden, ex Joakim Laren, needs good restoration
Sport Fury, Wilsons
Sport Fury. Tony Antonetz
Sport Fury, Steve Storey
Sport Fury, Mark Evans
Sport Fury, Ralph Moody
Sport Fury, Tim Baker
Sport Fury, Sebastian Friedemann
Sport Fury, Tom Gerrard
Sport Fury, Wil Eichelberg
Sport Fury, Jeffrey Bernardt, needs restoration
Sport Fury, Vic Barone
Sport Fury, Harvey Weaver
Sport Fury, Mikael Turner
Sport Fury, Jim Hamsher
Sport Fury, Jim Hamsher, needs restoration
Sport Fury, Amanda Lucas
Sport Fury, Bernie Brouillet
Sport Fury, Anamera (for sale)
Sport Fury, Was for sale on ebay, red + tan top
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Sport Fury, Daniel Schmitt classic cars
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Sport Fury, Mint green with wire wheels
Sport Fury, All white in Australia
Sport Fury, Powder blue with white top
Sport Fury, Daffodil yellow, copper interior
Sport Fury, All white with gold inserts
Sport Fury, Red with white top, germany? Licenseplate ROW-F 2
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Sport Fury, Red with black top, pic from Hersey 2009
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Sport Fury, Black, for sale on Craigslist, Needs good restoration
Sport Fury, Red, last seen for sale on Carlisle
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Sport Fury, All white, for sale on internet for $38500
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Sport Fury, white with black top, Steve Storey or unknown?
http://www.allpar.com/history/plymouth/1946-1959/photos/1959/convertible.jpg
Sport Fury, sold at RM auctions in 2009 for $50600
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Sport Fury, white
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Sport Fury, red with white top. Missing front valance
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Sport Fury, all white, pic from 2009. Macungie PA
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Sport Fury, for sale for $39999. White and needs restoration
http://www.justauto.com.au/justcars/buy_and_sell/for_sale/889f65b2-9cf8-4c05-b372-e6220bd8516e
Sport Fury, Beige, VA plate 40128. Was on ebay
Sport Fury, all white with red interior. Michigan plate 043345, was on ebay
Sport Fury, black with red interior. Was on ebay
Sport Fury, Red, California license plate IPL 172. Was on ebay

Belvedere, John Q
Belvedere, Tom Fox
Belvedere, Dick Koch
Belvedere, Jack Fluery
Belvedere, Dark green, pic from RM Carshow 2004
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Belvedere, Daffodil yellow, Sweden, licenseplate PCK 300. Picture from June 2001
Belvedere, All white
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Belvedere, black with black top, has sidepipes
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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby rogerh » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:42 pm

Cool!
(I think Russ Housen went thru a nasty divorce and sold his car)
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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby 53619PLF » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:11 pm

Since there was a message here, I will respond. I have the Sport Fury convertible that Russ Housen had.

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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby rogerh » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:38 pm

Hello Tim,
Thanks for chiming in! I know that information is somewhere in its archives..thanks for refreshing my memory :D ! Tim's SF can be seen en one of those oval "cameo" pictures that flit by,,,probably also in the Showcase under Russ Housen, but something won't allow me to open that up right now.

Should we add the Fairmount, Georgia POS rusted hulk black SF cvt, recently on Craigslist?
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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby Denver 59 Fin Convert » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:46 am

Ahhh those 59 Belvedere Converts are a rare and tight knit group. (Though I would love a SF Convert myself! But keep that a secret) :roll:

Roger told me once that there were 5990 SF Converts made in 1959 and slightly less production total of 5063 Belvedere Convertible were made the same year. Roger correct me if you will.

By the looks of it, the SF convert, being a higher trim level, survived much better in numbers then Belvedere converts did. People just took better care of the higher styled SF's you can say...

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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby rogerh » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:29 am

Quoting from The Standard Catalog of Chrysler, by Krause Publications
Production of SF cvt=5,990
Production of Belv cvt=5,063
Factory price for basic SF cvt=3125.
Facory price for basic Belv ct=2814.
The difference is a mere $311, less than the price of factory a/c ($445.60)
The various factors affecting the life of our cars includes
Driving on salted roads
Maintenance, including garaging
Amount of use
One would imagine Sf buyers were "making a statement", announcing their wealth.
Belv buyers may also have been showing off, but perhaps on a budget?
Both groups were out to have fun, and all had excellent taste in cars. :D
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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby Matthew Keij » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:55 am

I just corrected the list, in case anyone finds a cvt just let me know and i will put it in the list.

Roger, do you mean the SF cvt that was on craigslist?
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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby Ron Keij » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:01 am

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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby Ron Keij » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:07 am

and Jim Hamsher has another one to restore waiting for him.
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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby Dick Koch » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:59 am

Seems to me the rarer Belvedere Convertible (only 4) would be the more desirable and worth more, right Tom.
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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby Ron Keij » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:15 am

I count 7 Belvedere convertibles in Matthew's list..... and I don't know how many of the Sport Fury's were converted from Belvedere to Sport Fury by Mopar Mel :lol: I know our convertible is build out of a Belvedere convertible and a Sport Fury hardtop, nothing wrong with getting the best of both worlds 8)

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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby Matthew Keij » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:22 am

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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby tomf » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:50 pm

Our newest member Jack Fluery from way upstate New York has a 59 Belvedere convertible, almost completed.

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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby 53619PLF » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:52 pm

I was reading over the list, and saw that Harvey Weaver was not on it. He has a red 59 Sport Fury convertible, that I believe was originally black.

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Re: Convertibles that survived

Postby Dick Koch » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:00 pm

Ron - I looked away as I hit the 7 key and hit the 4 key instead. Sorry, Opps, make that 8 per Tom.
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