Plymouth Fury

The Plymouth Fury is a 1956-1978 built full-size car from Plymouth, a brand founded in 1928, the Chrysler Corporation.


1956, based on the Plymouth Belvedere first a fixed-roof coupe ( hard top ) on the market. This was expanded in 1959 to form a complete model, which was settled in their equipment above the Belvedere. Also in 1959 appeared the only two-door Sport Fury, but the model was commissioned at the end of the same year from the market. In 1960, the model range was expanded to include a convertible as part of a complete optical revision.

1962, the Sport Fury was introduced again. In 1965, the model range has been completely revised, the vehicles were designed as alternatives to the Chevrolet models Biscayne, Bel Air, Impala and Impala SS. Named the models were as Fury I (this model has been widely used as a police car and taxi), Fury II, Fury III and Sport Fury. Extensive optional equipment such as air conditioning, white wall tires, stereo radios and the like were only available for the two larger models.

In the years 1966-1969 another top model, the Plymouth VIP was offered. According to advertising message from this time VIP stand for Very Important Plymouth (based on Very Important Person), which should form a counterpart to the Chevrolet Caprice and Ford LTD. These vehicles possessed an even more upscale amenities such as a vinyl roof, better carpets, burl inlays on the instrument panel, power windows and automatic transmission.

As of 1970, the model diversity decreased significantly: the VIP has been set and the Sports Fury was then recaptured the top model in the series. However Newly came the Fury Sport GT, which featured a more powerful engine.

1975, there was a decline in the name Fury: The name was transferred to the previously sold as Plymouth Satellite mid-size model, which was based on the B platform. The successor to the full-size class, however, was named Plymouth Gran Fury. 1978 Fury series has been discontinued, but Chrysler models were repeated in the 80's sold under the name Gran Fury.


The individual model generations.

From 1960 to 1961.

From 1962 to 1963. Facelift with significantly smaller tail fins.

In 1964. Tail fins for another facelift disappeared.

From 1965 to 1968.

From 1969 to 1973. From 1972 optional covert headlights.

1974 ( as " Gran Fury" to 1977 )

From 1975 to 1978. Despite visual similarity for a completely different, smaller model than the 1974, successor to the former Satellite.


In Stephen King's novel Christine Plymouth Fury plays a model in 1958, the " leading role ", a car with a life of its own. In the film version from 1983, directed by John Carpenter, although it should also be about a Fury, but only the models Plymouth Savoy and Plymouth were from procurement reasons for the film Belvedere used but have the same body.

The 1958 Fury was only available in beige with golden ornament page. Book and the film tell Christine's red color with a "special made" (very nice to see in the opening sequence of the film, in which all cars are added to the assembly line, except, of course Christine ). In the book, however, Christine has four doors, which is definitely wrong. The Fury was available only as a two-door " hardtop coupe " logical Christine in the film only two doors.

Film such as book show deviations from the design of the car. In the film, for example, shows how to lock the doors by itself, but neither Fury nor the other models of the said model year had lock buttons, but were locked using the handles on the inside. But that would have been difficult to see in the film. In the book describes how to move the automatic lever, it had the year of construction 1958 Plymouth snaps. Beside the steering wheel for controlling the transmission In many stunt scenes in the movie the car with welded metal beams had to be reinforced, as it would otherwise have been too depressed about the attack on the Camaro by Buddy Repperton. When Christine goes without saying the discs are black bonded so as not to show the driver.

In many scenes that take place in the interior of Christine, were "half", cutaway cars used to place the cameras better. When Dennis Arnie mitfährt towards the end of the film in Christine, the car stands still, in reality, the nocturnal fast ride is simulated only by flying by light reflections as of streetlights.

In the book as in the film the odometer is counting down. The book explains Christine's capacity for self- repair with " negative wear " - usually a car is in so much better condition, the lower the milage. In the film, the odometer serves as a kind of life Suhr - towards the end it jumps to zero.

Oldtimerfreunde initially regretted that were destroyed for the film about twenty 57/58er Plymouth. However, the resulting by the movie fan base has probably saved more of these vehicles than the movie has consumed. Some to be seen in the film Plymouth were only slight or no damage and continue today.