A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. On Wednesdays, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.
By 1972, many automakers had begun pushing smaller, more-efficient cars and people were buying them up.
This ’72 Plymouth Fury III we spotted recently in the Summit Racing parking lot in Tallmadge, Ohio represents one of the last times we saw “standard-sized” cars this long (a 120-inch wheel base, and an overall length of 217.2 inches).
1972 was also the last year we saw these eye-catchingly artistic, integrated bumpers featured prominently on this Fury model. By the 1973 model year, federal regulations mandated most new cars to have 5-mile-per-hour front and rear bumpers.
This particular Fury III was powered by a 383 cubic-inch V8, an upgrade over the standard 318.
You can see more of this beauty by looking through the slideshow.
This is my Fury III.I am honored that someone appreciates my baby. Her name is JLO. My teenage daughter the helped restore it gave her that name. When I ask her why JLO she said “Dad she has beautiful sexy curves but a big but” couldn’t have said it better myself.
Robert, you’ve GOOD taste, I’ve my Late Uncle’s ’72 Gran Coupe with a Canada-only performance upgrade, (383 with Hemi undertones!) so I know that he had a fast but stately set of wheels… I have a ’69 Sport Fury convertible, so I’ve a spot for big Plymouths. that and the SuperBreeze I’m working on now. So I’m Mopar ’till I die…
LOVE YOURE CAR SIR!!! Just incredible and yes youve. Got excellent taste with this beauty.