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.

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.