Larry and Julie Coleman bought their 1962 Plymouth Sport Fury Golden Commando Convertible from a junkyard in Napa, Calif. in 1995. This is a fairly rare model, as only 1,516 Sport Fury GC Convertibles were made.
The original color was red, with a red on black interior. It has a 361 HP motor with a push/button auto transmission.
All Sport Furys were equipped bucket seats and a front center console, and the original price tag was $3,082.
This one was in very bad condition, with no working convertible top, and required lots of work to bring it back to life.
Fortunately the gentlemen they bought the car from just happened to know where there was another convertible Fury for sale, so they had some additional parts. Since there are very few reproduced parts and NOS parts were hard to come by, an additional nine cars were ultimately bought for miscellaneous parts during re-construction. The last car was bought just to acquire two of the three Golden Commando Medallions.
It takes real dedication to bring back to life one of these rare cars, and the Colemans are very proud of their Fury.