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Looking to buy a 1967 Sport Fury; Anything I should look for?

I am very close to closing the deal on a 1967 Plymouth Sport Fury w/ a 318 Automatic. I am trying to purchase this vehicle over a very long distance. The seller has been very honest and has disclosed a lot of issues with the vehicle. I'm posting some pics of the car, and I would like honest constructive opinions. The owner has told me that the rear quarters have an "inch of bondo in the rear". He also stated that the trunk is very rusted and has holes. The owner also revealed that the paint job is a "rolled on" job. I'm only worried about the body for the most part. I can handle the interior and drivetrain. My body man says that the sheet metal is gonna be hard to find and that I should pass on it. I just can't get this car out of my mind. I'm a closet big body mopar fan

I have confirmed through the numbers on the engine, vin, and body that the car has the original drivetrain and is in fact a sport fury. Generally speaking I am very pleased with the car. My only concern is that there might be a deeper/darker evil lurking in the car and I am not familar enough with them to ask the seller about it.
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Fury's are on the low end of the totem pole as far as popularity, parts are very hard to come by and a 318/ Auto is not going to be very demanding, but interior looks ok which is good. If he is the one who did the shoddy work, walk away, if he just knows of the issues from an inspection, then I wouldn't give much. probably 1/2- 3/4 of book value
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Have a real good look at the frame sections of the unibody, especially the torsion bar mounts.....Known to rust
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I am not going to pay full book value. Im going to pay a little less than 3/4 book value. Im almost 90% percent confident in completing the purchase.
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Have a real good look at the frame sections of the unibody, especially the torsion bar mounts.....Known to rust
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I like those cars when they were 5 years old and I was 15.

That one looks like it's been "rednecked" a bit by someone who really wanted a 68 Dart. The headlight switch is a real beauty, too.

A 318 / A727 is usually a pretty dependable drivetrain ... but don't expect it to be a tire-fryer.

I actually had a '72 model, and it was easily the most dependable car that I owned during that time of my life. I traded it off for a '67 Merc LeMoyne (that's LeMoyne not LeMon ... LOL) with a 390 4 bbl. That one had the largest gas tank I ever had to fill.

Anyway ... If you like it, and perhaps know where you can find a "parts car" ... buy it and have some fun with it.
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I'm from Minnesota and NOTHING rusted up faster than Mopar in these-here parts (not even the old Fords I've been addicted to). I agree that you'd have to look critically at the frame for deep rot. Unless this car spent its life in the desert SW it may have considerable issues and I'd personally be very hesitant to get into a deal like you're describing sight-unseen. There simply is no substitute for crawling around underneath it with a strong light and eyeballing it. If you don't you are likely to find that all of your surprises are the negative kind...........
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Mopar

I like mopars, but I will agree with Moose, they do rust. I had a station wagon I used for hunting, living here in MN the land of salt in the winter, the bottom of that car looked like a rust bucket. Good car but it just rusted and I would wash it all the time underneath.

I don't know how far it is but I would go look at it, Or you can find someone that is close to look at it, if they are willing.

I got a truck for Wretched Ratchet, I went and looked at it, took 100 pictures of it looked it over found what I thought was wrong with it, sent him the pictures, then he called me and we talked about them. He got the truck, I went and got it, then we had a shipper come and get it from me.

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Thanks for all the input. I ended getting a friend to check it out for me. He took some pics and sent them to me. I shared them with my body man and he screamed RUN AWAY. With much hesitation I have decided to pass. Im having a hard time letting it go. I've always loved that body style; mostly the view of the dash and long hood from inside the car. My brother and father had a few furys and I always thought they were so cool.

Anyways, I appreciates every ones input. I've saved myself a few thousands of dollars and the heartache of an agonizing project. Ill keep my eyes peeled for another. There are 2 more within the same distance.

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No problem Bert; It sounds like you still have a couple of options to look at and I hope you find that ****** Fury of your dreams. Regarding the one you decided to pass on, I've found that nothing can screw up my logic like falling in love with the damn thing before you ever lay eyes on it!!! Love is blind, especially when it comes to old cars...........
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ooops I just got edited! Sorry everybody!
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