Hagerty readers and Hagerty Drivers Club members share their cherished collector and enthusiast vehicles with us via our contact email, email@example.com. We’re showcasing some of our favorite stories among these submissions. To have your car featured, send complete photography and your story of ownership to the above email address.
Today’s featured vehicle is a 1968 Plymouth Fury III convertible. The final year of the fourth-generation Fury received a light front grille update but an entirely new rear fascia (all models except the station wagon variant, that is). While changes were relatively minor for 1968, these cars benefited from the new safety equipment introduced in the previous model year: duel-circuit brake master cylinders, shoulder mounting points for the seat belts, and energy-absorbing steering columns and wheels. Stylistically understated compared to the first few generations, the fourth-gen Fury still packed full-size American swagger.
This particular Fury belongs to Moe Veldhuizen. In early April 1968, this fabulous red convertible became Veldhuizen’s first new car purchase (as you may have already deduced from the front plate). He drove it regularly for the next seven years, then a Chrysler took over the Plymouth’s driving duties. Veldhuizen decided to keep the Fury in hopes of restoring it some day. Twelve years later, he began the restoration process and, today, the Fury is in beautiful shape. Moe writes, “My grandchildren now love the car and it has become a very important part of our family.”