Captured: Fury


Here’s another photo I took with my Olympus XA on Arista Premium 400 at the Mecum auction last month. This is my favorite shot on the roll, of the long flank of a 1958 Plymouth Fury. The giant West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds is filled with skylights that bathe the cars in plenty of light. It let me open the aperture wide for shallow depth of field. This is also from the first set of negatives I scanned myself. I still haven’t taken the plunge on buying my own processing equipment, though.

Except for having been repainted once during its lifetime, this Plymouth is an original and unrestored example of the Forward Look design theme common to the entire Chrysler Corporation line in the mid-late 1950s. I’m a huge fan.


5 responses to “Captured: Fury”

  1. pesoto74 Avatar

    I think this turned out well. It seems like there was a version of the Plymouth Fury that was used a lot as a police car in the late 60’s.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Maybe so. I know the Plymouth Belvedere was famously the police car in the first few seasons of Adam-12!

  2. davidvanillavanilla Avatar

    Sweet ride! I used to drool over these, nose pressed to the showroom window. Couldn’t go in; knew I couldn’t afford it, and knew I couldn’t resist.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Take comfort that these cars suffered from poor assembly quality and rusted out unusually quickly.

  3. Maria Avatar

    I had a 1966 plymouth sport fury loved it !

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