The standard 1956 Plymouth Fury (BRK63) was released in January 1997 and deleted in January 2005. It is finished in buckskin beige with white / gold interior, blue license plate and whitewall tyres.
Brooklin Models released this factory special in February 2003, a 1956 Plymouth Fury with markings identifying it as a participant in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Designated as FS03, the Fury is an excellent choice, as the real car would have been quite competitive in the event. Under the hood was a 303 cubic inch V-8. With optional high compression heads, dual 4-bbl carburettors and special intake manifold and camshaft, this engine was rated at 270 horse-power, adequate to propel it from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 9 seconds, with a top speed of 120 mph. The 1956 Plymouth Fury would have competed in the Stock Car class, now known as Super Stock Car. Brooklin’s new racing Fury is done in eggshell white, the only color the actual car came in that year. Like the real car, the Pikes Peak Special has broad "gold anodized" side trim, with gold-colored hood ornament, grille badge, and wheel trim as well. Whitewall tyres are retained, but the hubcaps have been removed. Separate wipers and door handles and a modified bonnet emblem are the differences from the standard model. Decals indicate "Converse Motor Company, Albuquerque’s 250th Anniversary" which recognizes the founding of Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 23, 1706. License plates read “COLORADO FS03”. An additional decal on the margin of the roof reads "Royal Russell". The base in engraved with “BRK FS03 PIKES PEAK HILL CLIMB”. The Plymouth Fury did not win in 1956, the class winner that year was Jerry Unser, Jr. in a Chevrolet. The Plymouth finally won in 1966 its first and only win. 600 pieces were produced.
Author: Gianluigi Cappi
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