Lets Play A Game: Last Of The Convertibles

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Other than the cool color and red side inserts, what does the TX9 have as options that gets it closer to an R/T than the DY3? I guess the buckets and console. Good point.
 

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Other than the cool color and red side inserts, what does the TX9 have as options that gets it closer to an R/T than the DY3? I guess the buckets and console. Good point.
440.
Dual exhaust.
Road wheels.
Power windows
Power driver seat
Cruise control
AM/FM Multiplex
Tilt/Rimblow
 
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440. E86? Otherwise not R/T
Dual exhaust. - not a wagon so dual standard
Road wheels. - Not R/T specific
Power windows - Not R/T specific
Power driver seat - Not R/T specific
Cruise control - Not R/T specific
AM/FM Multiplex - Not R/T specific
Tilt/Rimblow- Not R/T specific

Good looking car with desirable options.
 

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Polaras in 1970 have not more than E85 to offer

Making it tough to get into "R/T like" comparisons.............

The Dodge division of Chrysler corporation had every opportunity in the world to offer a full-size flagship performance car with E86 and associated bling. They chose not to.
 

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Polaras in 1970 have not more than E85 to offer
Civilian models
Making it tough to get into "R/T like" comparisons.............

The Dodge division of Chrysler corporation had every opportunity in the world to offer a full-size flagship performance car with E86 and associated bling. They chose not to.
They didn't need to.

Charger
Super Bee
Dart Swinger 340
Challenger

Leaving the Polara for the adults.

Stripes, scoops and spoilers are for children. Just a gimmick.
 

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PM27L0D270593 was built by Richard Clayton. A friend of @70 Sport Suburban owns this gorgeous car and is a member here: @1970FuryS27 .

The fender tag is here; here is the VIN tag. EB7 with M4B3 interior; SBD of May 25, 1970 Pictures from the Clayton estate sale in 2016 can be found here. The car was discussed at the time in this thread.

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The car has shown up several times at Mopars in the Park, most recently this year. Here it is in 2018:

 
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PM27L0D270593 was built by Richard Clayton. A friend of @70 Sport Suburban owns this gorgeous car and is a member here: @1970FuryS27 .

The fender tag is here; here is the VIN tag. EB7 with M4B3 interior; SBD of May 25, 1970 Pictures from the Clayton estate sale in 2016 can be found here. The car was discussed at the time in this thread.

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The car has shown up several times at Mopars in the Park, most recently this year. Here it is in 2018:


Love the interior on that Plymouth. You just can't get that kind of color in a new car anymore.

The body lines make Fusie convertibles some of the loveliest automobiles of the past 50+ years. I'd take one over a lot of "more prestigious" contemporaries. It's too bad that Ma Mopar couldn't/wouldn't offer the ragtops through '73.
 

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Thanks! PM27L0D284071 is very nicely equipped and has a late build date (June 12, 1970).
 

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PM27L0D270593 was built by Richard Clayton. A friend of @70 Sport Suburban owns this gorgeous car and is a member here: @1970FuryS27 .

The fender tag is here; here is the VIN tag. EB7 with M4B3 interior; SBD of May 25, 1970 Pictures from the Clayton estate sale in 2016 can be found here. The car was discussed at the time in this thread.

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The car has shown up several times at Mopars in the Park, most recently this year. Here it is in 2018:


Like the change to road wheels 2018. Great looking car.
 

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Thanks to the indefatigable @T-revorNobody, I became aware today of a seventh N-code 1970 Fury iii 'vert. Thanks!

PM27N0D106955 (like the other six we have ID'd so far) is pretty loaded. Early build date: Aug. 18, 1969.

This ragtop was initially FK3 but has been repainted something close to B5 blue; the headlights have also been replaced by SF hidden lights. It was auctioned off in June.

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Thanks to the indefatigable @T-revorNobody, I became aware today of a seventh N-code 1970 Fury iii 'vert. Thanks!

PM27N0D106955 (like the other six we have ID'd so far) is pretty loaded. Early build date: Aug. 18, 1969.

This ragtop was initially FK3 but has been repainted something close to B5 blue; the headlights have also been replaced by SF hidden lights. It was auctioned off in June.

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I think it's remarkable that N-code, 383 4bbl engine cars are so rare. With such a large motor, it seems the 2bbl would leave it under-powered and Chrysler would presumably have known that. Why do you think that most 383 cars came with 2bbl carbs? thanks.
 

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Why do you think that most 383 cars came with 2bbl carbs? thanks.
I was not around at the time, so I can only guess. I venture that folks willing to put up with the lower fuel economy and the need for premium fuel of the four-barrel big blocks would have gone full-hog for the 440. But that is only my guess.

In the case of the Polara, it must not have helped that the 383-4, even though it was listed in the dealer data book and in the ordering information ("code guide"), was not even mentioned in the sale brochure (the snipped below was taken from the @ceebuddy 's great fuselage.de website):
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If memory serves, @CBODY67 @saforwardlook and @Davea Lux have previously commented on this matter -- and they were around, working for Chrysler or a related company. Perhaps they could chime in?
 

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I was not around at the time, so I can only guess. I venture that folks willing to put up with the lower fuel economy and the need for premium fuel of the four-barrel big blocks would have gone full-hog for the 440. But that is only my guess.

In the case of the Polara, it must not have helped that the 383-4, even though it was listed in the dealer data book and in the ordering information ("code guide"), was not even mentioned in the sale brochure (the snipped below was taken from the @ceebuddy 's great fuselage.de website):
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If memory serves, @CBODY67 @saforwardlook and @Davea Lux have previously commented on this matter -- and they were around, working for Chrysler or a related company. Perhaps they could chime in?

The "popular" upgrade from the 318 was the 383 2bbl engine. The 318, 383-2, and 440 were the ONLY engine choices listed in the 1970 Dodge Polara/Monaco Owner's Manual. As my '70 Monaco had the 383/330 V-8 in it from the factory, I found that omission rather odd, unless the 383/330 might have been a mid-year option (as mine was built in March, 1970). The Monaco sales brochure I finally found was similar. BUT the FSM included the 383/330 in it!

The standard base gears with the 383 2bbl V-8 were the 2.76s, with 3.23 optional. Same with the 383/330, just reversed with the 3.23 standard and the 2.76 optional. In those years after the 1967 model year, the only real differences in 383 2bbl and the 303/330 engines were the carb and higher compression ratio of the 4bbl engine. Of course, the 383/335 (Road Runner/Super Bee/'Cuda 383/Challenger R/T) had the HP cam in them. So the real mpg (highway) differences would be due to the rear axle ratio, between the 2bbl and 4bbl. Which was somewhere like 2mpg less with the 3.23 gears than the 2.76 gears, as I recall.

Of course, the 440 would have had more power, but even lower mpg.

Enjoy!
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