Now this is some 1970s goodness. You are going to see a film comparing the Dodge Monaco, Plymouth Fury, Ford Galaxy, and Chevy Impala against each other. Ok, not really. You are going to see a film telling you why you’d basically be an idiot to buy anything but a Fury or a Monaco because Chrysler made this. The one thing that Chrysler totally leaves off the table in this film is horsepower and engine size.
Since both of these things could be optioned with the 440ci engine we’re not sure why they left this out. The Ford could be had with the 460 and the Chevy with a 454 so maybe they skipped it because their engine was the smallest of the group and because these things were totally being sold on size and luxury that may not have fit the narrative.
Looking back from our current perch in 2020 it kind of stinks that so many of these barges were killed in demolition derby contests, and they were. Yeah, we know that the Imperials were the true demo derby destroyers but these things were a big part of that program as well.
Anyway, this video focuses mostly on styling and luxury stuff with the one exception of the ignition system. As Chrysler had gone to electronic ignition by now and it was optional on the other cars, it was a decent selling point. We dig their calculation on how much money you’d save every 36,000 miles on ignition maintenance cost.
The station wagon segment rules and the 7,000lb towing capacity is certainly impressive but we would not want to be hauling that kind of weight with one of these cars! Here’s a fun look back into the 1970s.