Junior Central

1965 Plymouth Fury go karts
By Creative Industries of Detroit

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Original literature front

Survivor right front

Survivor front

Survivor engine

Survivor cockpit

Survivor rear

Survivor steering

     This particular version of powered promotional model was made by a company in Detroit called Creative Industries that most people are not familiar with. They were basically a job shop for Chrysler Corporation and many other manufacturers that did lots of custom one off jobs that were too small to tool up the plant to do from 1950-91. They made a number of Ford and Packard show cars and did the final assembly for the 1969 Dodge Daytona and 1970 Plymouth Superbird the big winged cars that were built for nascar racing. They had made fiberglass bodies for Dodge, packard and Ford show cars so doing the mini Plymouth would not have been difficult for them to do. The Primary customer for the project appears to be the Avis rental car company that purchased 70 of them for the new york worlds fair. Since they had fairly substantial front and rear bumpers I would verture to guess that the were used on a driving course where they were expected to run into each other on occassion. They would go as fast as 28MPH but could be governed back to a slower speed for younger drivers. They would also fit adults but no size limit is given.


overall length 81"
wheelbase 44 1/4"
Engine 4HP 4 cycle
clutch cetrifugal force (no reverse)
Tires 11-inch pneumatic
Colors light blue or gold
speed 25-28 MPH max
Body fiberglass
Bumpers aluminum

Someone sent me a number of pictures of an original survivor years ago that I am sharing her but if you have more send them to me and I will share those also. I am sure there has to be a number or photos in old family albums somewhere and maybe even some home video? Also the original factory mold for the body was sold on Ebay several years ago but I never kept track of where it went. The Plymouth fury Junior made from 1958-60 was the first powered promotional car made for Plymouth and you can learn more about them on The Plymouth Fury JR page And if anyone knows where the body molds went to I will be glad to add it to the resources page.

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Original literature back

Survivor drivers side

Survivor frame

Survivor body

Survivor drivetrain

Survivor thrill of speed

Survivor drivertrain

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If you want to use information or images from this website for magazine articles please contact me so that I can help by providing more information addition images or Higher resolution images. So little is known about these little cars that education of the collecting public can only help find more of them and find more parts or parts sources for them. Generally I only ask for of a copy of the final issue and mention of the website in the article in return. Even though promotional cars have been around for a long time they have only recently become very collectable. Any article written about them can only help to find “Automotive archeologists” With information on these rare and unusual mini cars

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