Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
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Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
1958 Plymouth Fury - LIVING CHRISTINE
Martin Sanchez dreamed of having a classic car from the 50's and then he
read Steven King's novel "Christine." As a 16 year old kid he began looking
for his dream car from the book, but so was John Carpenter for his movie.
After the movie wrapped Martin found exactly what he had been looking for.
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'58 Plymouth Commercial
Your New Plymouth Is Here... Now! It's the leader of the Low Priced Three!
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1959 Plymouth Sport Fury - Test Drive & Review
Since I am into more things than just RC I thought this might be a great
way to expand the channel a little.
I have been wanting to do a review and drive of a long time member of the
family. This is the old man's 1959 Plymouth he has had.. well basically
since 1959. I hope you enjoy seeing this "old bomb" as he calls it.
Fury V-800 Super-Pak V8;
318ci - 260hp / 345tq.
Torqueflite automatic trans
2.93:1 Axle ratio.
Music: Provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
1970 340 Plymouth Duster
A 1970 340 Plymouth Duster I shot at the East Tennessee MOPAR Club
show..one of like 37 he has..very nice Car...check it out!
1958 Plymouth Belvedere - Christine Shows Her Latest Trick - Take 1
My Christine shows her latest trick. She still can't drive or fix her up by
herself but she's able to do some other evil stuff...watch out! :-)
I shot two slighty different versions of this video but couldn't decide
which one I should take, so I uploaded both of them.
Here's the other video:
If you're a fan of the movie "Christine" or 1957 / 58 Plymouths in general
don't forget to join the International Christine Club.
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1974 Plymouth 360 Duster
You just don't see any Plymouth Dusters around any more..but I found a very
nice one..ck it out!!!
Plymouth Duster season 2013
Small edit from summer 2013. Stick shift plymouth duster with 340cid small
block Mopar and 6/71 blower. Best E.T is 10.6. Full interior and street
legal car from Finland ;)
1970 Plymouth Duster 340 Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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This is a rare example of Mopar muscle, featuring a complete restoration!
Both the motor and transmission are numbers matching!
Numbers Matching 340ci 4bbl V8
Numbers Matching 727 Automatic Transmission
New Master Cylinder
New Hoses with Correct Clamps
Un-Silenced Air Cleaner
2 Speed Wipers
New Brake Lines
3 Row Core Radiator
Brand New Gas Tank
2.25" New Exhaust System
741 Rear End
Kelsey Hayes 4 Piston Calipers Up Front
New Shocks Front and Rear
Leaf Springs are in Great Shape
Correct Factory Color "Green Go"
Super Solid and Straight Body
Fit and Finish is Awesome
Beautiful Door Lips and Jambs
Chrome is Beautiful
Solid Trunk with Nice Mat, Lug Wrench and Jack
Decals Look Great
BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires 225/60/15 Front, 255/60/15 Rear
Brand New Small Bolt Cragar Wheels
Floor Pans are Solid
Quarters Look Great
Underside is Clean and Painted
Torque Boxes are in Great Shape
Sway Bar Up Front
K Member is Powder Coated
Rockers are Clean and Straight, and Nicely Painted
Black Bucket Seats
Beautiful Paint Inside
Chrome Knobs and Handles are in Great Shape
Door Panels are Beautiful
Seats are in Great Shape
Steering Wheel Looks Great
Wood Grain Console and Dash
Headliner Looks Brand New with Working Dome Light
Dash Pad Looks Beautiful
Aftermarket Oil Pressure Gauge Under Dash
Seatbelts Front and Back
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134120 / 1972 Plymouth Satellite
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The product of a high dollar, multi-year build, this incredible Mopar
pro-tourer wraps a 500 horsepower 3G Hemi and a
completely custom suspension in a custom leather interior and killer
Completed in early 2012, this super clean curve carver is the direct result
of what happens when a seasoned fabricator has an uncompromised vision,
major dedication and access to a six-figure bank account. See, the car's
creator already owned a killer Charger that was buff enough to pull down
sub 10-second passes on an NHRA-sanctioned drag strip, so he wanted to
build a second car that was a bit milder and quite different. Enter this
neon Plymouth, a project which quickly escalated from the restoration of a
fun cruiser into the creation of an outrageous driver's car.
Hoist this Plymouth's bright fiberglass hood and you'll find 6.1 liters of
naturally aspirated 3G Hemi bliss. Straight from the factory that popular
SRT8 powerplant produces an impressive 425 horsepower and 420 lb./ft.
of torque. And with the help of a custom tune by the folks at Bouchillon
Performance Engineering in Hanahan, South Carolina, its performance
transforms from wild to flat out wicked! Measuring in at roughly 372 cubic
inches, the big mill uses a revised block, forged internals, lighter
pistons and a cast aluminum intake to crank out a whopping 500 horsepower and 460 lb./ft.
of torque. And best of all, that's 500 horsepower that'll fire up
in any weather, last thousands of maintenance-free miles, and probably lay
waste to any old school muscle car that's brave enough to stage a
Behind the neo Hemi, a Hughes Performance A727 Torqueflite produces great
bite and hard launches. Out back, there's a fresh Moser Sure Grip rear end
that's equipped with moderate, pavement pounding gears. At the front of the
car, custom-mounted rack and pinion steering provides smooth turns and
quick reflexes. That rack is held off the ground by a first class double
A-arm suspension that's a product of Magnumforce upper control arms, two
inch drip spindles, fresh Aldan coil overs and modified Mancini lower
control arms. Holding the car's rear end off the ground is a Reilly
Motorsports triangulated four link set up that's equipped with new QA-1
coil over shocks. And at the corners of the chassis, custom Boze Alloy
wheels spin 235/55R18 front and 305/45R20 rear Yokohama Advan STs around
graphite gray spokes, satin-finished lips and yellow-trimmed center caps.
Open this B-Body's solid closing doors and take in its custom black
interior that, as an astute combination of serious hardware and modern
aesthetics, is the perfect place to spend jaunts like Hot Rod's famed Power
Tour. The first thing you'll notice is a pair of GS-1 touring buckets,
fitted with high quality RCI harnesses, that are so supportive they'll have
no problem living life 100 miles at a time. Between those seats, a custom
console anchors a B&M Pro Bandit shifter between two cup holders and a
remote controlled Sony CD player. At the front of that console, a clean
Just Dashes dash features snazzy white-faced gauges and a modern pushbutton
ignition switch. And in front of the driver, a three-spoke Momo steering
wheel spins a thick black rim around a shaved steering column.
Brutally fast and visually stunning, this awesome Plymouth perfectly
embodies the tried and true philosophy of pushing the envelope as far as
the arc will go. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more
"Ride Pontiac Ride" 1988 Advertising Promo (FULL VERSION)
Ripped from the "30 Millionth Pontiac Wentzville Assembly GM Bonneville
SSEi UAW 2250" page on Facebook; all credit for finding and researching
this gem goes to them. I'm upping it here in hopes that someone is able to
eventually remaster the audio for better clarity.
The original description on their page is as follows:
There are other versions of the 1988 Ride Pontiac Ride extended commercial
similar to this on youtube and testdrivejunkie, but I have not come across
the complete 2:32 version like this one.
For the 1988 model year, Pontiac unveiled one of the strongest line-ups it
had offered in many years. Finally almost every model was aligned with the
Pontiac image as documented in the image statement (see post -
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=179043175453938&l=cb4447b618 ). The
Fiero suspension had been re-designed, the new FWD Grand Prix was about to
be selected Motor Trend Car of the Year, the new Bonneville SSE was
introduced, and I could go on and on.
Pontiac knew this was the right time to invest in a significant new
marketing promotion, so the folks over at the Pontiac advertising agency,
D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan came up with
the "Ride Pontiac Ride" campaign. Art Director Mark Zapico working under
Executive Creative Director Steve Kopcha and Creative Director Noel Nauber,
decided they needed an original theme song for the Pontiac commercials. The
song was composed by songwriter Mark Vieha who was co-partner along with
Jay Kennedy in the Studio City California based music house, LA-NY Music.
Vieha and Kennedy are also known for the Taco Bell theme song, "make a run
for the border" and Vieha also composed original music for movie
soundtracks. For the jingle "get on your Pontiac and ride" Vieha recalled
he was at a barbecue and just started humming the song.
This extended commercial was a signifant piece in the Ride Pontiac Ride
campaign. Many of the scenes, like of the band performing and people
interacting with Pontiac cars as the backdrop, were shot in and around
Toronto Canada for about a month in the fall of 1987, by Director Bob
Canning who was a Canadian and Director of Photography Oliver Wood. Other
DMB & B folks that might have been involved are Don Massey who worked with
Noel Nauber, Bruce Duffey and Rob Torz.
The lead singer of the scenes that appear in this commercial of the band
performing is Mark Campbell and the female lead is Canadian singer Alannah
Myles. The campaign was a huge success. Dealers included the phrase "ride
Pontiac ride" in their newspaper and print media advertisements.
The campaign not only caught the attention of the car buying public, it
also invigorated the dealers and motivated the entire Pontiac Division and
propelled Pontiac to 1988 US annual model year sales of 740,928 vehicles
which was good enough for 3rd place and represented 7.1% of the US market
and accounted for 20% of GM sales.The last time Pontiac had been in 3rd
place was 1973. The success of the campaign continue for annual model year
1989 with US sales of 734,658 vehicles which was again good enough for 3rd
place and represented 7.2% of the US market.
Note: the annual model year is the 12 month period from October 1 to
September 30 so it generally reflects current model year sales but includes
a bit of the prior model year that sell late and a bit of the next model
year that sell early and excludes the current model year that sells late.
1975 Custom Plymouth Duster - Jay Leno's Garage
1975 Custom Plymouth Duster. Before master mechanic and race car driver
Paul Annunziata passed away, he wanted to make sure his supercharged 426
Hemi-engined Duster went to a good home. Watch Paul's own history of the
car and see what Jay's done to keep Paul's dream car on the road.
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