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...
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)
1969 Plymouth Satellite, 489 Cubic Inch Ground Pounder Equipped SYA! SOLD by ShowYourAuto.com
Show Your Auto is proud to present this 1969 Plymouth Satellite, the owner
made the choice between "show" and "go" by riding the jagged edge of
streetable performance. She is a loaded weapon with a 498CI 440 High
Performance (HP) stroker between her fender aprons. The drivetrain was
blueprinted and installed by West Tech Automotive in Silver Like, WI.
More sale details and photos at:
1948 Plymouth Super Deluxe
1948 Plymouth Super Deluxe For Sale in Chicago. This 48 Plymouth has a
Flathead Inline 95 horsepower, 172 ft lbs of
torque, 217 CID engine with a "3 on the Tree" 3-speed manual transmission.
The mileage is 65,736 but is undocumented. Options on this Super Deluxe are
factory Am radio, Mopar Deluxe Heater, full working factory gauges with 100
, mph speedometer, push button starter, dual horns, Fulton Traffic Light
Finder, Fulton Sunshield Sun Visor, manual windshield wipers, left and
right side view mirrors, reverse lights, matching spare tire, cloth
interior, original style bias ply tires, dual horns, and 5 factory dog-dish
hubcaps. The Marine Blue paint is in beautiful condition. Chrome and glass,
interior and engine compartment are nicely detailed. The radio turns on but
doesn't get reception. Heater blower works! This 1948 Plymouth Super Deluxe
Coupe can be seen at www.gatewayclassiccars.com, and is located in our
Chicagoland Showroom, which can be reached at 708 444 4488.
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SOLD: 1968 Plymouth Satellite
***THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD*** 1968 Plymouth Satellite. Electric Blue Metallic
(QQ code) with Blue cloth and vinyl interior (H1B code). 383 / 290hp
engine. Torqueflite 3 speed automatic transmission. Power Steering. Dual Exhaust with factory manifolds. Factory
AC car (ac is currently non-op). Edelbrock alum intake. Holley Carb. Magnum
wheels. This is a correct 383 - G code car. Not a perfect show winner but a
very nice driver quality car for a great price. Call (830) 629-4843 for
more information or for directions to the showroom. You could be the proud
new owner of this correct and very drivable Satellite for $13,900
1968 Plymouth Roadrunner
A 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. This car is owned by my dad Anthony Cmielewski
from San Antonio Texas. He has owned this car for 25 years. His Roadrunner
has won numerous awards in Texas including a 1st prize Peoples Choice
Award. He is the second owner of this car. It was given to him by his older
sister, my Aunt Rosa who bought it strait from the factory. It was
originally factory Gold, including the interior. It has the standard 383
CID (6.3 L) Roadrunner V8 engine. This is the first video, more to come
soon. Please Rate.