'58 Plymouth Commercial
Your New Plymouth Is Here... Now! It's the leader of the Low Priced Three!
For great places to drive your new Plymouth, check out
Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
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...
Cold Start the 1972 Plymouth Fury! Brrrr...
Hi! Its cold and there's a lot of snow on the ol' 72 Fury. Lets see if it
will go. I bought this car about 5 years ago, and I've been using it as a
daily driver since then. It shows about 75000 miles, so it should last me a
while yet. I like these fuselage models, especially the 72 Fury. Its a mean
looking old thing! I actually hit a moose with this car last week, and it
didn't leave a mark on the car! No wonder the cops liked these things,
they're incredibly tough, even if they are a bit hard to look at. Thanks
for checking it out!
My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1958 Plymouth Fury from the movie Christine "The Killer Car".
On "My Car Story" we're in Volo IL on 2-10-14.
We're looking at a 1958 Plymouth Fury from the movie Christine known as
"The Killer Car".in 1983.
Today I'm speaking with Brian Grams, Director of the Volo Auto Museum.
The car's located at Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Rd., Volo IL
Web site is www.VoloCars.com
If you love cars (Hollywood, Classic, Muscle), and Military equipment,
memorabilia, and mementos then you must stop by this location.
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.
More information here:
1973 PLYMOUTH GRAN SEDAN -- CLASSY AND LUXURIOUS PLYMOUTH
This is the final season of the "fuselage" shape that prevailed with
Chrysler products. The fuselage name was a reference to jet liners with
their broad expanse of sheet metal and as you can see with this Plymouth or
Chryslers, or Imperials, or Dodge models the imitation was visible
especially with the body bottoms tucking under. The Plymouth line-up
starting at the bottom consisted of the Valiant, then Barracuda, and Fury.
The Plymouth Gran Sedans and Gran Coupes, both hardtops, were hidden within
the Fury line and higher in stature than Fury I, II, III. These Grans reek
of luxurious interiors with many power equipments. Vinyl roofs were
standard. Price for the Gran Sedan was $4,110, the Gran Coupe: $4,064.
This year Plymouth Grans sported fresh designs mostly with the hood and
grilles. Canted cathederal-like rear taillights not only was attractive
but provided light visibility from the side. Standard fare for engines were
the 318 cid / 150 V8, but also available was the 360 / 175, 400 / 250, and
the 440 / 285. The interior sports an attractive dash, supple vinyl seats,
and faux walnut burl accents which are sprinkled around the interior
including the steering wheel. This, I believe, is an attractive luxury car
made by Plymouth which years ago was known for it's inexpensive,
gas-pinching models that competed with the likes of Ford and Chevy as a
low-price car. Thanks very much for iewing this luxury version of a 1973
Plymouth Gran Sedan.
1973 Dodge Plymouth Fury
1973 Dodge Plymouth Fury II
**Number has changed in the video to the one above **
24 Hours of Lemons in a 1973 Plymouth Fury! - Roadkill Ep. 22
On this episode of Roadkill, Freiburger and Finnegan attack the low-buck
endurance race called 24 Hours of Lemons. Not content do do this ridiculous
race in a reasonable car like a little handling-oriented import, the race
car of choice is a one-owner '73 Plymouth Fury that Freiburger bought for
$200 before setting it on fire a few times and then gutting it into a race
car. The truth behind the scenes of this episode is that much of it was
shot almost a year ago, and back then the guys didn't want to air it.
You'll have to watch to see why. But now, in 2013, the story came full
circle in a way that it only can on Roadkill, and so here we finally
present the whole story.
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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)
1965 Sport Fury Convertible Indy Pace Car Rotisserie Restoration Process
A 1965 Sport Fury Convertible Indy Pace Car Rotisserie Restoration Process.
440 4-Speed. This video shows taking two deck lids to make one and 4
fenders to make two. It also shows taking 1966 Fury quarter panels and
making them work on this 1965 Fury. This car was on the 2008 Long Haul Gang
of the Hot Rod Power Tour and was featured on their web site. To see more
pictures, higher quality pics, and more restorations please visit