Driving to work in my 1958 Plymouth - Christine's on the road again!
This is me and Christine on my way to work. It's just a short trip to test
my new camera. Finally I'm able to do HD videos. Sorry, I still can't
afford a GoPro! :)
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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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...
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WoW what a cool looking Plymouth Road Runner
This car has been recently done and has no miles on the rebuild.
It has Fresh Sublime Paint with a little metallic in it over a nice solid
body looks to be original metal no waves in the paint it is beautiful.
Custom new interior Black/ Green very cool an retro looking.
Chrome is in very good shape not perfect some wear on it.
440 Motor Mild build sounds Awesome (check out the Video)
Posi traction rear end
This car is a beautiful Cruiser ready for the shows and awards.
Some things inoperable on the car that we have not addressed
This is how the car decodes below
1968 Plymouth Roadrunner
Package Plymouth Roadrunner
R Line Plymouth Belvedere, Satellite
M Class Medium
21 Body 2-door sedan or coupe
H Engine V8 383 CID 1-4BBL "B" (High Performance)
8 Year 1968
G Assembly St. Louis, Missouri
281687 Serial 281687
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1968 Plymouth Roadrunner Start-Up
1968 Plymouth Roadrunner Start-Up. The rattle you hear is the Exhaust pipe against the rear bumper. It has a
413 engine out of an early 60's Plymouth. The 413 is basically a 440 with a
lot of interchangeable parts that can be swapped. Hope you enjoy the video,
Thanks for Watching.
1970 Plymouth Roadrunner test drive.wmv
Base model 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner... FK5 Deep Burnt Orange..383
magnum...335hp... single point ignition...727 torqueflite transmission with
column shift....standard braking system with drum brakes..Power
steering...AM radio.. tachometer,oil, water,and ampmeter needle gauges
Bench seats. All standard equipment..... Some modifications to engine,
transmission and drivetrain, plus a roadrunner dust trail , hood stripes
and sun tach was added. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd plus stopping test was a success.
An improved track time is expected.
'68 Plymouth RoadRunner 383ci
Sunday trip out with my Polish mate in my Roadrunner to an American car
show at Bosworth Water Park near Market Bosworth, UK. This car spent the
first part of it's life in the UK being raced on the Drag strip by Dave
Billadeau. It was then left to rot in a barn before being restored by the
guy I bought it off.
My 1968 Roadrunner, with the Roadunner characters in the back, the car has