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...
1967 Plymouth GTX 440 Burnout
Here is my buddy Dale's '67 GTX doing a burnout. Without the music this
time so you can hear the car. Pretty cool, eh?
1968 Plymouth GTX + 1964 Dodge Polara - Rost & Chrom, Senden - April 2011
Ein weiteres Video vom monatlichen "Rost & Chrom" US-Car und
Oldtimertreffen in Senden bei Ulm. Das Treffen findet bei gutem Wetter
jeden ersten Sonntag im Monat ab ca. 16:00 auf dem Burger King Parkplatz in
Bilder vom April 2011 gibt's hier:
1968 Plymouth GTX For Sale
1968 Plymouth true RS23 GTX For Sale $15,000
Rare RR1 (repainted darker)
440, auto, PDB, A/C, lots of new stuff. Perfect driver or restore.
1968 Plymouth Belvedere 440 GTX
Jerry bought this car new...when he was 22..he lost his license for one
year the next day...that started the long drag racing history of this
car...he held records in the car before it was over..now it's back to
stock..see the car...hear the story...very cool..
1968 Plymouth Satellite RESTO-MOD
My Plymouth Roadrunner clone that recently underwent a complete makeover.
Some of the finer details:
Paint: 2010 Ford Mustang
Wheels: Boss 338 (18x8 / 18x9.5)
Tires: Nitto NT-05 (245/40R18 / 285/35R18)
Headlights: Ultima 5 3/4" LED Halo (white) -
Taillights: Custom LED kit
Exhaust: 3.5" w/ headers, x-pipe and
Seats: 2009 Challenger "Heritage Edition"
Center Console: 2004 Cadillac Deville
Hood Ornament: Ricker Designs Custom Fender Art
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)
FOR SALE: 1968 Plymouth GTX 440
1968 Plymouth GTX (S-code car). 440 Super Commando 375hp HiPerf engine
(L-code car). Torqueflite automatic transmission. Burgandy Metallic paint
with black top. Black deluxe interior with console and bucket seats. Power
steering. Dual 2 1/2" Exhaust with
Flowmasters. HD Suspension. Wieland intake. Dash Tach. Remote drivers
mirror. Sparkomatic under dash FM radio. 17" Chrome wheels. 82,496 miles
showing. Call (830)629-4843 for more information on this car or any of our
inventory. You could be driving a real deal powerhouse GTX for $39,900.