My Parents' First Car - 1948 Plymouth convertible

Joe and Beverly Smith were the proud owners of a 1948 Plymouth Convertible until they had to sell it when Joe was drafted to serve in the Korean War. As a 60th wedding anniversary gift, their son, Joel, found a '48 Plymouth through Craigslist fixed it up and gave it to them as a surprise. The car will now forever stay in the family and be passed down through generations. Subscribe! - http://bit.ly/1sddOmD LIKE us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Ha... FOLLOW us on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hagerty JOIN our circle on GOOGLE PLUS: https://plus.google.com/+Ha... Find out more about Hagerty: http://www.hagerty.com Subscribe! | http://bit.ly/1sddOmD LIKE us on FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/HagertyClassicCars/ FOLLOW us on TWITTER | https://twitter.com/hagerty JOIN our circle on GOOGLE PLUS | https://plus.google.com/+Hagerty FOLLOW us on INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/hagertyclassiccars/ Find out more about Hagerty | http://www.hagerty.com HAGERTY VALUATION TOOLS | https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL11A9D1D9D04C6B8C FEATURED VIDEOS | https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHKCmmH-x9mKdOsoMmYDwL8qHYJ5Tn6dG RIDE ALONGS | https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHKCmmH-x9mIGSmYHJAoy1j0ngWXgOS6s Hagerty is your definitive source for all things classic: compelling stories about cool cars and the people who love them; the latest on collector car values and market trends; and all the eye candy, roaring engines and nostalgia you can handle. So strap down, settle in and cruise with us a while. We’re glad you’re here. Contact us. Phone: 877-922-9701 Fax: 231-941-8227 Suggestions and/or Complaints: Your2Cents@hagerty.com Marketing & Event Inquiries: marketing@hagerty.com Media Inquiries: press@hagerty.com

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