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...
Plymouth GTX 440 LOUD SOUND RoadRunner V8
Plymouth GTX 440 / RoadRunner Sound - Hello and welcome to the Car
Acceleration TV Channel 2014. In today's video, we want to show you a great
american classic car, the Plymouth GTX 440 / RoadRunner. The V8 engine
sound is really incredible. Watch this Plymouth video for cold start sound,
drive scenes and listen the horn. End of 1970, the Belvedere was replaced
by the Plymouth Satellite. Consequently, based on the GTX now the new
model. However, this lasted only one year. Completely new was the coupé
body, technically, everything remained the same. Available were still the
7.2-liter with two power ratings and the seven-liter Hemi V8. Due to sharp
decline in sales of the GTX was taken as a stand-alone model in the fall of
1971 from the program, in the model years 1972 to 1974 there were but for
the continuing Plymouth Road Runner GTX a package. My opinion is from this
period is the most interesting of the Plymouth Cuda Barracuda model.
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sound, drive & grip, acceleration and top speed videos, american muscle
cars, classic cars and much more.
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)
Test Driving 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 383 V8 4 BBL Four Speed
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I thought you'd like a look at this 1969 Plymouth Road Runner in action.
It's powered by a 383 V8, with an Edelbrock intake, 4 BBL carb, coated
headers, and Air Grabber induction. All the power is being funneled through
a hurst shifted four-speed manual back to an 8 3/4 rear. This car runs out
strong and it's in absolutely immaculate condition. It's as clean in the
engine bay and underneath the car as it is on the outside. The interior
looks showroom new as well. This car is a proven show winner as well. I hop
you find it interesting....thanks for watching!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Big Bad Plymouth
Big heavy street car does huge wheelies plus intrerview with owner.
Groutaone official race gear found here http://www.groutaone.com/
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.
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1965 Plymouth Satellite Convertible 426
For 1965 the Plymouth Satellite became a separate model, available as a
coupe and convertible only. With a base 273 cid V8 as standard it was
available with the full range of Chrysler V8 engines all the way to the 426
cid rated at 365 horsepower and a rubber
burning 470 foot pounds of torque.. With a relatively light weight for a
convertible of 3,325 pounds for the convertible and 125 less for the
coupes, these were the Luxury Muscle cars of 1965. These cars were the
precursor of the Plymouth Road Runner that was to come. With only 1,860
convertibles built in 1965 these cars were rare when new, 52 years later
are though after by collectors, and who knows how many of the 426 cars
survived. This car is absolutely a head turner and I would love to have one
in my collection.
"Set the Way-Back machine to 1965 Mr. Peabody."
I had the honor of driving this particular car and to be honest the
restoration was a little too authentic. The engine settled to a lopeping
idle with just enough rumble from the Exhaust to let you know this car is special. The
acceleration was breath taking and I had to be careful to not light up the
tires at every stab of the accelerator. Today's cars are so well behaved
that the you can feel the twisting forces at work when you step on the
accelerator hard, you feel the car squat towards the left rear and you feel
the front right rise to the air. You know if it had enough traction those
front wheels would lift off the ground. When these cars were new I was
firmly entrenched in driving European cars that were completely the
opposite in the dynamics and handling, light, nimble, precise and slow in
comparison to the brutal power of the american V8 cars. The steering and
response of the cars of this period was leisurely and dead in feel. Disc
brakes were just becoming an option in some cars. The interstate hi-way
system was almost finished and america was legally cruising at 70 mph gas
was 22 cents a gallon. There is no question that this car is fast, there is
no question that this and other cars of the period need more to stop with
the tiny drum brakes it came equipped with.
1965 Dodge Coronet - Homebuilt Big Block Mopar
Here's a photo and video summary of my Dodge Coronet. See my other videos
for the engine specs, but any questions, just ask. This is pretty much
home-built except for the paint job! Looking forward to the next Mopar
project, whenever/whatever that might be, but still a little ways to go on
Shot with a Panasonic DMC-ZS3, and any pixelation in the video is due to
the way I converted the raw file from .mov to .wmv so I could work in
Windows Movie Maker. Could have been a little better...
1965 Plymouth Belvedere Satellite Convertible Hurst Blu
An amazing survivor of the horsepower wars!
Performance 426 engines were retrofitted at the factory and gave anywhere
from 365 to 415 horsepower, depending on
configuration. Also available was the 426 hemi. This car is fitted with a
Hurst linkage, 4 speed manual. Everything about the car is great...a
testimony to Chrysler's history of performance cars!