Two door wagons were popular in the early 50's. Plymouth introduced a nice all steel wagon in 49, but kept a wood panel wagon as an option through 1951. These were very practical wagons with a folding rear seat and clamshell hatches in the back. This video is particularly interesting in detailing the sourcing of parts for a car like this. As the owner says, exterior sheet metal is still available..and the mechanical parts are readily available.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger
A nice marriage of a British sports car and an American V8...a Ford 260
c.i. The bizarre part was the fact it was sold at Chrysler Corporation
dealers here in the U.S. Chrysler had had an agreement with Sunbeam and
their cars. I've often wondered if the dealer referred the owner to the
Ford dealer for warrant work on the engine, if that were needed!
1964 Chrysler 300K hardtop
The 300 muscle cars started in 1955. This one has a 413 c.i. displacement
V8...with the dual carbs and tuned intake manifolds, I do believe the
that Car Spotter's mentions (390) pertains.
Note too the air conditioning on this model. The 300K was available as a
1938 Ford Fordor Sedan...Edsel's Daughter's car
Edsel brought this car to Maine so that his daughter Josephine could learn
to drive. This one had a radio, as befitting a car belonging to the Ford
family. Can you visualize Edsel driving, giving instruction to his
daughter?? The car is for sale, and the owner's phone number is advertised
on the car window.
1951 Plymouth Cranbrook 4 Door Sedan
K.T. Keller would be happy with this sedan..it fulfilled what he felt was
important in a family car...chair high seats, lots of headroom for all
those folks wearing hats...and plenty of legroom. Nice touches with the
gray woodgrain, deluxe steering wheel, long wearing upholstery. These cars
were very durable.
1951 PLYMOUTH, CONTINUING THE ALL STEEL WAGON
FOR YEARS CAR MAKERS PRODUCED STATION WAGONS FRAMED IN WOOD PIECES. IN
1949 PLYMOUTH WAS THE FIRST TO MAKE THEIR WAGONS BODIES ALL IN STEEL
ALTHOUGH CHEVY, OLDS, AND PONTIAC WERE CLOSE BEHIND. THIS 1951 WAGON
DESIGN HAS A FACELIFT BUT THE STEEL WAGON BODY BEYOND THE FRONT DOORS IS
THE SAME BODY SINCE IT'S INCEPTION IN '49. THIS WAGON HERE IS A "BARE
BONES" SUBURBAN MODEL WITH FEW OPTIONS. THERE ARE NO BUMPERETTES ON THE
FRONT BUMPER, NO GRAVEL GUARD ON THE REAR FENDERS, NO SUN VISOR, NO
EXTERIOR "WOODY" TRIM. JUST A WORKHORSE VEHICLE. THE ENGINE, NOT SHOWN,
WAS THE 217 CID L - HEAD SIDE VALVE SIX WHICH PRODUCED 97 BHP. NOW THIS
ENGINE ALTHOUGH NOT FAST OR PEPPY WAS CAPABLE OF 23 MILES PER GALLON AND IF
YOU HAD YOUR FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL LONG ENOUGH YOU COULD GET UP TO
80 MPH. NEW INNOVATIONS WERE THE COMBINED IGNITION/STARTER SWITCH AND THE
AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC CHOKE. AN IMPROVEMENT IN SUSPENSION WAS THE ORIFLOW
SHOCK ABSORBERS A CHRYSLER DESIGNED HYDRAULIC CYLINDER TO EASE HANDLING AND
IMPROVE THE RIDE. THE SUBURGAN WAGON RAN ON A 111 INCH WHEELBASE. THE
BASE PRICE WAS AROUND $1,850 WHICH WAS LESS THAN THE COMPETITION. PLYMOUTH
SALES AGAIN CAME IN THIRD BEHIND FORD AND CHEVY BUT NEVERTHELESS SOLD OVER
600,000 IN ALL MODELS. THE INTERIOR OF THIS ORIGINAL UNRESTORED PLYMOUTH
IS BASIC AND SIMPLE BUT THIS SUBURBAN DID HAVE A FACTORY RADIO. THE
INTERIOR IS VINYL / NAUGAHYDE GREAT FOR WEAR RESISTANCE. THIS CAR HAS HAD
IT'S FRONT SEATS RE-UPHOSTERED. NOTE THE SLIDING SIDE WINDOWS AND THE
FOLD-DOWN BACK SEATS FOR A LARGER CARGO AREA. THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF
HOW THE STATION WAGONS LOOKED IN THE EARLY FIFTIES AND ANOTHER RARE CAR TO
VIEW. IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS, PLYMOUTH UPDATED THEIR STYLING, SIZE, horsepower, AND MARKET
SHARE. ( see my related video of Plymouth's first muscle car, the 1956
Fury ). PLEASE VIEW MY OTHER VIDEOS OF RARE, SPECIAL INTEREST, AND
1952 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN 2 DR. WAGON - ALL STEEL WAGON
1952 Plymouth touted 46 improvements although those improvements were
mostly hidden. But the super idea that came to being is building a station
wagon that had no wood at all in it's structure. The Plymouth wagon was
now all steel construction. There are three Plymouth models this year. At
the bottom was the last year Concord, then Cambridge, and at the top the
Cranbrook. The Suburban wagon was placed within the Concord model. Body
styles are a business coupe, a 2 door sedan, the Savoy 2 door wagon,
Suburban wagon , 4 door sedans, club coupe, convertible coupe, and the
beautiful Belevedere hardtop coupe. The Suburban wagon cost $2,160 new,
weighed 3,145 lbs., and had a production around 37,000. The only engine
designated for the Plymouth is an L-head, 217 cid with 97 bhp. This is an
engine that Plymouth utilized for a few years until 1954. I find this
steel wagon in excellent condition due to a cosmetic redo. Check out that
handsome dash and the painted steering wheel and brake release. Many
thanks for viewing this 1952 Plymouth Suburban wagon.
1951 Plymouth Suburban "Catt-Nip" Detroit Autorama 2014
A 1951 Plymouth Suburban Street Rod that I shot at the Detroit Autorama
2014...Seven years to build....all by hand....most by one Man....This is
one cool Hot Rod...Check it out!!!...Make sure you follow me so that you
don't miss any of the awesome videos I post daily!!!
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1961 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN SPORT 4-DOOR WAGON, RARE WAGON
CARRYING ON WITH THE FORWARD LOOK WITH CHRYSLER PRODUCTS, PLYMOUTH STYLING
THIS YEAR WAS, WELL DIFFERENT. SPACE AGE BIZARRE DESIGN FIZZLED SALES.
IN FACT, ONLY 3,088 OF THESE 9 PASSENGER WAGONS SOLD MAKING THIS EXTREMELY
RARE. THE FINS OF THE FIFTIES WERE GONE AND REPLACED BY A HORIZONTAL
TRAILING EDGE TO THE REAR. BOLD CONCAVE GRILLE FRAMED BY FRONT FENDER
SWOOPS HOLDING DUAL HEADLIGHTS RESULTED IN A ODD FRONTAL LOOK. FLASHLIGHT
TYPE TAIL LIGHTS ADDED ANOTHER DESIGN ABSTRACT TO THE OVERALL LOOK. INSIDE
THE DASHBOARD WAS JUST AS BIZARRE AS THE EXTERIOR DESIGN. THIS WAGON IS
POWERED BY A 361 CID V-8 THAT CAME WITH POWERFLITE AUTO TRANSMISSION AND
AIR CONDITIONING. NOTICE THE PUSH BUTTONS ON THE EXTREME LEFT OF THE DASH,
THE OBLONG STEERING WHEEL, AND THOSE LARGE GAUGE PODS MOUNTED ON THE DASH.
THATS A NICE LOOK OF THE ROOF WITH THOSE RIBS RUNNING THE LENGTH. THE
INTERIOR IS PERFECT AS WELL AS THE TOTAL BODY CONDITION. I DON'T THINK OF
THIS WAGON AS UGLY, I FEEL IT'S A HISTORIC PIECE OF AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN. A
DESIGN THAT DIDN'T SELL WITH THE PUBLIC IN '61, BUT ONE CAN MAYBE
APPRECIATE THIS PLYMOUTH'S LOOKS TODAY. Another original survivor brought
to you by 55lincoln. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING.
1955 Plymouth Savoy Two-tone Sedan Restored Classic Car
While I was checking out some cars at the local classic car dealer, they
pulled this one into the shed. They had just gotten this in and it's a
beauty. Hope you enjoy checking it out as much as I did, thanks for
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
1974 Plymouth 360 Duster
You just don't see any Plymouth Dusters around any more..but I found a very
nice one..ck it 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...