Will it Run? Episode 6: 1958 Plymouth Savoy
Time to get the 58 Plymouth Savoy up and running! I put it on a good frame
and changed it to a standard shift. Still a long way to go, but a huge
improvement on the piece of junk I brought home last winter. It's now a 230
c.i. flathead 6 with a 3-on-the-tree. Hope you like it like I do! Thanks
for checking 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...
1965 Buick Gran Sport - #126 NDY - Gateway Classic Cars - Indianapolis
For sale is a numbers matching 1965 Buick Gran Sport located in our
Indianapolis showroom. In 1965, Buick introduced the Gran Sport option to
the Skylark producing roughly 15,000 during this first year of production
with only 4,500 being the hardtop coupe like this one. This 1965 Buick
Gran Sport is powered by its original numbers matching 401 CID "Nail Head"
V8 engine, backed by Super Turbine 300 2-speed automatic transmission with
89,741 actual miles. The 401 "Nail Head" on this sharp GS came from the
factory putting out 325 horsepower and 445 ft./lbs.
of torque that will pin you to the seat. Options on this 1965 Buick Gran
Sport for sale include: AM Radio, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seat
Belts, Vinyl Interior, and Raised White Letter Radial Tires. The exterior
is painted with a vibrant red paint and is topped with a black vinyl top.
The interior is decked out in black with front bucket leather seats and
center console along with a newly added headliner. Finishing off the
factory look are the correct 14" Buick Road wheels on all four corners. The
owners have recently added a new 2 1/4" Exhaust system which sound awesome as you step
on the gas. This Buick has been very well taken care of and has always
been garaged by its current owners. This car turns heads wherever it goes
and will sure to make the next owner proud as they are out enjoying this
car. To view this 1965 Buick Gran Sport in greater detail, including a
high def video, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our Indianapolis
showroom. For more information please call (317)688-1100.
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9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at
the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also
the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to
Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been
taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to
bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our
shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new
powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the
engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and
get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138
hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the
5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing
adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle
the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool
but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to
straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll
go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
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.
More information here:
Tulsa County Buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere
This is video footage from 1957 that shows Tulsans burying a Plymouth
Belvedere outside of the county courthouse on 6th and Denver. This car is
going to be unearthed on June 15th, 2007 as part of the Oklahoma Centennial
Here is a story on CNN's website regarding this event:
***** UPDATE: *****
You can view pictures of the car being unearthed here:
1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Test Drive in Sonoma Wine Country
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1970-buick-gs-stage1/ to see this
1970 Buick Gran Sport for sale from Left Coast Classics in Sonoma
Take a little test drive in this stunning 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 in
Sonoma California. Fully restored and Sloan documented. Finished in
Diplomat Blue with Pearl White interior and white vinyl top. Full
restoration completed in 2009. Car is loaded with all of the best that
Buick had to offer including the GS455 engine and Stage 1 trim package.
Sloan Museum documented and decoded from original GM archives list 20
factory installed options including air conditioning (ice cold), bucket
seats, turbo Hydromatic 400
transmission, center console with storage, power steering, brakes, windows
and power driver's seat and the rare speed waring indicator. Engine
rebuilt, balanced and blue-printed. Drive train, manifold, Exhaust and 3:42 positraction also rebuilt. Era
correct reproduction wide oval lettered G70x14 tires running on correct 14"
chrome plated rims. Rallye clock option replaced with era-correct
tachometer. Sonomatic AM radio in dash. Remote controlled after-market
stereo discretely installed beneath passenger seat using original rear
speaker replacement. Mileage believed to be 134k. Car is restored and
immaculate throughout. Body is tight with no rattles or squeaks. Starts on
first turn of the key and runs beautifully.
Check out the link above for full details, pricing info and detailed photo
gallery. Then give me a call with your best offer.
Thanks for watching our Buick GS test drive video - please leave a nice big
thumbs up and a like on this very cool Stage 1 Buick!
Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UcEWUNX--Q
Building Better Christines !!! 1958 Plymouth restoration miracle
Watch in amazement as a 1958 Plymouth parts car is transformed before your
eyes to an award winning Christine clone........unbelievable !! Many
thanks to all the guys and gals who contributed time, sweat and money to
complete this project. As you can see, it was well worth it !!
Big Bad Plymouth
Big heavy street car does huge wheelies plus intrerview with owner.
Groutaone official race gear found here http://www.groutaone.com/
1955 Plymouth Belvedere - What a Beauty!
The car speaks for itself. Two door hard top - PowerFlite 2-speed with a
230.2 in" six-cylinder engine, rated at 110 hp (82 kW). With 66629 original
miles. Power steering, power breaks. wire wheels and radial tires. All
Plymouths were treated to a major overhaul for the 1955 model year. This
was the first year of Chrysler Stylist Virgil Exner.