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Let's not waste any time on this brilliant Vitamin C Orange 1970 Plymouth. Not only is it a 100% matching numbers V-code Road Runner, and the earliest documented 1970 hardtop built. It also carries a rare aluminum intake manifold that was factory installed as a leftover from A12 production and presents a fresh frame-up restoration which provided all the necessary finishing touches to perfectly complement its immaculate body and spotless undercarriage. That's right Chrysler fans; this is another one of those off-the-charts amazing Mopar muscle cars that your friends here at RK Motors Charlotte love to find and offer exclusively to you!
The color change from Burnt Orange to Vitamin C is completely understandable; after all, why have a Road Runner without the high-impact color? The body is 100% original sheetmetal, and has been refinished to better than new standards with great gaps and a ton of block sanding. I don't know that we've seen a car this straight in a long time, and the Vitamin C paint seems to emphasize how nice it really is. The Performance Hood Treatment and dust stripes along the flanks have been expertly installed, and the orientation of the dust decals is correct (look closely at the next Road Runner you see and you'll discover how easy it is to get it wrong). That cool Air Grabber hood is fully functional and the black Go-Wing out back is a nice touch.
Under the car's orange hood you'll find its original, fully restored and highly detailed 440 Six Pack V8m which wears a correct 2536430-9 casting number, a July 24th of 1969 casting date and a correct partial VIN. The intake is painted, as it should be on a Road Runner, but is indeed an aluminum A12 unit underneath, with a 1969 dated letter from Chrysler informing owners of this fact. That big air cleaner looks intimidating covering those three carburetors, and is properly detailed with a fresh coat of paint and a correct set of decals. Hoses and clamps are correct, and like the potent A12 cars, this one carries no performance-robbing accessories like power steering or power brakes—this is a MAN's car all the way through! The Exhaust manifolds are in spectacular shape with no rust and almost no pitting, and details like the washer fluid bottle and Road Runner horn are brand new.
Underneath the car, an original heavy duty Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission drives an original 8.75-inch Sure Grip rear that's equipped with tall 3.55 gears. In fact, that rear end is so authentic that it still carries its original clip tag. The floors are covered in original undercoating that has been nicely touched up for show, and looks tidy and clean. The suspension features correct fasteners and hardware, and again, is 100% original. The brakes have been rebuilt and stop the car confidently, although you need to give the pedal a good shove just like any car with manual brakes. And a correct dual Exhaust system has been recently installed to give the big 440 a deep voice that doesn't get obnoxiously loud when all six barrels are wide open. Wheels are the original Rallyes wearing F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GT tires.
Inside, a fully restored black vinyl interior is simply spectacular, and not surprisingly, goes very nicely with the car's Vitamin C bodywork. Those are the original seats which have been wrapped in new black and gray covers, new door panels which have been sandwiched between black door frames and new stainless trim, and a fresh black which dash which is full of unrestored and fully functional gauges; even the tic-toc-tach works properly. Like the A12 cars before it, this one is built to go fast above all else, so there's a bench with a column-shifted automatic to save some weight. In front of the driver, a correct black steering wheel displays a cool Road Runner horn button. And new carpeted floor mats have been installed to keep the new black carpets looking as fresh as the day they left the factory.
A pedigreed Mopar muscle car in great colors that is neck-snapping fast; what more could you ask for? Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
1970 Road Runner 440 for sale with test drive, driving sounds, and walk through video
A real and rare (1 of 122 built) Road Runner, correct 440 CID 6 BBL @ 390
HP/490 Torque, Hemi Torqueflite automatic trans, correct and fully
functional "Air Grabber" hood, heavy duty 8 3/4" rear differential, mirror
finish "Vitamin C" orange paint w/ new Road Runner graphics, new
"Legendary" black & silver interior, original solid state AM Radio, rally
wheels w/ BFG radial T/A's, correct HP manifolds w/ new & great sounding
"Flowmaster" dual Exhaust w/ correct
bumper exit tips, full factory gauges including 150 MPH speedo & 8k tach,
all new chrome and stainless, show detailed engine compartment and trunk w/
jack and spare, nicely detailed undercarriage, fender tag, 6-pack registry,
a world class investment.
1970 Plymouth, Road Runner, 440 6 Pack, CrazyPurple,Test Drive!! Restored, SOLD
1970 Plymouth, Road Runner, 440 6 Pack, CrazyPurple, Restored, For Sale,
This is a full rotisserie restoration of a 59,000 mile 440 6-Pack car that
was originally bought from Cal Worthington Chrysler Dodge Plymouth in Long
Beach, California and was optioned as you see it today: In Plum Crazy
purple livery, white interior, 440 6-Pack and factory four speed manual
transmission. What could be better?
Dave Witter bought the Road Runner on December 15, 1969. It was a car that
was returned to the Cal Worthington after another couple decided they
wanted an automatic GTX rather than a 4-speed car! They accumulated about
158 miles on the car over their three day ownership! Dave Witter then
bought it as a returning serviceman in the military. He paid $2,936 for it
and later drove it home to rural Missouri. He kept the Road Runner for 37
After 37 years of ownership Dave sold his Road Runner to our consignment
client Jim from Yucaipa, California. Jim set out on a complete and thorough
restoration of every component of the car by using a rotisserie and all
local expert resources. The details of the restoration include:
-Complete rebuild of the factory warranty replacement block (correct 1970
440 block without numbers) with a NOS crank, rods and pistons, hardened
value seats, manly valves and springs. Jim installed a Mopar Performance
purple shaft cam (484 lift) that helps the Road Runner produce 475 hp and
435 ft lbs of torque. It has an Edelbrock intake and three Holly carbs as
it was originally equipped. It is now equipped with headers and a 2.5″ Exhaust.
-3:54 posi rear-end was rebuilt with all new components by Curry
Enterprises and the original Hemi 18 spline 4-speed transmission was fully
rebuilt with new gears and shafts.
-The brakes, front end, radiator and fuel tank are all new and rebuilt and
the wiring is all new from M&H.
-The paint was done by Mike Face in San Bernardino using Sherwin Williams
two stage paint and, again, using a full rotisserie. The correct white
interior is all new from Legendary interior. The glass was also fully
replaced. The bumpers are the original bumpers with new triple chrome
This is an excellent example to add to your collection. This Road Runner
can be shown in competitive events or to race for pinkslips!! This is a two
owner, original California car that has a terrific history and wonderful
restoration. For more information please contact Harry Clark at
951.901.5088 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
132865 / 1969 Pontiac Firebird
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With its correct Carousel Red paint, original big block V8, original Muncie
4-speed transmission and correct black interior, this awesome this rare and
exclusive Pontiac Firebird 400 is ready to hit the road OR sit at the show!
According to this rare '69 Firebird's Pontiac Historical Services
documentation, it was produced at GM's Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant and
delivered to Fredrick Pontiac of Woodbury, New Jersey. Recently, the car
underwent a high quality frame up restoration which gave it great looks to
match its awesome performance; and today, its straight body is well aligned
from virtually every angle and features a bright coat of correct GM code 72
Carousel Red that has been buffed to a great looking shine.
Pop the hood on this decked out Firebird convertible and you'll find the
cars original 400 cubic inch Pontiac V8 which wears a correct 9790071
casting number, a correct 132531 partial VIN and a coveted "WZ" block code.
As the most legendary motor produced by GM's excitement division, this
performance bred big block utilizes open chamber heads, bigger valves, a
hotter cam, a cast crank and cast rods to churn out an impressive 330 horsepower and a
stout 430 lb./ft. of torque!
Take one look underneath this '69 'bird and you'll find a clean
undercarriage that is ready to tackle virtually any road, anywhere. Solid
floors, which are nicely finished in fresh protective undercoating, sit
above a super clean frame that is laser straight and has obviously been
restored at one point in the cars life. Traveling up and down the floorpan
is a series of dent-free stainless fuel and brake lines which run to either
a new stainless fuel tank or correct power front disc and rear drum brakes.
In the middle of the chassis the car's original Muncie M20 4-speed
transmission, which wears a correct 3925660 casting number, a February (B)
15th (15) of 1969 (9) Muncie (P) M20 (A) build stamp and a correct 132531
partial VIN, sends power through a fresh driveshaft to a correct 12 bolt
Safe-T-Track rear end. The cars original double A-arm front and leaf spring
rear suspension has been completely rebuilt to factory specifications and
features correct power steering and a correct front sway bar. And a fresh
mandrel bent true dual Exhaust system
lines an H-pipe crossover up with rust-free turbo mufflers to create one of the toughest Exhaust notes in the classic car hobby.
Power flows to the pavement through correct 14 inch Pontiac Rally II wheels
which wear vintage looking G70-14 Goodyear Rally tires and spin cool red
lettered "PMD" center caps in the middle of traditional chrome lug nuts.
Inside this killer Pontiac you'll find an original GM code 208 black vinyl
interior which, when combined with the cars Carousel Red paint, creates the
ultimate Firebird color palette. At the front of the car, a straight and
crack-free dash hangs a correct Rally gauge pod between a switch for the
cars power top, good looking chrome accessory knobs and a correct Delco
stereo radio. At the center of the car, a straight black console frames a
chrome Hurst shifter, that's complete with a black cue ball shift knob, in
good looking wood applique and props well-maintained stainless trim between
soft, but pliable, black vinyl seats. At the sides of those seats, good
looking black door panels, which are set of by correct stainless trim and
correct chrome door and window handles, hang over fresh "Fisher" branded
sill plates and integrated aftermarket kick panel speakers. And below those
seats, fade-free black carpet rides under chrome trimmed foot pedals and
heavy duty, Pontiac branded floor mats. In front of the driver, a deluxe
steering wheel spins satin finished spokes between a bright PMD horn button
and a weather-free wood rim. And at the back of the cockpit, a tight black
cowl cover hangs over a fully restored trunk which features a full-size
spare tire, a correct jack assembly, a correct houndstooth mat and a
correct decklid decal.
When the sun is warm and the road is beckoning, this Pontiac is exactly the
kind of car you need to answer the call! Call, click or visit
http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
1970 HEMI Road Runner SYA! SOLD by ShowYourAuto.com
Show Your Auto LLC presents this 1970 HEMI Road Runner, EV2 Orange, N96 Air
Grabber, 1 of 16 made! Rotisserie restored, #'s Matching Engine, orig. body
panels, partial broadcast sheet, auto, buckets, console. Offered at
$139,900. Call Mr. Krook at 847-838-3749 or visit
1970 Plymouth GTX 440 6 Pack
Beautifully restored in Lime Green Metallic.
440 six pack engine rated @ 390 horsepower.
4 - speed manual transmission with Hurst pistol grip.
Track - Pack Option (4-Speed Transmission, DANA 60 3.54 Rear Axle Ratio.
26" Radiator with fan shroud, Dual point distributor, HEMI Heavy Duty
Air Grabber functional hood scoop allowing cold air directly
into the six pack (three two-barrel carburetors), activated with lever on
High back bucket seats with center console.
This car just screams to you, "jump in and let's GO.................."
Call Kassabian Motors today and we will show you how easy
It is to get the car of your dreams.
Prices will never be this low again.
1-800-900-0227 or 925-829-2825.
1970 Plymouth Roadrunner test drive.wmv
Base model 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner... FK5 Deep Burnt Orange..383
magnum...335hp... single point ignition...727 torqueflite transmission with
column shift....standard braking system with drum brakes..Power
steering...AM radio.. tachometer,oil, water,and ampmeter needle gauges
Bench seats. All standard equipment..... Some modifications to engine,
transmission and drivetrain, plus a roadrunner dust trail , hood stripes
and sun tach was added. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd plus stopping test was a success.
An improved track time is expected.
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Let's not waste any time on this brilliant green 1970 Road Runner. It's a
440 with a Six Pack, and it's probably the fastest car we have in the shop
right now. It has been given a recent restoration, and the condition of the
body and undercarriage is jaw-dropping. This is an off-the-charts amazing
Why have a Road Runner without the high-impact color? The lime green paint
is stunning. The straight, clean and solid body is wave free and rust free.
All of the gaps, margins, panels, and door and trunk lips are clean, just
the way you want them. The flat black hood and dust decal stripes along the
flanks have been expertly installed. The chrome and stainless is extremely
clean, and looks appropriate on the car. Honestly, it jumps out at you in
the photos, doesn't it?
Under the hood you'll find the 440 Six Pack engine, fully restored and
highly detailed. The casting number on the motor is 2536430.10. That big
air cleaner looks intimidating covering those three carburetors, and is
properly detailed with a fresh coat of paint and a correct decal set. Take
off that air cleaner and check out the Six Pack Holley carbs, as well as
the Edelbrock intake. This Road Runner carries no performance-robbing
accessories like power steering or power brakes—this is a man's car all
the way through. Details like the radiator, Mopar battery, and Road Runner
horn look to be brand new.
The transmission is a 727 driving the 8.75" rear with 3:73 gears. The rust
free, patch free floors are covered in the same paint color as the body,
and looks tidy and clean. The suspension features new ball joints, sway bar
links and new shocks. The springs have been painted and look brand new. The
frame members have visible stamped part numbers, that's how clean they are.
O2 sensors, a new gas tank, new fuel lines and new brake lines were also
included in the restoration. The drum brakes stop the car confidently,
although you need to give the pedal a good shove just like any car with
manual brakes. A stainless steel Exhaust system with Dynamax mufflers has been
recently installed that gives the big 440 a deep voice that doesn't get
obnoxiously loud when all six barrels are wide open.
Optional Dog Dish hubcaps sit on body matched painted wheels.
The black and silver interior is simply spectacular, and surprisingly it
goes very nicely with the green bodywork. The seats, door panels, carpets,
headliner and the dash are all in great shape. The standard gauges are
present, as well as an aftermarket column mounted tach and dual aftermarket
water temperature and oil gauges mounted under the dash. A bench with a
column-shifted automatic saves some weight. In back, the painted trunk has
a new mat as well.
Beautifully finished inside and out, it's ready to show at high-level
events where it might be the subject of considerable speculation. This is
just a cool car in great colors that is neck-snapping fast. What more do
you want? Call today! 7 Days a Week 248-974-9513 This will NOT last!!!
1968 Plymouth Road Runner "Big Bad Orange" Detroit Autorama 2014
A 1968 Plymouth Road Runner....Big Bad Orange....a blown Keith Black 426
HEMI sticking through the hood...and the bright orange paint...back the
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This car started its life in the Detroit area and was built into a drag
car. It was named "Agent Orange" and was famous for the wheelies it used to
do. It was a famous car locally at Milan and other local drag strips. The
previous owner bought the car about ten years ago and restored it to a
street legal car. He removed the cage and did a rotisserie restoration on
it. His friend in North Carolina who is involved in NASCAR built the engine
for him. It is a 440 Six pack 4 speed and has he claims 700HP.
440ci Engine - Built 8/29/1967 for the 1968 Model Year
Engine Casting # 2536430 = '66-'72 440
Engine is Stroked to 500ci
A-833 4-Speed Transmission, Built 1969
Dana 60 Sure-Grip Rear End with 3.23:1 Gear Ratio
Six Pack -- Holley Carbs
Front Disc Brakes with Drilled and Slotted Rotors
Rear Drum Brakes
Chrome Air Cleaner
Custom Aluminum Sheet Metal Valve Covers
MSD Ignition -- 6AL Box
Stainless Steel Headers
3" Exhaust System with Stainless Tips
Cherry Bomb Mufflers
Aluminum Drive Shaft
Aluminum Oil Pan
Road Runner Horn
Chrome Front Sway Bar
New Rear Air Shocks
New Gas Tank and Stainless Straps
Beautiful Orange Paint
Flat Black Fiberglass Lift-Off Hood
Gorgeous Chrome Bumpers
Stainless Trim is Beautiful
Doors Fit and Operate Properly
Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid
Solid, Straight Quarters
Trunk is Clean and Nicely Painted Body Color
Undercarriage is Painted Body Color
Frame is Solid and Painted Body Color
Rockers and Pinch Welds are Solid and Clean
225/75/15 Front Tires
Hoosier Rear Tires -- 31x16.50x15
Beautiful Black Interior
Aftermarket Gauges Under the Dash
Dash Pad is in Great Condition
Gauges are Clean and Clear
Beautiful Door Panels
Seatbelts Up Front Only
Carpet is in Great Shape
Headliner Fits Tight Across
Don't Miss Out! Call Tom 7 Days a Week at 248-974-9513
1969 Plymouth Road Runner 440 6 Pack Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
440 six pack
Bucket Seats with Console
8 ¾" Sure Grip
Very Solid Car
Fresh Air Package
Fender tag decoded below
Medium, Road Runner
2 Door Hardtop
M96: Special Order 8 CYL
Newark, DE, USA
: Sequence number
E63: 383 cid 4 barrel V8 High Performance
D32: Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission
X9: Black / Black Velvet Exterior Color
X9: Trim - Unknown, Unknown, Unknown Color
M6X: Unknown Int. Door Frames
X9: Build Date: 9
708: Order number
A01: Light Package
A36: Performance Axle Package w/3.55 Ratio
B51: Power Brakes
C16: Console w/Woodgrain Panel
C55: Bucket Seats
G31: OS RH Manual Standard Mirror
J25: 3 Speed Wipers
L31: Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signals
M21: Roof drip rail moldings
N96: Fresh Air Hood
R22: AM Radio with 8 Track (10 Watts)
26: 26in Radiator
END: End of Sales Codes
This is a true Road Runner
It is not numbers matching but a great example of a Sweet 440 6 Pack runs
awesome everything is new.
This is a sweet straight car with awesome beautiful paint.
Great Chrome and Trim.
Tac Inoperable and Horn
Don't spend 80k for a mopar when you can have this beautiful car for less
Call Tom Today
1970 Roadrunner 440 for sale at with test drive, driving sounds, and walk through video
Big block multi-carbureted muscle cars are it! 440cid V-8 with 3X2bbls
carbs @ 390hp, Torqueflite automatic, correct 8 ¾ rear, great looking B5
blue metallic paint w/ black callouts, rare functional air-grabber hood +
air cleaner, black interior nicely restored, full factory gauges w/ 150
speedo, original thumbwheel AM/FM stereo, 15 rally wheels w/ BFG radial
T/As, go wing, correct dual Exhaust +
tips, detailed trunk/spare/jack, power steering, fast, sounds great!
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
1970 Plymouth RoadRunner 440 6 pack
1970 brought new front and rear end looks to the basic 1968 body, and it
would prove to be another success. Updates included a new grille, leather
seats, hood, front fenders, quarter panels, single-piston Kelsey-Hayes disc
brakes (improved from the rather small-rotor Bendix 4 piston calipers of
'68 - '69 ), and even non-functional scoops in the rear quarters. The
design and functionality of the Air Grabber option was changed this year to
increase both efficiency and the "intimidation factor". A switch below the
dash actuated a vacuum servo to slowly raise the forward-facing scoop,
exposing shark-like teeth on either side. "High Impact" colors, with names
like In-Violet, Moulin Rouge, and Vitamin C, were options available for
that year. The 1970 Road Runner and GTX continued to be attractive and
popular cars. The engine lineup was left unchanged although a heavy-duty
three-speed manual became the standard transmission, relegating the
four-speed to the option list along with the TorqueFlite automatic. This
was to be the second and last year of the Road Runner convertible, with
only 834 made. These cars are considered more valuable than the 1969
version due to a better dash, high impact colors and more options including
the new high-back bucket seats shared with other Chrysler products which
featured built-in headrests.
The relatively popular 440 Six Barrel was relegated to option status for
1970. The 1969 "M" Code Edelbrock aluminum intake was replaced by a
factory-produced cast iron piece; however, due to a porous casting, there
was a recall early in the iron intake-equipped 440+6 run, and these were
supposed to be replaced with the more-desirable Edelbrock intake from the
Sales of the '70 Road Runner dropped by more than 50 percent over the
previous year to around 41,000 units (about 1,000 ahead of Pontiac's GTO
but still about 13,000 units behind Chevy's Chevelle SS-396/454). This
would also be the last year of the road runner convertible with 834 total
production. Only 3 hemi (R) code road runner convertibles were built. The
declining sales of Road Runner and other muscle cars were the result of a
move by insurance companies to add surcharges for muscle car policies -
making insurance premiums for high-performance vehicles a very expensive
proposition. Also, Plymouth introduced another bargain-basement muscle car
for 1970, the compact Duster 340 which was powered by a 275-horsepower 340 Magnum V8
which in the lighter-weight compact A-body could perform as well if not
better than a 383 Road Runner. Furthermore, the Duster 340 was priced even
lower than the Road Runner and its smaller engine qualified it for much
lower insurance rates.
The Chevy engine comment was a joke.
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...