Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Minivans running footage and features
This is my first YouTube upload. Sorry for the poor quality. This was taped
on VHS back in the mid 90's! It is a narrated dealer video used to
highlight the major features/options of various cars, trucks and minivans.
I do not claim any ownership over the copyrights to this video. It was
recorded off the TV around 1995 and I have not seen it anywhere since, so I
thought I would share it with the world. This video has not been monetized
and I am not earning revenue from it.
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Chrysler blower resistor
If your heater blower only blows on high speed, most likely the blower
resistor is bad. But, to be sure you must test it. Here is how to find
it, test it, and replace it
1937 Plymouth: "Sailing Along" 1937 Chrysler 12min
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly
cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild
video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization.
...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 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 Mayflower ship which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
farmers. (Plymouth Binder Twine was a common household item that was used
to tie up various items.)
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...
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
Plymouth almost surpassed Ford in 1940 and 1941 as the second most popular
make of automobiles in the U.S...
From a peak production of 973,000 for the 1973 model year, Plymouth rarely
exceeded 200,000 cars per year after 1990. Even the Voyager sales were
usually less than 50% that of Dodge Caravan. In Canada, the Plymouth name
was defunct at the end of the 1999 model year. Consequently,
DaimlerChrysler decided to drop the make after a limited run of 2001
models. This was announced on November 3, 1999.
The last new model sold under the Plymouth marque was the second generation
Neon for 2000--2001...
1975 Chrysler Cordoba
1975 Chrysler Cordoba TV Commercial with Ricardo Montalban (1975).
Plymouth Sundance Commercial - The Pride Is Back
Another variation of Plymouth's "The Pride Is Back" ad campaign of the
1980's. This commercial features the "Unbelievable American" Sundance
series in its first year of production as an '87 model.