STEEL BODY, 383CI CHEVY, A STREET ROD YOU CAN DRIVE, GREAT WAY TO BE DIFFERENT
Nobody was building ugly cars in 1934, but this gorgeous 1934 Plymouth two-door sedan absolutely knocks it out of the park. An already unusual design, it's accented by a gorgeous color combination, just the right stance, and a smooth-running small block Chevy for power. This is one of those hot rods that just draws a crowd without even trying very hard.
There are a few subtle body mods, but it'll take an expert to spot them all. The rest is pretty much the way the factory did it, from the flowing skirted fenders to the slightly raked back windshield, all adding up to a smooth, elegant rod that stands out. The two-tone paint job, which marries a wonderful soft gold metallic with burgundy, makes the car look long and low. Using the body's belt moldings as a natural dividing point for the two colors, it's also highlighted by subtle graphics, including a Road Runner emblem, which reminds you that this is a Plymouth, not a garden-variety Ford. The grille has been painted to match, but it retains its original headlights, bumpers, and running boards, so it has that timeless 1930s appeal. In back, they even kept the rear-mounted spare tire, which is nicely framed by some subtle pinstripe work and a pair of original taillights on chrome stands.
The interior's a little bit funky, and that's OK. Using two-tone black and gray cloth, it is quite comfortable and highly functional, with bucket seats up front and enough room for the kids in back, making this a great rod for the guy with a family. Suicide-style doors are always a crowd-pleaser, and you'll note that the same fabric was used on the door panels to create a unique look that's clean and simple. Also take a moment to note how the paint wraps into the door jambs, the sign of careful workmanship. A custom billet aluminum instrument panel holds a set of VDO gauges that look period-correct, with the secondary switches and the A/C system tucked into a panel below. There's also an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, a factory crank-out windshield for ventilation, and a tilt steering column that makes it easy to get comfortable. This Plymouth rod is all about functionality inside, and that's what we like best about it.
For power, it uses a GM 383 cubic inch V8 topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor. It provides reliable power that won't let you down and is always easy to service. Accessories are tucked in tight to the block so they fit under the pointed hood and there's a big radiator up front to keep it cool effortlessly. The diamond plate firewall gives it a functional industrial look that we kind of like, and cast iron exhaust manifolds mean that it's quiet and cool inside. The transmission is a tough TH400 3-speed automatic feeding what appears to be a Ford 9-inch rear end, so no worries about breakage. Dual glasspack-style mufflers give it that purring old-school rod soundtrack and the suspension uses a GM subframe up front and leaf springs out back, so it's comfortable and familiar-feeling on the road. Classic chrome wire wheels are a great choice, wearing 185/75/14s up front and 235/75/15s out back.
With 29,149 miles on the build, you know this rod was built for the road. It's got some signs of use, yes, but that also means it's totally sorted and ready to enjoy. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- Tilt Wheel
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
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- Split Bench
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