218CI INLINE-6, 3SPD TRANS, PRFCT WEDDING VEHICLE, CLEAN/SHARP, GR8 COLOR COMBO!
In the last seven decades, this 1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe four door sedan has gone from a practical car to downright stylish. So to find an example like this that has given it a few updates but doesn't erase the quality and fun-to-drive quotient, it's an affordable and enjoyable way to get an early post WWII classic.
This is a great piece of American history. Very similar to the pre-war Plymouths, these cars were about getting vehicles into the hands on an eager nation that was ready to once again celebrate the open road. This one symbolizes that cheery optimism with all that glittering bright work against the glossy black paint. Besides the wraparound chrome bumpers, there are plenty of great stylist's touches. You see it in elements like full-length trim that even incorporates the door handles. And up front, the tri-bar grille incorporates the parking lights as well as the fender/headlight trim. This one was given a refresh/restoration a while ago and treated with respect ever since – you know it by the way you can close the doors with confidence. So it has the right look for a cool cruising classic that's not overdone, yet it still knows how to command attention.
The updated velour interior does a fantastic job of giving this spacious sedan a comfortable and complete feeling without upgrading past Plymouth's every-man theme. The red on the seats, door panels, headliner, and carpeting is a terrific standout against the exterior black. The factory steering wheel and the full dash have that great classic Art Deco design. But you'll also notice some well-integrated upgrades for comfort and convenience. It includes auxiliary gauges, a GPS system for measuring speed, and an AM/FM/CD stereo for upgraded cruising tunes.
Under the hood looks refreshingly original with only the right upgrades. For example, you get a motor with the correct 218 cubic-inch inline-six block. But now it has been upgraded to 12-volt power and an alternator for far better reliability and serviceability. In fact, there's also a new coil, wires, plugs, distributor cap, points, and condenser all recently added. Overall, the engine bay is tidy and quite authentic, even showing correct components like the oil bath air cleaner. It's also surprisingly thrifty, and Plymouth advertisements of the day suggested that it was among the most economical new cars to operate. But the true to key to happiness on this sedan is the control it offers. It's in everything from the three-speed manual transmission to the original Plymouth two-piece wheel covers on new Coker Classic tires.
This is the classic sedan for car lovers and history buffs. You even get a service manual with the sale. Don't let this affordable American story slip through your fingers. Call now!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Cloth Interior
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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