STEEL PLYMOUTH STREET ROD, MATCHING TRAILER FOR STORAGE, 350CI, TH350 TRANS
Plymouth wasn't the #3 automaker in 1932, but they were building some pretty neat cars that looked and felt more upscale than their Ford and Chevy competition. So it should follow that build a rod out of a 1932 Plymouth would result in a very cool car that stands apart from the usual cars that you see at cruise nights, and this awesome two-door sedan makes an excellent case-in-point.
Upright cars of the '30s seem to make the coolest rods simply due to the clash between the ancient shape and modern design elements, and this unusual Plymouth keeps all that is great about the original design. It hasn't been chopped or significantly modified beyond the usual shaved door handles and de-chroming, but it's instantly recognizable as something other than your usual Ford or Chevy. Finish quality is quite good, with the vivid electric blue paint creating a striking profile that's still dignified on the handsome sedan bodywork. You'll also note flames licking out of the hood vents and along the fenders, but they're subtle and the combination really works. The painted grille shell and low-mounted headlights give the front end a unique look that's quite handsome, and the bumpers were hand-fabricated just for this car. It's also nice to see a rear-mounted spare, complete with a matching fifth wheel, and just check out that gorgeous oval rear window. Cool, right?
The white leather interior is nothing like what you'd expect but makes a dramatic statement in this rod. Custom bucket seats with matching blue piping are all-day comfortable and cool enough to be show-worthy all by themselves. The door panels mirror the flames on the exterior of the body and the dark blue carpets anchor the interior so it looks right. A simple instrument panel was standard in 1932 and today uses white-faced instruments to achieve a similar no-nonsense look. There's also a full-width back seat that's upholstered to match the front buckets, and with an AM/FM/CD stereo system, it's a great place to spend some quality time. There is no trunk, but it includes a custom-built trailer that is a miniature version of the car, complete with remote door poppers for access, and hitching them together makes for the most arresting and attention-grabbing hot rod we've ever seen.
Power comes from a stout 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 topped by a 4-barrel carb and exhaling through a Magnaflow dual exhaust system that gives it the right sound. There's nothing radical going on under the hood, which is good because this is a car that was built to drive, but with a few chrome dress-up pieces and a clean layout, it's always worth opening the hood at shows. There's a bit radiator up front to keep things cool and a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission makes for easy cruising around town or on the highway. A Ford 8-inch rear end hangs on leaf springs with air shocks to keep everything level, and up front you'll find an A-arm setup with rack-and-pinion steering, and 4-wheel disc brakes deliver impressive stopping power. Bright chrome wheels set it off and spin 215/60/17 front and 235/65/17 rear Yokohama radials that give it the right rake.
If you're a Mopar fan or just a fan of being a little different, this awesome Plymouth rod and accompanying trailer makes for a show-stopping combination that's hard to beat with any garden-variety Ford. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Tilt Wheel
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