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For Sale: 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
NEW PRICE! Restored with 80% new wood, recent paint, beautiful interior, overdrive. Excellent driver that looks great.

This lovely 1949 Special Deluxe wagon is one of those 3443 final woodies, and sources indicate that there are no more than a handful still in existence. We estimate that perhaps as much as 80% of the wood has been expertly replaced, and the end result is beautifully finished and solidly constructed. The painted sections of the car are finished in Rio Maroon, one of three available colors available on the 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe wagons.

Paint quality is quite good, and modern urethane paints were used so it will be durable and easy to maintain. Much of the chrome has been restored, including the absolutely irreplaceable drop-down rear bumper and swiveling brake light fixture in the center of the tailgate, while other components such as the hood ornament and nose trim appear to be excellent original pieces.

All three rows of seats feature new maroon upholstery in the original style, stretched over fresh springs and painted frames. Gauges are all functional, even the ammeter, despite the conversion to a 12-volt electrical system with alternator. Aftermarket turn signals have been added for safety, the heater and defroster are functional, and the wipers work.

Plymouth’s rugged 217 cubic inch inline-six fires up almost instantly, idles smoothly with a great mechanical whir, and thanks to relatively tall 3.90 gears in the rear end, it’s quite peppy around town. While not detailed for show, the engine compartment is tidy and clean, and shows signs of regular maintenance and care. The three-speed manual transmission slips through the gears easily once you’ve familiarized yourself with the column-mounted shifter’s operation, and an overdrive unit allows it to cruise easily at highway speeds.

The chassis is clean and shows no signs of this ever being a rusty car. Steering is light, even at low speeds, the brakes are firm and reassuring, and that long wheelbase allows a smooth, comfortable ride that feels more luxury car than SUV. Tube shocks have been retrofitted, along with a set of 205/75/15 Coker wide whitewall radials that make it a pleasure to drive.

If you’re looking for perfection, you’ll pay extra for it elsewhere, but if you simply want a cool old woody that attracts a ton of attention and drives like it should, this lovely Plymouth is an ideal choice.

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Pricing Information
Asking Price
or best offer
Vehicle Location

United States
City, State
Cleveland, OH
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
Woody Wagon

Odometer Reading



Vehicle Category/Style
Station wagon


Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Rio Maroon

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details


Seat Material

Accessories and Customizations

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Inline 6

Engine Size
217 cubic inches

Engine History

Engine Condition

Transmission Details

Transmission Type

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

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