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For Sale: 1956 Plymouth Savoy
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
216-496-9492
Description
 
16,031 original miles, and featuring a 100% original interior, engine, and chassis. One repaint and some new chrome, otherwise a beautiful, low-mileage Plymouth survivor.

Given this car’s outstanding condition, I have to say that it probably has one repaint in the original code 699 Eggshell White over Sea Spray Green, but it was done sympathetically, giving the car a very authentic, honest look. All the bodywork is factory-issue, and this car has never had rust issues of any kind. Plymouth’s look was a preview of the Forward Look shape that was coming a few years later, and compared to the Fords and Chevys in 1956, it looks downright sleek. Some of the chrome on this car, including the front and rear bumpers and giant front grille, have been restored and re-plated, since it just looks too good to be production-line stuff from the ‘50s. The hood ornament has been restored, but the rest of the stainless on the car appears original and simply well maintained. Most of the glass is good original stuff, with a NOS “New Horizon” windshield installed about two years ago.

From the wild upholstery to the cool gauges and switch controls, the interior offers a glimpse into the future as seen from a ‘50s perspective. The options list will make you wonder about the original owner—it has a heater, but no radio. It appears that he had his priorities in order, but would the $11 for a radio really have broken the bank? Or perhaps it was one of those really frugal old ladies who didn’t see the wisdom in a radio, because she wasn’t in the car to be entertained (although by selecting this color, the person who bought this car had to have at least a little bit of fun in them). The upholstery is in outstanding condition front and rear, with the only notable wear being a split between the fabric and vinyl on the passenger’s side that was repaired. The back seat looks like new, and the headliner is incredible—no stains or sagging. Someone took extremely good care of this car for its entire life, and the interior is proof.

Power is supplied by Plymouth’s rugged and reliable 230 cubic inch flathead inline-six. Making 117 horsepower and around 200 pounds of torque, this engine moves the relatively lightweight Savoy smartly, especially when paired with the standard 3-speed manual transmission. The engine compartment in this ’56 club sedan is all business with original equipment throughout. A recent service included all new hoses and a fresh OEM-style battery, but none of the originality was removed during the process. The engine block still wears its original silver paint, a thick copper and brass radiator still handles the cooling chores, and the oil bath air cleaner still manages airflow. Key it up, and it fires instantly and settles into an easy idle, pulling cleanly and driving like an original car should. It will cruise easily at highway speeds, and probably pulls down decent gas mileage while doing it. The suspension is original and has been regularly serviced over the years, and the brake system offers a new master cylinder and recent hoses. The finishing touch is a set of slightly oversized 225/75/15 blackwall tires with full-wheel wheelcovers on the factory steel wheels.

This car also includes a ton of factory literature.

This is quite possibly the lowest-mileage 1956 Plymouth Savoy in existence, and it’s obvious that someone has always loved it and treated it as something special. Handsome, economical, and fun to drive, this is the kind of car that always draws a crowd at shows simply because of the originality. Folks will walk past row after row of hot rods with crate motors, but this little green Plymouth stops them in their tracks and always gets them talking. An inexpensive entry-level hobby car that has a lot going for it, not the least of which is the wonderful stories it can tell.

For more information and photos, please visit www.VintageMotorCarsUSA.com.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 132148
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$15,900
or best offer
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Cleveland, OH
Zip
44128-2251
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
Club Coupe

Odometer Reading
16031

Year
1956

VIN
14130175

Vehicle Category/Style
Club Coupe

Convertible
No

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Eggshell White over Sea Spray Green

Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
Green

Seat Material
Cloth

Restoration History
Unrestored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Inline 6

Engine Size
230 cubic inches

Engine History
Original

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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