1946 Plymouth Street Rod
There are various theories about the origin of the term "hot rod".
The common theme is that "hot" related to "hotting up" a car, which
means modifying it for greater performance. One theory is that
"rod" means roadster, a lightweight 2-door car which was often used
as the basis for early hot rods. Another theory is that "rod"
refers to camshaft, a part of the engine which was often upgraded
in order to increase power output. In the early days, a car
modified for increased performance was called a "gow job". This
term morphed into the hot rod in the early to middle 1950s.
This 1948 Plymouth Street Rod offered is a 20-year old restoration
which still looks and drives great in every way. The purple paint
still shines like new with very few flaws if any. Accented with
light purple and blue flames and stripes, the build harkens to
period rods of the 50's and early 60's. Let's call it a
Showing shaved headlight bezels, door handles, and rear badging, as
well as "frenched "taillights, this Purple (eggplant) Plymouth had
very clean, simple lines. Leaving intact the pointed grille in
chrome, as well as the "Plymouth" badging on the hood, adds some
highlighting to the deep paint, which still shines nicely. Also
seen is creative use of flames on their headlights in contrasting
pink and electric blue. A pink belt line elongated chevron style
wide pinstripe, accented with electric blue stripes intersecting at
the rear quarter panel, adds flair to the back of the car. The
exterior is finished off with chrome centerline wheels.
Off white late model bucket seats in off white cloth in front, and
a couch like matching bench in the rear even having armrests built
into the bench seat brings up the interior rear. Door panels match
this cloth and are framed with purple A and B painted interior
pillars. A purple dash with a brushed stainless VDO gauge cluster
is fronted by a tilt wheel steering wheel which makes entering and
exiting very easy. A mohair headliner emulates the original, and is
showing in reddish brown, as is the carpeting below.
Powered by a 318ci engine, producing 300hp, this Plymouth is a very
dependable and an easy to drive street car. The automatic
transmission is a torque-flight with 3 speeds.
A peek underneath reveals a restored rust-free environment in....
Purple. Suspension, exhaust, axles, and gas tank all appear
Hot rods in all shapes and sizes come through Classic Auto Mall,
however this one is unique because of the retro rodding style, and
it's very nice condition. If you are looking at getting into the
hot-rodding scene, this quick starter, and smooth shifter, as well
as easy driver could be the ticket for your entry into this
wonderful world, for a fraction of the price.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.