In over seven decades, this 1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe coupe has
gone from a practical car to downright stylish. So to find an
example like this that has some nice updates (like air
conditioning) while never giving up its vintage style makes for
quite an attractive early post WWII classic.
We all love a classic coupe, and 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 in its details, like the two-piece wheel trim
with whitewalls and period-correct upgrades, like the windshield
sunshade. These Plymouths have nice details that show the designers
were thinking about how to bring elements together. You see it in
the full-length trim that even incorporates the door handles. The
front is extra stylish with the tri-bar grille that incorporates
the parking lights as well as the fender/headlight trim. And it's
all wrapped in a timeless glossy black. So it has the right look
for a cool cruising classic that's not overdone, yet it still knows
how to command attention.
Inside, you'll immediately notice the seats. The upholstery has
that great classic gray pinstripe broadcloth look and feel. The
maroon back gives it a nice touch of color, and the door panels
were done to match. The factory steering wheel and the full dash
have that great classic Art Deco design. And while this has a
vintage look, right down to the wood-like finish of the dash, there
is one key upgrade that's sure to impress. After all, when was the
last time you saw a 1940s-style machine with working air
Under the hood is the correct-style 218 cubic-inch inline-six with
a tidy look, dual carb setup and a bright red block. It has a
really cool/classic look, right down to the stickers on the oil
filter housing. But you can also see there's something extra
special going on there. This has the look of all the best upgrades
of the tie. That means a bright Edmunds ribbed valve cover, Edmunds
intake, and dual carburetors. And the Fenton split exhaust manifold
means you get a true dual exhaust on this inline motor. It all
makes for both a better car to show off and a better cruiser. So
you'll like this this also has some nice driving features like the
column shifted three-speed manual transmission w/overdrive and the
classic whitewalls are hiding a more modern tire and tread.
If you're interested in early Mopars or just cool post-war American
coupes, this Plymouth is an easy to run classic that will provide
you smiles that go beyond its affordable price. Call today!!!
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