1938 Plymouth Deluxe Coupe
Chrysler needed the "perfect car with the perfect name." That name
was to be "Plymouth." Named after Plymouth Rock, that great
American symbol, right? Well, not quite. Behind the "official line"
is a story that surfaced years later. It is about what really
happened behind those closed boardroom doors. "What we want,"
Chrysler had said, "is a popular name, something people will
recognize instantly." In that room was Joe Frazer, later to become
president of Graham Motors and still later to join Henry Kaiser in
a post-war automotive venture. "Well, boss," replied Frazer, "why
not call it Plymouth? That's a good old American name." " Every
farmer uses Plymouth Binder Twine," he said, "let's give them a
name they're familiar with!" And so, the name was Plymouth. The
Mayflower ship on its radiator suggested the rock and the Pilgrims,
but if it wasn't for the binder twine, there would never have been
a car named Plymouth.
For consignment a 1938 Plymouth Deluxe. This car is a true barn
find, with rust, dents and dings, mohair interior, and unrestored
condition. Perhaps a parts car or utilize the car for a good old
hot rod. Virtually a new sheet of paper to draw whatever you want
and make it truly yours.
All steel panels are adorning the exterior and all are showing
paint dulling, surface rust, dents, and invasive rust. Running
boards are in poor condition having seen the most of the invasive
rust. Seams between fenders and body are rusted out, as are all the
chrome trimmings which show rust and dimpling.
Coffee colored mohair covers the door panels and is dry rotted with
holes. Original handles are still there. A long split bench is the
seating installed, and this is covered with mohair which is well
worn. It also has the remains of a seat cover on most of it. The
original dash has surface rust and is inspired by the art deco
styling. The panel in front of the original steering wheel has
dislodged itself from the dash. Floors are rubber matted, and in
lieu of a rear seat, there is a covered storage area.
An unrestored and heavily rusted 201.3ci L head inline 6-cylinder
is under the hood. This has a 1-barrel carburetor attached to the
top, and a 3-speed manual transmission on the back, with a 3.73
Heavy surface rust is on all underside surfaces. Several under the
running board repairs have been patched on, and there are areas of
guards being rotted off due to rust. The exhaust system is missing,
and on the leaf spring suspension is heavy rust.
This car currently does not crank or turn.
A barn find, open to your imagination or for parts on a current
project. Plymouth from 1938.
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
Please note, this vehicle does not come with a battery.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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 located 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.