1940 Plymouth Pickup
The Plymouth PT105 Pickup was developed in 1936 as an alternative
to the trucks being built by Chrysler - purely because every
Plymouth dealer in the United States and Canada paired each model
from Plymouth with another product from Chrysler. In order to save
time and developments costs, Plymouth built their new truck on a
chassis from Dodge and labelled it the "PT" which stood for
"Plymouth Truck". For the first year they developed four models on
the platform, including the Express (the pickup), a
Cab-and-Chassis, a Commercial Sedan, and a Wood Body Station Wagon
- although that last one only lasted one year.
For consignment a somewhat rare example of the PT105 (meaning
Plymouth Truck which was built on a car chassis) in which a mere
6,879 examples were built for that year. This truck in primer form
for the exterior steel, shows no rust on the body panels, and has
all the correct chrome. Also, a high stake body bed surround has
been added, presumably to haul a head of cattle, due to the sliding
side door seen where a ramp could be attached. This truck could be
an ambitious restoration project upon which will yield a nice rare
example of the pickup truck...Plymouth style.
With the front of the truck looking very similar to the Plymouth
cars of the day it is well preserved with all the correct chrome
trimmings, a rounded V grille with horizontal wings stretching
towards the big round fenders. On top of the grille are a trio of
chromed strips that stretch from a center line vertical strip that
makes its way from the bottom of the grille through the hood
ornament and fades back to the windshield. A nicely preserved
bumper runs across the front and also frames the rounded front
fenders. On top of each of these fenders is a seal beam headlight
with a turn signal topper. The driver's fender has a dent near the
headlight. Otherwise these streak past the hood, and dive downward
towards a running board. This running board allows easy access to
the cab, and also affords more room behind the door to step up and
check on your cargo. Another rounded rear fender then moves upward
from the rear portion of the board and frames the rear wheel as
well as butts up against the steel bed. A wood "cage" is atop the
sides of the bed. The bed is simple plywood with a metal strip that
is becoming detached from the floor. On back is a single taillight,
and another nicely preserved bumper running across the back. On all
4 corners are dog dish style chromed wheel covers with red centers.
A spare with the same cap in black hangs from the driver's side of
the stake portion of the bed.
Barn find condition with water streaks on the original metal dash,
floor board battery cover missing and a covered bench which will
need a full restoration. Gauges and steering wheel are original, as
are fiberboard door insert panels. Some surface rust is seen on
most interior metal surfaces.
A 201.3ci L Head Inline 6 cylinder in unrestored condition sits in
the engine bay. It has a 1-barrel carburetor atop and a 3-speed
manual transmission on back. This engine will not currently crank
much less run.
A fine coating of surface rust is seen on all the undercarriage
surfaces that have not been oiled either from the engine, or wheel
grease. Things remain structurally sound with no rust through, and
it appears a recent exhaust system has been installed. Body hangers
have surface rust but are still holding strong on the running
boards. Leaf spring suspension provides the ride, and drum brakes
are on all 4 corners.
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
Please note, this vehicle does not come with a battery.
Please note, this vehicle does not come with a key.
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.