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For Sale: 1959 Plymouth Suburban in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Denver welcomes this 1959 Plymouth Suburban! In the late 50's, Station wagons were growing in popularity, but would never match sedans in volume. So, there were certain compromises made over the years, by all manufacturers. Ford was known to sell Mercury wagons on the shorter Ford wheelbase, particularly in the Comet and Meteor series, and Oldsmobile, Buick and Pontiac Bonneville full size wagons all shared Chevrolet's 119 inch wheelbase for a time (unlike the sedans and coupes on their 123.5 inch wheelbase). Chrysler reversed this. Preferring to maintain the exclusive nature of the Town & Country, the company based all wagons on the larger bodies and smoother suspensions of the senior divisions. This made it difficult for Plymouth to compete in price with Ford and Chevrolet, but did allow them to claim the roomiest wagon in the low-priced field. It also meant the wagons used many parts shared with Chryslers, DeSotos and Dodges, but not other Plymouths. The unique name meant Plymouth dealers were limited in liability; when a mechanic found his new torsion bar was inches too short to fit, he had no one but himself to blame for requesting a Belvedere part instead of a Sport Suburban part. Suburbans for 1958 were quite similar to those sold in '57, but with detail changes like an under-bumper grille and a V in the grille centre. The P-L-Y-M-O-U-T-H lettering was gone again, replaced by a hood emblem. The rear vision mirror mounted on the dash top moved off-centre over toward the driver's side. The old L-head six was still available (though not for too much longer) and there were now three "Dual Fury" V8s; 225 bhp, 250 bhp (4bbl) and 290 bhp (8bbl), as well as a 350cid "Golden Commando" option. Although based on the same body, 1959 Plymouth Suburbans featured an 'egg-crate' grille and side trim changes, while the front bumper lost its raised centre section and larger tail lamps set the '58s apart from the rear. Don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of real American Plymouth history in our Denver Showroom. It can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and a HD video at For additional information please call our sales staff at (303) 872-4722 or email us at [email protected] If you would like to see it in person, come to our Denver Showroom located at: 14150 Grasslands Drive Suite A, Englewood, CO 80112. To view 3000+ classics or exotics, please visit: To sell your classic or exotic please call us - 303-872-4722 or visit:

Vehicle Details

  • 1959 Plymouth Suburban
  • Listing ID: CC-1439292
  • Price: $20,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Suburban
  • Exterior Color:Turquoise/Silver
  • Interior Color:Grey
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:70862
  • Stock Number:DEN720
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