1936 Plymouth Coupe
The Plymouth automobile made its debut in 1923 as a division of
Chrysler that would produce lower price point automobiles that Ford
and Chevrolet dominated at that time. The first Plymouth
automobiles produced were a bit pricier than the Fords or Chevys,
but they offered more technological improvements not available from
the other two manufacturers. In 2001 the Plymouth division was
For consignment, a 5-window version of a Plymouth coupe that has
been modified as a street rod in gasser form. Major engine
improvements have been made to the V8 which has long since replaced
the inline 6-cylinder engine that came with the car from the
An all steel body that has been uncut and unmodified in any way.
The original doors hang straight, the trunk lid opens and closes
with all even gaps, and the hood side coverings have been removed.
The paint is not fresh; however, it presents nicely, and was most
likely sprayed with a 2-stage system. The brilliant black color
shows small imperfections in the form of chips, scuffs and
scratches when inspected closely, however there are absolutely no
major dents or rust worth noting, as well as no areas of major body
filler being used. Steel fenders and small running boards adorn
each side. Chrome and brite work presents very nicely, with little
to no flaws. Overall the exterior could be improved in minute ways,
but there really is nothing worth noting. A matching set of big and
little 15" Keystone Klassic wheels are attached.
With little left from the original car, beautiful buckets wrapped
in black, with white stitching creates the allure of wonderfully
aged leather. The door panels are finished the same way as the
buckets but have white vinyl inlays for some extra bling. We see a
large white vinyl swoop along with white highlighting around the
power window switches, speakers and armrest support. A center
console has been added, and has a storage compartment sans lid,
houses the gear selector and wraps up to meet the dash all the
while holding an aftermarket AM/FM/CD stereo. Fronting the dash is
a GM tilt steering column topped with a 3 spoke black rimmed
steering wheel. The dash front is done to a near mirror finish, and
houses gold bezeled Dolphin vintage looking gauges along with gold
painted heater vents. More black vinyl makes up the rear side
panels and covers the small package tray behind the seat. A good
condition but sagging black headliner hangs above and looks
A 350ci Chevrolet V8 which sports billet accessory brackets,
polished valve covers, a multitude of chrome, and is topped with a
4bbl Holley carburetor which has a small chrome lidded pleated air
filter assembly rests under the steel hood. With the engine block
painted black, and everything else chromed, aluminum, or billet
there is a good reason as to why this hot rod has no hood sides.
It's the "look". Attached is a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission
of unknown vintage which sends power to a 10 bolt rear axle with
This car rides on what appears to be the original frame which is
straight, rust free, in overall great condition, and is painted
black. The underside in general is very solid with only minor
patina and surface rust. A gasser style solid axle and leaf spring
front suspension and disc brakes makes up the front. The rear has
drum brakes and features a 4-link setup with coil springs. Shorty
headers snake their way to a Flowmaster exhaust which ends just
behind the rear axle.
Coming out of long-term storage tends to create issues that need
addressed before one fires up a car. This car is an example of just
that, however our consignor states that the car will run once the
battery is charged. We did not attempt this; however we did turn
the engine over by hand.
This beautiful build, with all its chromed and black, is a true old
school hot rod. The engine is a conversation piece, and all details
make this rod stand out from the crowd. With a little TLC and elbow
grease maybe, you can make a little noise to awaken the neighbors
on a Sunday morning drive!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.