For Sale: 1947 Plymouth Special in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

This 1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe coupe has a bold look and a sleek style, but the full package also never strays from the feeling of a vintage coupe. Even the classic inline-six motor has some clever upgrades that give this car a little extra pep while still staying a true classic. So as you look through all the details, it reveals a unique way to have a custom cruiser.


The Plymouth coupes of this era deserve a little extra hot rod treatment. These may have been a pre-war design, but Plymouth gave them one of the sleekest peacetime updates around. You see it in the way the grille hugs the form, the full-length trim incorporates the door handles, and the rear fenders have built-in skirts. So they took this style and upped the boldness on this one in key areas. Rather than a pale 1940-style yellow, this has a more vibrant tone. The finish has a gloss nice enough to show off all the shapely curves of the body, but it's nothing too fancy to keep you from enjoying this cruiser. The classic bright bumpers, grille, and trim share a nice shine with sporty upgrades like the 15-inch American Racing Torq Thrust wheels and polished dual exhaust tips. There are even cool details like the blue-dot taillights, the lowered stance, and a touch of pinstriping around the badging.


The yellow carries through to the interior's door tops and dash and is joined here by a tasteful tan. The cushy-looking bench seats call out for passengers with updated upholstery and door panels to match. The carpeting and other fundamentals have also been redone, but not with anything that looks out of place on a 1940s machine. And then there's the nostalgic element. You'll still use the classic thin steering wheel to make your way down the road, and the dash has a bright art deco style. Nothing wants to get in the way of the classic feeling, and so even the cassette player is hidden in the glove box. And the Allstate swamp cooler on display in the middle of the car is a fun classic touch.


When you lift the hood, you can really start to see how this one earned its sporty style on the outside. You have Plymouth's classic 218 cubic-inch inline-six as a base, but it has since been upgraded with the best upgrades you could do back in the day. That means dual Carter carbs, an Offenhauser intake, Edmunds aluminum cylinder head, and Phillips split headers creating a full dual exhaust. So the overall impression feels like what would happen when a returning GI got some hot rod fever with his first post-war car purchase. And today that makes for a fun way to enjoy this peppy motor. The column-shifted three-speed manual transmission gives you classic-style control over the motor, and the wheel upgrade means you can fit a nice set of wide modern Goodyear tires.


We all love the look of a classic coupe with some added hot rod flair. This even comes with some period-correct literature and a GoodGuys award. Don't miss out on the fun, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1947 Plymouth Special
  • Listing ID: CC-1645298
  • Price: $28,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1947
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Special
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:87916
  • Stock Number:2796-PHX
  • VIN:25023631
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Phoenix
614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204

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