For Sale: 1951 Plymouth Suburban in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

You may see a vintage GM Suburban on the road from time to time, but this 1951 Plymouth Suburban Restomod would prompt anyone to do a double take. It's the result of an unusually thorough and exacting build, with lavish attention paid to even the smallest details both inside and out. Combine this with a powerful 350 ZZ4 V8, a sporty suspension featuring power steering and power 4-wheel discs, a luxurious leather interior, and a vivid Lime Green over Champagne Silver color combination that turns heads everywhere it goes, and you have an incredibly unique classic that stands out from the crowds. It's not often we see Plymouth Suburbans rumbling through our doors, and we can definitively say we've never seen one treated to a professional streetrod makeover - making this '51 one of coolest bespoke creations on the market.

You don't often see Suburbans built into streetrod/restomods, but it's on display here in top form with a uniformly smoothed body that features shaved door handles, a custom tailgate, and killer lowered stance. Getting all that sheetmetal to look this good is no easy task, and although the final finish is not without an imperfection here or there, it's very impressive in person, further punctuated by that gorgeous custom paint job. Bright Lime Green over Champagne Silver is an arresting color combination, separated by a custom pinstripe that plays the role of demarcation between the contrasting shades. The result is a wagon that demands attention, and because the paint and bodywork were done to such a top driver-quality standard with only the slightest imperfections, it backs up that LOUD attitude with off-the-charts curb appeal. From front to back, there are custom touches that make this Plymouth stand out from its brethren - a pair of bright LED headlights that loom over the chrome baleen-style front grille, the smoothed hood features bright trim that runs down the center and adds flash, and the split-windshield that's been tinted to match the rest of the car's smoked glass. These beautiful and well-placed add-ons aren't just about novelty, they blend together seamlessly for a truly impressive finish, and everything on the exterior is looking its best, including the laser-straight body lines, the exacting body gaps, and the gorgeous curves around the bulbous rear quarters. Bright chrome bumpers fore and aft add more chrome that's absolutely welcomed, as are the oversized Boyd Coddington wheels, and the swing-away tailgate was completely reworked - smoothed and shaved like the rest of the body and featuring an incorporated 3rd LED brake-light that matches the custom LED taillights below. This Mopar looks great from every angle, and with only 1535 miles on the build, it's incredibly fresh.

Pop the doors and you'll see the entire interior was completely made over from scratch and the result is simply awesome. You can see so much creativity and impressive workmanship - and there's just so much to gawk at. The front leather buckets look like they may have originally started life in a modern car, so they're plenty comfortable and the driver's seat features power adjustability and they, along with the custom center console, door cards and side paneling that runs from end-to-end, headliner, and bench seat out back have all been recovered in gorgeous tan leather and sit over an expanse of fresh carpeting. The deliciously ornate dash was completely reworked and finished to match the upholstery, with chrome accents that are continued to the door panels, a unique glove box, and a leather-wrapped billet steering wheel atop a tilt column. A full array of Dolphin digital/analog gauges were installed ahead of the driver and they keep a close eye on the upgraded engine under the hood, and a Vintage Air A/C unit was expertly incorporated and looks like it always belonged. There's plenty of welcomed functionality included as well - power windows and remote doors, auxiliary 12-volt outlets, a Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit, and a custom center console that houses cup holders and extra storage. There'll be no shortage of passengers clamoring to ride along in this one-of-a-kind wagon, but luckily this interior offers plenty of space to accommodate them.

A crate 350 ZZ4 V8 sits inside the beautifully detailed engine compartment, dressed in some great visual add-ons that include a custom Cadillac-style air cleaner that was painted Lime Green, finned valve covers, and chromed/polished components throughout. A big Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor atop an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold feeds the powerful motor, an upgraded ignition system and modern alternator help it spark, while the block-hugging set of long-tube headers at the flanks feed into a throaty dual exhaust system below. A serpentine belt system and modern wiring/plumbing was added to up the dependability level, as well the giant aluminum radiator and electric fan up front that keep operating temperatures under control. The powerful motor teams with a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission that, like the engine itself, is in top form, and it spins heavy-duty Ford 9-inch rear end out back. In addition to its substantial list of attributes, this vintage Mopar is also a great driver in real world situations, with an upgraded suspension that includes a Heidts Mustang II set-up in the front, a triangular 4-link with coilovers in the rear, power rack-and-pinion steering, and power 4-wheel disc brakes make navigation easy and power 4-wheel disc brakes. A set of staggered Boy Coddington chrome wheels add flash and have been outfitted with 225/45/18 front and 245/45/20 rear BFGoodrich radials that complete the killer, restomod look.

This recently completed Plymouth is turn-key and ready to show-or-go, and we'd be willing to bet it will draw the biggest crowds wherever it goes. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1951 Plymouth Suburban
  • Listing ID: CC-1652604
  • Price: $77,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1951
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Suburban
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:1535
  • Stock Number:7745-CHA
  • VIN:18150295
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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