1941 Plymouth Deluxe Sedan
Due to the obvious connection, the Plymouth company made use of the
Mayflower logo. This took on several iterations throughout its
lifespan, first appearing on the company logo, then eventually
making its way to the hood ornament. This took on the styles of
each era, with an Art Deco version, a 40's version with 4 full
sails and a locomotive like hunk of chrome, a lighter flamboyant
windswept take, a jet age version with the stylized sails within a
jet like winged shape, a very sleek version nearly modern art
looking more like a barracuda, and just before its demise in 2001,
a graphic printed version of the square rigged cargo ship.
For consignment, a 1941 Plymouth Deluxe which is in mostly original
state save for a newer interior. Owned by a collector, it shows in
typical early 40's styling with rounded exterior mounted fenders,
running boards and a split front windscreen. Harken back to a
simpler time, and era where motoring was in its infancy and people
were expanding their reaches, which led to the birth of a whole new
genre that of the travel industry.
Rust free steel panels bathed in patina black makes up this stylish
rounded 2 door sedan. Plenty of chrome for the curved concave
grille with rounded edges. A central curved V originates at the
bumper and runs along the hood and then the entire car as a trim
spear in chrome. A single headlight is attached to the front of
each fender and sports a chrome bezel with a turn signal atop.
Smaller running lights are below floating above the large shiny
bumper. Rounded exterior mounted fenders frame black steel wheels
with chromes trim rings and a moon cap center hub cap with a snappy
red badge of the mayflower and PLYMOUTH just below. These wheels
are all wrapped in wide white bias ply tires. A rounded passenger
compartment roofline shows the makings of an early torpedo style,
and uses an oval rear glass to enhance that effect. Rear fenders
melt into the curved down trunk deck with vertical rectangular tail
lights and another small signal light just below. The trunk latch
is a large chromed handle with a center round running light and the
shiny large bumper below has a center vertical post all
A swing of the doors and we see a gray modern version of mohair
fabric with original cranks and levers, bakelite knobs and chromed
levers and bezels. Slipping inside I can feel the newness of these
broadcloth covered seats, with light gray inserts and darker gray
bolsters. The front split back bench and rear solid bench are in
upholstered tubs, and float in yellowed gray and faded original
carpeting. A pristine white bakelite steering fronts a rectangular
gold instrument cluster which uses rectangular gauge inserts.
Bakelite knobs and pulls are seen in a lineup below the
instrumentation. A central black painted full metal jacket dash
front with a Plymouth badge is noted and on the passenger's side is
a glovebox and just below a heater box. Very light gray broadcloth
is making up the tight and pristine tufted headliner.
Under the bulbous hood, is a 201.3ci L headed inline 6 cylinder
engine. It is fed by a 1 barrel carburetor and has the original 3
speed manual transmission on back as well as the 4.11 rear axle.
Some patina is showing on the sides of the engine bay, and a
surface rusted head is noted, as is new wiring and hoses.
Up on the lift we note a solid black painted X frame with black
rust painted floor pans. Rockers have some surface rust but remain
solid. Inner fenders just have patina paint and road dirt. Surface
rust is noted in independent coil sprung front suspension and rear
leaf springs. Also its got drum braking on all 4 corners.
A quick startup and off to the test track where it exhibited smooth
acceleration, and easy steering when moving. The brake pedal is a
bit soft, and the brakes drag after being pushed. Turn signals
would not flash, and the left rear lights have gone dark. Also the
horn is weak. The interior is comfy and ergonomics are good.
A car with older patinaed black paint, which is very rare and in
this case a collector realized the value of this. Appearance may
suffer a bit, however it is nearly original! A new interior, and
mechanically sound engine are what this rounded road ship is all
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.