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!
1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe
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