The 1940 Plymouth had the same underlying theme set down in 39, but nothing interchanged between the two. The body was all new, carried on an 117 wheelbase chassis for all body styles. The longer frame allowed the engine to be moved four inches forward and the rear axle pushed back by over seven inches, providing ten cubic feet more passenger space and 18 1/2 cubic feet of trunk space even with a one inch lower roofline, headroom remained the same. Minor engine changes brought horsepower up to 84, the optional aluminum high-compression head raising that figure to 87. A new transmission, with a blocker-type synchronizer, was standard on all models. Identified by its slide mounted cover.This particular Plymouth Coupe Deluxe is believed to have 78,398 miles and appears to be original. It could be yours for $29,998. Considering the age and style and condition of the vehicle, that is a steal!
A week ago, the Pick of the Day was a striking 1949 Mercury old-school custom done in the “lead-sled” style.
The 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August spotlighted a special class of some of the most emblematic of classic street rods.
The 60th anniversary of the fatal crash of Hollywood icon James Dean was September 30, which passed without all that much hoopla.
Drive Toward a Cure staging raffle of BRM Chronographe watch with hand-painted Nicolas Hunziker artwork
The Pick of the Day is a 120 sedan powered by a straight-8 engine
Complete with all working components, the unbodied chassis was used by Hoffman Motors to familiarize mechanics with the little German sports cars
Steve Stone bought the car new when he was 18 and is still racking up the miles
‘Flip Sides’ might be tough to copy, but ‘hoods up’ is a start
78 vehicles on the docket for sale November 4 in Paris