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!
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