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1950 Plymouth

Coupe

Offered At

$19,900

Stock
2730
Engine Size
218 ci L-Head I6
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
Vin
28509160
Miles
71,846
Drivetrain
RWD

1950 Plymouth Coupe

1950 Plymouth Coupe

While Plymouth manufactured munitions and military engines during the war, stylists like A. B. "Buzz" Grisinger, John Chika, and Herb Weissinger worked on postwar ideas when¬ever they could. Typical of Chrysler thinking at the time, these involved smooth, flush-fender bodies with thin door pillars and wraparound grilles. But like most everyone else, Plymouth resumed civilian operations with mildly modified '42s, which the booming seller's market happily consumed into model-year '49. The first all-new postwar Plymouths bowed in March '49 as squarer and more upright than any wartime study.

For consignment, hailing originally from Puerto Rico and having seen the benefits of a respray in 2017, bathed in brown, sporting all new wiring now in 12V mode, and a complete reupholstery in 2019, a fine example from 1950, hailing in the big and plenty chrome era.

Exterior
Bathed in a brown respray, the big steel body is straight and gaps are good. All chrome is still nicely polished and not much fault can be found with it. In front there is plenty of chrome trim interacting to form the curvaceous grille with multiple layers emulating the curvature of the hood and carrying it through down to the bumper. Fenders with single headlight showing off with chromed visors, a trim spear which curves around the hood line, and dies at the door seam. A nice hood ornament which is a flamboyant rendition of the Mayflower sailing vessel tops the rounded bulbous hood and sits upon a long trim piece which runs rearward mid hood to the front glass. The passenger cabin design with its front and rear split glass has a rearward canter, and more surrounding chrome trimming wrapping it at the base of the pillars and door sills. On the rear quarters are rounded bump outs to carry on the line from the front fenders, all with the continuation of the trim spear that started on the front quarter. A beautifully rounded trunk finishes this car off, and within this round field is another Plymouth badge and fancy chromed license plate illuminator. Small horizontal taillights wrap the rear fenders and hover nicely above a pristine rear bumper with dual exhaust peeking out from underneath. Brown steel wheels are capped with mayflower badged and red centered moon caps and wrapped in thin whites.

Interior
Looking like new as it should since it was totally reupholstered in 2019, we see tuck and roll vertical fuzzy broadcloth tan panels sandwiched between a brown painted sill and brown carpeting below. Within the tuck and roll tan are the door actuators, window cranks and a cloth pouch for some door storage. Inside a front bench cradled by a faux leather tub is more new upholstery in tan thin striped broadcloth bordered by brown velour wide piping. Seats belts have been installed and this bench presents beautifully. Behind this bench is a storage area flooded in brown carpeting and large rear window shelf. The dash is all original with some scuffs and scratches but a faux wood grained front. Within this vertical panel are the original gauges, a centrally located radio and speaker looking much like a jukebox, all chromed and big! The original steering wheel is fronting this dash and is wrapped in an aftermarket leather and lanyard covering. The bakelite topped shift lever is on the “tree”. Very clean and nice brown carpeting is flooding the floors.

Drivetrain
Popping the hood, we are greeted by a 218ci L head inline 6-cylinder engine, original to the car and mostly unrestored but clean. It has a 1-barrel carburetor, an oil bath air cleaner, new 12-volt ignition, and all new wiring is seen. A 3-speed manual transmission is on back and a 3.73 rear axle handles the 97 horses that emanate from the mill.

Undercarriage
All rust free, solid frame and floor pans, as well as inner fenders. Hydraulic drum brakes for the front and rear. Independent of each other, coil springs and shocks work together to provide the ride for the front, and leaf springs are on the back. Amazingly preserved and clean underneath with a new exhaust with dual pipes working their way rearward to culminate in chrome tips.

Drive-Ability
This car with its original engine started right up and idled smoothly. Off at the test track, it accelerated with ease and held a decent cruising speed. Brakes were good, and the car stopped in a straight line with an un-held steering wheel. Functions were good, save for the wipers and that large jukebox style radio which are nonfunctional.

Plymouth built solid cars to last, in the day, and this car upholds that theory. Bulletproof construction which was built to last and with all the chrome add ons it was sure to be a looker, and it is! Rounded fenders and hood, and a new interior and we are looking really good with this example.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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.