1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe
-A Solid First-Year Plymouth Convertible.
-Once Refurbished but Never Fully Restored.
-The deck lid sits a bit proud of the bodywork on the left but seals and latches properly.
-There is no apparent damage here, likely it is just slightly bent due to people forcing it down over the decades as the locking hinge is on this side.
-The lights and add-on turnsignals work as they should, the blue dot third brake light is a nice addition within the trunk handle!
-The car drives better than most of these do with modern whitewall radial tires all around.
-The dashboard is also quite striking with nice paint and chrome.
-Mileage on the odometer is presently 08654, I m not sure whether it just rolled over once or was zeroed out when the car was refurbished.
-The interior was reupholstered a long time ago during its refurbishment.
-The materials are not correct to period but it is a comfortable car to drive nonetheless.
-The hydro-electric power convertible top and windows go down nicely and flush with the bodywork.
-This is just a nice car to go cruising in and keeps up with modern traffic just fine.
-A thorough cleaning and detailing wouldn’t hurt, but the little 217.8 cubic inch, 95hp Spitfire Six runs very well as most of them do, -Chrysler used this engine from the 1920s until 1970 in marine and agricultural applications (including portable air raid sirens!).
-A new battery was installed recently.
-The car was converted to 12V and negative ground with a Delcotron alternator at some point, which is nice as the headlights actually work!
-The car really needs nothing to be used regularly, which is a nice trait for an attractive old car to have!