Posts Tagged ‘special deluxe’

When I’m 64, Part 1 – 1950 Plymouth P15 Special Deluxe

August 15, 2014

It’s always nice to see significantly older cars out on the road, and they’ve been such a rare sight for many years that they have nearly the same visual impact as a modern exotic, for much less money. Needless to say, you won’t be getting to 60 in 3 seconds, or doing 200mph, but who does that anyway, outside of the context of a race track? Simple, reliable, and drivable, early 1950s American cars have the charm of a country just waking up from putting everything on pause for the sake of the war. Check out this 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe for sale for $3995 in Happy Valley, OR.

1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe left front


Engineering Magic – 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe

January 13, 2014

In a 1949 advertisement, Plymouth boasted “Engineering magic greets you right from the start.” And sure enough, it did, with a stunning 2hp boost over the previous year, due to a raised compression ratio. The advertisement also mentions some kind of automatic choke system, which is rather surprising for the immediate postwar years, when a car basically had to have 4 wheels and an engine to be successful. Against the pre-war based Fords and post-war styled Chevrolets that were its competition at its debut in 1946, it looked quite modern, but in the year our feature car was built, it looked dated compared to the new 1949 shoebox Fords, which no longer showed any trace of the separate-fender era. However, with 65 years gone by, these cars are quite compelling as classics – simple mechanics and equipment. You can find your collector car bargain in <a href="; title="1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe for sale” target=”_blank”>this 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe (what a mouthful!), for sale in Auburn, WA for $2500.

1949 Plymouth coupe left side