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1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe for sale 101364144
1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe
Classic Auto Mall Inc
(877) 516-3869

1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe

Car for sale by Classic Auto Mall Inc in Morgantown, Pennsylvania 19543


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1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Convertible NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY Old cars have gotten a bad reputation lately as being a rich mans game; news reports and TV shows depicting cars passing over the auction block for literally millions of dollars can easily put that impression in peoples heads. Happily, like so much of what passes for reality TV and news these days, most of it is orchestrated hokum, and an example of the bank-draining insanity that can happen when you have a live camera trained on you. When you say, 40s cars you think of post war pent up spending, but if you look on the pre Jet Age, before those finned beauties, youll see enough has changed in our cars nearly 70 years on that these machines manage to feel vintage they transport you to another era. We also need to look at the word Deluxe which was used by virtually every car manufacturer at one point or another. This car oozes Deluxe in many ways, like its design, embellishments, interior chrome, and curved lines. All affordable, and a real piece of vintage that will not break the bank. Now thats Deluxe in the flesh of a 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe, and its a convertible! Exterior This snazzy design harkening to a simpler time can best be described as being in barn find but patina (being positive) condition. With worn paint and surface rusted steel panels, some missing trimmings, and lots of big chrome, we have landed firmly in 1948. Its nose utilizes a mild V formation in triplicate plus 1 for the grille, and a mildly rusted and dimpled bumper below in this framing. Big wide integrated front fenders, flare inward as they move from the door panels to the front, where they meet in a peaked hood with dual side spears on the bottom of it. A split windshield fronts the convertible top in black canvas and probably one of the newer parts on this car, complete with rear plastic clear window. All rocker trimmings are nonexistent, as are the trunk lock, and gas cap. The rear design of this car curves downward gracefully, and has a single rectangular chrome trimmed on top and bottom taillight, and a well-worn bumper on the bottom. Nicely preserved bog dog dish wheel covers are wrapped by wide white bias ply tires all around. Interior Dial up the upholsterer as youll need him on this interior. Striped vinyl with solid inserts and cream bolsters are in need of some TLC on the covering front, and this is true for the front split bench and the rear solid bench. The original dash is still present, however affords many missing parts and knobs, and is essentially a redux. Floor boards are rotted through and have no carpeting. Door panels show up as the stamped steel from the factory with no coverings currently on them. Drivetrain A 216ci Inline 6-cylinder L head engine in unrestored condition sits under the hood. It has a 1-barrel carburetor on top, and a 3-speed manual transmission on the back. This engine does crank, but does not currently run. Undercarriage The X frame appears with surface rust but is still solid structurally. Rockers have some invasive rust, as do the floorboards which can be noted from above. Independent front suspension and leaf spring rear is on, and disc brakes are seen all around. A careful look all around and you can note several areas which will need to be addressed on the body invasive rust front. All steel, all up for consignment, this barn find has uses which will have to be left to the imagination of the potential buyer. NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY Please note, this vehicle does not come with a battery.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    39,438 miles
  • Engine
    218 ci L-Head I6
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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