This 1947 Plymouth coupe offered for consignment is an older restification which still looks and drives great in every way

The dark red paint still shines like new with a few flaws from being driven and enjoyed and comes with a list of the sourced parts used to bring this rodder together into near perfect post war form. An updated chassis, drivetrain, suspension, along with the flared rockers, rounded fenders and hood, and subtle rounded chrome trimmings, she’s a natural to be spiced up and she was…

Bathed in a Cinnamon Red Metallic respray, the Briggs bodied steel is fairly straight, and the gaps are good. Some cracking and crazing of the body filler are evident, as are some areas of chip off and slight rust underneath, but this is reserved for the lower panels. What little chrome that has been retained is still nicely polished, and not much fault can be found with it. Noted the front bumper has been shaved and it adds to the great looks of the front, but there is plenty of chrome trim interacting to form the curvaceous grille, front of the fenders with single headlights, as well as the mirrors and wiper arms which hug the split pane tinted windshield. The passenger cabin design, with its 5 windows, has a forward canter, and a gracefully rounded rear trunk and C pillar, which makes its way downward to the kustom flush mount AMC door handles, 1941 Chevrolet tail lights, and frenched into the trunk license plate area. A black painted curved rear bumper resides below and the same degree of tinted glass from the windshield repeats itself throughout the cabin. Some 14 and 15-inch Cragar wheels, bathed in chrome, are wrapped in staggered width blackwall tires all around.

Back in the 40’s when motoring was still young, Plymouth made it a point to shuttle their customers in style. That mindset continues with this build inside as we are greeted with puffy tuck and roll dark red door panels fitted with power windows by Balls Streetrod Stuff, a modern dark red vinyl armrest and black actuators. Lightly bunched deep red velour broadcloth covers the split bench front seat and is courtesy of a 1985 Buick and a custom rear bench in the same pattern is playing matchy matchy with its custom “bucket” seat backs courtesy of Woodbury upholstery shop. These seats are fronted by a custom dash retaining its full metal jacket, painted silver as a nice contrast, and sport a black and brushed aluminum metal plate for the instrument cluster. Within this plate are white and black face gauges that are encased within chrome bezels. In the center, a modern AM/FM/CD stereo has been inserted along with a pop out ashtray, some chrome knobs and the heater slides. In front of the passenger is all silver steel with a custom Kustom badge. Lightly wrinkled gray broadcloth is on for the headliner and visors, and in the center of the floor is a long arm black booted shifter. This sits in very clean deep pile red carpeted flooring. Our consignor notes that a TRW wiper motor has been installed along with a 1983 custom fit Nissan Pulsar heater box, and a Dr. K’s printed circuit wiring panel.

A consignor state Targetmaster 350ci V8 with its industrial patina look resides in the muted matte black bay. The engine has an overall gently used and industrial/machine age quality, that I really think looks fab with the polished and ribbed valve covers, air cleaner lid and Weiand intake manifold! This mill is fed by a like new QuickFuel Brawler 4-barrel carburetor, and a rebuilt TH350 3-speed automatic with a Summit Racing 2000rpm stall converter is on back. A custom driveshaft by Allied Trucking in Delaware takes the handoff and sends power rearward to the rebuilt and all new Buick 10 bolt rear axle. Keeping things cool is a 1974 Dodge Dart radiator with custom hoses.

An all buttoned up and structurally sound for the 1974/75 El Camino frame with its solid floor pans and rockers making up the bottom of this rod.  With independent coil springs upfront and a 4 link with coil springs for the rear and now 1974 Buick Apollo power disc brakes in front and Buick power rear drums we are in good handing and stopping territory. A stainless steel muffler dual exhaust system is bolted on and snakes its way from front to rear.

The comfortable interior provided lots of conveniences that worked perfectly when we fired up this Plymouth. Off to the test track, (yup it’s one of the hazards of the job, but I must confide that with my decoder and muscle car expert and partner in crime yapping as we go along things can get a bit tiresome with the information overload), where this car performed just wonderfully, all working conveniences, and a smooth ride and good cruiser.

Hot rods in all shapes and sizes come through Classic Auto Mall, however this one is unique because of the retro rodding style, and it’s very nice condition. If you are looking at getting into the hot-rodding scene, this quick starter, and smooth shifter, as well as easy driver could be the ticket for your entry into this wonderful world, for a fraction of the price.

Price: Auction

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