1949 PLYMOUTH SPECIAL DELUXE CONVERTIBLE - THE FIRST POST-WAR PLYMOUTH DESIGN
- Location: Augusta, Georgia, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Special Deluxe Convertible
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1949
- Mileage: 8,666
- VIN: 20321827
- Color: Mexico Red
- Engine size: 217.8 Cubic Inch I-6, 95hp
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
- Interior color: Gray Cloth/Vinyl
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: Cassette Player, Convertible
1949 Plymouth Other Special Deluxe Convertible description
1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe
A Solid First-Year Plymouth Convertible Sold New Right Here in Augusta, A
Once Refurbished but Never Fully Restored by a Teacher at Augusta Tech
Offered from a Private Collector out of 15 Years Ownership
A fun driver-quality head-turner, his 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe has to the best of my ability to tell spent its entire 66 years here in Augusta. Apparently sold new by Windom Josey which was a Chrysler dealer in the day just a few miles from my office on US 1 in 1949, t has never left the Garden City its entire life - and it shows. The car was repainted once during a refurbishment decades ago and remains generally straight and solid to this day.
I have had affinity for these Plymouths since I handled one out of Bill Pettit's estate some years ago, ill had the duplicate to this car which his family's Chrysler dealership had sold new and they later bought back, ill having kept it until he died next to his Duesenbergs and other fine cars. I can really see why he liked his as this one is no less lovable.
The car has benefitted from careful use and was recently taken out of storage, erviced and had its hood and deck lid repaired and refinished by Precision Automotive next door to my shop. The hood hinges were also rebuilt by a MoPar specialist in New Hampshire as they were severely worn. I have been driving the car the last few days to run the cobwebs out and it now operates as it should once more.
I do not believe that any of the chrome or stainless trim has ever been replated, t all shows uniform patina and still shines up nicely.
The deck lid sits a bit proud of the bodywork on the left but seals and latches properly. There is no apparent damage here, ikely it is just slightly bent due to people forcing it down over the decades as the locking hinge is on this side.
Remnants of the original selling dealer's sticker on the original rear bumper!
The lights and add-on turnsignals work as they should, he blue dot third brake light is a nice addition within the trunk handle!
As you can see, he panel fit is excellent throughout, ypical of a good solid southern car.
The car drives better than most of these do with modern whitewall radial tires all around.
This car gets more attention driving around town than a modern exotic! Everyone loves it. The most recent owner has used it in parades and weddings, he string hanging out beneath the front bumper is a remnant of one of these events when a newly-minted bride and groom tied some cans to the car as they went down the road!
The dashboard is also quite striking with nice paint and chrome. Mileage on the odometer is presently 08654, 'm not sure whether it just rolled over once or was zeroed out when the car was refurbished. It will go up slightly during the listing as I'm still sorting it out a bit. 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.
The top likewise has been replaced at some point in the car's life and is very serviceable.
I put it up just for the purposes of these photos - the back window is nice and clear...
This zips in nicely if you want to seal yourself in.
The top on the Special Deluxe has nice lines, prefer these to the Wayfarers with side curtains and the roadster top as they are so much more functional for daily use.
Apologies for the dirty engine bay, emnants of the dust from the paintwork to the hood still need to be cleaned up. Note the Griffin aluminun radiator and dual tone horns!
A thorough cleaning and detailing wouldn't hurt, ut the little 217.8 cubic inch, 5hp Spitfire Six runs very well as most of them do, hrysler 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, hich is nice as the headlights actually work!
The car really needs nothing to be used regularly, hich is a nice trait for an attractive old car to have!
The original VIN plate in the driver's door jamb exhibits its age but has been there the whole time!
This appears also to have been there a while!payment/title/shipping
Payment is expected within seven days of auction close unless cleared with me in advance of your bid. Accepted forms of payment include cash on pickup, ashier's cheque or bank wire cleared in my account. If you need more time than this, lease clear with me prior to making a bid. If you want to make an inspection of the car during the course of the auction, lease call or e-mail and we'll make the car available to you or your inspector at our mutual convenience. Your successful bid is a contract to purchase, ot to look after the fact, et permission to buy et.c.
Georgia does not issue titles for cars more than 15 years old unless they are newer than 1963 and a title comes in from a title state. This car has not had a title, erely a registration, or many, any years. You will receive a bill of sale and a transferable registration document that you will take to your state's DMV to transfer ownership. I am a car dealer but am not running this consignment through my books, erely facilitating its sale on behalf of its owner on consignment.
Shipping needs to take place before the end of December - I am happy to store the car here until that time and be available to deliver the car to you or your shipper on receipt of full payment at any time. If you require additional storage or assistance, lease let me know about this prior to placing your successful bid. For international buyers, will be happy to run the car down to the port of Savannah, A and deliver to Schumacher Cargo for $250 in my enclosed trailer. If you are not too far away from Augusta and would like me to deliver the car to you, might be willing to do that as well, o feel free to ask!QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? CONCERNS?
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