The 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe was one of the most common cars that was part of the daily American life in 1949. The Special Deluxe was the car that help Chrysler get back on its feet after the war. Today, it is one of the starting cars for most collectors. Relatively cheaper and also known to be very hardy.
Although they were very common back in the day, finding one today in its original and in a good working condition is rare. It just so happens one has been found, still working with no visible rust or dents. This 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe is up for auction in eBay and is currently just over $3,700.
The seller says he is the original owner and has the original pink slip to prove it. Although it has been stored in the garage for quite some time, it has been repaired to good working conditions. The engine starts with no problems and runs smoothly. Changing the gear is easy and the clutch does not have any problems. The radiator has been resealed and no signs of leaks. The fuel tank was also drained and taken to a shop for professional cleaning and resealing. The spark plug, head gasket, and fuel filter are all new. The carburetor was also rebuilt and oil has been changed.
This Plymouth special deluxe drives smoothly but the seller tells us that it will need some more work to be reliable and road safe, especially the brakes. The body is in very good condition and is still in its original paint. Every chrome trims is still intact and no signs of damage. The interior is also the original ones but have some damages, it would be surprising if they aren’t damage considering the age of the Special Deluxe. The radio still has power but it does not create any sound. It may just need some quick fix.
The floor covers don’t look like they are the original ones and the seller does not really say that they are. It would be helpful to see what’s underneath those floor covers to check its condition. The license plate is probably original as well.
Some would prefer keeping the exterior condition as it is, having that authentic but battle scared feel. It depends on the buyer how they want this Special Deluxe to go. The drivable condition of this 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe proves that they are very sturdy and reliable which is probably why they are one of the widely used American car during the late 1940s and early 1950s. This is certainly a great starting car for a collection. This 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe is currently in California and is looking for an owner to show it some real love and care.
Could that be you?