Tuesday, July 19, 2016

1937 Plymouth P4 Deluxe

1937 marked the first year Plymouth built a million units in a single year. The P4 Plymouth accounted for 86% of those units. Just 10 years before, Plymouth was introduced by Chrysler as a value brand.  Plymouths continued to sell well up until the beginning of WW2, ensuring Chrysler's survival during the Great Depression.  Find this 1937 Plymouth P4 Deluxe for sale in Bayview, WA for $18,900 via craigslist. This post is part of DT's 2016 Birthday Celebration of 100 cars; enjoy the ride!

The P4 was powered by a 201 cubic inch flat head 6 producing 82 hp.  It boasted of such advances like a 4 main bearing crank shaft and an oil filter for cleaner, longer lasting oil.

Inside you'll find lots of lovely wood [or woodgrain sheetmetal?] with a nice, lived in look and art deco dials.  Since we are talking a value brand, you have to make due with cloth seats, but there are 3 pedals on the floor.

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Gianni is Daily Turismo's Pacific Northwest correspondent.

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