Friday, May 25, 2018

Mid Engined Street Rod? 1933 Plymouth Coupe Custom

The 1933 Plymouth PC/PD was a middle of the road answer from Walter Chrysler because with it his car company offered a 6-cylinder power when Chevy had 4-cylinders and Ford offered 8.  The all new 6-cylinder engine featured innovations like insert bearings for the crank, rod, and cam bearings. All of that history might be interesting, but it means nothing to this next car because it has ditched all of the original stuff and is now powered by Chrysler turbo-4 that sits behind the driver's seat.  What?!?  Find this 1933 Plymouth Coupe Custom offered for $17995 near Portland, OR via craigslist. Tip from Matt C.

From the seller:
This is a very unique car.
Built by Bob Selix
This is a turn key car.
It has a 1985 Chrysler New Yorker 2.2 4cyl turbo charged front wheel drive engine and trans axle mounted in the rear of the car
The builder of this car spent many hours building a frame, installing the front end, entire engine assembly, and putting all the parts
from the New Yorker in this car.
The front end is a Chrysler La baron/ Volare
It has p/s, p/b, a/c, p/w, p/l, sun roof
Sony AM/FM CD with blue tooth and remote
It's all steel.
It has new American Racing wheels and tires, battery, fuel tank, fuel pump, and sender

It would make a great cruiser for car shows, or just to have fun
I'm asking $17,995.00 for the car. I prefer cash, but would take part trade.
If you're interested, please leave your name a number and I'll call you back.

E-mails without a name and a number will be deleted due to spam.

 See a better way to drive a Turbo Chrysler?


  1. Welp. Was looking pretty nice and then that interior happened.

  2. Soooo whats under the front bonnet?
    I am guessing a bottle of Cutty Sark, a life preserver autographed by Ricardo Montalban, some Bay Rum after shave and an extra pair of Sperry Top Siders.

  3. That steering wheel can't be 'unseen'... ugh...

    - Average Bear

    1. Very true, however one could probably us it to clean a fish on

  4. When it comes time to restore the interior, would you have to call a kitchen and bath contractor to tackle the job?

  5. Was thinking that interior shot was from the car that engine USED to be in, but then realized that's not the case.

  6. Regarding the interior, I quote Santa Clarita Diet Netflix show. "How Much Vomit?"

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  8. So much to admire, so much to regret....

  9. That interior is about what I would expect from someone who touts a LeBaron/Volare front end as an asset.

    1. The Volare front end is a fairly easily transplanted independent front suspension as everything bolts to the K-member. And there are some pretty good big brake conversions you can put together with junkyard parts. Used to be a pretty common street rod swap. The geometry leaves a bit to be desired, though.


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