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1933 Plymouth PD Rumble Seat Convertible Coupe

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
  • Comprehensively restored in 2020
  • Fresh mechanicals for smooth power
  • Lovely fit and finish from top to bottom
  • Ready to show, tour, or simply enjoy

VIN: 2159187

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Coming out of the Great Depression, and with sales slumping on the older PC model, Plymouth made a decision to upgrade the middle of their lineup. Plymouth opted for a mid-year introduction of the new longer-wheelbase PD model, complete with sleek new long fenders, hood, and radiator shell design. Plymouth pulled out a few new styling tricks to distinguish the new model from the older PC, including chroming the 37 vertical strips and painting the radiator surround in the body color - just the opposite of the former year. Each chrome strip is spot welded into place, with the Plymouth medallion now inset on the bottom of the new sloped surround. 1933 is also the last year that Plymouth had an external radiator cap. The new PD models were built to a high standard and remain among the most popular mid-sized cars of the entire era.

Their efforts paid dividends - the PD quickly became Plymouth's most popular model, and by the end of 1933, the PD was outselling any single Ford or Chevrolet model which was the only time Plymouth ever achieved that status. With a new 112-inch wheelbase, a 4.375:1 rear end, and the reliable inline six pushing out 70 horsepower, Plymouth delivered over 88,000 PDs across the country in 1933, with just 4,596 of those being the desirable Rumble Seat Convertible Coupe offered here.

This highly original Plymouth was lovingly restored in 2019-2020. The vehicle was taken down to the bare metal and redone from the ground up, including the frame. Fresh beige paint with maroon accents was applied at that time over the accurately restored bodywork, and all the chrome trim was either refreshed or replaced. Even the classic Flying Lady radiator mascot looks brand new. The panel fit and overall finish is outstanding throughout, and with a new convertible top and fresh wide whitewall tires on 17-inch painted wire wheels, this car is ready for club tours, the show field, or any event the new owner might choose to attend.

Slide inside, and you'll enjoy a fresh and correct interior throughout, with lovely upholstery on the bench seats in the correct shades both front and rear. The gauges are all original, reportedly in working order; with the top up or down, it's a highly accurate car that is very comfortable and ready to share with all your friends - even your mother-in-law in the rumble seat. Mechanically, the correct inline six-cylinder engine is clean and idles smoothly, mated to a three-speed manual transmission with a downdraft Carter carburetor. With 70 horsepower produced, the PD is fully capable of modern highway speeds, smoothed out by the four-wheel semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension. Likewise, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes are in fine condition, providing an extra measure of safety. Just one drive and you'll realize why these smooth and stylish cars were so popular in 1933. They offered an exceptional ride, plenty of power, and room for five at a price that was very attractive.

With many of these beautiful Rumble Seat Convertible Coupes turned into custom hot rods, the chances of finding such a highly original PD are getting slim. The new owner will certainly enjoy the tidy mechanicals, lovely finish, and the clean and comfortable interior, making the purchase of this rare Rumble Seat Convertible Coupe just like a pre-punched ticket to classic automotive fun.

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