Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
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Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
1930 Plymouth Hemi Business Coupe
Here's an absolutely phenomenal ALL STEEL 1930 Plymouth Business Coupe!
It's powered by a 1954 331ci Chrysler Hemi V8 with dual quads on a Hot
Heads intake manifold, Herbert Cam, Ross forged pistons, steel crank, Hot
Heads timing cover and gear set, electric fan, MSD ignition, and an Optima
battery. Also under the hood you'll find a Road Runner "Beep Beep" horn!
The front end is Mustang II
with tubular upper and lowers and there's QA1 coil over suspension in front
and back. The rear end is a Ford 9 inch with 4 bar suspension. The car can
be slowed down with 4 wheel disc brakes! It has Authentic Super ET mags
with BFG tires, tinted glass, polished aluminum fuel tank, L.E.D. tail
lights, Dynomax dual
Exhaust, and a custom radiator! Inside
you'll find a really classy interior done by Frank's Custom interior, with
leather bucket seats, tilt steering column, console, Pioneer CD/MP3/USB
stereo, and the whole car has been treated with POR 15 and Dynomated for a quiet ride! The
exterior has some mild custom body mods and that gorgeous black paint is
done by Rich VanPelt. Don't miss this opportunity to own a true quality
built show car!
1959 Plymouth Sport Fury - Test Drive & Review
Since I am into more things than just RC I thought this might be a great
way to expand the channel a little.
I have been wanting to do a review and drive of a long time member of the
family. This is the old man's 1959 Plymouth he has had.. well basically
since 1959. I hope you enjoy seeing this "old bomb" as he calls it.
Fury V-800 Super-Pak V8;
318ci - 260hp / 345tq.
Torqueflite automatic trans
2.93:1 Axle ratio.
Music: Provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
1958 Plymouth Belvedere - Christine Shows Her Latest Trick - Take 1
My Christine shows her latest trick. She still can't drive or fix her up by
herself but she's able to do some other evil stuff...watch out! :-)
I shot two slighty different versions of this video but couldn't decide
which one I should take, so I uploaded both of them.
Here's the other video:
If you're a fan of the movie "Christine" or 1957 / 58 Plymouths in general
don't forget to join the International Christine Club.
More information here:
1930 Buick Sport Coupe
This 1930 Buick Sport Coupe competed in the 1994 Great Race from Huntington
Beach, CA to Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Follow the Great Race today and learn more becoming a fan on Facebook.
1933 Plymouth 4 Door Sedan Classic Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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on "How to Avoid the 7 Deadliest Mistakes of Buying a Classic Car Online"!
1933 Plymouth PD Sedan
This is a number 10 car check out the picture it is absolutely stunning and
If you are just starting or collection or just finishing one you definitely
need this one in there!
Every nut and bolt has been refurbished or replaced
6 Cylinder Just Completely Overhauled
Transmission and Rear End Both Overhauled
Perfect steel body
Perfect Chrome and Interior
Beautiful Two Tone Paint
Optional Wood Spokes
New Exhaust System
New hydraulic Brakes
New Steering Gear
New Shocks and springs
One of the Nicest Around!
Call Tom today to own one of the rarest and nicest Plymouths around!
Building Better Christines !!! 1958 Plymouth restoration miracle
Watch in amazement as a 1958 Plymouth parts car is transformed before your
eyes to an award winning Christine clone........unbelievable !! Many
thanks to all the guys and gals who contributed time, sweat and money to
complete this project. As you can see, it was well worth it !!
1934 Chevrolet DC Standard Sport Roadster - 10/27/2012
For Sale - Listed on eBayMotors.com - Contact email@example.com if
This 4.5 minute video of our 1934 Chevrolet DC Standard Sport Roadster was
filmed 10/27/2012. This car was restored to original condition in 1993 and
has been in storage much of the time since with occasional repairs to
Special features: Cover Car - "Generator & Distributor" national magazine,
August 1994; Used as measurement and specifications car for Danbury Mint
Diecast Cars model - 1935 Chevrolet Standard Sports Roadster; Car Show 1st
place "Oldies but Goodies - 1900-1930 - Dallas, Oregon (2003); Fully
restored in 1993 by Vintage Chevrolet Club of America's technical advisor
to 1933 & 1935 Open Passenger, Wayne Taylor (photos of restoration
available upon request).
DC Standard Sport Roadster History: Chevrolet's last roadster until the
1953 Corvette. 1934 Chevrolet overall production - 551,191 total vehicles
-- Only 1,038 DC Standard Sport Roadsters were built. Approx. 6 Standard
Sport Roadsters have been restored to original condition internationally
(estimate in year 2000). Base price was $465 in 1934. Sales slogan, "80
miles per hour from 80 horsepower!"
Mechanical specs: Original '34 6-cylinder, 75-HP, 182 CI engine replaced
with '36 6-cylinder, 80-HP, 206 CI engine in 1991. 4x2 rear wheel drive,
front-motor car. 107.0 inch wheel base. 2,389 pounds. Bore/stroke - 3.50
in. Synchro-Mesh transmission. Invisible door hinges. Tilting windshield.
Under-dash temperature gauge. Spring and lever system mechanical brakes.
Standard rumble seat. Entire wood skeleton frame replaced in 1993
restoration. Upholstery & canvas convertible top replaced during
Big Bad Plymouth
Big heavy street car does huge wheelies plus intrerview with owner.
Groutaone official race gear found here http://www.groutaone.com/