A well planned and nicely executed build has transformed this 1948 Plymouth Coupe into a powerful yet comfortable, well-appointed driver, while leaving every bit of its magnetic post-WWII style completely intact. This outstanding classic is as street ready as they come, and its merger of vintage aesthetics and modern convenience and power puts it in select company.
You don't often come across a shade as distinctive as the purple on display here. It's vibrant, yet tasteful and a closer inspection will reveal it's been applied very skillfully, with no shortcuts taken on the preparation process. A number of years have passed since this '48 emerged from the paint booth and yet it's still looking clean and vital, with a deep shine and a slick texture from front to back - a comprehensive detail will elevate its appearance even further. Its all-steel body makes it well positioned for plenty more years of driving in real world conditions, and it's also accented by some nice, intricate pinstriping that still looks razor sharp. As this Plymouth exited the assembly line, the country was still in the process of shaking off the effects of the war, which had a dramatic impact on the automotive industry and the radiant stylishness of this car makes it seem like its designers were letting off inspiration that had been pent up for a number of years.
The vintage interior just beyond the doors is equally striking. A pair of contoured buckets with a modern shape wear well-fitted, two tone tweed covers at its center, straddling a custom console perfectly positioned to rest an elbow on as you cruise while offering plenty of welcome interior storage space and a pair of cupholders. You'll find that this is a fairly spacious cabin, with plenty of real estate separating its two rows of seating to afford your backseat passengers plenty of leg space. Just beyond the woodgrain steering wheel, a generous coat of deep purple paint covers the steel of a dash area that's in great condition, with a full complement of white-faced Dolphin gauges recessed in semi-circle formation inside to keep tabs on vital motoring functions while the added underdash climate control system is blowing cold and strong to keep you and your passengers comfortable during these warmer summer months. A strong audio experience comes via the added AM/FM/CD stereo that teams with a pair of Sony speakers perched on the rear package shelf.
Below the hood sits a strong running 350 cubic inch V8, nicely dressed with an Edelbrock open element air cleaner over its 4-barrel carb and matching valve covers at its sides. The powerplant is in top form and teams with a 3-speed automatic TH350 transmission to form a strong, capable drivetrain - you'll have no issues getting the fun started in this Plymouth just as soon as you bring it home. An oversized radiator sits up front to help keep operating temperatures down and the ignition has been upgraded to maximize available spark. With featured power steering, navigating this classic is a low effort affair, and its front disc brakes provide fade resistant stopping ability as it cruises on its set of 15” chrome wheels wearing moon-style hubcaps and wrapped with tires that appear to have plenty of tread remaining. Below, the undercarriage is very solid.
This 1948 Plymouth Coupe offers a compelling combination of vintage charm and modern functionality and its magnetic cub appeal is sure to bring plenty of admiring looks wherever it goes. Call today!