1932 Plymouth Model Q



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Designer: Walter P. Chrysler

Estimate: $37,000 - ­ $50,000

Chassis Number: 1791589
Engine Number: PC35488
Engine: 190 cid L­-head I­-6
1­-barrel Carburetor / 70 bhp
3­-Speed Manual Transmission with Floor Shifter
Four Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Mileage: 55,068

● First Year of Plymouths Famous “6”
● Rare Body Style by Production and Survival
● Sharp Restoration with Eye to Detail

The Model: In early February 1933, Walter P. Chrysler set the auto­ world abuzz with excitement as he unveiled his latest and greatest low-­priced car, the new PC series. Up to this time, all Plymouth models had been powered by a dependable, but underpowered 4­cylinder engine. With the two additional cylinders and a 5:1 compression ratio, the horsepower jumped up to 70, and with an optional higher 6:1 compression head, 76 HP was possible. Combined with smart new looks including a larger chrome plated grill, and Plymouth was off to the races. A total of five body styles were offered ranging in price from $495 to $595, and seeing over 58,000 vehicles sold in the first year. Thanks to the increase in sales, the Chrysler Corporation actually moved into the #2 sales spot, taking that position from Ford! This successful engine would remain in production up through the late 1950’s.

The Car: As to be expected, the 4­dr sedan was the most popular model in the new PC series. Still, the Rumbleseat Coupe found 8,894 buyers for 1933, and the original owners of these cars were smart people indeed. Finished in Monarch Maroon with black fenders, the tan Mohair interior really sets off this era of a determined industry fighting back and giving their customers the most for their money. Restored to stock specifications, this example is fitted with wood-spoke wheels, roll-­down window for ventilation and communication with those in the rumble seat, plus a rear mounted spare tire. An extra cost item that is highly sought after is the Flying Lady Mascot, which rides atop that elegant grille. Reported as being a joy to drive, this Plymouth would be perfect to take on a pilgrimage to any old­ car festival and could be the center of attention at any gathering of vintage MoPar products.