213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
This 1950 Plymouth P20 Special Deluxe Woody Station Wagon is where the true classic car dreams all come together. After all, you have rarity of a Mopar mixed with the rarity of a wood body. And this craftsman-built car has a time-capsule level of presentation, right down to the working AM radio. So it's pure rolling nostalgia.
A car like this is both substantial and stylish all in the first glance. It all centers around the real wood body lines. After all, it gives the impression of classic sturdiness like a log cabin. And when you see the level artistry, right down to the finger joints of the glossy lumber, it gives everyone an immediate appreciation for a body built by hand. The Rio Maroon paint has the right look, too. It's a premium hue that's quite complete, and it has the right aged-in presence for a time capsule classic like this. The big bold front end is intact right down to the Mayflower hood ornament. Plus, the chrome bumpers are so big they look like they could push a train. This classic Plymouth is not trying to be a hot rod, and so there is a refreshingly honest impression that you see in everything from the factory hubcaps to the distinct full-size spare tire holder integrated into the tailgate. Even all that flowing stainless trim on this DeLuxe model appears unaltered for generations.
The real wood continues inside on places like the doors, pillars, and ceiling to keep the artisan feeling going. It connects this Plymouth with it true history. The station wagons debuted in the coach-built car era were all about ferrying hotel guests from the train station. So these always need to be both robust and have plenty of space. That's why you have the three rows of seating and durable rubber floors. What that means in today's world is a cool classic that you'll never be afraid to share with family and friends. No matter how many people are along for the ride, you always get that nostalgic tingle every time you slip behind the big/bright Plymouth steering wheel. And the dash has a terrific look with the classic gauges, trim, and heat/defrost sliders. The level of preservation and restoration in this car has been very careful, right down to the details like the working dome light and AM radio. Not only is this useful, but also rare. These were expensive to make and expensive to buy. Plymouth already had a full steel wagon on the books, and so it's believed they sold less than 2,100 of these in 1950 - the woody's final year. So you can imagine how few complete and stunning examples like this you're going to find seven decades later.
With a wagon that looks this classically authentic so far, it's a delight to find the year-correct 218 cubic-inch six-cylinder under the hood. The engine bay is tidy and quite authentic, showing correct parts including the oil bath air cleaner and Plymouth tags. The motor fires up easily just as a trusty Plymouth should, and it has that wonderful mechanical sound that's sadly absent from our cars today. The control of a column-shifted three-speed transmission and plenty of torque makes it peppy around town, and Plymouth cars really did ride much better than many of its rivals. The total package has the kind of consistency and comfort that gives this wagon usefulness beyond just a Sunday driver.
Representing the end of the line for wood-bodied Plymouths, this neat little wagon is a delight to drive and will always be welcome at events. Call today!!!
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