1951 Plymouth Cranbrook

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC

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Concord, NC



Year 1951
Mileage 7891
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Plymouth
Model Cranbrook

Cranbrook 1951

Title Status --
Exterior Color Green
Interior Color Gray


A 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook Restomod is a seldom-seen classic, and that's not even the main attraction here. It's because this distinct body design has been wrapped around a full restomod/hot rod with a custom body, comfy upgraded interior, a better suspension, four-on-the-floor, and a ton of big block power under the hood.

Classic car fans should be intrigued by this Cranbrook. After all, Plymouth only offered the model for two years. It was initially meant to be a more traditional car back in '51, and that's what makes it a great base for a custom today. The alligator style hood, traditional roofline, two-piece windshield, and rounder rear fenders give it an instant nostalgia base. Of course, this one then gives it the full street machine treatment by lowering it, shaving the trim, laying down plenty of pinstriping in the right palaces, and adding extra-wide rear rubber for a speedy stance. The green paint is a great choice. It's a professional application that has plenty of gloss, but it avoids the kind of candy-coated style that would make this look a little too much like an overdone California cruiser. The bumpers, grille, bezels, and hood ornament are also done in a tasteful gray. The result is a car that looks like a custom street machine that also doesn't get too outrageous so that we can see the clean and unique design that makes this such an interesting classic.

The interior is built for plenty of added comfort and driver appeal. It starts with late model seats that have been installed. This has the kind of padding and body-hugging design that couches didn't even have in the 1950s. Cup holders, full carpeting, tinted windows, armrests, and a modern AM/FM/CD stereo w/Bluetooth really give you a great cruiser feeling. The driver gets a plush bucket seat, an armrest center console, and a custom steering wheel on a tilt column. All of this could be just for a comfortable car. But as you also spot the large column-mounted tach, auxiliary readouts, and Hurst floor shifter, you begin to realize there is some serious power to go with this Plymouth.

The engine bay has the smooth color-matched inner walls and tidy hidden wires to make sure your full attention is on the big block heart in the center. Plymouth wasn't even in its V8 era when this Cranbrook first hit the streets, but now it's upgraded to a Chevy 454 cubic-inch big block. This even has a four-barrel carburetor, polished raised intake, and X-pipe dual exhaust. There are the right supporting components, too, like an aluminum radiator, electric fan, serpentine belt system, and the battery mounted in the trunk with the fuel cell. The four-speed manual transmission puts you in firm control of the whole package. The front suspension is an upgraded tubular A-arm setup with newer bushings, which provides a more confident feeling for all driving. Plus, you have power steering, front disc brakes, and wide Cooper Cobra tires.

Distinction, comfort, and power all come together on this unique Cranbrook. So if you love a unique custom, you know you can't miss this Plymouth. Call now!


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