Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
You've probably seen a significant uptick in the number of hot rods we've been selling, and for good reason. Cars like this pretty 1940 Plymouth Business Coupe are comfortable, spacious enough for the whole family, and a lot more affordable than the usual coupes and roadsters. With the same performance and a distinctive look that's very appealing, this beautifully restored, show-or-go Mopar streetrod is dialed in and ready to turn some heads
Painting any car bright Corvette Turquoise is bound to attract some attention, so it's a good thing the Plymouth is already so handsome. The sleek, rounded, art-deco look isn't diminished one bit by the flashy paint and lowered stance, and you'll find that you can spend a lot of time looking at the car and not see all the wonderful details. Check out the wonderful fluted grille and Plymouth sailing ship hood ornament, which are still in place just as Plymouth designers intended. Then there are the subtle character lines in the fenders that give the car a look of flowing motion, which works well with the sleek fastback profile. The finish is in incredible shape, ready for show season and showing very minimal signs of use. The chrome trim up front is all that's left and is especially good and you can see that a significant amount of cash was spent there, which makes all the difference. The bumpers were deleted, the front and rear valances were smoothed, the running boards are custom, the door handles were shaved, the tear drop taillights were frenched in, and even with those custom mods, it's very much a 1940s look. Man, this is a great looking car!
Open the door and see that the custom touches continue inside, with a bespoke, nautical-themed interior that's comfortable and absolutely dialed-in. Power bucket seats wrapped in tan tweed and Landau leather set the tone, with ornate leather sailboat inserts in the rear compartment and headliner kicking it up to show-worthy level. Custom door panels continue the theme and offer custom armrests and more leather inserts. The dash was all custom-wrapped in leather and accented in the center with a larger woodgrain insert, then a full set of white-faced VDO gauges were installed, along with an A/C panel right below. Lots of time and money was spent on the dash and it shows, keeping the interior easy on the eyes. It's full of luxury features, too, including A/C, a banjo-style Grant steering wheel atop a tilt column, power windows and seats, remote door poppers, and cruise control, as well as an AM/FM/Cassette stereo system powered with the help of an amplifier mounted behind the seats, so you can hit the road in comfort. Out back, the trunk area is full blown custom as well, with beautifully painted panels that finish the theme with a bang.
No surprises under the hood, either, thanks to a 350 cubic inch Chevrolet V8. It's fitted with familiar upgrades like an Edelbrock carburetor on a Street Warrior polished intake manifold, an HEI ignition system, and plenty of chrome dress-up parts that look great inside the engine bay. The firewall has been smoothed and service access is decent, so you know someone spent some time getting the little stuff dialed-in just so. A big radiator keeps it nice and cool at cruising speeds and with a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission with a lock-up convertor, and power steering and power brakes, it's really effortless for short bursts and on the highway as well. There's a Nova subframe up front and a Camaro rear-end with 3.23 gears out back, so it's nimble around town and capable around curves. A custom dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers gives it a burbling hot rod exhaust note and the stance is wicked! Classic Weld Scorpion wheels look great and carry 195/70/14 front and 225/70/15 big-n-little blackwall radials.
The day of the Plymouth streetrod has arrived. Given all the features, the build quality, the gorgeous interior, and turn-key reliability, this car would cost twice as much if it were a Ford. Call today!
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