Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Rarely do you find an awesome two-tone classic like this for a value price. So take a look at the full vintage package this 1955 Plymouth Savoy offers. And as you really dig into this one, you'll also discover a great survivor with a one-family history.
1955 was a great year to be a Mopar fan. Plymouth debuted one of its most radical styles to date. Virgil Exner brought in a sweeping design that looked fast standing still. The tapered angle of the front; the way the rounded fender top seemed to stretch from headlight to tailfin; and the smooth flow of the trunk all gave this a look that made Chevys and Fords jealous. The Pompano Peach and Saratoga Sand is a great '50 color combo, and this Plymouth really knows how to separate the two colors with unique trim lines that make this rolling artwork. In fact, all the brightwork has the kind of completeness that sends your nostalgia into overdrive. The two-tone shows all the right signs of being original on this car. It has an impressive gloss for a factory application that happened over 65 years ago, and it helps tell this car's story. It has only known one family since new...four generations of them! So you're not looking at a classic; you're looking at an heirloom.
The beige interior has the kind of presentation that reminds us that this era spent plenty of time thinking about panache. The dash had a very symmetrical presentation with the glovebox in the middle. All the right pieces are working, from the heart to the large speedometer. Both rows of bench seats have a great look with durable vinyl for the high traffic and textured cloth inserts for where you sit. All of this is highly original, and so those looking for perfection will certainly find faults. So you can certainly use the value price to save room in your budget for an overhaul. But the real appeal here is that there is a real tale that's told in the details. After all, it's pretty cool to mention that the wear marks in the steering wheel can all be traced to one branch of a family tree.
The look under the hood continues this car's vintage presentation. The oil bath air cleaner w/decal, generator, and long block of the 230 inline-six are all part of this time capsule. So it's hard to believe this is anything but the original powerplant and factory set up. In fact, the only upgrade you may spot is the electric fuel pump, and that's just the kind of thing you want when you are also looking to actually drive. The motor fires up nicely with the feeling of a well-respected classic. It likes to run strong, and the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission has the ideal vintage feel you expect in a sedan like this.
This is a true classic with an awesome story to tell. So if you love the full vintage car lifestyle, you know this is an irresistible survivor. Call today!!!
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