LITTLE WORK NEEDED
1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe. P-15, mechanically sound, could use paint touchup & interior upgrade. Odometer is not original: estimated total mileage is probably 160,000. Same owner since 1975 and has been used it as a driver the entire time. From front engine seal to rear axle seals, the drive train and related engine parts have most all been replaced with n.o.s. parts.
Mechanical: consistent compression in all 6 cylinders, burns no oil, shifts well, brakes in great shape, tires 3,000 miles, battery strong. Basically, this car is mechanically ready for you. Repair records back to 1982. Also has a Plymouth service manual that is an invaluable part of this sale package.
Body: minor dents and dings, no bondo. Paint is still strong, but the dings and scrapes, particularly on rear right fender, are calling out for touchup. Typical rust/car cancer along bottom panel below trunk lid and below passenger doors, although it has been that way for 20+ years. Vacuum wipers work, but as you probably already know vacuum wipers are pretty crummy just when you need them the most. I added turn indicators/flashers and seat belts in 1975, plus side mirrors. Dashboard gauges all work. Heater works. Tube radio is intact but needs a new tube to work (I haven't used it). Dashboard clock intact but unhooked - it works but the electrical/mechanical mechanism needs fixed (shorts and overheats). Brand new glovebox. Door windows are cracked, yet replaceable. Passenger door latch intact but does not shut securly without a serious nudge from the outside. Best news: all stainless trim pieces intact and several recently fully restored to original brilliant polish. Front and rear bumpers nicely chromed to last a very long time.
Interior: Replaced original wool interior in 1975 with naugahyde. Clearly past its prime, headliner is torn in two places, and door panels need attention. Carpet installed in 1975 and of course is worn out. Have added floor mats in front and cheap stickon carpet for back seat. Not bad, however, for a Driver.
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