And who can blame them, since Chevy missed out on such an opportunity to revive the Nomad. This one turns, that's all I know about it. They are rational designs for their time. There went much of my afternoon! It looks like some paint work has been done, with more still needed. I guess it made sense if the options you wanted most were still extra cost items on the more expensive Country Sedan.
Very interesting article Paul, as Mr Tactful said above an enjoyable read. The D-500 had the dual quad Hemi,bigger brakes off the Chrysler Imperial, heavy duty springs, and wider than stock wheels. Biscayne was bottom line Chevy, but what if it had been a hardtop convertible that only came in azure or white… You could spend all day writing down all the good, bad, nutty, odd, fun, evocative, politically incorrect, presumptuous, grasping, and deluded names of American car models. V-8-equipped cars introduced Plymouth buyers to a new type of steering using an idler arm-type linkage with equal length tie rods. Remember when front passengers simply leaned forward while pulling the seatback, creating a large opening through which one could actually easily enter without requiring yogi-like skills? The two doors are extremely rare, particularly the '58-59 models.
Hard to believe, but I think the 56 Plymouth was actually a longer car than the 57. In 1965, the full-sized entry level Plymouth model in the U. Mel:d The wagon in the photo is a '55. Unlike the total dud Lakewood wagon, that could well have been a hit. There were two things I liked about that car. I even like stationwagons,and own a 58 Rambler Cross Country with factory air and ps.
But at which point we assume the car was running and driving. Clearly this seller is trying to cash in on the whole patina trend, but they would have been wise to leave all the paint alone if that was their plan. For 1960 Plymouth assumed its most outrageous style yet, with an exaggerated eyebrow sweeping over the headlight to a dogleg behind the front wheel. A 1969 chevy wagon was considered a good derby car. I know one thing, unless I was actually trying to sell it I'd get that car moved and out of sight unless the friend's tire store has a damned secure fenced in area that it is sitting in where it is blocked in.
In fact, all too well. The larger P 18 series had a traditional woody four door wagon, so both bases were covered. When you opened the glove box it was about a inch deep because of the evaporator packed behind it. The D3 themselves rendered the truck-like 2 door wagons irrelevant when their wagons got bigger and softer, making them unsuitable for light truck duty. The owner has just picked it up after a long time sitting outside but it ran well and was reasonably complete. Note: In looking for photos of similar examples, I found that this exact car has been around a while. No such luck; instead they had to make do with the lowly Ford Ranch Wagon body, and a name that would really resonate today: Edsel Roundup, guaranteed to kill something.
I think the eBay seller was a bit loose with the truth when he stated the car had one owner since 1970. My dad is now 92. When finally level and stopped I was able to force my way out. The deck lid sat rather high, the lower lip matching a crease in the body sides, level with the bottom of the taillamp lens, creating a coved area beneath the deck lid and rear bumper. The larger P 18 series had a traditional woody four door wagon, so both bases were covered…Ford really jumped into the two-door wagon pool with both feet in 1949. A '56 Suburban can be told from a '55 Suburban by the grille centre section - '55 models had a ribbed centre section, with a chrome V badge on the hood to identify a V8 engine. I have a good friend that is doing a '50 Olds conv that started with much much less.
The 1959 Lark may have been promoted as a thrifty compact, but it had the same basic Studebaker body, minus the goofy front end. The 55 Plymouth is mine and this shot shows it after I got done with the paint and added the roof rack a 56 option , and after-market Lancers. People who owned it lived only a couple of blocks away. In very reasonable original condition, this wagon needs some help! Big Plymouth and Dodge wagons of the time were popular with big families, but they mostly stuck to the four door versions. Folks still knew how to bend and clamber. While the paint works looks to be well done, why did they start painting it, but not finish the rest of the car? A lot of money for a kid in 1969.
Opening the flip-out rear window did nothing to improve the interior air quality but did asdd about 30 decibels to the ambient sound level. Both manufacturers were running at all-time highs. Falcon and Comet , fielded both versions, to great success. Given that only twenty 1955 Plymouths were imported I think it reasonable to conclude that any potential buyers were simply unaware that they existed. What is shown in the pictures looks pretty solid with no jagged bottom edges on the doors or tailgate. This was before car seats, obviously. I bought a running red and white 56 ford 4 dr wagon for thirty dollars.