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Leroy, the 1949 Plymouth convertible

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Leroy is a 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe convertible coupe. How do I know his name is Leroy? Well, someone wrote it on the glovebox lid, and that's what everyone around here is calling him.

And in all truth, Leroy is an awfully nice little Plymouth. With a good quality frame-on restoration of a solid car, it looks fantastic, and I'm definitely a fan of how these sweet little Mopars drive. Finished in traditional Plymouth Cream, the bodywork is very good and the paint has just the right amount of shine to look authentic. All the chrome and stainless has been re-plated or polished, and all the lenses look new. Accessories like fog lamps, a back-up light, and a grille guard dress him up a bit.

The interior is a lovely two-tone burgundy and tan vinyl that does an awfully good impersonation of leather. The stitching and materials aren't 100% authentic, but they do look period correct and the workmanship really is beautifully done. Things like the radio and heater are fully functional, although the clock is not. It appears that the gauges are original, not restored, but they all work as they should. The power top works well, although the canvas is a little baggy, and there's a matching padded boot that fits quite nicely.

The engine has been rebuilt and was probably fully detailed when the restoration was done, but now shows some driving miles. However, Leroy starts quickly, idles nicely, and moves down the road easily, especially with a factory overdrive transmission from a later model Plymouth. The 6-volt electrical system remains, including the original generator, and the brakes are good. Four new Coker wide whitewall radials have been recently fitted, so Leroy is an awesome driver.

As I've said before, these are some of the best-driving cars of the period, and Leroy is handsome and ready to go today. Everyone loves Leroy, and there were always three or four people standing around him whenever I turned my back. Find another convertible this pretty, this well restored, and this much fun to drive for just $36,900.











Edited by Matt Harwood
Car is a 1949, not a 1950 model (see edit history)
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