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1949 Plymouth "Town & Country" $19,500 Sonoma California


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So I take it Plymouth never produced a factory ‘Town and Country’ - only the wood station wagons?

 

I can tell you that the base car was an unusually good one for the era. My grandfather had a brand new ‘49 that he used to deliver house trailers from the manufacture in Alma MI to a dealer in Florida (BEFORE the highways) and Spartan travel trailers from Tulsa OK all over the country. He did this with that car for at least 5 years (and there’s an ENTIRE section of this forum polluted with the question: Can my XX Ton dually truck pull X ton trailer?).

3 speed transmission and 95hp engine 172 lb ft torque. (I could be off there - sure I’ll be corrected - that’s off my memory.)

Never a glitch with that car.

(My grandmother was and still is the worlds worst photographer.)

 

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Interesting story. Those had to be long slow trips. In the middle of summer without AC it would have been miserable. Your Grandfather was a hardy sole. 

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*Promise I won’t continue to derail the thread*

3d post down I did a little write-up on those trailer delivery trips⬇️
https://forums.aaca.org/topic/356034-1949-spartan-manor-not-mine-where-do-you-post-this/

He wasn’t hardy — he was insanely fearless. It is a wonder to everyone who remembers him that he lived to the age of 82. Those were dangerous trips. Somehow he was back in time for work at Fisher Body in Lansing MI on Monday morning. Never missed a day of work....

 

The Plymouth took the beating. The ‘55 Chevy he replaced it with - not so long....

 

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1 hour ago, Ben P. said:

All I know is when I hit that link to classiccars this well known scam FAKE warning comes up so that site is a fraudulent copy.

It is on "classiccars.com"  it opens without issues on my laptop. 

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I think it's an interesting "revisioning" for this little coupe although the pale yellow seems a bit incongruous.

I am surprised at how much damage the car shows in detail and the rattle can quality spray job of the dash (complete with paint run) and even the curb scrubbed white walls, leads one to think the car has suffered some serious neglect at someone's hands since the wood era restoration.

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If this was a 'town & country' three passenger coupe Plymouth, buyers would be all over it.   The builder should have looked for a convertible to do this woody treatment on rather than the prosaic two door sedan.

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 "I admit the woodwork looks nice and professional to me"

Plymouthcranbrook,

I hope you were saying this in jest. That woodwork is FAR from even looking "professional" let alone actually being done professionally.

Maybe my viewpoint is skewed a bit because I have owned, and still do, "factory" woodies and this car doesn't even come close to replicating them in style/fit/finish. 

I have seen some cars made into "woodies" and the workmanship was impeccable. This one, NOPE!!!!

Just because someone "slaps" some real wood on a car doesn't make it a Woodie or more valuable.

IMHO

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