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’53 Suburban is today’s pick, and it’s a Plymouth


Pick of the Day is a 1953 Plymouth Suburban being sold because its owner needs a four-door to make it easier to haul around the grandchildren.

The private seller in Belton, Missouri, says this two-door is a “sweet little wagon” and a great driver that’s always been popular with the crowd on cruise nights. (Suburban was used as a name for wagons by several automakers for many years before it became an exclusive to Chevrolet.)

And this is no ordinary two-door station wagon. Under the hood is a “pro built” 350cid V8 with roller rockers, Edelbrock Endurashine intake, a 600 Holly carburetor and more than 340 horsepower. The engine is linked to a 700R4 transmission and at the rear is a 31-split 8.8 posi-traction setup with 3.73 gearing.

1953 Plymouth Suburban is today’s pick | ClassicCars.com Journal

The front suspension comes from an Chevy S-10 pickup truck and has dropped spindles and disc brakes.

The interior is all-new with Vintage Air and heat.

“The paint looks good, but is a little tired with a few issues that are not easy to spot,” the seller reports in the car’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “There are some paint bubbles down low. It’s not a show car, but new paint would make it a contender.”

1953 Plymouth Suburban is today’s pick | ClassicCars.com Journal

The advertisement includes lots of photos, include those showing the paint flaw.

“The only reason I’m selling it is to build a 4-door wagon to haul more grandkids,” the seller adds.

The seller wants $22,500 for the car, but would be willing to consider a trade for a good 4-door wagon built before 1973.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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