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Top-down 1949 Plymouth DeLuxe


As March begins, our thoughts turn to Spring and the start of convertible weather in most parts of the country (we won’t even talk about summer in Arizona).

The Pick of the Day presents an opportunity for summertime top-down cruising in vintage style, a sparkling-red 1949 Plymouth Special DeLuxe Convertible that is described by the Sonoma, California, seller as a sharp-looking, good running classic.

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The top appears to be in good shape and fits snugly

“This is an older restoration that still looks great!” says the dealer advertising the Plymouth on ClassicCars.com. “Very nice body, glass, and straight trim. Paint has a nice shine to it and the panel alignments are good. All in all, this is a very presentable Plymouth.

“The interior and top are both in good shape, the accessories and gauges are in good working order and the car is very comfortable and easy to drive. The power top needs a little push to get it past the center and the horn and clock are not working. Otherwise, everything else seems to be in good working order.”

The dealer says the convertible has been recently serviced and is ready to drive and enjoy. The car is powered by an inline-6 with a three-speed manual shifter on the column.

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The interior looks nicely restored 

“The car is mechanically strong and sound, starts immediately and runs smoothly,” according to the ad. “Shifting and suspension are nice and tight and the car runs cool.

“Recent $2,600 service including carburetor rebuild, brake, and fuel systems, gauges, and other items. The electrical system was converted to 12 volts and a gauge drop was installed to keep them accurate.”

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The convertible is said to be ready for cruising

The odometer shows just 8,724 miles, although there is no indication in the ad whether that is original, rolled over or since restoration.

The asking price is $31,550.

“All in all, this is a very attractive Plymouth Special Deluxe ready for spring and summertime cruising,” the dealer concludes.

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

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. A cute old car for sure but 31 may be a little steep. Not having seen it up close might not be fair though. How I remember how well those things rode. Kissing girls in one was a good memory. Bruce


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