This ’49 Plymouth coupe pulls along a camp trailer

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Pick of the Day

If the Pick of the Day captures your attention, you need to know that it comes with more than just the usual challenge of the price its owner expects. The car is a 1949 Plymouth Business Coupe that its private owner is offering for sale on ClassicCars.com for $32,500.

But if you’re willing to cough up another 5 grand, for $37,500 you get not only the Plymouth but a vintage UHaul camping trailer in a matching shade of Solar Yellow paint.

The seller says the Plymouth has undergone a body-off restoration that included installing an independently suspended front clip and a 350cid V8 engine and modern automatic transmission. The car’s ride height was lowered and the Solar Yellow paint was applied along with ghost flames and some pinstriping.

The interior was redone with modern bucket seats, Grant wood steering wheel, etc.

Meanwhile, the vintage camp trailer also was restored, and decorated inside with a Dr. Seuss theme. 

The car and trailer are in Oak Harbor, Washington, and are being offered by the family of the person who did the restorations in the late 1990s. 

The car is said to be of “very nice driver quality.”

“This is a very nice package that has been toured, maintained and enjoyed by active local car club members,” the seller notes.

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

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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.

6 COMMENTS

  1. My first car was a 1954 Chev. Business Coup. No back seat….Just a flat platform for samples of the products the salesman was selling. I bought it in 1963 and paid $90 for it. It didn’t come with a radio, so that was the first thing I had to do. I bought a Bullet Nose Studebaker for $50 and took the radio out of it and re-sold the Stud for $100. Over the years I have had lots of cars…..but I was more excited to have my little Chev than any other car I’ve owned….But I have to admit….I really like my Vintage 1990 Mazda Miata, Roadster. So much fun to drive.

  2. Really like this set-up, it’s beautiful. I just don’t understand why everybody has to put a Chevy engine in EVERYTHING. The car is a Plymouth, he even put "Plymouth" on the bucket seats , then puts a Chevy engine in it. I’m sorry, and I know it’s not just me but, the Chevy engine is just boring. Please don’t give me the OLD "Chevy is better" crap. I was a mechanic for years and know better.

  3. My first car was a 49 plymouth 2dr deluxe coupe not a business coupe like in the picture I loved that car even with the flathead 6 with 3 on the tree

  4. A little weather get you down, Harry? Weak. Sweat’s good for ya, eh?
    Do like this alot, but couldn’t the builder find a 383, or even a 340, and a Torqflite auto? Or a late 5.7 Hemi & modern auto?
    Sigh.

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