fbpx
Home Pick of the Day Pick of the Day: 1957 Plymouth Savoy sedan that tells its own...

Pick of the Day: 1957 Plymouth Savoy sedan that tells its own life story

-

It’s not every day you come across a classified ad for a car that’s written by the car, entirely in the first-person. Yet here it is, a Plymouth Savoy listed for sale on ClassicCars.com that appears to be looking for adoption into its next home.  The copy reads more like a personals ad, if those are still a thing.

The Pick of the Day is a 1957 Plymouth Savoy, located in Patton, Pennsylvania, and listed by a private seller who lets the car do all the talking.   

“I am a ’57 Plymouth Savoy,” the ad reads.  “My life started in 1957 when I was sold to my first owner.” 

savoy

The 64-year-old sedan goes on to describe how it got to where it is today. As it turns out, that original owner was the seller’s Uncle Frank, the car says in the ad. 

The Savoy seems to have lived a pretty good life with the uncle until 1969, when “he bought a newer car and put me in storage. I stayed there until 1990 when he gave me to his nephew.”

The car tells how the nephew “decided to give me new life,” refurbishing it mechanically and cosmetically.

savoy

Savoy was a Plymouth model that existed for about a decade, debuting in 1954 as a mid-range model between the Plaza and the Belvedere, all three named after upscale hotels.  When the Plaza was dropped in 1959, the Savoy became the entry-level offering. 

No discussion around late 1950s Plymouths is complete without mention of the infamous 1958 Fury named Christine, who “herself” was an automobile personified with human traits, albeit evil, in the Stephen King novel and subsequent feature film. 

There are styling similarities between the famous movie car and this Savoy, including a chrome-laden, quad-headlight front end and the aggressively peaked tailfins.  One difference, though, is that the Savoy doesn’t appear to have a name, or at least not one that it mentions.  And it sounds benign rather than evil.

The mechanical work done to the Savoy appears comprehensive, starting off with an overhaul of the engine and transmission, as well as the installation of replacement shocks, brakes, fuel lines and fuel pump.  Cosmetically, the car got a makeover with replated bumpers, replacement badging and a custom blue paint job. 

Since that restoration work is now nearing 30 years old, the car again shows some age-related wear. 

“It has been a while now since I was restored, and I have some scratches and paint chips here and there,” the Savoy states in the ad.  “If you like old cars and want one to cruise, show, and take the kids or grandkids out in, I would be a perfect low-cost choice.”

The seller is asking $11,300 or best offer to adopt this friendly, one-family-owned Plymouth.

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

Hagerty
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I Wish there were closeup pictures of the paint scratches and chips and maybe a few underneath, but if I was in the market today I would start the search for someone local to do an inspection for me. If it took more than two or three days I would start the drive to Patton, Pennsylvania with money in my pocket to see it for myself. It is a more door, but there are those of us who think that is alright and 11.3K seems pretty fair to me it it checks out close to the level it appears to be. Sweet.

  2. If I bought it the first thing that’s got to go is that digital radio and find an original one. Digital radios look so lame in a 50’s and 60’s car.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Posts