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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1933 Plymouth 2-Dr Sedan

Custom hot rod from a dissolved marque


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1933 Plymouth 2-Dr Sedan.

It was June 7, 1928 when Chrysler Corporation introduced the Plymouth brand at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The intent behind the strategic move was to capture some of the market share for the low-priced segment, starting off with offering only four-cylinder economy-minded cars. By the 1930s, Plymouth automobiles were being marketed through all three Chrysler divisions – Chrysler, DeSoto, and Dodge. And in late 1932, Plymouth finally added a six-cylinder powertrain to the mix.

Today’s featured car retains very little of its original 1930s architecture and instead has been customized from front to back, inside and out, with attractive touches that bring it into the modern era. It is being offered by a dealer in Gladstone, Oregon, and the auction ends tomorrow.

First things first: Gone is the original car’s paint scheme, which was likely not nearly as eye-catching as the finish on the car today. A vivid orange respray was carried out as part of the restoration, and the steel body is surrounded by fiberglass fenders and color-matched running boards. The smooth look is completed via removed bumpers, a filled roof insert, a hinged fuel door, and custom taillights. The dual exhaust system adds an aggressive touch to the rear end.

The nice thing about this build is that it doesn’t just “look” nice; it was also designed with purpose. Safety, handling, and comfort were addressed via the addition of LED headlights, power steering, an independent front suspension, and power front disc brakes. On the interior, we find late-model bucket seats as well as lap belts.

Power comes from a 350cid small-block V8 mated to a TH350 three-speed automatic transmission. The original gauges have been replaced by instruments from AutoMeter, and the odometer reads 3,477 miles. The dealer says that this reflects mileage accrued since restoration.

What became of Plymouth anyway? The brand was phased out in the summer of 2001, so in total, it existed for about 73 years. Incidentally, the very last Plymouth ever produced was a 2001 Neon compact car. It was assembled on June 28, 2001 at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois. I wonder where that car is today. Maybe it will pop up at auction eventually.

The auction for this 1933 Plymouth 2-Dr Sedan ends tomorrow, March 4, 2024 at 11:45 a.m. (MST)

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


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