This Plymouth is going to be a huge restoration, but it has such a neat look to it that it’s easy to overlook all those rust holes. Still, if you are in the market for a ‘Cuda project, this could be a good one to get. It has a 340 V8, manual transmission, and that iconic billboard stripe. The story goes that the designer was fed up with designing stripes and drew up this one as a joke. To his surprise management accepted the design and put it into production. I’m not sure if the story is true, but I still like the stripe. The car is located in Ulster, Pennsylvania and is listed here on eBay with the auction ending tomorrow morning.
Don’t let the allure of that pistol grip distract you from the gaping hole in the floor. This thing has some serious rust. Still, I hope someone has mercy on it because it was once a very cool car!
You know things are bad when there are holes like this . The sheet metal is rusting from the inside out and there are thin sections. Once you start grinding into this, you are bound to find more of the nasty stuff. You might be better off just replacing the front fenders, but there are some areas that are not so easy to repair.
Let’s just hope the frame is solid. The seller claims that the car starts, stops, and can be driven around the yard. But, I doubt this is one of those cars you could just repair the floors and then start driving. It’s going to need a full restoration, but you can be assured that you will have one heck of a looker once it’s finished.
I’d love to see a followup on this car in a few years to find out what becomes of it. So, if any of you end up dragging it home, please let us know! The current level of bidding probably keeps it out of most people’s budget, but I know there are some serious Mopar fans around here. Let’s just hope it goes to someone with the resources to complete the job and that we dont see it back on the market in another year without any improvements.