UPDATE 3/15/17 – Ron has decided to lower his asking price to $9,900.
FROM 3/7/17 – A lot can happen to a car over 54 years of just sitting in a garage. Seals can break down, metal can rust and upholstery can disintegrate. When reader Ron B found this ’41 Plymouth, it had suffered some of the effect of being parked that long, but he went through the mechanicals and got it running again. He’s cleaned up the interior and has it running and driving again, quite the feat for something this old! It still needs some work and paint, but is just about ready to be a daily driver and hasn’t been chopped up. He’s decided to part way with it and thought one of his fellow Barn Finds Readers might enjoy having it. It’s currently in Dalton, Georgia and he is asking
$10,900 $9,900 for it. If you are interested in buying it, be sure to message him via the form below!
From Ron – Everything works. All major systems have been rebuilt such as generator, voltage regulator, starter, fuel pump, carburetor, heater, with the brake wheel cylinders and master cylinder being replaced with new parts. All original chrome and the original wheels are in the trunk. Original flat head 6 cylinder still purring with all 87 horsepower. Head lights and tail lights all work. Drives well for it’s 75 years.
Body Condition: Excellent. This 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe Coup was found after spending 54 years in a garage. Most cosmetics and mechanical issues have been resolved. Sanded and primed 3 times leaving a flat black appearance ready for your favorite color. There was a small spot behind drivers door that had rusted but is not noticeable All matching numbers for motor and body.
Mechanical Condition: All repairs have been completed. I’ve been taking the car for a drive each day and worked out most all of the problems associated with sitting for 54 years in a garage. Mileage reads 28,049, but can not back that up other than to say that it sat for over 50 years.
Interior Condition: Totally Refurbished. The interior was originally restored in 1961 with leather roll and pleated on the inside roof and door panels. The seats are done in a bright red velvet which I had redyed back to original look. It looks new!
I really do love the styling of the these Plymouths and I can understand why so many have been turned into hot rods, but I’m glad to see that this one hasn’t been chopped up or had a V8 installed, as they didn’t build many of these. I only wish it was still wearing its original paint, but at least Ron took action to stop the progress of the rust. Personally, I’d have it repainted in the original color and redo the interior in something less red, but that’s just me. So, if it were yours, would you restore it to original, leave it as is or turn it into a V8 powered hot rod?
Our thanks to Ron for listing his Plymouth! Hopefully he finds a good home for it and with any luck, the next owner will keep us posted with their progress. If you happen to have a project you’ve been working on that needs a new home, please consider listing it as an Exclusive here on Barn Finds!