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84 Years Original: 1932 Plymouth

1932 Plymouth PB

There is nothing more exciting than seeing a true barn find with a nice layer of dust and dirt laid over the body work. This 1932 Plymouth PB sedan is in fully operation condition despite its looks, and is completely original. The coolness factor on this car is through the roof. Current bidding is up to $6,400 making us wonder what this Plymouth will sell for. Find it here on eBay out of Ashland, Ohio.

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The 65 Horsepower engine isn’t the prettiest, but its runs well enough to be driven on the open roads. Aside from all of the years of dirt and grime, this engine looks remarkably original, with the seller stating the only non-original missing part being the air cleaner. The 196 cubic inch engine transmits power through a 3 speed gear box. We love the grime, dust, and patina on this Plymouth. You would certainly know if someone touched it!

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The body work on this Plymouth is wonderful. There are no major flaws, and the original paint is still very present. The Hathor Blue paint with black fenders and red wheels is an interesting color combo that we appreciate. There is some surface rust visible on the front fenders, but it doesn’t look to be anything serious. We love that the current owner decided to leave the dust on this car maintaining its barn find like appearance. The nickel platted parts on this car look great. The paint is mostly complete on this car, but appearing dry and oxidized instead of sun faded.

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Even the interior fared well in this Plymouth over its long life span. The interior looks fantastic considering the fact it is 84 years old. From inspecting the interior, its looks to roughly all be the same color indicating little to no fade from sun exposure. The interior looks as if it is still ready for its original owner to hop in for a leisurely ride into town.

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We love true barn find vehicles, and we certainly appreciate a high level of originality to a car, like this Plymouth. This Plymouth is a fantastic example of an original, and would always get many looks at any car event you took it to. It would also be fun to drive to see others expressions of this barn find rolling down the road. Would you buy this original Plymouth? If you did, what would you do with it? Take it on occasional drives, perhaps to some car shows? Tell us what you think would be best for this ’32 Plymouth.


  1. Oingo

    Given its well preserved state it is a crime to keep it filthy. I would have it looked after by Ammo NYC.

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  2. Gary K

    Appears to be a real genuine jewel in the rough,.. I would hope the new owner keeps it all original and displays it proudly! Very nice find!

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  3. Grafton g

    I am minutes from Ashland and would buy this Plymouth in a heartbeat. I agree clean it up but don’t restore

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  4. Fred W.

    I like seeing it in this state. I would also like to see it cleaned and detailed, I suspect it would look amazing, similar to the ’35 MG posted earlier.

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  5. Bruce

    This, my friends, is what the word “patina” describes ! The finish is all there, but weathered. Rust is not “patina” , it’s rust. Being a career body man I generally lean toward a nice paint job. In this case I would clean it up, give it a light buff, and run it as is. Nice find !

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  6. Subbaiah

    As a proud owner of a 1932 Plymouth PB, I am sure this car will turn out to be a stunner. It is so wonderful see this barn find and the car looks very original.

    1932 was the first year of free standing headlights and it makes such a difference. My car is a seven passenger and you will notice that the front door is bigger in my car.

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  7. Dave Wright

    My dad always loved these cars. The quality is so much better than a comparable Ford, they were incredibly tough and durable along with great style.

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  8. Hal

    My 1st car ($50) was a 1932 Plymouth coupe, with rumble seat, last of the 4 cyl engine, the first model with roll-up windows and first with only two engine mounts (one in front and one in the rear). The engine rocked back and forth like it was going to jump out. That “innovation” didn’t last long. Love to fine another one in good condition like I had. This one looks like a great find. Clean it up and polish it lovingly, then drive it like in 1932.

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  9. JD

    Now that’s a barn find. What a great car. Clean it up and keep as is. I hope it goes to a great new home and is as loved as is deserves to be. It’s certainly waited long enough.

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  10. JimmyinTEXAS

    The grill only has one slat pushed over, which is a miracle in its self. WOW, that is some car…

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  11. Koop

    The Ohio Historical plates give me pause.

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  12. cyclemikey

    What a treasure of originality. After it’s survived 84 years, anyone who even THINKS of modifying or “restomodding” this old lady needs an immediate bilateral orchiectomy.

    Clean it up and preserve it. Great feature car.

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  13. Mark S

    It should get a light refurbishment with period correct single stage paint in correct colours. Small repairs to the interior and to the mechanical on this car would be a benefit. I’m not a fan of old barn fresh shabby looks that is ok for the reveal pic’s but after that repairs need to be made. To coin what Geomechs said on another page this is not what original looked like, original was a shiny new car inside and out.

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  14. Peter

    About 1156 PB Plymouths (including about 750 CKD chassis including front to firewall + headlights + mudguards) were exported via Canada as the DM Dodge. I think the Canadian export point was to avoid duties or taxes to other British Commonwealth countries. They ended up all over the world including Australia. Optional was a free-wheel and automatic vacuum clutch that could be turned on an off from a pull out knob on the dashboard. Most important though were rubber engine mounts and at least the Dodge was sold as the “Floating Power Four”. There were two mounts only plus a small leaf spring on the side similar to a leaf suspension spring. The idea is that if a line is drawn through both rubber mounts it runs through the centre line of mass and the leaf spring only handles the engine torque twist.

    The DM Dodge had the squarer familiar Dodge radiator grill and surround. Every bolt was replaced with bolts that have the letters DB stamped in the head. The engine number starts with the letters DM. Bodies were fitted to the CKD chassis by local body builders and in Australia it was by the T.J. Richards body works which later became Chrysler Australia. The Oz bodies used a wooden frame and I think the Plymouth was all steel. Unlike the Plymouth shown here, the Oz cars had a two piece bumper so that a fold down rear luggage rack could be fitted.

    Also, from other photos I’ve seen of PBs & DMs, I think the long nose horn on this Plymouth might not be original and I thought the seats were leather and it appears this Plymouth has fabric but the pleat design is exactly the same as the leather Dodge.

    Note that these vehicles have an adjustable sliding front seat and the clutch and brake pedals are attached with a four-bar-linkage so that their height/distance from the floor is adjustable to suit different drivers?

    If anyone has a spare pitman arm or steering arm on the side of the steering box could they please contact me? The right & left hand drive vehicles used the same arms. Thanks. Peter. (pcgoudie@tpg.com.au)

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  15. Radio rick

    I LOVE that horn under hood.

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