It’s Got A Hemi! 1941 Plymouth

The pictures aren’t as good as I’d like, but this 1941 Plymouth complete with a DeSoto Hemi (!) could be one of those hot rods that makes magazine covers (we’ll be happy to feature it if you buy it and finish it!) It’s up for sale here on eBay and is being offered with a buy it now of $3,950 and, get this, lower offers will be considered! You or your shipper will have to travel to Littlestown, Pennsylvania to pick it up if you are the lucky bidder. 

We’re not blessed with the best pictures of this find, but you can see here that it’s been stored for a long time based on the dust and dirt. The seller just tells us it’s been stored for a long time, but they seem very willing to be contacted if you want more details.

It’s apparent that many parts have been piled on the Plymouth over the years. I’d want to make sure that you knew exactly what parts are part of the auction and what aren’t before bidding.

There’s not really much of an interior to show you. So, for inspiration, I decided to find some other 1941 Plymouths to link to. Take a look at this one, this one, and this one. Yes, they are all street rods, but that’s what whomever buys this car is going to create, right?

And, of course, here’s the Hemi! I’m guessing the engine in the car may actually be the original one, which would be a 201 cubic inch flathead six cylinder. On the other hand, this is a DeSoto Hemi that displaces 276 cubic inches. That would make it originally from a 1952 to 1954 DeSoto, and originally having 160 to 170 horsepower. Of course, that can be greatly increased by deviating from stock (as I’m sure someone will). So are you that person? Would you like the challenge of building that hot rod that somehow differs from every other one? I’d love to hear the details!


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  1. Rube Goldberg Member

    Hemi not withstanding, this would be considered an “ambitious restoration”. It’s so much easier taking them apart than putting them back together,,,

  2. PaulJ

    Looks to be a 8 cylinder engine from the last picture posted here.

    • Jamie Palmer Jamie Palmer Staff

      Paul, that’s the engine that was being prepared to go into the car. The first picture shows the one in the car now.

  3. 86 Vette Convertible

    When you say ambitious, you’re being generous. It can be done given enough time, talent and money but there’s never enough of all three for this in a persons life IMO.

  4. Classic Steel

    Lil rough but actually not a bad price actually!

    I could build it but not a big fan of the style body when earlier models can still be acquired.

  5. Madmatt

    Now..that is quite a project…! It would take
    a lot of time away from everything else that most folks have goin on,
    but sure would /could be really cool.I don’t ever see many of these..?
    Great styling for a street rod/gasser….!

  6. GearHead Engineer

    I like this body style. I’d let the seller keep that hemi. I’m thinking 4 cylinder Eco-boost. Plenty of power for a car this size and weight.

    – John

  7. Dick Johnson

    The Hemi is not an extended block at the bell housing mount indicating a 1955 or later engine. The “half shell” blocks can be machined to accept an adapter for Powerflite and Torqueflite ( chebby as well) transmissions.

  8. Pa Tina

    if you don’t have a “hemi” at the start of this project, you sure will have some at the completion.

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