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Solid Steel: 1930 Plymouth Sedan


1930 is the first year of the all steel body Plymouth. Earlier car bodies were wood framed and as the cars aged the frames rotted or just loosened up from the the daily grind. A steel body makes this car a much better prospect than a car with a wood framed body. It’s listed on craigslist  in Slate Hill, New York and looks much as it might have in its first life except for the plastic on the roof. It wasn’t until 1935 that Chevrolet introduced the all steel top. Until then, cars had a canvas insert which had to be resealed every year. This is a one family car that was in a barn for 50 years.

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This Plymouth runs and drives. There are no pictures of the interior but it likely needs lots of help after hosting rodents all those years. Sadly, this Plymouth is not worth a lot, even restored, so it’s not likely there’s anyone willing to pay the $8,500 asking price. Perhaps for a more reasonable price, one might purchase this old car and enjoy it pretty much as it is, doing only what is necessary, like the interior.


  1. Charles

    Looks complete, Has character!

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  2. Howard A Member

    I think it’s really cool, in 2016 these are still popping up. I’m sure the interior is pretty consistent of a vehicle that sat 50 years, but I’d fix the interior and chrome and leave it as is. There’s a lot of interest in vehicles that are found “as is”. The price? Antiques is antiques. Where would you ever find another? Funny how we’ve come full circle with car designs. I always thought, all these period cars all looked the same, then we went through a cool styling era, and now, all cars look the same again. Just a fantastic find here.

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  3. DENIS

    I like it…Would like to own it home for about $5000…then fix what it needs n leave the body as-is….

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  4. Ed P

    Great find! The body looks solid and the engine bay is fairly clean. I would love pictures of the interior. The back seat area looks enormous.

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  5. Kem Jones

    We own and are still driving a 1929 Canadian Plymouth (U) .My wife and her late husband bought it 1974 .It is still a basicly original car with an untouched body and interior . We have driven it on numerous 4cylinder ( flathead) meets . 27 years in Canada and several in the .U.S . She has kept a 4 cylinder registery since 1974 .It is a great little car .We also have a 32 Plymouth roadster(PB.) with overdrive and are working on restoring a 32 Plymouth convertible sedan (PB ).One of 600 ever made .

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  6. Kem Jones

    I am trying to post a picture of the 29

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    • Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

      Kem, the picture has to be on your computer, and smaller than 8MB. If you click on the button it will allow you to find it in the folder. Right now the system allows you to post one picture per comment.

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  7. David Frank David Member

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