Roaring forties rod project

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine


This part-finished project has potential

Roaring forties rod project
These things are a popular rodding platform in the USA.

There's a bit of sad story behind this thing. It's a 1948 Plymouth Deluxe coupe, which would have sold to the middle ranking business-owner back in the day - someone who could afford to spoil themselves and leave the family car at home.

The seller admits they were pretty disappointed when it turned up from the USA, got unloaded and turned out to be a rust farm.

It seems they may be suffering restorer exhaustion - something we're familiar with! A lot of the hard work has been done, including setting up the chassis for a 350 Chev crate motor, which will certainly wake up the old girl when you nail the accelerator. It would certainly be a contrast from the original flathead six.

You'd be looking for a set of discs up front and there are one or two folk out there who could tackle that for you.

All up you could get a pretty special result from this thing, and the big question would be just how radical would you go.

These things are a popular hotrodding platform in the USA, so chances are you could get a fair few bits off the shelf to complete the project.

How much? Asking $15,000.

You can see all the details here.

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