1939 Plymouth Deluxe P8 Convertible

Condition Used
Body Convertible
Make Plymouth
Model Belvedere
Mileage 11 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1939
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Green
History Yes
VIN: 10802524

This mildly modified 1939 Plymouth Deluxe P8 convertible, with a rumble seat at the rear, is described as having undergone a body-off restoration that included a new top, interior, and paint, and a full rebuild of what is said to be the car’s original powertrain. The Plymouth is reported to be “free of rust” following a small amount of remediation work. The chrome is said to have been redone to a current “show-quality” level. Upgrades made as part of the restoration included a dual-carburetor conversion and the installation of front disc brakes, along with a two-channel master cylinder. The P8 series was powered in 1939 by Plymouth’s 201-cu.in. L-head straight-six. With a single downdraft carburetor and a compression ratio of 6.7:1, the engine was rated by the manufacturer at 82 horsepower when new. This engine has been fitted with dual downdraft carburetors above what appears to be a British-made intake manifold; the seller says the factory intake will be included in the sale. The dual carb set up was made by George Ashie in the USA. The engine, three-speed manual transmission, and rear end are all reported to have been rebuilt by Pennsylvania specialists. No functionality issues are noted, and the seller reports no smoke or fluid leaks. Dual horns have also been installed in the engine bay, which presents as being strongly clean in the provided photos. the paint on this Plymouth is about a year old, and he describes the two-stage finish as in “excellent” overall condition today, with no body blemishes noted. The body seals are said to be new as of the car’s restoration. The seller says a rusted area near the rear license-plate bracket was “corrected by welding in new sheetmetal,” adding that the car is now free of corrosion. The convertible top was reportedly replaced by a specialist in September 2021 and is said to be in “excellent” condition. All the chrome was reported re-plated by Bill’s Chrome of Jeannette, Pennsylvania. The glass, with a light tint, is said to be new as of the restoration. The lighting is reported to have been upgraded to 12 volts and LED operation, and to be fully functional, including added turn indicators. The underside presents as being nearly spotless, with no visible surface corrosion in the photos. The seating materials, including springs and upholstery, are said to have been fully redone. The materials present as being in excellent, undamaged condition. The carpeting is reported to be brand new. The painted steel dashboard presents very strongly and is missing no trim or small controls. All the instruments are reported to be NOS installations. The factory AM radio face is said to now conceal electronics including Bluetooth connectivity. The dashboard lighting has reportedly been rewired to function as courtesy lights when the doors are opened, with a relocated battery and disconnect. The rumble seat upholstery matches the interior scheme and presents as being in as-new condition.