Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Plymouth Great Depression in the years 1940 and 1950

During the Great Depression of the 1930s the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a niche market low-end. When many other car companies failed, the brand of Plymouth has helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation in a decade. Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (DeSoto, Chrysler and Dodge) in the beginning of 1930. The sales of Plymouth were a bright spot during this dismal automotive, and Plymouth in 1931 rose to the number three spot among all cars. the Plymouth Automotive model, the company introduced the fluctuating energy and boasted: "The economy of one to four years, the smoothness of a six." in 1931.

1948 Plymouth Special De Luxe Coupé
Chrysler decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to the count of the engine cylinder in 1933. In 1933, the 190 cu in engine version Chrysler flathead-6 was equipped with a downdraft carburetor and installed on new PC Plymouth, that was introduced on November 17, 1932. Chrysler had reduced wheelbase of the PC 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold poorly. The division of the DP model Dodge chassis with a 112 in (284.5 cm) wheelbase, was placed under the body with PC DP front fenders, hood and radiator shell in April 1933. The car was marketed as "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth and the model designation was provided to the DP. 1933 is the model most commonly found in collections so this car sold very well

1949 Plymouth 4-door sedan

The PC has become the 'Standard Six. "He had been the' Plymouth Six 'in the introduction, and it was sold by the end of 1933 in much smaller numbers. It is therefore in the minority at the hands of collectors today. The PC was shipped overseas to Denmark, Sweden Australia and the United Kingdom. In the UK, was sold as a "Chrysler Kew, Kew Gardens and the location of the Chrysler plant on the outskirts of London. The flathead six, which began with the PC model was the 1933 Plymouth to the 1959 models.

Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door convertible coupes  with rumble seats
In 1939. In the exhibition of Chrysler in the 1939 World Fair in New York, the 1939 coupe convertible was prominently featured, billed as the convertible of mass production for the first time with a power folding top and featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six engine.
1954 Plymouth Station Wagon

Plymouth was one of the top-selling American car brands, which together with Ford and Chevrolet were commonly referred. As the "low-priced three" marques in the U.S. market. Plymouth almost overtook Ford in 1940 and 1941 as the second most popular make of automobiles in the U.S. Plymouth vehicles were known for durability, accessibility, engineering

In 1957, Virgil Exner's Forward Look's new design theme, announced by Plymouth, with the slogan "Suddenly it is 1960," produced cars with a much more advanced than Chevrolet or Ford. In 1957 total production rose to 726,009, about 200,000 more than in 1956, and to further production of Plymouth. However, the 1957-1959 Forward Look models suffered from quality materials and poor construction and inadequate corrosion protection, as they quickly deteriorated and greatly damaged the reputation of Chrysler.

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