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A former Chrysler Corporation and DaimlerChrysler brand from 1928-2001.

Vehicle names used by Plymouth throughout history include:  Acclaim, Arrow, Barracuda, Belvedere, Breeze, Cambridge, Caravelle, Colt, Colt Vista, Custom Suburban, De Luxe, Duster, Fire Arrow, Fury, Gran Fury, Grand Voyager, GTX, Horizon, Neon, Plaza, Prowler, PT-125, Reliant, Road Runner, Satellite, Savoy, Scamp, Special DeLuxe, Sport Suburban, Sundance, Superbird, Turismo, Valiant, Volaré, and Voyager.

Plymouth dealerships include:
Highland Park Volvo/Chrysler/Plymouth (Highland Park, Illinois)

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Plymouth (automobile) page on 13 January 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Origins

The Plymouth automobile was introduced at Madison Square Garden on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced slightly higher than their competition, but offered standard features such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler dealerships, offering a low-cost alternative to the upscale Chrysler-brand cars. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which landed at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. However, the inspiration for the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth binder twine, produced by the Plymouth Cordage Company, also of Plymouth. The name was chosen by Joe Frazer due to the popularity of the twine among farmers.

The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion car. So for 1926, the Maxwell was reworked and rebadged as the low-end Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.


Reference Desk

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TypeTitle
1966 Book1966 Plymouth Service Manual; Chrysler Corporation
1976 Book1976 Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Chassis-Body Service Manual; Chrysler Corporation
1976 Book1976 Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Electrical Service Manual; Chrysler Corporation
2006 BookStandard Catalog of 1950's Chrysler by Jon G. Robinson; Krause Publications


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
September 1967The Mid-Size 5. From Plymouth '68.
Plymouth

PDF
- 8.7MB - 28 pages


Motorsports

Championships Won in Plymouths

YearSeriesDriverModel
1959NASCAR Grand NationalLee Petty
1964NASCAR Grand NationalRichard PettySport Fury
1967NASCAR Grand NationalRichard PettySatellite
1971NASCAR Grand NationalRichard PettySatellite
1972NASCAR Winston CupRichard PettySatellite


Photographs

A. Kann & Company 1929 Plymouth Ad A. Kann & Company
24 May 1929 - The Ludington Daily News
View photo of A. Kann & Company 1929 Plymouth Ad - 1.4MB
1932 Plymouth Speedster 1932 "Speedster"
1931 Dodge Engine
Hand built in mid-2000's
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Remember Our Heroes Car Show
View photo of 1932 Plymouth Speedster - 4.2MB
1932 Plymouth Speedster 1932 "Speedster"
1931 Dodge Engine
Hand built in mid-2000's
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Remember Our Heroes Car Show
View photo of 1932 Plymouth Speedster - 3.8MB
1932 Plymouth Speedster 1932 "Speedster"
1931 Dodge Engine
Hand built in mid-2000's
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Remember Our Heroes Car Show
View photo of 1932 Plymouth Speedster - 4.3MB
1932 Plymouth Speedster 1932 "Speedster"
1931 Dodge Engine
Hand built in mid-2000's
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Remember Our Heroes Car Show
View photo of 1932 Plymouth Speedster - 3.6MB
1932 Plymouth Speedster 1932 "Speedster"
1931 Dodge Engine
Hand built in mid-2000's
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Remember Our Heroes Car Show
View photo of 1932 Plymouth Speedster - 3.2MB
1932 Plymouth Speedster 1932 "Speedster"
1931 Dodge Engine
Hand built in mid-2000's
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Remember Our Heroes Car Show
View photo of 1932 Plymouth Speedster - 3.3MB
1932 Plymouth Speedster 1932 "Speedster"
1931 Dodge Engine
Hand built in mid-2000's
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Remember Our Heroes Car Show
View photo of 1932 Plymouth Speedster - 2.7MB
1935 Plymouth Truck Hot Rod 1935 Hot Rod
With Chevrolet engine
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Johnsburg Car and Bike Show
View photo of 1935 Plymouth Truck Hot Rod - 5,043KB
1935 Plymouth Truck Hot Rod 1935 Hot Rod
With Chevrolet engine
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Johnsburg Car and Bike Show
View photo of 1935 Plymouth Truck Hot Rod - 5,607KB
1936 Plymouth Sedan 1936 Sedan
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
Woodstock VFW "Remember Our Heroes" Car Show
View photo of 1936 Plymouth Sedan - 5,649KB
1936 Plymouth Sedan 1936 Sedan
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
Woodstock VFW "Remember Our Heroes" Car Show
View photo of 1936 Plymouth Sedan - 3,101KB
1936 Plymouth Sedan 1936 Sedan
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
Woodstock VFW "Remember Our Heroes" Car Show
View photo of 1936 Plymouth Sedan - 3,003KB
1936 Plymouth Sedan 1936 Sedan
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
Woodstock VFW "Remember Our Heroes" Car Show
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1936 Plymouth Sedan 1936 Sedan
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
Woodstock VFW "Remember Our Heroes" Car Show
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1936 Plymouth Sedan 1936 Sedan
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
Woodstock VFW "Remember Our Heroes" Car Show
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1936 Plymouth 1936
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
2014 Redeemer Lutheran Church Car Show
View photo of 1936 Plymouth - 2.5MB
1936 Plymouth 1936
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
2014 Redeemer Lutheran Church Car Show
View photo of 1936 Plymouth - 2.9MB
1936 Plymouth 1936
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
2014 Redeemer Lutheran Church Car Show
View photo of 1936 Plymouth - 1.7MB
1936 Plymouth 1936
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 The Cars Time Forgot
View photo of 1936 Plymouth - 3.5MB
1936 Plymouth 1936
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 The Cars Time Forgot
View photo of 1936 Plymouth - 2.8MB
1936 Plymouth 1936
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 The Cars Time Forgot
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1936 Plymouth 1936
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 The Cars Time Forgot
View photo of 1936 Plymouth - 3.7MB
1936 Plymouth 1936
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 The Cars Time Forgot
View photo of 1936 Plymouth - 3.9MB
1936 Plymouth 1936
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 The Cars Time Forgot
View photo of 1936 Plymouth - 4.4MB
1936 Plymouth 1936
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 The Cars Time Forgot
View photo of 1936 Plymouth - 4.3MB
Custom 1958 Plymouth Model Car Custom 1958
Built by Joe Salzburg
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
March 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of Custom 1958 Plymouth Model - 3,581KB
Custom 1958 Plymouth Model Car Custom 1958
Built by Joe Salzburg
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
March 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of Custom 1958 Plymouth Model - 3,547KB
Plymouth Cars Unidentified 60's Plymouths
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of Plymouth Cars - 3,535KB
Plymouth Cars Unidentified 60's Plymouths
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of Plymouth Cars - 3,563KB
Plymouth Cars Unidentified 60's Plymouths
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of Plymouth Cars - 3,645KB
Plymouth Mod Top MOD-TOP PLYMOUTH
Colorful flower-pattered Mod-Top roofs and matching interiors are offered for the first time on the 1969 two-door hardtop models of the Plymouth Barracuda and Satellite. The Barracuda is a yellow and black pattern, while the Satellite features a blue and green vinyl roof and interior.
View photo of Plymouth Cars - 104KB
Demolition Derby 1978 Plymouth Model Car 1978 Demolition Derby Car
Built by Doug Everhart
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
February 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1978 Demolition Derby Plymouth Model - 3,503KB
Demolition Derby 1978 Plymouth Model Car 1978 Demolition Derby Car
Built by Doug Everhart
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
February 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1978 Demolition Derby Plymouth Model - 3,374KB
Demolition Derby 1978 Plymouth Model Car 1978 Demolition Derby Car
Built by Doug Everhart
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
February 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1978 Demolition Derby Plymouth Model - 2,094KB


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
December 1970'70 MODEL SALES OF PLYMOUTH CHRYSLERS FALLFlorida Automotive Journal
22 May 2009Rise and Fall of Plymouth, TheRonnie Tanner


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - AMT 65831:25 scale, 1941 Plymouth
Model Kit - AMT 27010'41 Plymouth1:25 scale, Coca-Cola




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