Today’s car is a 1934 Plymouth PE Deluxe 4-door sedan purchased in 1978 by Geoff Strand. I photographed this car at Manhattan Beach Cars and Coffee located at The Point in El Segundo, CA. It is finished in Fisherman blue with a tan broadcloth cloth interior and a black vinyl top. It is powered by a 77 hp, 201.3 cu in, L head straight 6 cylinder engine, with a single barrel downdraft carburetor. Mated to a 3-speed manual transmission with 4.371:1 rear axle. Slowing this beauty down are drum hydraulic brakes in all 4-corners, a feature that Chrysler products included before many of their competitors. It also has independent front suspension, again well before the competition, using unequal length A arms, coil springs, and double acting hydraulic shock absorbers. The rear suspension has longitudinal semi-elliptical leaf springs with double acting hydraulic shock absorbers.On
August 8th, 1934 Walter P. Chrysler drove the one-millionth Plymouth off a Detroit assembly line. It was the the same model as Goeff’s car. The total number 0f 1934 Plymouths produced was 321,171 units with 108,407 of them being 4-door sedans. The MSRP was $695.00.
This is a beautiful example of an older restored car. What a great car to take to Mopar gatherings, Cars and Coffee events or as Goeff says “just driving it around as a grocery getter brings smiles to peoples faces”. Thanks for riding along. Frank