Wed, 16th Oct 2019 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 84

1946 Plymouth DeLuxe Club Coupe

Sold for £10,969

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: 879 UXD
Chassis No: XX50ZA89667
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- Entered from a deceased estate

- Imported from South Africa

- Regularly used for local events and yearly trips to the Goodwood Revival

At the end of the Second World War, the US government slowly started to allow auto manufacturers back to their primary business. In 1945, Plymouth built just 770 of their 'new' P15 model, marketed as the De Luxe. In reality, it was very similar to the 1942 model other than small trim changes. The six-cylinder 217.8CID engine remained but supply issues meant Stromberg carburettors and Auburn clutches were now standard. The De Luxe was offered as a sedan, convertible, station wagon and coupe.

This right-hand drive 1946 Special De Luxe Club Coupe is a very rare survivor indeed. Described as being in 'very good' condition throughout, it now presents very well in silver with a blue interior. Entered by a deceased's estate, the car was well-loved in his long-term ownership, having been imported from South Africa and kept well-maintained for trips to local events and Goodwood. This rare post-war car would make an ideal addition to any collection.

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