1940 Plymouth 2 door....P10
Price: US $4,000.00 Item location: Spring, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Other
- Type: Sedan
- Year: 1940
- Mileage: 1,940
- Color: Brown
- Engine size: 235 Chevrolet 1970
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1940 Plymouth Other**. ** I am moving 1,700 miles across the country. I am unable to take my project car with me.
"Mary Shelley" (so-called by my wifeafter the author of Frankenstein) needs a new home. I would love to take her with me, but I can only take so much. My Trike (a finished build) won out.
She is a 1940 Plymouth P10 cruiser. She sat dormant from 1965 onward, until she eventually made it into my hands. The engine, trunk, and driver's seat well had rusted, but the rest of the frame is solid. I have since removed the old engine and replaced it with the engine, transmission, brake booster, andgear shift (3-speed manual on the floor) from a 1970 6-cylinder Camaro. The tires are good, brakes good, gas tank rusted out. There is a new gas line run, and a compatible gas tank can be purchased from O'reilley's. (Jeep gas tanks seem to be closest match.) I have cut out new door panels and replaced the side runners with plywood frames. The runners need to be coated, but the old ones were shot. I have a new Sears 12-volt battery, but have not gotten to wiring on Mary Shelley. The interior light and gauges still are intact and come on when power is supplied. The front fenders were removed so they can be sandblasted and painted at your convenience. The engine compartment was painted. In order to fit the Camaro 235 in the Plymouth engine bay, I had to cut into the firewall and floor. I have sheetmetal in order to repair this, which I will include. I have everything I could think of to complete the car, minus the gas tank, carpet, and headliner.
There is a very minimal amount of rust on M.S. I have a set of shiny hubcaps (matched set). The seats had the covers and stuffing removed, as they were the original from 1940.
I got halfway into rebuilding Mary Shelley, got sick, and am having to move to a climate that agrees with my health a bit better. This was an anniversary gift from my wife, so Please Take Good Care of Mary Shelley! If I had the $1,000 to take her with me, I would. She isn't pretty, yet. But she has a solid frame, and a ton of potential! The hardest part is done. She just needs to be finished. Please ask any questions. Thank you. Eric g & Mary Shelley